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Wilma (Billie) Seltzer Rosenblum ’49

Wilma Seltzer Rosenblum ’49, December 1, 2002, in Portland, Oregon. Billie graduated from Reed with a BA in sociology. In 1948, she married Morton T. Rosenblum ’49, and they had two sons. After graduation, she worked at two different newspapers, as an at-home mother, and as a preschool teacher. Her working career focused on nonprofit organizations, including a role as program director for the Portland Area Council of Camp Fire. She was president of the board for the Northwest Neighborhood Nurses; a volunteer for the League of Women Voters; and she worked part time in fundraising, including six years for United Way; and in grantwriting. Billie enjoyed travel and was a member of Temple Beth Israel and president of the Beth Israel Sisterhood. She volunteered on the steering committee for the Foster-Scholz Club and served as vice president of the Reed alumni association. Survivors include Morton and their sons and two grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 2003

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