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Carol Daun Croft ’57

Carol Daun Croft ’57, June 21, 2008, in Tacoma, Washington, of complications from Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Carol received a BA from Reed in chemistry, and continued her education at the University of Puget Sound. She also attended summer institutes in linguistics at the University of Oklahoma and studied theology at Western Baptist Seminary. Her graduate studies in chemistry were at Oklahoma State University and Washington State University. For nearly three years in the ’60s, Carol was a research assistant in chemistry at Reed, working with professors Marshall Cronyn [1952–89] and Arthur F. Scott [1923–79]. She also did research at Oregon State University and for the Shell Oil Company. In the ’70s she assisted with epidemiological research at the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois. She taught chemistry briefly at Portland State College (University) and Bend Senior High School. Carol's hobbies and interests included genealogy, and she was a member of the Chicago Genealogical Society.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 2008

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