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Willa Crowder Parker ’40

Willa Crowder Parker ’40, July 14, 1996, in London, England, where she had lived since the early ’70s. She married Paul Parker ’40 in 1941. After World War II, his careers with the U.S. treasury department and international banking led them to live overseas, primarily in Cairo, Beirut, Athens, and Rome, as well as in the United States in Washington, D.C., and New York. During this time, she was involved in raising their four children. Willa and Paul moved to London in 1970, and in 1979 the couple separated. Willa remained in London until her death. She was a longtime supporter of the college and occasionally hosted alumni events in London. Survivors include sons Douglas ’67, Anthony ’81, and Gary; and daughter Catherine Parker ’77.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 1996

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