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Cynthia Riley Anderson ’72

Cynthia Riley Anderson ’72, July 24, 2008, at her home in White Salmon, Washington, from liver cancer. Cindy attended Reed for three years, and received a BS in biology from Washington State University. She also earned an MS in nutrition and a DVM from WSU. After graduating from WSU, she taught anatomy at the Kansas State University veterinary school. She practiced veterinary medicine in Michigan and Montana before earning a PhD in human and animal physiology from Cornell University. She then practiced in New Jersey for 10 years before returning to Oregon and practicing in Hood River and in Bingen, Washington. In retirement, she volunteered for the Rowena Wildlife Clinic and Catlink, spaying and neutering feral cats. She was an active member of the Klickitat County Democratic Party and enjoyed biking, inline skating, and reading. Survivors include her husband of 28 years, William R. Mason ’73; two sisters; and two brothers.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 2008

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