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Jane Gevurtz Green ’44

Jane Gevurtz Green ’44, November 1, 1999, in Portland. She attended Reed in 1940-41 and then studied at the University of Washington. During World War II, she was a recruiting officer for the U.S. Navy. She married Michael Green in 1949. In 1969, she earned a degree in social psychology at Portland State University and was a counselor at Wilson High School. She also volunteered with the Congregation Beth Israel Sisterhood, the Jewish Federation, and Robison Jewish Home. She and her husband moved to Palm Desert, California in 1975, where she sold real estate. She returned to Oregon in 1994 and lived in Gearhart for two years before moving back to Portland. Survivors include three daughters; a son; a sister, Irma Gevurtz Robbins ’41; a brother, Burton Gevurtz ’50; 13 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Her husband died in 1984, and her sister, Suzanne Gevurtz Itkin ’49, died in August.

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 2000

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