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Patricia Elvira Ball ’47

A picture of Patricia Ball

Patricia Elvira Ball ’47, August 20, 2013, in Portland, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. Patricia and her mother moved from Chicago to Portland, where she began her schooling. She attended Reed for three years, focusing on sociology and psychology, and then trained with the IRS for a career as an auditor. She worked for 40 years in the field. In addition, she was a master gardener, loved dogs and cats, and was a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church. Reed provided her with “a continuous curiosity and interest in learning more about almost everything,” she wrote in 1989.

Appeared in Reed magazine: March 2014

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