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Ruth Kokko Hickok ’44

Ruth Kokko Hickok ’44, June 26, 1998, in Seattle of Lou Gehrig’s disease. She graduated from the University of Oregon Medical School in 1949 and served on the medical staff of the University of Oregon Hospital and Clinics from 1954 to 1957. She was the health officer for Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson Counties from 1957 to 1961. In 1961, she moved to Seattle, where she worked for the Seattle department of public health. From 1964 until her retirement in 1990, she worked on the staff of Fircrest School in Seattle. Her husband died in 1969. She is survived by two sons, a brother, and seven grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 1998

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