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Marjorie Bessey Mulkey ’29

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Marjorie Bessey Mulkey ’29, December 4, 2006, in Boise, Idaho. Marge received a BA from Reed in general literature. She also took coursework at a business school before teaching algebra in a Prosser, Washington, high school. There she met Wendell T. Mulkey; the couple married in 1934, and lived in a number of places in Oregon, Washington, Nevada, and Idaho related to his work with the Bureau of Reclamation. They also spent two years in Australia. After her husband retired in 1962, the couple traveled, gardened, and took painting lessons. Survivors include her two sons and daughter, eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren; and her niece, Marian Mulkey ’81. Her husband died in 1987.

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 2007

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