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Marian Louise Stuart Meacham ’41

Marian Louise Stuart Meacham ’41, December 27, 2005, in Port Townsend, Washington. Marian attended Reed, where she met Roy L. Stilwell ’50; they married, had a daughter, and later divorced. She then married Merle Meacham ’48. The family lived in Portland before moving to the Olympic Peninsula in Washington, where she designed and was assisted in the building of a log cabin, and later a full-sized house. They lived briefly in Seattle, where she completed her bachelor’s degree, and earned a master’s degree in philosophy in 1968. She taught philosophy at Edmonds Community College before returning to the Olympic Peninsula, where she worked as a designer and opened a clothing store in Port Townsend. As a citizen activist, she served on the Jefferson County Shorelines Commission, created an experimental forest design, and was instrumental in ending county pesticide spraying on roadways. In 1983, she received an award from Washington State for her environmental work. Survivors include her daughter, grandson, two great-granddaughters, and a sister. Merle died in 2003.

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 2006

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