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Loraine Beryl Nunes Brownlee ’52

Loraine Beryl Nunes Brownlee ’52, July 23, 2009, in Pebble Beach, California, from cancer. Loraine came to Reed from Hawaii—a place she loved and returned to in 1950 with husband Robert L. Brownlee ’49. She originally aspired to be a teacher, but was devoted to her life as a wife and mother. She held administrative positions while Robert moved through his career in education in Hawaii, Oregon, Colorado, Wisconsin, and California. As an avid golfer, she enjoyed living on the Monterey Peninsula, and being a member of the Pacific Grove Women's Golf Group and the USGA. For 20 years, she worked at Brooks-Cole Publishing, retiring in 1996 as executive secretary to the president. Survivors include her daughter, son, and three grandchildren. Robert died in 2008.

Appeared in Reed magazine: March 2010

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