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Dorothy Jean Robinson Ainslie ’46

A picture of Dorothy Robinson Ainslie

Dorothy Jean Robinson Ainslie ’46, March 27, 2015, in Spokane, Washington. Dorothy was valedictorian of her graduating class at Walla Walla High School. She attended Reed for two years, focused on art, and served on the Griffin staff. She completed a BFA at Fort Wright College of the Holy Names in 1977, having also taken art courses at Washington State University in the ’60s. Her landscape paintings were in juried art shows at the Seattle Art Museum, and the Cheney Cowles Museum, and in other shows in Washington and California. She also sculpted and made quilts. Dorothy and John Ainslie were married in 1944 and had three children. Survivors include her daughter and sons, five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and a sister and brother. “Having attended Reed has opened a lot of doors for me all my life,” Dorothy wrote in 1994. “It’s a great name to drop.”

Appeared in Reed magazine: September 2015

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