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Maxine J. Johnson Martin ’50

Maxine J. Johnson Martin ’50, July 8, 2009, in Los Angeles, California. Mackie attended Reed for two years and was a special education teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District for 30 years. She enjoyed being a mother of six, and did volunteer youth group work “for fun.” The experiences she had at Reed served as a positive influence throughout her life. “I think I was born when I entered Reed. I was exposed to so much creative activity and scientific research that I had to be a teacher with an open mind and enthusiasm.” She enjoyed calligraphy, painting, and music, and was intent on writing a book about teaching those with special needs, as well as completing a novel. Survivors include her children, seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: September 2010

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