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Marian Jean Lillig Lance ’42

Marian Jean Lillig Lance ’42, February 6, 2010, in Seattle, Washington. Jean earned a BA from Reed in sociology, leaving the college with a deep appreciation for the liberal arts education she obtained. “It helped me to remain open-minded, and to be productive in a wide range of activities.” Her life was an eloquent testimony to that idea: she was an aerographer in the navy in World War II, a mother and homemaker, a PTA volunteer, a social worker, and an employee of United Airlines. During her 40-year membership with Mt. Baker Park Presbyterian Church in Seattle, Jean served in a number of capacities, including as elder, treasurer, and trustee. Survivors include three sons, four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Her husband, William H. Lance, died in 1978.

Appeared in Reed magazine: September 2010

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