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Mary Frances Murray Parrott ’31

Mary Murray Parrott ’31, February 15, 1999, in Forest Grove, Oregon. She worked in Winks Hardware store after graduating from Reed. In 1934, she met and married Ray Parrott, and in 1936 they purchased a bankrupt electrical store in downtown Portland called Morrison Electric. They operated the store for 11 years until illness forced them to change their lifestyle. They sold the business and spent the next 45 years traveling throughout the world, with Portland as their home base. Her husband died in 1991. She is survived by two sisters. Another sister, Kathleen Murray Walker ’32, is deceased.

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 1999

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