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Lucille Catherine Lemmon Doyle ’36

Lucille Catherine Lemmon Doyle ’36, December 31, 2006, in Portland. Lucy received a BA from Reed in psychology. She entered graduate school in psychology at the University of Colorado-Boulder, earned an MA in 1938, and continued her studies at the school an additional year before returning to Portland. Her first position was as a caseworker with the Multnomah County Public Welfare Commission. She married James A. Doyle in 1942. During World War II, she worked for the First National Bank, leaving the position to raise a son and daughter. She returned to bank work in 1955, and retired in 1958, following a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. When possible, she engaged in volunteer work. “My husband deserves an incredible amount of credit for helping me to do what I can, and for giving me support in all my efforts,” she wrote to the college in 1986. “Perhaps most important, he has helped to make my disability tolerable.”

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 2007

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