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Lew Carey Sayers MAT ’73

Lew Carey Sayers MAT ’73, October 4, 2011, in Dallas, Texas. Lew was instructor in English and developmental and technical writing for 36 years at Mountain View College and was highly regarded by students and fellow faculty members. He earned a BA in psychology from Dartmouth College and served with honor in the U.S. Army in 1969–72. His master’s degree from Reed was in English. Outside of teaching, Lew was a mentor for area youth, volunteering through the Trinity River Mission and other programs, in order to help individuals find success in academic and professional endeavors and to make decisions that improved their lives overall. In addition, he enjoyed fishing and playing basketball and tennis. “Lew Sayers made a difference in all the lives he touched. His unbridled optimism, kind-hearted spirit, brilliant sense of humor, calm patience, and enduring compassion made him a great teacher and a treasured friend.” Survivors include his wife, Jan, and his sister and brother.

Appeared in Reed magazine: March 2012

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