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Myrta O. Movius Williamson ’35

Myrta Olive Movius Williamson ’35, September 14, 2001, in Vancouver, Washington. Myrta received a BAfrom Reed in biology, married George A. Williamson in 1940—a marriage lasting 42 years—and they had four children. She spent many years as a homemaker, mother, and part-time medical technician. Myrta felt that her education at Reed contributed to her independent, curious, and outspoken nature, as well as to her desire to read endlessly. The needs of the homeless and the hungry became a primary focus for her. "Education is wonderful," she wrote, "but one has to be housed and fed in order to succeed."

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 2003

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