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Nancy B. Wilson Tanner ’52

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Nancy B. Wilson Tanner ’52, November 24, 2011, in Portland. Nancy was born in Portland and graduated from Washington High School. She earned a BA from Reed in biology. “Thanks to my roommate, who was going to college on the GI Bill, I was turned on to biology. Otherwise, I’d have been completely lost.” Nancy earned an MEd from Framingham State College and an MS in biology from Clark University. She had a career teaching biology at the college level and had a lifelong interest in science. Survivors include her husband, Walter (Gale) Tanner; her children; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother.

Appeared in Reed magazine: June 2012

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