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Helene Hidden Van Buren ’32

Helene Hidden Van Buren ’32, May 22, 2001, in Portland. She attended Reed for two years and then studied at the University of Washington. She worked as a social worker with the Works Progress Administration. In 1942 she married Evans Van Buren, and they lived in several different parts of the country while he was in the military. They settled in Portland in 1947, and she was a homemaker, raising three children. Her husband died in 1961. Her hobbies included gardening, cooking, and music. Survivors include three sons, including John Van Buren ’74, and four grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 2001

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