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E. Dean Anderson ’36

E. Dean Anderson ’36, June 22, 1994, in Portland. He earned a master's degree from the University of Oregon in 1941 and a PhD in education from Oregon State University in 1954. He worked as a teacher and principal in the Portland School District from 1938 to 1946. From 1946 to 1948, he served as director of admission at the college and was also alumni secretary during that period. He worked for the Oregon State System of Higher Education from 1948 to 1955, when he joined the staff of Portland State University. He was assistant to the president of PSU until 1971, when he became vice president for university relations, a position he held until his official retirement in 1978. In 1974, he was appointed interim president of the University, serving for four months. From 1963 to 1978, he also served as the first executive director of the Portland State Foundation. After retiring, he was part-time special assistant to the president for a number of years. In 1988, he was again appointed executive director of the university foundation when it was under investigation for financial irregularities, serving for about one year. Anderson was active in civic affairs, serving at various times as president of the City Club of Portland, chairman of the Japanese Garden Society and the Emanuel Hospital Foundation, secretary of the Metropolitan Family Service Foundation, and a member of the board of the Volunteer Bureau. Survivors include his wife, a son, a daughter, a sister, and two grandchildren.

Phyllis Irene Putnam Nicholson Allen MA ’50

Phyllis Irene Putnam Nicholson Allen MA ’50, April 27, 1995, in McKenzie Bridge, Oregon. She had earned a BA from Oregon State College before attending Reed, where she earned a master's degree in education. 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.

Ella Meta Atkin ’22

Ella Meta Atkin ’22, December 14, 1994, in Granite Falls, Washington. She taught high school in Tonopah, Nevada and Kalama, Washington, where she was also the school librarian for five years. She retired due to ill health in the 1950s, and moved to Granite Falls, where she remained until her death.

Michael E. Axelrad ’61

Michael E. Axelrad ’61, November 28, 1995, at his home in Guerneville, California. He earned a master’s in finance from Columbia University in 1964 and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley in 1971. He was a planner with the cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles from 1964 to 1968 and then worked as an administrative assistant to the director of the California Historical Society in San Francisco. After receiving his MBA, he opened his own CPA firm in San Francisco, which he operated until retiring in 1991.

Mary Murphy Anderson ’47

Mary Murphy Anderson ’47 was reported to have died in Portland. She attended Reed for one year and later obtained a degree in music education at Portland State University. She was a real estate investor and a substitute music teacher in Clackamas County, Oregon, and she had four sons. Her brother, Harry B. Murphy ’41, graduated from Reed.

Carl E. Anderson ’67

Carl Anderson ’67, September 14, 2001, in Lincoln City, Oregon. He enrolled at Reed as an adult, after having a career as the owner and operator of Adolph’s Cleaners in the Portland area. After graduating, he worked as a freelance writer in Portland until he joined the staff of the Headlight Herald in Tillamook. He retired as managing editor in 1994 and continued to live on the Oregon coast. He was the author of a successful book on poker, Hold'em Poker for Winners, published in 1982, and he also published other books and articles. He is survived by his wife; three children, including Gregory Anderon ’77; and six grandchildren.

Janet Bright (Meigs) Allen ’52

Janet Bright Meigs Allen ’52, February 1, 2001, in Petaluma, California. She settled in Pt. Richmond, California, and was an eligibility specialist for Contra Costa County Social Services until retiring in 1992. She married Richard Meigs ’50, and they had two children before divorcing. In 1989, she married Robert Allen ’51, who had moved from Portland to the Oakland and Pt. Richmond area after retiring from his family business, Executone Sound Systems. Together, they enjoyed New Orleans jazz, reading, politics, hiking, the Pacific coast, their cats, and visiting with family and friends. He died in 2000 of complications related to emphysema. She is survived by a son, a daughter, a stepdaughter, four grandchildren, and numerous extended family members and friends.

Henry Haines Alderman ’59

Henry Haines Alderman III ’59, May 19, 2002, in Oregon. Henry attended Reed for five years, and received a bachelor’s degree from Portland State University, and a PhD from Michigan State University. As an anthropologist, he worked in Tanzania from 1969 to 1971. He also sold specialized feeding equipment to dairy farmers in Oregon and Washington for Farm Shop in Sunnyside, Washington. He married Jean Macnab in 1976. Survivors include his brother.

Anna Skinkle Allen ’24

Anna Skinkle Allen ’24, October 1984, in El Paso, Texas. Anna earned a bachelor’s degree from Reed in chemistry. She received an MD from Johns Hopkins University in 1929, and lived primarily in Texas.

Arthur H. Allen ’36

Arthur Herman Allen ’36, February 13, 2004, in Portland. Art earned a bachelor’s degree from Reed in physics. In 1938 he married Gladys Nealond; they had two sons. Following graduation he worked for West Made Desk, becoming assistant superintendent. He formed a partnership in a company, Corona Case Company, in 1939. During World War II, he sold his interests and worked for the war effort, supervising vocational training products. In 1946 he joined Goodyear Rubber & Asbestos (Fabricon), and became vice president of the company before retiring in 1982. His interests and hobbies included bowling, woodworking, metal working, plumbing and electrical work, clock repair, and travel. Art was a 58-year member of Kiwanis. Survivors include his sons, and two stepdaughters; his brother; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Gladys died in 1986. A second wife, Jane Lowe, whom he married in 1991, died in 2002.

Alta Armstrong ’16

Alta Armstrong ’16, February 1985, in Los Angeles, California. Alta received a BA from Reed in general literature.

Sean McCurdy Ames ’71

Sean McCurdy Ames ’71, September 23, 2003, in California. Sean earned a BA from Reed and a PhD from State University of New York at Stony Brook in psychology. He practiced as a clinical psychologist in Long Beach, California, and was a senior management consultant for Kaiser Permanente in Oakland. In 2001, he received an MBA from San Francisco State University. He and his wife, Ellen, had one daughter.

Marian Gage Abrecht ’44

Marian Gage Abrecht ’44, March 29, 2007, in Santa Barbara, California. Marian attended Reed for one year, earning a BA in history from Whittier College in 1948. She later earned a secondary teaching credential, was a substitute teacher for Anaheim High School, and worked for the city of Anaheim public library for eight years. She retired in 1978. That same year, she received an MA from Chapman College in counseling psychology, and was a psychiatric technician at Atascadero State Hospital. Marian was active in retirement with Hospice of San Luis Obispo County, visiting, counseling, and supporting seniors, and the acutely ill. She was also a tour guide for Hearst Castle, San Simeon. In 1989, she noted: “I have great respect for scholarship, assuming personal responsibility, and time management, which are attributable to Reed.” She married James W. Abrecht in 1945, who died in 1995. Survivors include her two sons.

William H. Anderson Jr. AMP ’44

William H. Anderson Jr. AMP ’44, August 15, 2006, in Richmond, Virginia. William attended Reed in the U.S. Army Premeteorology Program, and served as a medic in World War II and as a chaplain in the Korean War. He was a member of the U.S. Air Force Reserve, retiring as in 1982. He received a BA from Wheaton College in philosophy in 1941, an MDiv from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in 1949, and a PhD from New York University in religion in 1958. He was a professor of sociology at Virginia Union University and a Presbyterian minister in several locations, including Ohio, New York, and Pennsylvania. William was a member of Bethel Beach Preservation, Mathews County Ministerial Association, and the Archeological Society. Survivors include his wife, Lucille Thomas Anderson; two sons and a daughter; four granddaughters; and a great-grandson.

John Arum ’84

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John Arum ’84, August 28, 2010, from an accident in the North Cascades. John set a goal of climbing Washington's highest 100 peaks, and was embarked on a solo ascent of the 8,500-foot Storm King Mountain when he fell to his death. Colleagues remember John as a brilliant lawyer and one of the state's premier environmental and tribal advocates, who fashioned creative solutions that met the diverse and sometimes opposing interests of the people involved. He played a significant role in preserving the Loomis Forest in Eastern Washington in 1999 and represented the Makah Nation in its effort to regain the traditional right to hunt gray whales. He came to Reed from New York, earning a BA from the college in political science and then a JD from the University of Washington, where he was associate editor of the law review. He practiced Indian and environmental law with the Seattle firm Ziontz, Chestnut, Varnell, Berley and Slonim, and was on the board of the Washington Environmental Council, which honored John as an environmental hero in 1999. He also served on the board at the Center for Environmental Law & Policy, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting Washington's water, and on the board of the Vashon-Maury Island Audubon Society. Friend and classmate Matthew Bergman ’84 recalled that the Makah tribe inducted him as an honorary member for his help in fighting for their right to fish and hunt whales. “He decided very, very early on in his career that he didn't want to make the big bucks, although he had the intellectual acumen to do that. He made the career choice to do the kind of legal work that he enjoyed and that was meaningful to him.” John also represented Maury Island residents fighting a controversial gravel mine. The Washington Environmental Council noted his deep understanding of the issues, his keen legal mind, and his willingness to keep working until a solution was found. “His loss will be felt across the entire environmental community.” John and his wife, Susan Hormann, lived on Vashon Island and were married for 11 years. “John died doing one of the things he loved most: climbing a beautiful mountain in solitude, where he felt completely at home and nourished,” Susan told the Beachcomber of Vashon-Maury Island. In the Beachcomber, John was described as a principled and passionate man who opted for a career in environmental law because he wanted to make a difference, but was also as happy in the woods looking for birds as he was in the courtroom arguing a case. Survivors include Susan, his parents, a brother and sister.

Stacy Alan Aspey ’50

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Stacy Alan Aspey ’50, August 11, 2011, in Grass Valley, California. Alan came to Reed on the GI Bill after serving in the navy during World War II. “My attendance at Reed was a complete fluke,” he wrote. Hailing from a small town in Oregon, he learned of the school after speaking with a neighbor, whose son had studied in the premeteorology program. As a chemistry major, Alan expressed gratitude for the exposure to literature, history, music, and philosophy that he gained through Reed’s humanities courses. After graduating, he returned to military service during the Korean War, and from there, completed a doctorate in organic chemistry from the University of Illinois, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. He was a material scientist for Shell Development in California and later for IBM, the Lawrence Radiation Lab, and Raychem. He enjoyed hiking and skiing, and, on one trip to the Sierra Mountains, he met his future wife, Marlene Todd. They raised a son and daughter and shared common interests in outdoor recreation, nature conservation, and cultural organizations. Alan was a loving husband, father, and friend, and a tireless volunteer. His wife and children survive him, along with two grandchildren.

Margaret Ayre Brown ’65

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Margaret Ayre Brown ’65, June 7, 2011, at home in Honolulu, Hawaii, from pancreatic cancer. Margaret earned a BA in literature from Reed and married Ronald P. Brown ’64. They eventually settled in Honolulu, where Ron was professor of mathematics at the University of Hawaii. Margaret completed her training as a certified occupational therapy assistant at Kapiolani Community College in 1985. After working several years in the hand clinic at Tripler Hospital, she worked as a leader for groups of frail elderly. In 1989, the Occupational Therapy Association of Hawaii named her certified occupational therapy assistant of the year. Margaret did charitable work, mostly through Church of the Crossroads in Honolulu, and also volunteered with the American Cancer Society’s Reach to Recovery program. She helped establish Hui Manawale’a, Crossroads’s branch of an interfaith cooperative effort to support elders and the disabled. She also helped establish Family Promise to provide immediate housing and long-term solutions for the homeless. After her breast cancer diagnosis in 1995, she began a daily practice of centering prayer and became a certified instructor in that practice, leading weekly centering prayer meetings at Crossroads. Margaret was a political activist, passionately devoted to promoting peace, and was a founder and leader of the Hawaii chapter of the Friends of Sabeel, a Christian Palestinian movement for peace and justice in Palestine and Israel. She was co-organizer of the 2010 Sabeel Conference at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew in Honolulu and received the Church of the Crossroads Martin Luther King Jr. Peacemaker Award in 2011. The award honored Margaret’s vital and caring presence in the congregation and the great respect for her work at the church and in the community. Margaret was widely read, and her gift for writing with clarity and precision was constantly employed in her many activities. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed ocean swims, daily walks, and backpacking trips with her family and friends. Margaret was also classically trained in piano, violin, and cello. She sang in several choirs and danced with a hula halau. She was a founding member of the Kaimana Ceili Band and organized and recruited people for Celtic and old-timey fiddle music jams in Honolulu. Ron wrote, “Perhaps two-thirds of the people at a big jam at her memorial service had been introduced to this music by her.” Survivors include Ron, daughter Sara, son Peter, and her sister and brother.

Miriamma Anderson Carson ’63

Miriamma Anderson Carson ’63, September 30, 1995, of cancer, in Seattle, Washington. After spending two years at Reed, Miriamma moved to Los Angeles and did training at Harbor Hospital in the area of women’s health care. She was an antiwar activist and women’s rights advocate in San Francisco during the ’60s. In 1973, she moved to Seattle, where she continued to work in women’s health care and advocacy. In 1980, she became one of Washington state’ s first licensed lay midwives. She worked at Fremont Women’s Clinic, which later merged with the 45th Street Clinic, as a women’s health care specialist and midwife, for nearly 20 years and became known for her commitment to women’s health issues and her dedication to her clients. Survivors include a brother and sister, two sons, and a grandson.

Grace Ebihara Akiyama ’50

Grace Ebihara Akiyama ’50, of lymphoma, August 24, 1996, in Seattle. Born and raised in Portland, Grace and her family were sent to a relocation camp in Idaho during World War II. She studied at Ohio Wesleyan University before entering Reed. In 1952 she married Henry Akiyama ’53. In 1961 the couple moved to Juneau, Alaska, where they settled and raised two children. In Juneau she became an active volunteer with medical and community service groups. She was president for four years of the Alaska Lung Association and served three years as Alaska’s representative on the National American Lung Association board. She was president of Alaska Women’s Auxiliary to the American Medical Association in 1970–71, president of the Friends of the Alaska State Museum, and she served for many years on the Salvation Army board of directors. She was an elder of the Northern Light United Church in Juneau. She also worked in Henry’s private medical practice as his assistant business manager. She is survived by Henry; a son, Alan K. Akiyama ’82; a daughter; and a sister, May Ebihara Gelfand ’55.

Sehar Saleha Ahmad ’90

Sehar Saleha Ahmad ’90, October 10, 1998, in a car accident, while visiting family members in Portland. After graduating from Reed, she studied law at UC Berkeley, and earned a JD in 1993. She practiced corporate law with the Portland firm of Perkins Coie for four years. In 1997, she married Abrahim Zafar, and they moved to Pittsburgh. At the time of her death, she was with the Pittsburgh office of Reed Smith Shaw and McClay, where she practiced corporate, securities, and finance law. Her husband was also killed in the accident, and her sister, Ayesha Ahmad ’96, was seriously injured. In addition to her sister, she is survived by her parents and a brother.

Verda McCallum Anderson ’23

Verda McCallum Anderson ’23, September 7, 1998, in Hightstown, New Jersey. She taught elementary and high school in 1923–31 and also worked in educational advertising for the New York Times. In 1931, she married Stanley Anderson, and the couple lived in Elizabeth, New Jersey, where she was a homemaker and active in many organizations. She was a former president of the Elizabeth branch of the AAUW, and for many years served on the boards of the YWCA, Elizabeth Garden Club, and the Egenolf Day Nursery Association. After the death of her husband in 1982, she moved to the Meadow Lakes Retirement Community in Hightstown, New Jersey. She is survived by her son.

Elaine J. Anderson Kerley ’32

Elaine Anderson Kerley ’32, July 10, 1999, in Portland. She attended Reed for two years before transferring to Oregon State College (now Oregon State University), where she earned a BS in 1932. She received a master’s degree in education from the University of Oregon in 1933, taught high school for several years, and later bought, renovated and resold real estate. She lived in Michigan from the mid-’40s until the mid-’50s, when she returned to Portland. Survivors include two daughters, including Joyce Kerley ’60; two sons; seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Her husband predeceased her.

Elizabeth Torrey Andrews ’23

Elizabeth Torrey Andrews ’23, April 16, 2000, in Alameda, California. The daughter of Reed’s first biology professor, Harry Beal Torrey [1912–20], she attended Reed for one year, transferring to the University of Oregon when her father accepted a position there. After graduating, she attended the University of California Medical School, Berkeley, and then enrolled in Johns Hopkins University. She earned an MD from Johns Hopkins in 1927, specializing in pediatrics. She worked for 10 years at Bellevue Hospital in New York and taught at New York University. Her research in the bacteriology, epidemiology, and pathology of pneumonia was published in the American Journal of the Diseases of Children. She married John Andrews, and they had two sons. They lived in New Jersey and Vermont until 1940, when they relocated to Berkeley, California. There, she became a physician for the Works Progress Administration nursery schools in Alameda County, and during World War II worked part time in the local health department. In 1950, she joined the Kaiser Permanente Medical Group, in Richmond, where she was instrumental in starting a teenage clinic. She retired in 1973. She was an elected member of the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee for many years and traveled extensively in Central America and Europe.

Florence Swanson Ango ’30

Florence Swanson Ango ’30, October 27, 2000, in Portland. After graduating from Reed, she took a job in the engineering field, doing ballistic research for the U.S. War Department in Washington, D.C. She married Walter Ango in 1934. In 1943, they returned to Portland and she joined Bonneville Power Administration as an electrical engineer. As a member of the system engineering staff, she won monetary awards and certificates for her contributions. At the time of her retirement in 1963, Stewart Udall, then Secretary of the Interior, awarded her the department’s Meritorious Service Award. After retiring, she helped her husband in his insurance business, and she began studying law through a correspondence course with Chicago LaSalle Extension University. She earned a diploma in law in 1967. Her husband died in 1989.

Rae Ager Uffelman ’37

Rae Ager Uffelman ’37, October 21, 2000, in Eugene, Oregon. Rae attended Reed for one year, and then did a year’s apprenticeship in laboratory technology at Good Samaritan Hospital, taking classes at the University of Oregon extension center. She received a medical technologist certificate in 1936 and worked as a medical technologist for the medical department of Portland General Electric Company until 1940. During World War II, she did relief work at Providence Hospital and the University of Oregon Medical School, and she worked in private physician offices until retiring in 1973. In 1937, she married Richard Uffelman, and they had five children. They moved to Bend, Oregon in 1979, and after his death in 1997, she moved to Eugene. Her outside interests included cooking and fishing, and she won prizes at the Oregon State Fair for her pies. Survivors include a daughter, Molly Uffleman Stafford ’66; three sons; 10 grandchildren, including Jason Stafford ’93; and three great-grandchildren. A son preceded her in death.

Robert Lee Allen ’51

Robert Allen ’51, July 27, 2000, in Portland, of emphysema. He attended Reed for one year and later owned a company in Portland, Executone, where he also worked as a salesman. In 1972, he moved to Point Richmond, California. Survivors include his wife, a daughter, and one grandchild.

Dorris Laity Adkins ’42

Dorris Mae Laity Adkins ’42, August 31, 2002, in Seattle, Washington. After graduating from Reed, Dorris attended the University of Oregon School of Nursing. In 1944 she married George E.M. Adkins. During their 42 years of marriage, they worked to establish his pediatric practice and to raise six children in Seattle and on Orcas Island, Washington. Dorris is remembered for her kind heart and ready sense of humor, as she is for her compassion and respect for all living things, demonstrated by her work in animal advocacy and for the protection of trees and wilderness areas. She was considered to be a voracious reader, and a writer, who generously encouraged her four daughters, two sons, and four grandchildren—who have survived her—to develop their talents and to realize their dreams.

Marianne Axtell Jamieson ’38

Marianne Axtell Jamieson ’38, October 13, 2002, at her home in Condon, Oregon. Following her graduation with a bachelor’s degree in history from Reed, which she considered a "rare and treasured educational experience," Marianne taught school at Ophir and Baker City, Oregon. She married Ian B. Jamieson in 1943 and they raised a family of five, a daughter and four sons, in Condon. For the family business, Jamieson & Marshall Plumbing and Heating, Marianne was a bookkeeper and self-proclaimed "Girl Friday." Her volunteer work in the community included the American Red Cross, the Community Guild, the Condon Library board, Friends of the Gilliam County Library, long-range use planning for the city of Condon, and a grade school reading program. She and her family annually hosted a gathering of Scottish clans on the Fourth of July, and Marianne and Scotty were named grand marshalls in the 1996 Condon City Independence Day parade, to honor their more than 50 years of community service. She is survived by her children and 10 grandchildren. Her husband died in 1998.

Mark Jeffry Aitken ’82

Mark Jeffry Aitken ’82, May 21, 2002, in an accident in Thailand. Mark attended the University of Oregon, and Reed, before graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Marquette University. He spent a year working in the Netherlands before beginning a career with Intel Corporation, during which he played a key part in the development of many of Intel’s microprocessor lines. Mark traveled extensively throughout Europe and the Far East and was an avid outdoorsman. He is survived by his parents, two sisters, a brother, and many nieces and nephews.

Steven Ashe ’72

Steven M. Ashe ’72, June 25, 2002, of metastatic pancreatic cancer, in Boulder, Colorado. Stevem attended Reed for two years before earning a bachelor’s degree in physics and music at Bennington College. He received a master’s degree in 1975 and a doctorate in 1978 in geophysics from Yale University, and did postdoctoral work at Harvard University and at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. He was an independent thinker, problem solver, and inventor, as well as a musician and artist. Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Clyde Rae Jolie-Ashe; two stepdaughters and stepsons; three grandchildren; and his mother.

Charles Alois Arnold AMP ’44

Charles Alois Arnold AMP ’44, April 21, 2005, in Stayton, Oregon. Charles attended Reed in the Army premeteorology program, later earning a BS in electrical engineering and a credential in secondary education from California Polytechnic State University. Charles asserted that the mathematics courses at Reed determined his career in engineering. "Without a doubt, he [F.L. Griffin, mathematics 1911–56] was the best teacher I have ever had. At no time was the student’s lack of understanding the student’s fault. Dr. Griffin could always find a second or third approach to illustrate the point." Charles was an engineering manager in the field of microwave components. He and his wife, Ruth, a registered nurse, had nine children.

Adna Belle Arnold ’28

Adna Belle Arnold ’28, November 1988, in California. Adna received a bachelor’s degree in general literature from Reed.

Inez Felicitas Arend ’50

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Inez Felicitas Arend ’50, September 8, 2004, in her home in Mountain View, California, from cancer. At age 11, Inez arrived in the U.S. with her family, escaping the Nazi occupation of Prague, Czechoslovakia. She earned a BA in mathematics at Reed, then worked for the Army Corps of Engineers as a leading engineer—a unique position for a woman at the time. That precedence she continued at Santa Clara University, where she earned a master’s degree in electrical engineering. Inez lived in San Francisco and Mountain View, and worked for Lockheed, Bell Northern Research, and Nortel. Other accomplishments included her nine patents and membership in MENSA. She was a woman of courage and generosity, who possessed a zest for life. She made family and friends a primary focus, and enjoyed knitting, cooking, travel, music, and bridge. Survivors include her sister and extended family members.

Winifred Mary Ayers ’37

Winifred Mary Ayers ’37, June 4, 2006, in Chicago, Illinois. Winifred received a BA from Reed in history and an MS from the Illinois Institute of Technology in food and nutrition (1958). She was a nutritionist and later, associate director of food service at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago. She retired in 1983.

Margaret Kendall Arragon Labadie ’43

Margaret Kendall Arragon Labadie ’43, 2006, November 13, in Portland, from cancer. Margaret received a BA from Reed in mathematics, and left Portland the day after graduation, spending three years as statistician P-1 and P-2 in Washington, D.C., Boston, and Bethesda, Maryland, with the U.S. Weather Bureau and the U.S. Public Health Service. In 1946, she married James H. Labadie ’43, and the couple moved to Chicago, where they lived for 13 years. In 1949, she earned an MBA from the University of Chicago in statistics. In 1959, the family, including sons Marc A. Labadie ’69 and Matthew Labadie ’72, moved to Winnetka, Illinois, where Margaret managed the New Trier Federal Credit Union. She also was a graduate of the CUNA (Credit Union National Association) School for Credit Union Personnel (CUNA Management School) in Madison, Wisconsin, and served as treasurer of various nonprofit corporations. She returned to Portland in 1987. Margaret described her avocations as attending theatre, opera, and dance performances; competing in sports car rallies; traveling; and collecting contemporary art. “My greatest passion,” she wrote in 1993, “has been dedicated to fighting for peace, justice, equal opportunity, civil rights, and to protesting against war, racism, homophobia, and the reactionary drifts in this country.” Her sister, Mary Arragon Spaeth ’53, also graduated from Reed, and their father, Rex Arragon, Richard F. Scholz Professor of History emeritus, taught at Reed from 1923 to 1962, and is generally acknowledged as the founding father of the Reed humanities program. James died in 1986.

Jane Collier Anderson ’37

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Jane Collier Anderson , April 30, 2000, in the Unitarian-Unaversalist Church in Urnbana Illinois. Jane designed and maintained the Rose window in the background. Photo by George C. Anderson

Pioneering chemist Jane Graybill Collier Anderson ’37 died July 10, 2006, in Champaign, Illinois.

Jane earned her BA from Reed in biology, writing a thesis on the razor clam under the direction of Prof. L. E. Griffin. After graduation, she accepted a teaching job in the zoology department at the University of Missouri, where she pursued chemistry and medicine, earning her MA and PhD in zoology. 


Arlo D. Anderson AMP ’44

Arlo D. Anderson AMP ’44, August 11, 2007, in Maryland. Arlo attended Reed in the premeteorology program.

Elinor Carolin Tideman Aurthur ’64

Elinor Carolin Tideman Aurthur ’64, July 9, 2007, in Venice, California. Elinor received a BA from Reed in general literature, and spent the summer after graduation registering voters in Mississippi. She went to Nigeria with the Peace Corps, was a member of the Communist Labor Party (1970–82), and was a board member of the Venice Community Housing Corporation and the Venice Community Coalition. She received an MA in urban planning and policy at the University of Illinois, Chicago, in 1982, and was principal member of Aurthur Associates. In this capacity, she assisted those who were displaced by urban development in obtaining the services they needed. Survivors include her daughter and siblings. Her son, Charley Aurthur '95, and her brother, Nick Tideman '65, also attended Reed.

Richard J. Akers ’41

Richard J. Akers ’41, December 4, 2009, in Portland. Dick attended Reed for two years before enlisting in military service during World War II. He completed a BA at the University of Idaho and an LLB at Lewis & Clark College in 1948. He was a lawyer for a title insurance company for 30 years. In retirement, he enjoyed painting and reading. Survivors include his niece and nephew.

Katherine Emilie Ware Ankenbrandt ’48

Louis Harold Fulkerson ’48, February 22, 2005, in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Louis earned a BA from Reed in mathematics and a master's degree from Columbia University. In 1959, he married Lettice Sterling; they had two sons. Louis worked for IBM research and for the electrical engineering department at the University of Ilorin, Nigeria; was a lecturer at the Institute of Computer Sciences, University of Lagos, Nigeria; and was vice president of the Nigerian Statistical Association.

Vieno Miriam Annunen Beasley ’43

Vieno Miriam Annunen Beasley ’43, December 9, 2011, at her home on the Clackamas River, Oregon. Miriam grew up in north Portland, bilingual in Finnish and English, and with a great appreciation for her Finnish heritage. After studying at Reed for two years, she left to marry James Beas-ley and to raise a family of four in their home on the Clackamas River. Miriam completed a BA in education from Portland State University in 1964 and taught first grade for 20 years at Clackamas Elementary School. In retirement, until she was 89, she assisted at Park Place School in Oregon City. Though teaching and helping others was her mainstay, Miriam enjoyed activities in the great outdoors. She climbed Mount Hood, did tent camping with her family, gave many Clackamas County residents swimming lessons at local pools and on the river, and reveled in vacations at the Oregon coast. Survivors include two daughters and two sons, 12 grandchildren, and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren.

Mary Nichols Arragon Spaeth ’53

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Mary Nichols Arragon Spaeth ’53, November 22, 2011, at home in Corvallis, Oregon. Mary was the daughter of legendary Reed professor Rex Arragon [history, 1923–62; 1970–74] and Gertrude Nichols Arragon [honorary alumna and quondam leader of the Faculty Wives Club], and the sister of Margaret Arragon Labadie ’43. The Reed legacy they shared would later include her husband, Joe L. Spaeth ’53, and their sons, Donald Spaeth ’78 and Alan Spaeth ’84, as well as Margaret’s husband, James H. Labadie ’43, and sons, Marc Labadie ’69 and Matt Labadie ’72. “My memories of Reed are too numerous to list, from riding my tricycle on campus as a small child to working in the Reed library when in grade and high school to attending Reed to seeing my two sons, Donald and Alan, graduate. As for what stands out the most while attending Reed, it is starting to go with Joe in April 1951 . . .” Except for a year in England, Mary spent her childhood in Portland, graduating from the Catlin School. She earned a BA in literature at Reed and an MLS from Columbia in 1954; she and Joe married that same year in the Eliot Hall chapel. Joe was a graduate student at the University of Chicago, and Mary worked in the Chicago Historical Society library until her sons were born. She remained a full-time mother until 1967, when she became editorial director at the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago. She was later named honorary life member of the American Association of Public Opinion Research. In 1971, she and Joe moved to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where Mary was editor and librarian (with a variety of titles) in the Survey Research Laboratory; she retired in 1992. Joe retired the following year, and they moved back to the Pacific Northwest and settled in Corvallis. Both took up golf; they played at the Corvallis Country Club and at courses they encountered during their travels throughout the West. Survivors include Joe, Donald, and Alan.

Evadne Ammen Hilands MAT ’56

Evadne Ammen Hilands MAT ’56, January 16, 2012, in Portland. Evadne earned a BA in English at Wellesley College and a master’s degree at Reed. Twenty years later, she completed an MLS from the University of Oregon and worked as a school librarian. She also was a member of the First Unitarian Church and was coauthor of the church’s centennial publication, A Time to Build: The First Unitarian Society of Portland, Oregon, 1866–1966. Survivors include her son and daughter.

Daniel Roark Abrams ’70

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Daniel Adams ’70 on the steps of his house on SE 28th Avenue, a few blocks from campus.

Daniel Roark Abrams ’70, January 10, 2012, in Nahiku, Hawaii, from natural causes. Daniel came to Reed from central Oregon and earned a BA in psychology. Martin White ’69 informed the college that Daniel moved to Maui in the ’70s, where he worked in construction, ran a bike repair shop, and grew organic produce, which he sold at local farmers’ markets. “Daniel lived mostly in Lahaina, but in recent years he lived on acreage he had purchased on Maui’s rugged north shore near the hamlet of Nahiku, not far from George Harrison’s Hawaiian getaway. He took great pleasure in rediscovering the cleverly engineered drainage systems early Hawaiian agriculturalists had constructed on his property. He was a regular patron at the Hana Public Library and had interests that ranged from popular mechanics to the historian Livy.” Notifying the college of his failing health in 2009, Daniel wrote, “I have very fond memories of my days at Reed.” Survivors include his sister, Linda Abrams Smeltzer, who also attended Reed.

Elizabeth Drummond Marshall Ackley ’32

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Elizabeth Drummond Marshall Ackley ’32, August 24, 2009, in Portland. After earning a BA in history from Reed, Elizabeth taught elementary school in Boardman, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington. “Vancouver did not permit their teachers to marry until they had served five years. I had been engaged to (Wilson) Lee (Ackley) for seven years, so we threw caution to the winds, I resigned, and we married (in 1935).” The couple and their three daughters lived in southwest Portland. Elizabeth taught at the Gabel Country Day School, and later was the librarian at Ainsworth School. “I thoroughly enjoyed those years. I was able to do a much needed piece of work and allay the ghost of nonaccomplishment on a personal level.” Elizabeth and Lee retired in 1975, worked on their home—designed and built by Lee—gardened three acres “furiously,” and did some traveling. “Looking back, I seem to have been mainly a domestic creature, concerned chiefly with home and hearth. Not so. Any Reed College person knows there is a larger scene out there and our concern for the future of our citizens does not diminish. In fact, it's risen sharply! As someone's aunt once remarked, 'Life ain't neat.' I would amend it to read, 'Life ain't tidy, but it's sure been neat.'” Her daughters—including Meribeth Dahlberg, former registrar at Reed [1985–89]—survive her, as do five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Her husband died in 2005.

Harriette Lewis Akin Thompson ’37

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Harriette Lewis Akin Thompson ’37, April 22, 2009, in California. Hattie earned a joint degree in art from Reed and the Art Museum School. In San Francisco, she taught art, sewing, and art history at the Katherine Delmar Burke School, and was a trustee of Grace Cathedral. In 1969, she married San Francisco internist James H. Thompson, who died in 1977. She moved to Spring Lake Village in 1986, splitting her time between Santa Rosa and Lake Tahoe, and participated in the work of the M.H. deYoung Museum's tapestry restoration guild. Survivors include her longtime companion, Stuart C. Burdick II, and five stepchildren. Her brother, Henry F. Akin II ’33, also attended Reed.

Phyllis Jeaneanne Graham Anderson ’53

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Phyllis Jeaneanne Graham Anderson ’53, September 6, 2010, in Springdale, Arkansas. Phyllis thrived at Reed, where she earned a BA in psychology and theatre. Among her treasured memories were the fluent recitations of archaic French by Rex Arragon [history, 1923–62, 1970–74] and the lectures of Stanley Moore [philosophy, 1948–54]. At Reed she discovered the “sheer joy” of analyzing ideas and arriving at unpredicted conclusions in a humanities conference. She later wrote: “I recall with amazed gratitude my good fortune in having selected Reed for my undergraduate education. The scope of instruction and the depth of reading required remains my standard for quality education. One of the most valuable investments of time I have ever made.” Married in 1955 to air force officer Harold J. Anderson, she spent four years in Japan. At AOI Sound Studios, she acted in programs for the Armed Forces Radio Network, dubbed sound tracks, and narrated documentaries. She earned a master's degree in library science from Catholic University and a master's degree in gifted education from the University of Connecticut, and had a career as a school librarian and a talented and gifted education teacher. To her list of accomplishments, Phyllis would add owner and manager of a mountain resort, pipe organ musician, and cofounder and director of a community youth theatre. Phyllis also held a Federal Aviation Administration certificate, which enabled her to give ground instruction to prospective pilots. She was engaged in church and church mission activities throughout life, and was enthralled by a good murder mystery. She is survived by her husband, three sons, six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a sister.

Alan Avilla ’64

Alan Avilla ’64, September 18, 2010, in Red Bluff, California. Alan was at Reed for a little more than a year and completed an undergraduate degree at University of California, Berkeley. He was a master councilor with the Red Bluff DeMolay. Survivors include a sister.

Robert Luis Autrey ’53

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Robert Luis Autrey ’53, September 4, 2011, in Portland. Robert grew up in Galveston and Houston, Texas, and had his first introduction to Reed when he was 13, on a visit to his mother’s friend, Vera Prášilova Scott, portrait photographer and wife of Arthur F. Scott [chemistry 1923–79; acting president 1942–45]. His ambition to attend the college, sparked at that time, was fulfilled in his junior year, when he transferred from Rice University; he earned a BA from Reed in organic chemistry. “I was a complete grind, buried in the chemistry building. I remember those invaluable occasions when I left the familiar cocoon of the chemistry building to trek over to Winch and the Capehart room for music composition classes with Herb Gladstone [music 1946–80]—what a welcome change!” Robert completed a PhD in organic chemistry at Harvard and took a postdoctoral fellowship at Imperial College in London. While there, he also studied opera and ballet at Covent Garden. His passion for collecting records from the beginning of the acoustical era, 1870s–early 1900s, began with recordings he purchased in London. “The records weren’t terribly valuable then, and they still aren’t,” he said in an interview in the early ’70s. “But they got me started on a hobby which is a serious attempt to do two things: to find performances of music that can be tied directly back to the composer—performances about which there is a degree of authenticity—and to document performing styles that were typical in the 19th century.” His collection grew into the thousands. Robert’s phonodiscs also included recordings purchased by his father during his visits to the Metropolitan Opera in New York City in the ’30s. For 15 years, Robert taught organic chemistry at the University of Rochester, Harvard, and the Oregon Graduate Center, where he was a founding member. He served as assistant editor for the Journal of the American Chemical Society and became partner in a scientific publishing venture, Chiron Press, pioneering work on ecology. Robert supported the Portland Opera, Portland Baroque Orchestra, and Chamber Music Northwest; enjoyed chess; and was a co-owner of Westrey Wines with his son David Autrey ’89 and daughter-in-law Amy Wesselman ’91. Robert provided a generous donation to Reed College in memory of Vera Prášilova Scott, creating the Vera Scott Student Prize. He and his first wife, Nadja Scott, daughter of Arthur and Vera, had three sons. He and Joella Werlin were married for 32 years. Survivors include Joella; Robert, David, and Michael Autrey; a stepson and stepdaughter; and four grandchildren and stepgrandchildren.

J. Andrew Armer ’58

J. Andrew Armer ’58, January 29, 1995, in San Francisco, of complications related to AIDS. He was the former medical director of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. He earned an MD degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in 1962 and interned at the University of Utah hospitals. A Vietnam War veteran, he served in the U.S. Air Force as director of professional services from 1963 to 1964. He moved to Washington, D.C., to work as a resident in neurology at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and was a flight surgeon for the presidential support team out of Andrews Air Force Base from 1968 to 1971. He was honorably discharged at the rank of major in 1971. He entered private practice in neurology in the Washington area, serving as chief of neurology at Hadley Memorial Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Southern Maryland Hospital Center, and Physicians Memorial Hospital, and as president of the medical staff at Greater Southeast Community Hospital. In 1983 he became the first medical director for the Smithsonian Institution, where he was responsible for the health of its 6,000 employees worldwide and for emergency medical services for its visitors. He was a leader in promoting better understanding of deep-sea medicine and improving the safety of deep-sea diving. He also introduced a number of new safety programs at the Smithsonian. He retired from the Smithsonian in 1992 and moved to Tiburon, California, where he pursued his lifelong avocations of travel, opera, and hunting. He is survived by his brother, two nieces, and many cousins.

Eric Ryan Anderson ’90

Eric Ryan Anderson ’91, July 13, 1995, in Bellingham, Washington, as a result of undiagnosed diabetes. Eric earned a BA in biology and a BS from California Institute of Technology in the combined 3-2 program. After graduation he moved back to his home town of Bellingham, where he worked part time as a network administrator for Brown and Cole Stores while managing a restaurant full time. In early 1995, he began working at a computer consultant for a local company. He loved flying and received his private pilot’s license at the age of 17, and he also enjoyed fishing and boating. Survivors include his parents, two brothers, his grandparents, a niece and a nephew.

Raymond Anderson ’32

Raymond Anderson ’32, December 8, 1995, in Hood River, Oregon. After receiving a BA from Reed in mathematics, he taught briefly, and began working for the Portland office of the Oregon Employment Department as a statistician, where he continued to work until his retirement in 1972. He married Valara Fowler in 1937; she died in 1995. Survivors include his daughter and four grandchildren.

Clayton Axelrod ’70

Clayton Axelrod ’70, January 4, 1996, in Kensington, California. He was a tax consultant in San Francisco in his own business, Clayton Axelrod and Associates, and was also an artist. He married Melanie Kask in 1989. Survivors include his wife, his mother, and his father.

Fredrick Aandahl ’41

Fredrick Aandahl ’41, December 27, 1997, in Princeton, New Jersey following a long illness. After serving in World War II in the European Civil Affairs Division of the U.S. Army, Frederick entered the graduate program in history at Princeton University. He earned a master’s degree in 1947 and a PhD in 1955, and taught in the history department at Princeton and Bowdoin College. In 1951, he was appointed as a diplomatic historian in the Department of State, Washington, D.C., serving as one of the editors of a collection of documents on Germany foreign policy in 1918–45. He then took a job in Princeton as an associate editor of the papers of Thomas Jefferson. In 1956, he returned to the State Department and worked in the Historical Office, and in 1976 he became deputy director of the office. While with the State Department, he served as editor of a multi-volume series on U.S. foreign relations. He retired from the department in 1979 and returned to Princeton, where he became the associate editor of the papers of Woodrow Wilson. He retired in 1984 but continued to volunteer on the Wilson project. He was a member of the National Historical Publications Commission, the American Historical Association, and the Association of Documentary Editing. Survivors include his wife of 35 years; a stepson, and a stepdaughter.

Donald Plimpton Abbott ’25

Donald Plimpton Abbott ’25, January 11, 1998, at the home of his son in Depoe Bay, Oregon. He earned a master’s degree in economics from Columbia University in 1929. He opened a printing business in Portland, Abbott, Kerns and Bell, and was president of the company until his retirement in 1965, at which time he also sold the business. He married Olmsted Allen in 1928, and the couple had one son. Olmsted died in 1955, and in 1962 he married Frances Van Hevelingen. After his retirement, Donald and Frances moved to Canby, Oregon. He became active with the Oregon Historical Society and was a member of the Oregon Historical Society Honorary Council and served as associate editor for the society’s publications. In 1974, he wrote and published an article in the Oregon Historical Quarterly describing the work of Reed student volunteers in building a summer vacation camp overlooking the Columbia River in 1922. Survivors include his wife; his son; two step-sons; four grandchildren; and a sister.

Georganna Towne Appleton ’61

Georganna Towne Appleton ’61, on August 6, 1996. She attended Reed for three years and then finished her degree at Portland State University. She married Jon Appleton ’61 while they were both sophomores at Reed, and they had two children before divorcing in 1974.

Murray L. Adelman ’58

Murray Adelman ’58, in October, 2000, as a result of a fall while vacationing in Spain. After graduating from Reed, he earned a master’s degree in Soviet regional studies from Harvard. He also pursued a PhD in political science at Stanford University. In 1962–63, he was a lecturer at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, and in 1967 he was appointed assistant professor of political science at Michigan State University, East Lansing. He relocated to California in the ’70s, and in the early ’80s owned a business called HomeSilk. In 1983, he earned an MBA in finance and management from California State University, Northridge. He was the legislative coordinator for the water executive office for the Los Angeles water and power department at the time of his retirement in 1998. He traveled extensively after retiring and also worked for the 2000 census. No information is available about his survivors.

Chris Leeper Attneave ’54

Alice Lynn Leeper Attneave ’54, December 2, 2002, in Eugene, Oregon. Chris received a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Reed, and became a Genevieve McEnerney Fellow in Psychology at University of California, Berkeley. Her graduate work in physiological psychology nearly satisfied requirements for a PhD. Alice had extensive involvement with energy issues on local, state, regional, and national levels, and lobbied for public power. She was a member of Lane Electric Cooperative for 40 years, representing the utility’s central district for 20 years, and held the position of director at the time of her death. She supported conservation programs, energy planning, preservation of the environment, and efficient generation of electricity. Her involvement in energy included unpaid activism in Zero Population Growth, Planned Parenthood, the Northwest Energy Coalition, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, and the Oregon Rural Electric Cooperative Association. She enjoyed music, folk dancing, the coastland and forests of Oregon, old mysteries, and genealogy. Her enjoyment of people and her original and formidable enthusiasm are described as memorable. Survivors include a stepdaughter and stepson, and two brothers. Her husband, Fred Attneave, preceded her in death.

Frances Hannah Ash Conant ’44

Frances Hannah Ash Conant ’44, May 1996, in California. Frances attended Reed for two years with a general study in liberal arts. She married Robert C. Conant in 1944 and they had two children, a son and daughter. She was worked as an administrative assistant and also volunteered for the Girl Scouts and the P.T.A.

Ruth A. Case Alexander ’39

Ruth Anna Case Alexander ’39, November 18, 2004, in Hillsboro, Oregon. Ruth graduated from Reed with a bachelor’s degree in history and political science. She married Paul A. Alexander in 1941, and worked as a mother at home, raising the couple’s three daughters. In the ’50s, she worked part time as a secretary and substitute teacher, and as an interviewer for Oregon State Employment Service. She also volunteered for the Forest Grove Public Library. In 1972 she accepted a full-time position as an adjudicator for the Oregon State Employment Office, retiring in 1981. Ruth was a member of Church of Christ in Forest Grove, the Ladies Circle, Friends of the Library, and Clan Donald. With her family she lived in Aberdeen, Washington; and in the Oregon cities of Klamath Falls, Ashland, Scoggins Valley, and Forest Grove. She traveled, including to Scotland, and pursued a strong interest in genealogy. She also enjoyed reading, oil painting, and—describing herself as an amateur writer—completed short stories and a Scottish historical novel. Ruth is survived by her children, four grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. Her husband died in 1999.

June Esther Anderson ’49

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June Esther Anderson ’49, February 22, 2006, in Portland. June received a BA in biology from Reed. In 1951, she married Richard Biggs ’50; they had three children and later divorced. She worked as a parole officer for Clackamas County Welfare, while simultaneously earning an MAT from Portland State University; she then took a position with the Children’s Services Division (CSD); retiring in 1994 as branch manager of the East County office. June also earned an MSW from the Portland State Graduate School of Social Work, and mentored many PSU students. Following retirement, she worked part time for CSD, chairing the special rate committee. She was a volunteer driver for Meals on Wheels (Loaves and Fishes), and was very involved with the Reed alumni association; she was the Portland chair of the Reed oral history project. She also participated in a senior writing group. June enjoyed entertaining, swimming, and attending theatre, chamber music, and opera performances. She was an attentive and devoted mother, grandmother, and friend. For her 40th-class reunion gathering, she wrote: "Reed opened up the world for me—acted as a catalyst for intellectual and personal growth, and facilitated an awareness of the richness and variety of human experience." Survivors include by her son and daughter, two granddaughters, and her companion, George Lee. Her younger son died in 2005.

Laurita E. Abendroth Leuthold ’40

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Laurita E. Abendroth Leuthold ’40, December 4, 2005, in Government Camp, Oregon. Laurita earned a BA from Reed in general literature, and continued her education at the University of Washington until the outbreak of World War II, during which she worked for Boeing Aircraft in Seattle. Following the war, she entered the ski operation business. In 1946, she married renowned Oregon mountaineer and skier, Joseph R. Leuthold; they had one daughter. The Leutholds lived at Government Camp, where they operated the Summit Ski Area. Laurita later worked as a manager at Multorpor-Ski Bowl. "I am among the lucky ones, whose recreational pursuits led to a vocation and a way of life," she wrote in 1990. "Little did I know how influential and useful my skiing, climbing, and hiking activities in the Reed Outing Club would be." In the wintertime, the couple skied, and in summers, they did mountain climbing in the West and in Canada. After Joseph died in 1965, Laurita and her daughter, Toni, continued the tradition of skiing and climbing. Their yearly "adventurous" trips took them to such destinations as Europe, China, New Zealand, Chili, Ecuador, and four African countries. Laurita once stated that the exceptional professors she met at Reed, and the fine humanities course, led to her greater appreciation of her outdoor life—"endless snow shoveling and all." Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law.

Rhoda Muscovitz Aiken ’41

Rhoda Muscovitz Aiken ’41, June 26, in Portland. Rhoda attended Reed for two years. (Her sister, Elizabeth Sorum, and brother, Alfred Marshall, also attended Reed.) She married Edward I. Aiken in 1939, and was a homemaker and mother of three sons, including David F. Aiken MAT ’65. Rhoda was a member of Temple Beth Israel and a volunteer for the Portland Art Museum. Survivors include two sons, five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Her husband died in 2006.

Sue Abraham Roberts ’40

Sue Abraham Roberts ’40, November 3, 2008, at her home in Washington, D.C. Sue was born in Oregon, and studied literature at Reed. She married Elliott P. Roberts ’39 in 1938, and moved to D.C. in 1953. From George Washington University, she earned a BA in history and an LLB Sue is survived by her four daughters, including Ellen E.M. Roberts '69; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Elliott died in 2007.

Al-Moez Iqbal Alimohamed ’89

Al-Moez Iqbal Alimohamed ’89, August 29, 1994, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from a gunshot wound sustained during a mugging. He was attending the University of Pennsylvania as a doctoral candidate in mathematics. After graduating from Reed, he spent one year as a graduate student and teaching assistant at Portland State before transferring to the University of Pennsylvania. As a teaching assistant at the university, he received many departmental awards for his excellent teaching, described as “inspiring” by many of his students. In July 1993 he was invited to participate in the highly competitive International Summer School in Logic for Computer Science, held in Chambery, France, and sponsored by the European Union. His research work concentrated on the mathematical foundations of programming structures. He had recently received a graduate fellowship from the Institute for Research and Cognitive Science, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, which would have enabled him to concentrate fully on his research. His first major research paper was nearing completion at the time of his death, and he had planned to submit it to a leading research conference to be held in Edinburgh in 1995. He was scheduled to deliver a presentation on his research at the North American Jumelage Conference on Type Systems in Ottowa, Canada, on October 10, his first presentation at an international conference. An article in the University of Pennsylvania Almanac, written collaboratively by three mathematics professors, remembered him both for his outstanding and significant research work and teaching, and for his friendly and outgoing personality. He is survived by his parents, a brother, and a sister.

Sara Elizabeth Ashwell ’34

Sara Elizabeth Ashwell ’34, June 14, 1995, in Portland, where she had lived all her life. After graduating from Reed, Elizabeth worked as a clerical assistant in the Multnomah County Library, an experience that led her to enroll at the University of California, Berkeley, library science program. She earned a librarianship certification in 1939 and then returned to Portland to work for the Multnomah County library system. She began her career in a small branch and later moved to the Central Library, working in various departments there for almost 40 years. She returned to school in the ’60s, earning a master's degree in general studies from Oregon State University in 1968. In 1974, she retired from the library and became secretary to the senior pastor of Hinson Memorial Baptist Church, moving to part time in 1984.

Laura Ashrow Robinson ’42

Laura Ashrow Robinson ’42, of cancer, February 7, 2000, in Washington, D.C. She had been a real estate broker with her own company for over 40 years. After graduating from Reed she earned a master’s degree from Columbia University in 1946. She worked as assistant director of the National United Jewish Appeal Speakers Bureau in New York City for three years and was executive director of the fundraising arm of Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School in Israel. In 1948 she married Edgar Robinson, and the couple had two children. They settled in Washington, D.C., where he was on the faculty at American University and she started a real estate business. After being ostracized by other real estate agents in the area for being the first realtor to sell a house in Chevy Chase to an African American family, she worked to form the Fair Housing Committee of Chevy Chase. She was also active in other fair housing groups in the area. She was a member of the greater Capital Area Association of Realtors and was a skilled tennis player. Survivors include her husband, a son and daughter, a sister, a brother, and two grandchildren.

James Byron Adams ’49

James Byron Adams ’49, May 29, 2003, in Portland. James graduated from Oregon Normal School (Western Oregon University) and Oregon State University. During World War II, he served with the U.S. Navy Seabees in the Pacific. At Reed, he took numerous classes to upgrade his teaching certificate. His work for Portland Public Schools included drama instruction at the high school level; and at the elementary level in the ’60s, he worked with the Model School Program. During the ’50s and ’60s, James was active in the Portland Civic Theatre and with the Portland Players, and performed in the ’90s in support of his church and community. In 1962, he married Frances N. McClure. The couple moved to Cannon Beach, Oregon, in 1968, where he worked as principal of the high school. James possessed many talents in addition to his acting. He was a gourmet chef, restaurateur, hairdresser, and writer. He is survived by his wife and her two children, five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Maxine Marie Arndt ’48

Maxine Marie Arndt ’48, July 17, 2000, in Portland. Maxine attended Reed for one year. Her professional career was as a field representative for the Social Security Administration, and she was promoted to the position of manager of the South Portland branch office in Milwaukie in 1974.

Nona Jean Armstrong ’47

Nona Jean Armstrong ’47, December 2, 2004, in Orlando, Florida. Nona received a BA in mathematics from Reed.

Herbert Vincent Allen ’49

Herbert Vincent Allen ’49, April 4, 2006, in El Cajon, California. Herb attended Reed after serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II. “I entered after not graduating from high school 12 years earlier. It opened a whole new world to me, for which it would be difficult to overstate my gratitude,” he wrote in 1994. He received a BA from Reed in political science, and worked for several years in construction before becoming a management analyst for the U.S. Navy, and later a real estate broker. Herb reported that he had built over 600 low-cost homes in San Diego County. He was married to Dorotha Nagler Allen, and had two sons.

Mark Brian Adams ’68

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Mark Brian Adams ’68, May 24, 2007, in Wisconsin, from cardiac arrhythmia. Mark received a BA from Reed in chemistry. He married Nancy Day ’68 in 1967. They both graduated from the University of Oregon Medical School in 1972, and were residents at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. They had three children, including Nicholas Adams ’97. Mark earned an MS in microbiology and, following surgical residency in 1978, joined the Medical College faculty. In 1987, he was named chief of the college's transplant surgery division, and was director of the Froedtert & Medical College's Transplant Program. He was an attending physician at Froedtert Hospital, the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, and was a nationally respected leader in organ-tissue allocation, with research focusing on clinical trials of anti-rejection drug therapies. Mark received numerous awards, including the 2001 Distinguished Service Award—Medical College's highest honor—for his outstanding contributions to transplant surgery and national leadership status as a highly regarded medical educator and researcher. Medical College dean Michael Dunn described Mark as “a role model of reason, intelligence, and dedication to quality care with the highest ethical standards.” Mark was appointed chair and professor of the surgery department in 2003. In 1983, he married Kathleen Kemple. In addition to his work, he enjoyed the art of fly-fishing, woodworking, kayaking, and making boats. Survivors include his wife, two sons, a stepson, a daughter, two stepdaughters, his parents, a brother and three sisters, and two grandchildren.

Cynthia Riley Anderson ’72

Cynthia Riley Anderson ’72, July 24, 2008, at her home in White Salmon, Washington, from liver cancer. Cindy attended Reed for three years, and received a BS in biology from Washington State University. She also earned an MS in nutrition and a DVM from WSU. After graduating from WSU, she taught anatomy at the Kansas State University veterinary school. She practiced veterinary medicine in Michigan and Montana before earning a PhD in human and animal physiology from Cornell University. She then practiced in New Jersey for 10 years before returning to Oregon and practicing in Hood River and in Bingen, Washington. In retirement, she volunteered for the Rowena Wildlife Clinic and Catlink, spaying and neutering feral cats. She was an active member of the Klickitat County Democratic Party and enjoyed biking, inline skating, and reading. Survivors include her husband of 28 years, William R. Mason ’73; two sisters; and two brothers.

Charles Wayne Altree ’40, MALS ’68

Charles Wayne Altree ’40, MALS ’68, May 9, 2009, in Newton, Massachusetts. Wayne earned a BA from Reed in political science and taught social studies at Newton South High School, retiring as head of the department in 1985. He was an innovative instructor, whose “yeasty approach” to Western history was built on the concepts of tradition, continuity, innovation, and revolution. An article in Time magazine in 1964, “Teaching: Island of Change,” identified Wayne as leading the nation's “first complete overhaul” of high school social studies. A year later, Yale University honored him as one of four distinguished secondary school teachers in the nation. The New England History Teachers Association recognized him with a similar distinction, and in 1992, the American Historical Association awarded him the Eugene Asher Distinguished Teaching Award for outstanding teaching and advocacy for history teaching. His wife, Lucy, was a librarian, and he had a son and daughter. In 1989, Wayne wrote: “Reed has been the most impressive force in my life.”

Henry I. Akiyama ’53

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Henry I. Akiyama ’53, April 9, 2010, in Juneau, Alaska, from lymphoma. Hank grew up in Hood River, the youngest of five children in a family that cultivated fruit orchards and vegetables, and survived the lean years of the Great Depression with their industry. At the age of 14, he and his family were forced to leave their home and were interned at Pinedale, Tule Lake, and Minidoka camps, where they remained for three years. While in camp, Hank completed high school in three years and graduated as valedictorian. Following his return to Hood River, he was confronted by blatant racial intolerance toward Japanese Americans and chose to enlist in the U.S. Army in order to demonstrate his patriotism. He served in Italy with the all-Nisei 442nd Infantry—the most decorated unit for its size and length of service in the history of American warfare—and enrolled at Reed on the GI Bill.

Hank intended to major in social science, but was influenced by his academic adviser to consider a career in medicine and earned a BA from Reed in biology. At Reed, he  met Grace Ebihara ’50; they married in 1952. Hank received an MD from the University of Oregon Medical School five years later, and completed a residency at St. Vincent Hospital in Portland, where he established a coronary care unit. In 1961, he was recruited to Alaska by the Juneau Medical Clinic, and five years later, he opened his own specialty practice in cardiology. He established a coronary care unit at Bartlett Memorial Hospital, trained care-unit nurses, created the city's mobile coronary care unit, and developed a heart-related teaching program. From his public obituary, we learned that he was at the scene of every cardiac arrest that occurred in Juneau in 1969-82.


Ann Almquist Niles ’63

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Ann Almquist Niles ’63, April 7, 2011, in Seattle, Washington, from leukemia. Ann was born in Burbank, California, and moved with her family to Grants Pass, Oregon, when she was five. She majored in economics at Reed and wrote her thesis on immigration and the economic development of Israel. At Reed, she met Philip H. Niles ’63. They were married the day after graduation and moved to Canada to attend graduate school at the University of Toronto. They also lived in London before relocating to Northfield, Minnesota, where Phil joined the history faculty at Carlton College. After completing an MA in library science at the University of Minnesota in 1969, Ann joined Carleton's library and took charge of acquisitions and collection development. They had three children: Ian Niles ’88; Colin, who died in childhood; and Nell Niles Edgington ’95. Ann and Phil retired in 1998 and returned to Oregon, where they divided their time between Neahkahnie on the Oregon coast and Portland's Pearl District. Ann developed a second career in urban development and transportation and did volunteer work with the city of Portland and the Pearl District Neighborhood Association on a variety of projects such as the streetcar, the light rail, bike lanes, and wide sidewalks. The Northwest Examiner presented Ann's family with a posthumous lifetime service award for her work. Survivors include Phil, their children and three grandchildren, and her sister, Sue Almquist Dodd ’66.

Joanna H. Ramwell Arpee ’83

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Jo Ramwell Arpee ’83 on the zip-line, showing that she remained a Reedie at heart.

Joanna H. Ramwell Arpee ’83, March 4, 2011, at home in Virginia, from ovarian cancer. Jo was born in England, attended high school in Virginia, rode her bike 900 miles across the Continental Divide, lived in France for a summer, and studied chemistry at the University of Virginia—all before transferring to Reed, where she earned a BA in English literature. Reed helped her to develop skills in critical thinking and in intelligent and thoughtful communication, she wrote. “It's hard to say who taught me more: my professors and the curriculum, or my wonderful classmates, housemates, and friends.” After graduation, Jo moved to the D.C. area, worked for a cancer research fundraising organization, and was a chef at a vegetarian restaurant. Soon thereafter, she joined St Margaret Episcopal Church, where she met her husband, John Arpee. Jo's passion for cooking and her concern for nutrition led her back to school to earn an MS in nutritional sciences from the University of Maryland in 1993. She was active in the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network and a frequent contributor to the Food Allergy News. Jo and John welcomed three children through adoption, Paul, Samuel, and James, and eventually settled in Herndon, Virginia, where she volunteered to “help Reedies find Reed” for the Admission Alumni Network. “Always eager to be involved, Jo served at every opportunity with love and enthusiasm, often in leadership roles,” John wrote. “Jo was never lukewarm and she was profoundly committed to other people. She used to say that acts of service are her love language. Judging by all her service, she had a lot of love, and, as her husband, I was greatly blessed. Jo will be missed, remembered and loved by all who knew her. Thank God her suffering is over and she is now at peace.”

Kenneth Leee Atkinson ’90

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Kenneth Lee Atkinson ’90, April 23, 2011 in Fukui, Japan, from lung cancer. On the way to earn a BA in French from Reed, Ken spent a year studying at the Sorbonne in Paris. After college, he returned home to Santa Cruz, California, to manage the Sash Mill Cinema, and then moved to France to study culinary arts. In the ’90s, he cooked for Val d'IsFre, a ski resort in the Rhone-Alpes; at La Varenne, a French cooking school outside Paris; and at the Cordon Bleu cooking academy in Paris. At the academy, he met his future wife, Miwako. In 2004, they married and moved to Fukui, Japan. Despite dealing with cancer for six years, Ken taught English at the National University of Fukui and opened a private English language school. He enjoyed time with his family, as well as camping, tennis, skiing, biking, bodysurfing, traveling, and skydiving. Survivors include his wife and children Hiro and Hannah; his mother, Nancy Raney; his stepfather, William Raney ’58; and two sisters and brothers.

Helen Betsy Abbott ’32

Helen Betsy Abbott ’32, May 29, 2012, in Lincoln City, Oregon. Betsy attended Reed for three years. She joined the naval reserve, serving in World War II and the Korean War and retiring in 1969. She also worked for the Portland Opera Association and the Portland Art Museum and settled on the Oregon coast. She was a life member of the Oregon Historical Society and a member of the Nature Conservancy and the New England Historic and Genealogical Society.

Stephen W. Arch, Faculty

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Stephen W. Arch [biology 1972–2012], April 7, 2013, while vacationing in Colorado with his wife and friends.

Professor, mentor, scientist, and athlete, Steve Arch was a monumental presence in the biology department for four decades. Born in 1942 in Los Angeles, the first of two sons of postmaster Ernest Arch and Elaine Wagner, he grew up in Reno, Nevada. Standing six feet two and weighing in at 255 pounds, he was a natural athlete. He threw shotput and played lineback and fullback for Stanford University in his undergrad years. His prowess on the gridiron drew the attention of professional clubs, and the Chicago Bears invited him to training camp. He decided instead to build on the AB he had earned from Stanford in 1964 and went on to complete a PhD at the University of Chicago. Following the passage of the Civil Rights Act, he traveled to Mississippi to register disenfranchised voters. He also stood toe-to-toe with National Guardsmen at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Among his many achievements during this time was his marriage to Elizabeth, his girlfriend from his sophomore year in college, whom he met in biology lab.

At Reed, he specialized in cellular neurophysiology, working primarily with the sea slug Aplysia californica. He lectured widely around the United States and the world, and published and presented many papers. He was appointed the Laurens N. Ruben Professor of Biology in 1995 and served as department chair in 1994–96.

“He had the most elegant scientific mind I have encountered,” wrote Melanie Deal ’87.


Jacob Avshalomov ’43, LHD ’73

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Doris Felde Avshalomov ’43 and Jacob Avshalomov ’43 in 1973. Courtesy of Special Collections, Eric V. Hauser Memorial Library, Reed College.

Jacob Avshalomov ’43, LHD ’73, April 25, 2013, at home in Portland. Jacob was the son of musician and composer Aaron Avshalomov, who fled Russia at the outset of the Revolution, and Esther Magidson, whom Aaron met on a sojourn in San Francisco, returning with her to Tsingtao, China, where Jacob was born in 1919. During his childhood, Jacob attended more than a dozen schools; learned to speak fluent English, Chinese, Russian, and French; showed early promise in music; and was the fancy diving champion of north China. When his parents separated, Jacob lived with his mother but stayed in contact with his father (and later recorded some of his father’s compositions).

At age 14, and a high school graduate, Jacob took a job in a Chinese factory to help support his mother. He enlisted with a British volunteer corps following Japan’s invasion of China during the Second Sino-Japanese War, and later in 1937 moved with his mother to San Francisco. Through family connections, he began his studies with composer Ernst Toch in Los Angeles and connected with Jacques and Lucia Gershkovitch, who led the Portland Junior Symphony. The Gershkovitches invited Jacob to live with them in Portland, where James Hamilton [admission director 1934–58] admitted him on the strength of his “Why Reed?” essay. “I had no high school graduation papers—they were all left in war-torn China, and I’d been out of school for a lifetime,” he said in an interview in 2008. Although Jacob’s early training focused on the piano, Jacques Gershkovitch started him on percussion in the Junior Symphony and then switched him to cello. There he made friends with oboist Bill Lamont ’41. At a postconcert session with Bill at violist Max Felde’s home, Max’s sister arrived—a “beautiful girl in a crimson dress.” She was Doris Felde ’43 (MA ’63), fellow musician, poet, and printer, whom Jacob married in 1943. Highlights of Reed for Jacob included time with Doris and classes and projects with Lloyd Reynolds [English & art, 1929–69], who also introduced them to the joys of calligraphy; Rex Arragon [history 1923–62]; Kay Stuurman [English and drama 1938–42]; and Harold Sproul [music 1938–43]. Jacob was paid 50 cents an hour to compose and revise music for Stuurman’s theatre productions (notably, Cues from the Little Clay Cart) and for Sproul’s classes. “Another of my favorite professors was F.L. Griffin [mathematics 1911–54]. He made things so, so clear that you wondered why you hadn’t thought of it yourself.”


Jean Ainslie Kalahan ’47

Jean Ainslie Kalahan ’47, April 13, 2013, in Tacoma, Washington. Jean grew up in Portland and studied for more than two years at Reed. In 1950, she married Clyde R. Kalahan, who became a vice president for the Weyerhauser Company in Washington. Jean devoted her time to caring for her home and raising three daughters, including Deborah Kalahan Altschul ’75. She also was a dedicated community volunteer for organizations such as the Children’s Industrial Home (Gateways for Youth and Families), the Dr. Edward S. Rich Orthopedic Guild, the Tacoma Art Museum, and the altar guilds at Christ and St. Mary’s Episcopal churches. She was a member of the Nine Hole Group at the Tacoma Country and Golf Club, and enjoyed playing bridge, gardening, and listening to the Mariners baseball games on the radio. “Her family will miss her astute observations as well as her great cooking.” Survivors include her husband, her daughters, and six grandchildren.

Gregg Agins ’75

Gregg Agins ’75, April 16, 2013, in New York City. Gregg majored in anthropology, writing the thesis “Clear as Mud: A Linguistic Description of Ambiguous Sentences.” After graduating from Reed, he earned an MBA in marketing management from Portland State University. He worked in sales information systems as a director for Bantam Doubleday Dell and as a vice president for Random House in New York City. We learned of Gregg’s death from his brother Rand.

Edward Bethel Adams ’84

Edward Bethel Adams ’84, May 27, 2013, at home, in Portland, Oregon. “With a dog named Homer, hair halfway down his back, and a huge, booming laugh, Ed arrived on campus in August 1980 already a consummate Reedie,” writes Leigh Hancock ’84, who provided the details for this memorial. Ed was a passionate outdoorsman who wasted no time in exploring the bounty of the Pacific Northwest. He joined other first-year students on a backpacking trip in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness during Orientation, and returned to the wilderness during the year, spending breaks and long weekends supported by a backpack, a sleeping bag, and a few bagels. “Ed loved everything about Reed, from the fierce intellectual battles in Hum 110 to more casual discussions on the SU porch—and of course, the sunny-day kegs. He was a passionate student, an inveterate adventurer, and a fiercely loyal friend.” After the first year, Ed took a year off, but he stayed connected to his Reed friends through “voluminous, rollicking letters” written from his home in Loomis, California. “Many of us made more than one pilgrimage to Loomis to play in Ed’s woods and lure him away to Grateful Dead concerts.” His greatest desire was to return to Reed, Leigh says, but in spring 1981 a drunk driver hit Ed’s VW van head-on, and Ed suffered a severe aneurysm, followed by 10 hours of brain surgery and 6 months of rehab in a San Francisco hospital. “During this time, even as he struggled to learn to speak, walk, and manage his loss of memory, he remained the avid, life-loving person who’d danced all night in the SU.” Ed lived at home in Loomis for a few years, moved to Davis, and then bought a house in Portland, close to Reed. “He continued to love the outdoors, big words, big dogs, good books, writing letters, and sharing a beer with friends. Ed was living alone when he fell inside his house this past May. He was 51.” Survivors include his mother, Beryl, and sister, Susie.

George Wesley Anthony Jr. AMP ’44

George Wesley Anthony Jr. AMP ’44, June 4, 2012, in Filer, Idaho. A native of Filer, George took his early schooling in the town and came to Reed for the premeteorology program. Public records (Idaho State Journal, 1963) indicate that he later worked as a nuclear physicist in California and had three daughters.

James Clayton Almond ’55

James Clayton Almond ’55, January 3, 2014, in Elk Grove, California. Jim attended Reed for two years, and also studied at Brigham Young University and the University of Washington. He completed a doctorate in chemical engineering and mathematics and worked in computing in Stuttgart, Germany, guiding the installation of the first supercomputer in Europe at the Universität Stuttgart. He was a technical consultant for the university for more than 20 years, and served at the European Weather Research Center in England, and as technical lead for Daimler Benz in Stuttgart. He also was director of the University of Texas Center for High Performance Computing in Austin. Jim enjoyed outdoor recreation, singing, and performing music on guitar, cello, and ukulele. He and Anna (Nanni) had five daughters and a son, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren—all survive him. Jim was an adventurer, a teacher, an historian, and a gardener. His passion for life touched many individuals throughout the world.

Merlyn Leslie Anderberg ’55

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Merlyn Leslie Anderberg ’55, December 4, 2013, in Spokane, Washington, from complications of heart disease. Merlyn earned a BA in biology from Reed, where he was a resident adviser in Foster-Scholz, and played intramural football and basketball. He gained skills in problem solving and acquired an interest in a great variety of subjects during his studies at Reed, which helped him excel as a teacher, he later reported. Following graduation from Reed, Merlyn attended the University of Washington Medical School, leaving the program after three years to go into education. He earned a BEd and an MEd from Whitworth College, and taught biology in public schools in Spokane for several years. He then earned an MS in biology at the University of Oregon. In 1966, he married nurse and educator Gretchen Reim and joined the faculty in life sciences at Spokane Community College. A year later, he moved to the newly opened campus of Spokane Falls Community College. During his career as a college instructor, he taught zoology, human anatomy, and physiology, and served as department chair. Merlyn and Gretchen had two sons and two daughters and enjoyed gardening in their orchard property on the Little Spokane River and spending family vacations at their home on Spirit Lake, Idaho. Merlyn was drawn to a multitude of multimedia projects in retirement. He supported Reed as a volunteer for admission, and attended both his 40th and 50th class reunions. “Reed has continued to excel and to make alumni proud,” he remarked. In addition to his wife and children, Merlyn is survived by seven grandchildren.

Gail Ann Abrahams Petersen ’61

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Gail Ann Abrahams Petersen ’61, January 28, 2014, in Reno, Nevada. Gail earned a BA from Reed in English literature, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. That same year, she and Fredric F. Petersen ’61 were married. Gail earned a postgraduate certificate in education from the University of London in England and an MA in reading instruction from the University of Nevada at Reno. Her vocation was elementary school teaching, and she taught in schools in Reno for many years before retiring in 2010. She had a number of interests, chief among which were folk dancing and listening to and playing early music. Survivors include Fred, children Soren Petersen ’87 and Sophie Petersen ’93, two grandchildren, and her brother, Karl. “She will be sorely missed.”

Alice Carey Alsup ’13

Alice Carey Alsup ’13, June 1, 2014, in Houston, Texas. Alice attended Reed for a little more than two years, then transferred to the University of Houston majoring in media production with a minor in creative writing. She wrote poetry and feature articles—most recently at Houstonia Magazine—and performed her own compositions on the stage. She competed in poetry slams and was cofounder of Write About Now, a Houston poetry group. A number of her poems were posted on YouTube. She is remembered for having a quirky sense of humor, emotional openness, and a spirit of freewheeling independence. She was treasured by her family, friends, and colleagues. Survivors include her parents and sister.

Stanley James Allen ’66

Stanley James Allen ’66, August 23, 2013, in Seattle, Washington. Stanley was at Reed for two years in the ’50s and two in the ’60s, leading to a BA in economics. He worked as a systems analyst and also operated his own business, Allen Associates, and enjoyed hiking, backpacking, cosmology, photography, the fine arts, and time with his family. Survivors include a daughter, three sons, and two sisters. Stanley and Bette Barber ’47, who was a data analyst at Boeing, were married in later years.

Lynnette Allen Crane MALS ’86

Lynnette (Allen) Crane MALS ’86, October 2, 2014, at home in Portland, from ovarian cancer. Lynnette received a BA from Evergreen State College and earned a master’s degree from Reed in English. She wrote a creative degree paper, “The Prism,” with Prof. Gary Gildner [creative writing 1983–84]. Lynnette taught English at Olympic College and Clark College in Washington and at Columbia Gorge Community College in Oregon until 1994, when she traveled abroad to teach. She was an instructor at Exeter College in England, Işık University in Turkey, the American University and Zayed University in Dubai, and Kuwait University, and had recently retired from teaching English as a foreign language. Survivors include her daughter and son, four grandchildren, and a sister and brother.

Dorothy Jean Robinson Ainslie ’46

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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.”

Estelle Frances Asher Wertheimer ’46

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Estelle Frances Asher Wertheimer ’46, November 8, 2013, in Seattle, following a brief illness. Known as Stuff to her dear friends, Estelle earned a BA from Reed in psychology. Her uncle, Arthur M. Hoffman ’18, was also a Reed grad. In 1946, Estelle and Stephen Wertheimer ’48 were married; they had four children and later divorced. “Our mother wore many hats throughout her life,” Brian, Linda, Sheri, and Emily wrote. “During her college summers, she worked in a candy factory and drove a forklift truck at a naval shipyard. She always laughed when recalling those early jobs. She was assuredly a lifelong learner, an adventurous world traveler, a politically active and articulate voter, and a volunteer with the League of Women Voters for decades.” Estelle also volunteered at the Youth Service Center in the ’60s and for many years at the Seattle Art Museum Rental Loft; she was a member of the Women’s University Club. In addition, she was a gourmet cook, a green-thumbed gardener, a passionate lover of the arts and of poetry, and a dear friend to a great many people. “Of all these things, closest to our hearts is, of course, being our wonderful Mom and Gramma to Emily, her sole grandchild. She raised us solo—back when that was unusual—with love, humor, grace, and wisdom.”

Elizabeth Marie Andrew ’72

Elizabeth Marie Andrew ’72, April 6, 2015, in Memphis, Tennessee, from cancer. Beth earned a BA from Reed in biology, writing her thesis on the crustacean hyperglycemic hormone with Prof. Lewis Kleinholz [1946–80]. Among her recollections of Reed were hikes on Mount Hood, calligraphy class, singing in the chorus, and playing soccer. She went on to do graduate work at MIT and later entered a graduate program in nutritional science at Cornell University. She earned an MNS in community nutrition in 1977 and was employed as research assistant in the Nutrition Center of Tufts New England Medical Center before entering medical school. She earned an MD from New York University in 1984. After completing residency at the University of North Carolina’s Memorial Hospital, she practiced pediatrics in Silver Spring, Maryland, and moved to Memphis in 1992 with her partner, Thaddeus N. Nowak, director of research in the neurology department of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. Beth worked for the Memphis Children’s Clinic. She was recognized as an advocate for children and adolescents and their health and well being. She also was a longtime member of the Memphis Symphony Chorus and an accomplished photographer and knitter. Beth danced, played basketball, and ran numerous half and full marathons, including the Boston Marathon in 2006. She cultivated prolific gardens at home and at Shelby Farms Park in Memphis. Survivors include Thad, her mother, three sisters, and three brothers.

Mark James Martinez Angeles ’15

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Mark Angeles ’15 volunteering at Lane Community School in 2013 Daniel Cronin

Mark James Martinez Angeles ’15, May 27, 2015, in Portland, from head trauma.

Mark was killed when a tow truck struck his bicycle just nine days after he graduated from Reed. Professors and friends described him as a dedicated student who was passionate about chemistry, cycling, and community service. “Mark brought all his gifts to the Reed chemistry department: his intelligence, hard work, and discipline could penetrate any topic, a huge heart that could lift any classmate, and a deep laugh that melted away sadness,” writes Prof. Alan Shusterman [chemistry 1989–]. “My chemistry colleagues and I loved having Mark in our classes, as a student, a scholar, and a friend.”


Clifford Charles Ashby ’50

Cliff grew up a child of the Great Depression in Illinois, earning money by sweeping the shop floors of John Boos & Company, the butcher-block manufacturer cofounded by his great-grandfather in 1892. He became proficient at ham radio in his youth and served two years in the Merchant Marine in the South Pacific as a radio officer during World War II. After the war, he studied at Reed for the better part of two years, where he gained experience working on theatre lighting and set building. Intent on majoring in theatre, he transferred to the University of Iowa, where he fulfilled his goal.

Cliff and Sylvia Girsh, a fellow student in the theatre department and a playwright, married in 1950. He continued his study of theatre at the University of Hawaii–Manoa, and received an MA in theatre while working as a technical director. Next, at Stanford, Cliff earned a PhD in theatre history and joined the faculty at Texas Tech University in 1963. He made a directorial debut at the Cracker Box Theatre with Firebugs—Texas Tech’s first racially integrated production. The following spring he designed the set and lighting for the premiere performance in Tech’s new theatre building, and for 38 years, Cliff taught theatre and speech, and did directing and set and lighting designs for productions such as The Lower Depths, Tobacco Road, The Tempest, Mister Roberts, and Oklahoma! In 1976, he revived the famous Harley Sadler Tent Show as a Bicentennial event with many former tent show professionals participating, which he documented in his book Trouping Through Texas: Harley Sadler and his Tent Show.


Peter Dvorak Albert ’67

Raised in Portland, Peter attended Reed for three years beginning in 1963. He did advanced work in mathematics in high school, and he continued to pursue this interest; but at Reed he discovered psychology, which became his intellectual passion. His Reed connections led to lifelong friendships with, among others, Steve Engel ’68, Vern Lindblad ’67, Steve Metz ’72, and Randy Puseman ’69. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Portland State University (PSU) in 1969 and a master’s degree in Asian studies and economics from the University of Oregon in 1983.

Peter suffered from chronic depression and was an alcoholic. He became sober for good in 1984 and devoted much of his career to helping others with similar challenges. He developed pragmatic cognitive therapies and accessible, behaviorally based materials and techniques to use with clients who ranged from teenage girls at a detention facility to adult Native Americans. Moving to Seattle in 1991, Peter changed his legal name from Peter A. Dvorak to Peter D. Albert, and expanded his interests to include ways to more effectively communicate with people needing to make changes in their lives. He hosted and produced programs on public access television, including Seattle Stop Smoking; became active in Toastmasters, winning a regional competition; and developed and led workshops for both clients and addiction therapy professionals.


Frederick James Anderson ’59

Born in in 1937 in Lucerne Valley, California, Frederick majored in chemistry at Reed. He wrote his thesis, Synthetic Experiments in the Alicyclic Diazo Series, with Prof. John Hancock [chemistry 1955-89] and completed graduate work at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, and at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. He married Catherine Deedy in 1962, and worked as a research chemist at the Carus Chemical Company in La Salle, Illinois. For many years he served as a respected science fair judge and occasional substitute teacher in math and chemistry.

Frederick’s interests included Scouting (he was a Scoutmaster and both of his sons are Eagle Scouts), camping, hiking, painting, photography, gardening, skiing, and woodworking.


Mary Jeanne Adamson Carrera ’58

Born in Ft. Riley, Kansas, Mary Jeanne moved with her mother to Maryland after her parents’ divorce. She attended Reed and graduated from American University. In 1963, she married Nicholas Carrera and they moved to Urbana, Illinois. Mary Jeanne worked as a secretary, school teacher, and conference planner. After moving to Falls Church, Virginia, she was a substitute teacher and teacher’s aide, working with autistic children. She developed the career center at Falls Church High School, and was its first full-time director. After retiring, she and her husband moved to her childhood home in Maryland. She is survived by Nicholas, and their children, Alexandra and John.

Alan Arey ’65

March 16, 2017, in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Born in Mt. Holly, New Jersey, Alan was the son of Richard and Patricia Arey. He attended Reed and Portland State University before graduating from the University of Virginia Law School in 1976. Alan practiced law in Chatham, Virginia, before moving to Charlottesville. He was an active member of the Rebellious Dogs A.A. Group, the Charlottesville Stamp Club, the Monticello Coin Club, and the Shenandoah National Philatelic Society. His brother, Stephen, and his sister, Kathleen Carroll, survive him.

Jonathan S Austin ’82

Jonathan Austin and family

Jonathan built a career as an affordable housing developer. He was born in New York City and attended the Bronx High School of Science. At the age of nine, he got his first job on the second season of Sesame Street, where he did a scene with Mr. Hooper. At Reed, he fell in love with Hegel and vegetarianism, and became passionate about combining sustainability with social justice. “Philosophy gave me a perspective that few urban planners have,” he said.

After graduating in political science from Reed, he earned a master’s in urban planning from San Jose State University, worked for the City of Oakland, and joined a number of nonprofit housing developers in the East Bay. As principal of his own business, JSA Consulting Services, he helped develop Crossroads, a 125-bed homeless shelter in Oakland that featured green construction and was profiled in the New York Times. He is survived by his mother, Louise Austin; his wife, Mary Mazzocco; his daughter, Alleana; and his brother, Benjamin.

Joan Averill Otte ’50

Born in Portland, Joan grew up in Jennings Lodge and Oregon City, Oregon. She attended Reed, before transferring to Oregon State University, where she earned a bachelor of science degree, followed by a bachelor of nursing degree from the University of Oregon Medical School. While at OSU, Joan met George Otte, and they were married in 1951. Their careers led them to The Dalles, Oregon, and Lanai City, Hawaii. Eventually they settled back in McMinnville, where they raised their three children. In 1976, Riitta, a Finnish exchange student, joined the family. The family moved to Casper, Wyoming, and when Joan and George retired, they returned to McMinnville, where they built their dream home.

A longtime member of the Junior Matrons and the American Association of University Women, Joan was active in her church, especially as a youth leader, and was also a Red Cross nurse and teacher, a Girl Scout camp and day camp nurse, and both a Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader. She loved camping, backpacking, and mountaineering, and as a member of the Mazamas mountaineering club climbed major peaks in Oregon and Washington. She loved sewing and tailored most of the family’s clothes as well as designing and sewing backpacking tents, down coats, sleeping bags, and a sail for a sailboat that George built. Following a 30-year career in nursing, Joan learned to weave on a floor loom and wove complicated sample cards for an international weaver. In 1975, Joan and George started second careers in the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Joan was twice elected commander of Flotilla 66. She taught member training and water safety classes for third and fifth graders. Summers were filled with regattas and safety patrols on rivers and lakes and offshore. She retired from the auxiliary after 42 years of dedicated service.

George passed away in 2000. Joan is survived by her children, Tom, Terry, and Nancy; her Finnish daughter, Riitta; and her brother, Jim.

Peter Abrahams ’77

March 4, 2018, in Los Angeles, California, of cardiac arrest.

An avid astronomer and independent scholar, Peter devoted much of his life to researching and writing about the history of telescopes and binoculars.


Mary Margaret Arnn ’43

May 23, 2015, in Pacific Grove, California.

A native of Eugene, Oregon, Mary received her bachelor’s degree in literature from Reed and then worked as a cowgirl on a ranch in New Mexico. She married John Oliver Arnn in 1946 and moved once a year for 15 years as her husband’s army career dictated. While they were stationed in Japan, she volunteered to teach English and history to Japanese wives of American servicemen. After John died in Vietnam in 1965, she moved to Carmel, California.

A charter member of the Carmel Area Coalition—a group whose actions led to the scenic preservation of the agricultural land at the mouth of the Carmel Valley—she was also active in the World Affairs Council, the United Nations Foundation, Amnesty International, and the American Civil Liberties Union. A generous supporter of Reed, she wrote, “I live in a retirement home where someone asked me to lead a Great Issues group. I now carry on with Reed-like discussions on various subjects.” Mary is survived by her children, James and Barbara.

Elaine Mitchell Attias ’45

December 4, 2018, in Los Angeles, California.

Filmmaker, journalist, and activist, Elaine identified with the less fortunate in society. She attended Reed and the University of Chicago, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in economics. After university, she worked for the International Longshoremen’s Association and the legendary labor leader Harry Bridges. As a progressive activist in the late ’40s, she campaigned for Henry Wallace.

She married soon afterwards to Henry Attias and had two children she raised with great love and devotion. Elaine resumed her education at UCLA and received a graduate degree in theater arts. She produced several documentary films, including Italianamerican, an early effort of director Martin Scorsese, and was a freelance journalist published in newspapers including the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times. Social activism was a constant in her life and she was honored to have been included on President Nixon’s “enemies list.” Through it all, Elaine was beloved by many who experienced her graciousness, generosity, humor, and spirit. She is survived by her daughter, Jane Attias, and her son, Dan Attias.

Richard Atwater ’72

April 5, 2013, in Seattle, Washington.

Born in Seattle, Richard grew up in Yakima, Washington. He got a bachelor’s degree in literature from Reed and then a medical degree from the University of Washington. He practiced as an orthopedic surgeon in the Redmond and Seattle areas for more than 30 years. Surviving are his wife, Bambi Harvey; his son, Ryan Atwater, his daughter, Mollie Yates; his brother, O. Thomas Atwater; his stepson Jared Harvey; and his stepdaughter, Jennifer McGregor.

Bushra Azzouz ’80

June 13, 2019 in Portland, Oregon.

Documentary filmmaker Bushra Azzouz taught for decades at Portland’s Northwest Film Center, giving voice to hundreds of aspiring filmmakers. One of the outreach projects she led was in Eddyville, a rural Oregon town, where she had middle-school students interview the oldest members of their families, mining for memories of the place. As a filmmaker, it was not industry shifts from film to video that concerned her. “The truth is,” she said, “I’m not interested in technology, but in storytelling.”


Prof. Robert Paul Allard [philosophy ’66–96]

November 22, 2019, in Lake Oswego, Oregon, of natural causes.

Prof. Robert Allard Paul was born in his paternal grandmother’s home in Red Lake Falls, Minnesota. His family soon headed to the Pacific Northwest, settling in Newberg, Oregon, where he was raised. After graduating from high school, Paul entered the ROTC and was a proud member of the Oregon National Guard.


Katherine Ferguson Abel ’48

March 12, 2020, in Portland, after a brief illness, at the age of 93.

Katherine was born in Evanston, Illinois, but by the time she was 13, the family had settled in San Francisco. During the Second World War, her mother was a Red Cross volunteer. A fellow volunteer with two children at Reed praised the college.

“My mother had heard vague rumblings about the possibility of a female labor draft in the country,” Katherine remembered. “She wanted me to avoid that and get into college.”


Yvonne Altmann ’60

November 19, 2018 in Portland, Oregon.

Yvonne was born in Paris, France, and attended Reed for three years. She received a bachelor of science degree from Georgetown University, with majors in French and German. Completing course requirements for the master’s degree at Georgetown, she was awarded translator’s certificates in French and German and taught French at Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service.

Yvonne pursued a wide-ranging career, which increasingly focused on fundraising and development for nonprofit organizations. She served as assistant to four successive presidents of the Fund for Peace, a New York educational foundation promoting world order and citizen involvement in foreign affairs.  She was administrator and fundraising coordinator of the New York–based Scientists’ Institute for Public Information, a national public interest group. She assisted in the establishment of the Margaret Mead Internship in Policy Related Science, an undergraduate internship for science students administered by the Scientists’ Institute.


Laurie Appell ’70

April 16, 2020, in Hartford, Connecticut, from COVID-19.

Born in Queens, New York, Laurie attended both Reed and Hunter College, but earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from New York University. For some time, Laurie had been a resident of Laurel House in Stamford, Connecticut, a housing and care facility for people with mental illness. While there, Laurie worked tirelessly as a mental health advocate, receiving a Governor’s Victory Award for her work in mental health advocacy. She was a gifted poet, but will be remembered for her kind heart, gentle soul, and determination that all people should be treated with respect and dignity. She is survived by her sisters, Randy Johnson and Jodie Appell, and her brothers, Glenn Appell and Jonathan Appell.

Clarence Allen ’49

January 21, 2021, in Pasadena, California.

One of the world’s premier earthquake experts, Clarence contributed greatly to the field of seismicity—the science of measuring the frequency and likelihood of seismic upheaval at a particular location.


Jonathan Alper ’54

July 24, 2021, in Kalispell, Montana, from cancer.

Jon was born in New York City and at a young age moved to California. He attended Chadwick Academy in Palos Verdes Peninsula before coming to Reed. After a stint in the U.S. Army, Jon and a partner established a company, Marine Salvage and Dive. He was one of the original founders of the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon and owned a successful printing business in San Francisco.

After retiring in Anacortes, Washington, he met Susie, the love of his life. She was from Montana and he had always dreamed of being a cowboy, so they headed back to the Big Sky to fulfill Jon’s dream. They started a popular bed and breakfast, and Jon, for whom organization and planning were key ingredients to contentment, busied himself with spreadsheets and alphabetizing spice racks. Susie survives him, as do his children, Jonathan Jr., Lyn, Christopher, and Libby.

Jean Ruth Arndt Fowler ’58

January 1, 2022, in McKinleyville, California, from Alzheimer’s disease.

Jean was an only child raised in Bellingham, Washington. Her father died when she was young, and her mother, who had only completed the fourth grade, believed strongly in a liberal education. She suggested that her daughter go to Reed. “It was the greatest gift my mother ever gave me,” Jean said. “It developed my self-image as a smart person. No one can take that away.”

She also enjoyed the ratio of three men on campus for every woman. She wrote her thesis, “The Accuracy of Judgements Concerning Participation in Group Discussion,” advised by Prof. Leslie Squier [psychology 1953–88]. She went on to earn a master’s of social work from Boston’s Simmons School of Social Work, which she found easy after attending Reed. She worked as a psychotherapist in Monterey and had an office in Eureka for 28 years. Joan was one of the original teaching members of the International Transactional Analysis Association, and her career as a psychotherapist spanned 59 years, 51 of those years in Humboldt County. She was a longtime member and former president of the American Association of University Women.


Jon Howard Appleton ’61

January 30, 2022, at The Village in White River Junction, Vermont.

A pioneer in electroacoustic music, Jon was a celebrated composer and educator who taught both music and humanities at Dartmouth College.


Robert Walter Avery ’89

January 19, 2022, in Grass Valley, California, from lung cancer.

Rob grew up in Mendocino, California. At Reed, he wrote his thesis, “Physiological and Morphological Identification of Neuroactive Substances in the Nervous System of the Barnacle,” advised by Prof. Frank Gwilliam [biology 1957–96]. He went on to earn a veterinary degree from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. He worked at the Woodland Veterinary Hospital until he moved his family to Grass Valley, California, where he was an associate vet at For the Love of Pets for six years and then purchased the hospital in 2006, practicing there until he retired following his cancer diagnosis in early 2020.


Dean Leland Alvis ’75

August 4, 2022, in South Bend, Indiana.

Born and raised in Portland, Dean wrote his thesis, “Closed Categories of Continuous Mappings,” advised by Prof. Thomas Wieting [math 1965–2016]. He went on to earn master’s and doctorate degrees in mathematics from the University of Oregon. Dean held faculty positions at MIT and the University of Notre Dame before joining the mathematics faculty at Indiana University South Bend where, until his retirement in 2015, he taught a wide variety of math courses and conducted research on representation theory.

Dean enjoyed hiking, and in his youth climbed some of the Cascade peaks of the Pacific Northwest. After moving to South Bend, he made many trips west with his family to camp and hike. A lifelong environmentalist, in his retirement he became more active politically. He joined Indivisible, where he met other local activists involved in progressive causes. He participated in Solarize South Bend, loved solving puzzles and problems, was a fan of mysteries and an avid film buff.


Alexandra Arnold Lynch ’56

October 6, 2022, in Portland, Oregon.  .

Alexandra attended St. Helen’s Hall in Portland, followed by Brimmer and May School in Massachusetts. Returning to Portland to attend Reed, she married noted Portland artist Douglas Lynch in 1955. They made their home in Northwest Portland and had two sons, John and Jason.


Johanna Ghei Anderson ’57

October 23, 2022, in Madison, Wisconsin, at home.

Johanna grew up in the Cannon Valley of rural Minnesota, near the bluffs of the Mississippi River. Her brother and cousins were her companions and she went to Red Wing public schools, participated in 4-H, and developed skills as a baker and seamstress.


Constance Eleanor Austin ’77

October 17, 2022, in Dover, Massachusetts, from complications related to Parkinson’s disease.

Connie was born in Alabama, where her father was stationed in the army. The family moved to Weston, Massachusetts, and then to Brookline, where Connie attended Heath Elementary School and Winsor School.


Anahita Ariana ’93

December 26, 2022 in Saanich, British Columbia, from cancer.

Born in Tehran, Iran, Ani grew up in the Pacific Northwest and earned her undergraduate degree at Reed before completing a master’s degree from OHSU and a master’s in social work and an MD from the University of Illinois. After completing her residency in family medicine at the University of Ottawa, she settled in Sudbury and Little Current, Ontario, as a rural family physician. With their growing family, she and her partner, Anthony Minniti, moved to Victoria, British Columbia, in 2009, where she took a job as a medical advisor at WorkSafeBC. Both as a doctor and as a researcher, Ani was treasured for her calm, compassionate care, her meticulous attention to detail, and her willingness to explore and push for new knowledge.

Ever curious, always learning, Ani savored life’s tastes, sounds, and stories (from sci-fi to classics to Lord of the Rings). She was a movie lover, inexhaustible researcher, lifelong musician, and passionate cook. On a typical night she might create a robust Persian dish, play violin with her daughters, and end the evening watching a Japanese anime film with her family.


Doris Felde Avshalomov ’43, MAT ’63

November 4, 2020, in Portland.

A lifelong Portlander, Doris was born at her family’s home in Eastmoreland. As a child she and her brother would walk to Reed’s campus to pick raspberries and swim in the pool. “To me Reed was like a magic place,” she later recalled. After graduating from Franklin High School at age 16, she worked in the public library as a page for three years in order to earn enough money to start college. When asked why she chose Reed, Doris, whose parents hadn’t attended college, answered that she thought it “would be a good place to go because serious students went to Reed.”

Doris came to Reed as a day-dodger, living at home and walking to campus each day to attend classes and participate in musical activities. She took double bass and voice lessons, sang in the chorus and a madrigal group, and performed in several theatre productions. She studied literature and wrote a thesis on Virginia Woolf under Prof. Victor L.O. Chittick [English 1921–48]. She also took classes on creative writing and 18th-century literature with Prof. Lloyd Reynolds [English & art 1929–69]. He “was sort of my hero,” Doris said. “He was a great teacher . . . He had sort of beetling brows, and he’d say, ‘Now, I may look angry but I’m not. It’s just the way my eyebrows are.’” Other highlights at Reed included classes with Profs. Rex Arragon [history 1923–62], Barry Cerf [English 1921–48], Harold Sproul [music 1938–43], and F.L. Griffin [mathematics 1911–52].


Alan Ackerman ’68

February 23, 2023, in Berkeley, California, after a three-year struggle with dementia.

Alan was born in Des Moines, Iowa, February 8, 1947, and grew up in Texas. He graduated from Reed with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, writing his thesis on “Valuations and the P-Adic Numbers,” advised by Prof. Joe Roberts [mathematics 1952–]. He completed a master’s in mathematics at Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz.


Prof. Angela Ayres [Spanish ’66–73]

Prof. Angela Ayres was very fond of her time teaching at Reed and is remembered as an influential professor who had high expectations of her students. She continued teaching after leaving Reed, but would say that Reed students were the most impressive she ever taught. Outside of work, Ayres enjoyed gardening and traveling. Her husband, Prof. Fred Ayres, taught chemistry at Reed from 1940 until his death in 1970. She is survived by her son, Dr. Fred Donald Ayres ’89.