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Meda Becker Johnson ’31

Meda Becker Johnson ’31, February 9, 1996, in Portland. Meda graduated from Reed with a degree in general literature, and was a writer who published many articles and stories in national magazines and local newspapers. In addition to writing, she pursued a number of careers during her lifetime, including work as a commercial artist, teacher, dental assistant, and in sales promotions. She married Nathaniel Johnson in 1936; he died in 1991. Meda also pursued many volunteer activities and was a past PTA president and president of United Presbyterian Women of First Presbyterian Churches of Portland and Roseburg, Oregon. She was also a member of the American Association of University Women and Sons and Daughters of Oregon Pioneers. She is survived by her son, Robert Johnson ’63, a brother, Herman Becker ’34, and a granddaughter.

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 1996

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