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Eleanor Gunther Norlin ’35, MAT ’49

Eleanor Gunther Norlin ’35, MAT ’49,  July 6, 2002. For five years following her graduation from Reed in history, Eleanor was a clerical assistant in two Portland public high schools. She earned a degree in library science from the University of Washington in 1940. She became librarian at Franklin High School, Portland, in 1943, a position she enjoyed for 32 years. She was a member of the first class to be granted an MAT from Reed. In 1953 she married Arthur H. Norlin, and they had a daughter and a son. In their retirement, they focused on gardening and traveling to Australia, New Zealand, the Maritime Provinces and British Columbia in Canada, and along the Oregon coast. She is survived by her husband and children, four grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a sister.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 2002

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