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Rowena Imogene Owen Newton ’50

Rowena Imogene Owen Newton ’50, June 21, 2003. Rowena attended Reed for two years, then studied voice at the Conservatory of Lausanne in Switzerland in 1949–50. From Lewis & Clark College, she earned a BA in music in 1953 and an MAT in music education in 1974. She married Frederic J. Newton in 1953 and they had two sons and a daughter. In addition to being a homemaker, Rowena worked as the executive secretary for the Japanese Garden Society, and was active in Mu Phi Epsilon Portland alumni chapter, and the Portland Beautification Association. Moshe Lenske ’50 remembers Rowena as a "big voice" in Reed’s Gilbert & Sullivan productions. She is survived by her husband, children, and two grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 2003

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