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Bonita Marie Barnes Richardson ’53

Bonita Marie Barnes Richardson ’53, April 28, 2008, in Portland. Bonita attended Reed, George Fox College, the Portland Museum Art School, and Clackamas Community College. In 1953, she married Don R. Richardson. She displayed her watercolor and acrylic paintings in various exhibitions and received awards in county and state fairs. She also published her poetry and stories. She worked in art and retail shops in Milwaukie and Portland, volunteered for the Tucker Maxon Oral School in Portland and with Camp Fire and Boy Scout organizations, and was an art volunteer at Linwood Elementary School and Benson High School. Survivors include her husband, a daughter and five sons, 10 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 2008

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