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Mary Jo Summers Gettmann ’66

Mary Jo Summers Gettmann ’66, September 14, 2014, in Portland, from cancer. Born and raised in Bend, Mary Jo loved the Cascade Lakes, skiing at Mount Bachelor, and being in 4-H in Bend. After high school, she spent a year traveling across Europe earning money as a translator. She attended Reed for two years and went on to earn a BS in mathematics from Oregon State University. In 1966, she married her next-door neighbor from childhood, Gary Gettmann. She dedicated her life to raising their family. She also served as a volunteer in teaching children how to program computers and worked with children in track, JROTC, band, and 4-H. Mary Jo was a master gardener and was active in maintaining and preserving urban greenery. She loved to cook, fish, travel, and spend time with her family. Survivors include her husband, daughter Melissa and son Brian, and four siblings. She was predeceased by her daughter Laura.

Appeared in Reed magazine: March 2015

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