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Elizabeth Ann Welty ’34

Elizabeth Ann Welty ’34, April 3, 2007, in Edmonds, Washington. Elizabeth received a BA from Reed in sociology. During the Great Depression she worked a social worker for the Pierce County Welfare Department in Chehalis, Washington. In 1948, she received an MSW from the University of Washington. Elizabeth was an administrator for 20 years at Medina Children's Service (Amara) in Seattle, and retired as executive director. She was a champion for the disadvantaged and disenfranchised, and focused on creating and improving protective and adoptive services for children and young adults with special needs. She was also a board member of Transitional Resources, a United Way agency serving youth with mental health issues.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 2007

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