Phyllis Irene Putnam Nicholson Allen MAT ’50, April 27, 1995, in McKenzie Bridge, Oregon. She had earned a BA from Oregon State College before attending Reed. She taught high school mathematics for 37 years in Oregon, teaching in North Eugene and Churchill high schools before retiring in 1984. She also taught self esteem and positive image classes. She married Robert Nicholson in 1962, but the couple later divorced. In 1975, she married Nello Allen. She was an active member of the Church of the Latter-day Saints and served on the Upper McKenzie Fire Board. Her interests included hiking, camping, skiing, windsurfing, canoeing, and kayaking. Survivors include her husband; three stepsons; two brothers, and 15 grandchildren.
Appeared in Reed magazine: August 1995