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Frances Jubitz ’35

Frances Wilson Jubitz ’35, August 3, 2004, in Portland. Bunny attended Reed for two years, receiving her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Oregon. She spent the 1935–36 academic year at Reed doing graduate study in education and psychology. By financial necessity, she left school and went to work in the home lighting department of PGE for one year, and in 1937 she married Amos M. Laurence. The couple taught for 20 years, beginning with one year at the Ojai School, in Ojai, California, before returning to Portland and teaching at the Catlin Hillside School and Gabel Country Day School (Catlin Gabel School). She also taught at Garden Home Grade School. In summers they operated a boys’ camp. In 1957 she married Monroe A. Jubitz, enjoying a 45-year marriage that included a blended family of six children—three from her first marriage—and opportunities for travel. Bunny was a woman of intelligence and strong opinions, who possessed athletic prowess. To her students and family she was a devoted guide and friend. Her courage and determination carried her through years of change, injury, and illness, from which she emerged as a strong and loving individual. Her community affiliations included the Junior League, Waverly Country Club, Multnomah Athletic Club, the University Club, Friends of the Columbia River Gorge, and the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority at the University of Oregon. Survivors include her daughter and two sons, her stepdaughter and stepsons, 20 grandchildren, nearly 13 great-grandchildren, and a brother. Her brother, William W. Wilson ’42, and uncle, Charles P. Wilson ’20, graduated from Reed.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 2004

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