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Lynne Clara Sherley ’53

Lynne Clara Sherley ’53, September 26, 2013, in Portland. Lynne earned a BA in anthropology from Reed and degrees in education and music from Portland State and Marylhurst universities. She taught fourth grade and orchestra in the Tigard Schools for 20 years. With her musical ability and a quick wit and wry sense of humor, she inspired many young musicians. She was accomplished in both piano and cello, and formed her own group, Trillium. Lynne also enjoyed making and teaching art, doing quilting, and traveling, and spoke six languages. She did organic gardening and supported many organizations, including Oregon Tilth and the Portland Japanese Garden. She was a member of the Ananda community, where she volunteered as a teacher and office assistant. Survivors include a son and two daughters, four grandchildren, and a brother.

Appeared in Reed magazine: March 2014

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