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Susan Helen White Dimitroff ’61

A picture of Susan White Dimitroff

Susan Helen White Dimitroff ’61, September 28, 2012, in Tumwater, Washington. At Reed, Susan studied general literature and calligraphy, and met George E. Dimitroff ’60, whom she married. After college, Susan and George moved to Galesburg, Illinois, where she raised their daughter and first son and helped establish the Quaker Meeting. With George’s appointment to The Evergreen State College, the family moved to Olympia, Washington, where Susan attended the Olympic Monthly (Quaker) Meeting and served on meeting committees. In addition, she volunteered as president of the PTA and as a member of the City of Tumwater Planning Commission (for 18 years). Susan studied Japanese and traveled with George to Japan; a love of Japanese postage stamps led to her joining the Olympia Stamp Club. She also made and sold little stuffed bears that she named metchkas, an activity her mother had begun and which benefited the Seattle Children’s Hospital. “Susan was honest and saw the good in everyone. She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.” Survivors include George, two sons, one daughter, and one grandson.

Appeared in Reed magazine: March 2013

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