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Peggy Virginia Keilus ’42

Peggy Virginia Keilus ’42, March 24, 2011, in New York, New York, from cancer. Peggy was born in Portland and attended Lincoln High School. She spent a year at Reed, which she would later identify as a highpoint in her life. She joined the navy during World War II, and was stationed in New York, where she worked as a ham radio operator and learned Morse code. Afterwards she remained in New York and, as was common in those times, studied to be a secretary rather than continue her formal education. She worked for Pinkerton's New York Racing Security Service and the Brotherhood Synagogue. Peggy also attended the theatre and wrote poetry.

Appeared in Reed magazine: September 2011

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