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Mary Sweeney Byers ’39

Mary Sweeney Byers ’39, on July 20, 1999, in Los Alamos, New Mexico, of pancreatic cancer. She earned a master’s degree in hygiene and physical education at Wellesley College. She taught at Middlebury College in Vermont, Oregon State College, and in the Los Alamos public schools. She also worked in recreational activities for the city of Portland and in Los Alamos. From 1965 to 1967, she served as an associate historian for the Atomic Energy Commission in Los Alamos, and she helped to found the Los Alamos Historical Society. She competed in swimming in the National Senior Olympics in 1989. Survivors include her husband, four children, a brother, six grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 1999

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