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Ruth Simmonds Tunturi ’39

Ruth Simmonds Tunturi ’39, December 25, in Portland. She attended Reed for one year and later attended Marylhurst College. From 1939 to the mid-’50s, she was a reporter and editor of the women’s page for the Oregon Journal. She later worked as a personnel counselor with Commercial Industrial Personnel Service, retiring in 1970. She married Archie Tunturi ’39 in 1948. She was a volunteer counselor for the William Temple House in Portland for almost 30 years, and was a member of St. Mark Anglican Church, where she edited the church newsletter from 1962 to 1995. She was a former member of the board of the Oregon Symphony and also served on the Reed Women’s Committee. Archie died in 1990.

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 2001

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