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Juanita Gillham Vetter ’39

Juanita Gillham Vetter ’39, May 30, 1999, in Iowa City, Iowa. She married Arthur Vetter in 1941. The couple moved to England during World War II where Arthur, a career officer with the Air Force, was a meteorologist with a bomb group and she volunteered in a local hospital. They returned to the United States for several years following the war, and then returned to England for three years. Upon returning again to the United States, she wrote a novel, taught high school, and was a counselor for the Air Force Aid Society. In 1962 they moved to Iowa City, where she completed a master’s degree in social psychology and he was a professor of chemical and materials engineering. She was active in the League of Women Voters at the local, state, and national levels, and she served for five years on the city’s planning and zoning committee and on the Riverfront Commission. Survivors include her husband and four children.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 1999

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