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Charmion Giovanni Balbo Vause ’44

Charmion Giovanni Balbo Vause ’44, July 6, 2008, in Sun City, Arizona. Charmion attended Reed for two years—an experience she credited with helping her to think and be independent, “something a woman in the 1940s was beginning to realize would make her a happier individual.” She took college-level classes for the remainder of her life. In 1942, she married Colonel R. Vause ’43. The couple lived in Texas and California before moving to Arizona. In the ’70s, she was assistant public relations director at the College of Notre Dame in Belmont, California. Survivors include her husband, a son and two daughters, 10 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 2008

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