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Marian Schwichtenberg Ellis ’34

Marian Schwichtenberg Ellis ’34, January 6, 1998, in Portland, where she lived for most of her life. She earned a master’s degree in bacteriology from the University of Oregon Medical School in 1935 and worked in the allergy clinic there in 1935–42. She married physician Ronald Neilson in 1938 and they had six children. During this time, she was a homemaker and an active volunteer with the March of Dimes in Portland. After his death in 1960, she was forced to return to work to support her family, and she returned to work in the allergy clinic at the University of Oregon. In 1967, she married William Ellis, adding his four children to her family. After his death in 1976, she moved to a retirement community in Tigard. She and one of her daughters traveled to Russia and China, and she also visited Hawaii with friends. She was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church for over 50 years and was active in the Lake Oswego Garden Club. Survivors include 6 children, 4 stepchildren, 19 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 1998

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