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Mary Elisabeth Jeffcott ’38

Mary Elisabeth Bright Jeffcott ’38, April 2, 2004, in Oak Grove, Oregon. Betty transferred to Reed from Whitman College and earned a BA in sociology. In 1939, she married Robert Jeffcott; they had three children. During World War II, Betty volunteered at Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland. Her volunteer work extended for 50 years, and included participation in the PTA, the League of Women Voters, and the William Temple House Thrift Shop. She also worked as a docent and in rental sales for the Portland Art Museum, reflecting her interest in art. Other interests were reading and travel. Survivors include her daughter and two sons, five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a brother and two sisters.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 2004

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