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Lyle C. Ellickson ’52

Lyle C. Ellickson ’52, April 8, 1998, in Portland. He served in the Army from 1952 to 1954. He married Iris Cedarstrom ’52 in 1954. He earned a second bachelor’s degree in engineering from MIT and worked as the manager and owner of A.G. Lime Co. from 1954 to 1964. He then joined Willamette National Forest as a construction engineer until his retirement in 1989. He was a member of the Elks in Eugene. He is survived by Iris, their three sons and two grandchildren; his stepmother; and two sisters.

Mabel Easter Griffin ’25

Mabel Easter Griffin ’25, March 21, 2000, in Portland. She was a chemist in the pathology lab at Emanuel Hospital, Portland, and was an art teacher at Catlin Gabel School until her retirement in 1969. She married Curtis Griffin in 1926; he died in 1969. Survivors include her daughter, three grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Joyce Evans Mowry ’52

Joyce Evans Mowry ’52, March 3, 2001, in King City, Oregon, of complications from surgery. After graduating from Reed, she was a supervisor in public assistance for the State of Washington for six years. She married Ronald Mowry ’52 in November, 1952, and in 1959 they both entered the graduate program in social work at the University of Washington, earning MSW degrees in 1962. She returned to work for the public assistance department for five years, and held other positions in the field of social work in Oregon, California, and Minnesota, until retiring after the removal of a brain tumor in 1979. She and her husband lived in Hawaii during the 1980s and moved to King City, Oregon, in 1989. Survivors include Ronald, a sister, a niece, and three nephews.

Benjamin Alan Eder ’03

Benjamin Alan Eder ’03, December 11, 2001, lost at sea off the Oregon coast near Newport, while on a crabbing boat. He attended Reed for two years, where he was known for his dedication to playing rugby. He took a leave of absence from Reed in 2000–01 to travel in South America. Upon his return, he enrolled at the University of Oregon, with a double major in biochemistry and international relations. He is survived by his parents; a brother; his grandparents; three uncles, and many cousins.

Jane Logan Edwards ’38

Jane Logan Edwards ’38, February 29, 2000, in Loomis, California. She attended Reed for two years and later worked as a legal secretary. In 1952, she earned a JD from Golden Gate University, and she practiced law in Montague and Yreka, California. She was elected to a term as district attorney in Siskiyou County, California in 1966.

D. Valentine Olsen Erickson ’43

D. Valentine Olsen Erickson ’43, March 12, 2002, in Sonoma, California, where she had lived since 1986. After graduating from Reed, Valentine was a social worker in San Francisco. She married Robert Erickson ’43 in 1955, and, because of his work with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, they lived in many parts of the world, including Australia, Bangkok, Rome, Paris, and London. While living abroad, she studied couture sewing for many years, and her knowledge of fabrics, both modern and from traditional cultures worldwide, was significant. Upon retiring, the couple moved to Sonoma, California, where she became involved in a number of organizations, including the AAUW and the Opera Guild. She also participated in the United Nations Association and the World Affairs Council, and she helped organize the Great Decisions Program in Sonoma. Her other interests included bonsai and gardening in general, fly tying, and mosaics. She is survived by her husband, a son, and a brother, Theodore Olsen ’39.

Barbara English Phillips ’44

Barbara Lee English Phillips ’44, February 6, 2003, in Spokane. Barbara completed her bachelor’s degree at Reed in political science, and returned to her home in Tacoma, Washington, where she established, owned, and operated the Olympic Lumber Sales Company. She then worked for the Tacoma Times, where she met her husband, John F. Phillips. After the Times ceased publication, she returned to operating the lumber company full time. Barbara and her husband traveled to Europe as correspondents for the Tacoma News-Tribune in 1950 and moved to Spokane in 1951. She was active in the Pioneer Association of Washington State and the Episcopal Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. Survivors include her husband, her daughter and son, and two grandchildren.

Eleanor Eastman Finzer ’28

Eleanor Cordelia Eastman Finzer ’28, May 25, 2002, in Portland. Eleanor attended Reed for three years before transferring to the University of Oregon and earning a BS in mathematics in 1928. After six months of teaching high school math, she wrote, "married life must be easier." In 1929 she married Edward M. Finzer, and lived in Seattle where he had an office equipment store until 1936, at which time they moved to Portland and opened the W.E. Finzer Company. That same year they moved into a house across from Reed, where they lived for decades and raised two daughters. Eleanor worked as treasurer of the family business, and stated that she walked regularly through the college campus with her children and four grandchildren.

William Charles Estill ’42

William Charles Estill ’42, April 4, 2003, in Salem, Oregon. William attended Reed for two and half years, leaving to enter the U.S. Air Force in World War II. He served for three years on active duty, and continued in the air force reserve for 29 years. After the war, William worked briefly as an advertising marketer for the Oregon Journal before becoming a Hudson automobile dealer in Tillamook, Oregon, for 10 years. Following that, he worked for the state of Oregon fleet and motor pools, retiring as an administrator in the department of general services after 22 years of state employment. William was an honorary life member of the National Association of Fleet Administrators and a lifetime member of the Salem Elks Club. He attended St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salem for 50 years. His marriage to Alison Ruth Birkenfeld, who predeceased him, lasted 61 years, during which they raised five children, three daughters and two sons. In retirement William regularly followed his avocation to the golf course and tended to yard work. Survivors include his children, 10 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and his sister.

Richard Arthur Ehelebe ’49

Richard Arthur Ehelebe ’49, August 21, 2003. Richard attended Reed for three years. He married Helen V. Ferguson in 1948, and they had a son and two daughters. He was manager for the Reed College bookstore for 25 years, retiring in 1985.

Gertrude S. Engstrom ’24

Gertrude S. Engstrom ’24, September 23, 1987, in Clarkston, Washington. Gertrude graduated from Reed with a BA in general literature. She was the owner of Engstrom Portrait Studio.

May M. Ebihara-Gelfand ’55

May M. Ebihara-Gelfand ’55, April 24, 2005. May received a bachelor’s degree from Reed in anthropology, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. She began her advanced study in anthropology at Columbia University, and among distinctions, received a Ford Foundation fellowship. She received a PhD in 1968, and taught in the department of anthropology at Lehman College, CUNY, and in the PhD program in anthropology at the Graduate Center, CUNY. She served as chair of the department and was a member of the Academy of Sciences. May married Marvin Gelfand and they had two sons. Her sister, Grace Ebihara Akiyama ’50, and brother-in-law, Henry I. Akiyama ’53, also attended Reed.

Dorothy Luella Dalton Edi-Ale ’51

Dorothy Luella Dalton Edi-Ale ’51, August 1, 2004, at home in Benin City, Nigeria, from cancer. Edi-Ale attended Reed for two years, receiving a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Whitman College in 1951. In 1954, she earned a master’s degree in psychology from UC Berkeley. She married Patt Momo Edi-Ale and they had two sons and one daughter. Edi-Ale worked for the Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration in Geneva, Switzerland, for five years. From 1960 to 1965, she was secretary to Dr. Robert K. Morton, department of sociology at Columbia University. She moved to Nigeria in 1965, and helped with the administration of her husband’s small private hospital, Edi International, in Benin City. She was also a director of a travel agency.

Robert A. Elliott ’49

Robert A. Elliott ’49, March 5, 2005, in Portland. Robert entered Reed after serving in the U.S. Air Force in World War II; he attended one year. In 1946, he married Jeannette Mejdell ’48; they had two children. Robert worked as an optician for Opticraft in Portland. Survivors include Jeannette, a daughter and son, two grandchildren, and a sister.

Patricia Ann Inman Etue ’54

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Patricia Ann Inman Etue ’54, October 16, 2004, in California. Patricia received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Reed. She spent three years doing postgraduate work at the University of Oregon and UCLA, earning an MA in mathematics from UCLA in 1957. From 1956 to 1959, she was a computer engineer with Atomics International in Los Angeles, after which she spent a little over a year as a computer-programming supervisor for Land-Air in Point Mugo, California. For 13 years, she worked for General Electric and Honeywell in Phoenix, Arizona, as a specialist in systems programming and in software development. In 1973, she married George E. Etue. A year later she retired to Buena Park on disability. She was diagnosed with stage-4 colon cancer, and survived 11 years, dedicating five of those years to providing support and advice to other cancer patients via the internet. "There are so many side effects of chemo on an individual basis that hope and encouragement is a constant need for over 600 cases online. I haven’t saved any lives, but tried to make a difference," she wrote. Patricia experienced Reed as a day-dodger, climbing stairs backward on crutches necessary for support post-polio. For her 50th reunion album submission, she noted that she was fighting post-polio paralysis and cancer, that she maintained an interest in computer societies, rights for the handicapped, cooking, and reading, and that she listened to 40 books on tape every year.

Steven Louis Engel ’77

Steven Louis Engel ’77, March 9, 2006, in Boston, Massachusetts. Steve earned a BA from Reed in music. Following graduation, he moved to Israel, and performed for two years with the Sea of Galilee Symphony Orchestra. While at Tel Aviv University, he met another musician, pianist Anat Even; the couple married in 1981. Steven received a bachelor’s degree from the university in violin performance in 1985. The couple moved to Framingham, Massachusetts, that same year. He earned an MBA in a joint program from Boston College and Tufts University in 1993, and worked in the marketing computer field with Advanstar, Digital, Network World IDG, and Softbank Comdex. Additionally, he was a bar mitzvah teacher. In later years, he worked as a real estate broker with ReMax of Framingham. Steven performed violin with the Rivers Symphony Orchestra in Weston and was associated with the Rivers Music School. Survivors include his wife and two sons, and his brother, Robert Engel ’80. Gifts in Steve’s memory may be made to Reed College to provide music lessons for Reed students with financial need through the Dedicated Music Scholarship Fund.

Jonathan William Erickson ’79

Jonathan William Erickson ’79, March 3, 2006, from suicide, following a deep depression, in Palo Alto, California. Jon attended Reed and Linfield College. He earned a PhD from Brown University in physical chemistry. He held positions in surface science at the National Bureau of Standards and at two companies in Palo Alto. He also taught chemistry and held four groundbreaking patents. Survivors include his wife, Anne, and two daughters.

Leland Erickson ’44

Leland Erickson ’44, April 23, 2007, in Fairport, New York. Leland attended Reed for two years, and then served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Mary S. in 1942; they had a son and daughter. In 1952, he received an MA from the University of Oregon in physics. Erickson was a physicist for Eastman Kodak.

William August Ehelebe ’42

William August Ehelebe ’42, November 30, 2004, in California. Bill received a BA from Reed in political science. In 1950, he earned an MSW from the University of Southern California. He married Clarice L. Zeusler in 1962. Bill was a child welfare supervisor in California and also a consultant in the public welfare division, medical services, in Agana, Guam. His brothers, Richard and Edward Ehelebe, also attended Reed. His wife died in 2007.

Patricia Eraker ’63

Patricia Dawley Eraker ’63, March 18, 1994, in Washington. Patricia received a BA from Reed in biology and an MD from the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, and practiced psychiatric medicine at Dammasch State Hospital in Wilsonville, Oregon, and at OHSU and the Veterans Hospital in Portland.

Betty Ann Cardwell Elliott ’50

Betty Ann Cardwell Elliott ’50 and Robert Sydney Elliott ’49, December 11, 2009, and March 14, 2008, respectively, in Chico, California. Betty and Robert met at Reed, where Robert earned a BA in history. The couple lived in Tucson, Arizona; records show that Robert was the western regional representative for the American Social Hygiene Association. Survivors include a daughter.

Robert Sydney Elliott ’49

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Robert Sydney Elliott ’49 and Betty Ann Cardwell Elliott ’50, March 14, 2008, and December 11, 2009, respectively, in Chico, California. Robert and Betty met at Reed, where Robert earned a BA in history. The couple lived in Tucson, Arizona; records show that Robert was the western regional representative for the American Social Hygiene Association. Survivors include a daughter.

Janet Marie Erb Clithero ’51

Janet Marie Erb Clither ’51, March 24, 2010, in Longview, Washington. Janet began playing violin when she was five years old, and studied music at Reed for two years. She met Harold Freiberg ’49 at the college; they married in 1948, and raised a family of four. Janet was a charter member of the Southwest Washington Symphony, and performed with the symphony for 35 years, holding the positions of assistant concertmaster and concertmaster. She also established the Evergreen String Quartet, taught music to children and adults, and was a teacher's aide for middle and high school orchestras. In her public obituary, we read: “The key to her teaching success was her seemingly infinite positive spirit and patience, as well as her genuine love for her students.” In 1970, she became the library technician for the Longview Public Library, and later for Lower Columbia College Library. After retiring in 1995, Janet enjoyed growing and tending to 75-plus rosebushes. Survivors include her husband of 33 years, Raymond L. Clithero; two sons and two daughters; two stepchildren; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Patricia Jane Moore Egner ’44

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Patricia Jane Moore Egner ’44, June 4, 2011, in Seattle, Washington, from cancer. Pat moved to Seattle from Greeley, Colorado, when she was a teen, and at 16 entered Reed, where she earned a BA in biology. In 1947, she married Ray F. Egner. They operated Ray Egner’s Sport Center in Bellevue, Washington, and she later worked for Pace Chemical. Pat loved to design houses and designed the family home near Lake Sammamish. She raised two daughters and a son, and also had four grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Henry Day Ellis ’34

Henry Day Ellis ’34, December 5, 1994, in Spokane, Washington. After graduation, Hank spent a year doing postgraduate work in Spanish American history at the University of California, Berkeley. Following several years of work with a gold dredging company in the Boise Basin of Idaho, he became interested in pursuing the Catholic priesthood. In 1937, he entered the Grand Seminaire at Issy-les-Moulineaux near Paris, but left his studies in 1939 as the war approached. He continued to study for the priesthood at the Los Angeles Archdiocese Seminary at Camarillo, California. In 1940, he moved to Wallace, Idaho, to resume mining work with the family company, Day Mining Company. He was a director of that company until his retirement and handled much of the investment work for the business. Hank continued to study monasticism and spent considerable time studying with the Benedictine Abbey at Mt. Angel, Oregon. He owned property on Shaw Island, in the San Juan Islands, Washington, where he spent his summers and planned to established a Benedictine Priory. He was supportive of Reed College and with his siblings, including Robert Ellis Jr. ’37 and Frederick Ellis ’38, contributed the Robert H. and Blanche Day Ellis Professorship. He was also a committed environmentalist. He is survived by his brother, Frederick, and a sister.

Mary Engie Dann ’36

Mary Engie Dann ’36, November 22, 1994, in Portland. She attended Reed in 1932–33 and then attended Cornish School of Art in Seattle. She married Maurice Barnhart in 1938 and was a homemaker until 1959, during which time she was a board member and secretary of the Creative Arts Community Workshop, in Portland. From 1959 to 1978, Mary was a personnel assistant with the U.S. Postal Service. Mary and Maurice divorced in 1974. She is survived by two daughters, a son, six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Esther Elliott Putman ’36

Esther Elliot Putman ’36, August 31, 1995, in Clifton Park, New York. She received a BA from Reed in psychology, and then an MA in personnel management from Syracuse University in 1941. In 1949, she married Ivan Putman and shortly thereafter they moved to Gainsville, Florida, where he was adviser to international students at the University of Florida. They moved to New York State in 1962, when Ivan took a position with the State University of New York, and they later purchased a home near Albany. For most of her life, Esther was a homemaker, raising three children, one of whom had polio as a child, and participating in many community activities. She was active in the League of Women Voters and the Episcopal church, where both she and her husband sang in the choir. She helped establish a local library in her community and for eight years worked part time as a librarian. After Ivan’s retirement in 1985, the couple continued to be active in the church, and they spent time gardening and attending music and theatre events. Ivan died in 1994. Survivors include two sons, a daughter, and two grandsons.

Kenneth T. Erickson ’39

Kenneth Erickson ’39, May 1, 1995, in Seattle, Washington. After graduating from Reed with a BA in physics, he began a career with the U.S. Weather Service in Seattle. During World War II, Kenneth served in the U.S. Army Air Force and was stationed for some time in the Pentagon as a captain. Later, while serving in the army reserve, he was staff weather officer at Kimpo Air Base in Korea. Upon his retirement from the reserves he returned to the U.S. Weather Service in Seattle, and was a senior meteorologist there until his retirement in 1979. Survivors include his wife, two daughters, and several grandchildren.

Dorothy E. Webb ’43

Dorothy E. Webb ’43, July 7, 1995, in Los Gatos, California. She received a BA from Reed in political science, and a law degree from Gates College of Law; she practiced law in Los Gatos. She married Robert Webb in 1952, and they had three children.

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.

Helen Hitt Ellsworth ’50

Helen Hitt Ellsworth ’50, August 24, 1996, in Portland. She earned a master’s degree in social work from Portland State University in 1968 and became a social worker, first with Multnomah County Public Welfare and later the Oregon Children’s Services Division. Survivors include her three daughters, a sister, and two grandchildren.

Martha McClure Ezell ’34

Martha McClure Ezell ’34, May 2, 1996, in McMinnville, Oregon. After graduating from Reed, Martha earned a Washington teaching certificate through graduate work at the University of Washington and the University of Oregon Extension in Portland. She taught for three years in a small German-Russian community in Eastern Washington while continuing graduate work for an MA in German at the University of Oregon. After receiving her degree in 1938, Martha attended the University of California, Berkeley, to continue her studies in German. There she met her future husband, James Ezell, and the couple was married in 1940. They settled in Vancouver, Washington and had two sons. In 1948, she went to work for the Library Association of Portland in the new 16-mm sound film collection, thus launching her career in librarianship. She transferred to the Fort Vancouver Regional Library in 1952 to take charge of their film collection and then took a leave of absence to study librarianship at the University of Washington Graduate Library School, earning a degree in 1957. In 1959, she took a position as librarian at Linfield College, and she served as head librarian there from 1960 until her retirement in 1976. She and her husband lived in a house he built in 1969 in the foothills of the coast range near McMinnville, where she continued to live after his death in 1979. She remained active in the McMinnville community until the time of her death and was especially involved in the Grey Panthers and peace organizations at national and local levels. She is survived by her two sons, five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Helen Hays Edgar Moore ’35

Helen Edgar Moore ’35, October 21, 1996, in Sun City, Arizona. Helen taught school in Vancouver, Washington, for a year after graduation and then married Cullen Moore ’36. They moved to Chicago for several years and started a family, then moved to Boston, where Cullen pursued a master’s degree. During this period, Helen was a homemaker and took part in church and school activities. They later moved to New Jersey and she returned to teaching in the public schools. In the 1950s they moved again and settled in Scottsdale, Arizona, where she continued to teach. She was active in the Scottsdale National Indian Arts Council, the Scottsdale Library Board, and the education and ecology department of the Phoenix Zoo. She also took graduate courses at Arizona State University. Helen and Cullen retired to Sun City, where they were involved a variety of community activities, and traveled both within and outside the U.S. They were also active in organizing Reed alumni events in the Phoenix area. In addition to Cullen, Helen is survived by four children and several grandchildren.

Margaret Miller Elliott ’33

Margaret Miller Elliott ’33, August 13, 1997, in San Angelo, Texas. After graduating from Reed, Margaret went to Galveston, Texas, to take a job with the YMCA. There she met and married her husband, Morris, an Episcopal clergyman. In 1949, the couple moved to San Angelo, Texas where her husband became rector of the Episcopal church. For most of her life, Margaret was a homemaker and played an active role in the church. She and her husband also volunteered their time serving on numerous boards and working with community organizations. In 1969, she was persuaded to take a job as a librarian with a junior high school, and she spent the next three summers taking library courses at Texas Women’s University Library School. In 1972, illness forced her to resign from her position with the library. After her husband’s retirement in 1974, Margaret and Morris traveled in the U.S. and abroad, and Margaret took several art history courses. She is survived by a daughter; a brother, Lewis Miller ’39; and a sister, Kathryn Miller ’26.

Muriel Evans Shields ’33

Muriel Evans Shields ’33, August 23,1997, in Pensacola, Florida, where she had lived since 1988. She was a retired teacher who taught in the Los Angeles area for 31 years. Survivors include her husband; a brother, Melbourne Evans ’37; a son, a daughter, four grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Estelle Erickson ’39

Estelle Erickson ’39, November 28, 2000, in Portland. She worked in the Multnomah County Library for three years following graduation, and then entered the University of Washington Library School, earning a degree in library science in 1943. She worked in the Seattle Public Library for two years before returning to Portland to work again for the Multnomah County Library. She retired in 1979 as assistant head of the catalog department. After retirement, she enjoyed reading, hiking, traveling, and photography.

Martin P. Elliott ’68

Martin P. Elliott ’68, January 4, 2001. He received his B.A. in biology and went on to earn a doctorate in medicine from Cornell University. After a residency in general surgery at the University of California, Irvine, he became certified in plastic surgery, working in California and Idaho. He was married and had two daughters and a son.

Neva Marline Elliott ’32

Neva Marline Elliott ’32, May 11, 2001, in Portland. Neva attended Reed for two years and completed her studies for an LLB at Northwestern College of Law in 1935. She practiced as an attorney in Portland from 1935 to 1993, and served as a pro tem judge in the Multnomah County district court for 30 years.

Patricia Louise Erickson Collier ’50

Patricia Louise Erickson Collier ’50, October 29, 2004, in Manzanita, Oregon. Patricia attended Reed for two years, transferring to the University of Oregon, where she earned a BS in biology in 1950. In 1958, she married geologist John Collier, and they had two children. The management of her home and family was the focus of Patricia's adult years. The family lived in California and Oregon. Survivors include her husband; two daughters; six grandchildren; two sisters, including Carol Erickson Midford ’61; and her brother, Leland Erickson ’44.

Winifred Dorian Earickson ’35

Winifred Dorian Earickson ’35, April 17, 2004, in Kelseyville, California, following a short illness. Winifred attended Reed for four years in a combined program with the Portland Art Museum, finishing her fifth year and earning a BA at San Diego State University. She taught art and special education to elementary and intermediate students in seven different school districts. She was also a freelance artist and writer. She wrote that the classroom experience at Reed provided her a "great standard of human potential" with which to measure others, and with a model for her own teaching. She lived for a time in Corvallis, Oregon, taught courses in the experimental college at Oregon State University, and was engaged in compiling a book advocating "a generic Sabbath" for the whole world, "starting any day, just a rhythm of seven for right brain activities." She was also working on a collection of ceramic masks, whose images came from "dipping into [my] intuitive generic feelings for facial, racial types." She married Robert R. Earickson in 1941, and they had four daughters and one son. Later in life, she changed her name to Marina Verde. Survivors include her children. Her brother, Richard C. Green ’35, also attended Reed.

Carl Daniel Eberly MAT ’64

Carl Daniel Eberly MAT ’64, September 2, 2004, in Fresno, California, from progressive supernuclear palsey. Carl received a BA in physics in 1958 from Upland College. His teaching career in math and science at Hanford High School, Hanford, California, spanned 31 years. In 1984, he was named Kings County Teacher of the Year. After retiring in 1989, he taught math for Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Extension on Lemoore Naval Air Station in California. His work for the Kings County YMCA began in the early ’60s. The Carl Eberly Bible Rock Trail was named in his honor in 2000 to commemorate his volunteer work particularly at Sequoia Lake, where he worked for many summers and initiated an Elderhostel program. He was also active in the Good Sammers Club and the First Presbyterian Church of Hanford. Carl married Clara Meyer in 1952, and they had five children. Survivors include his wife, 3 sons and 2 daughters, 12 grandchildren, and his 4 sisters and 2 brothers.

Joyce Darlene Ewing Veazey ’51

Joyce Darlene Ewing Veazey ’51, September 26, 2004, in St. Petersburg, Florida, after a long illness. Joyce attended Reed for three years, receiving a bachelor’s degree from Pacific University in 1956. She married Don Lawler; they moved to Ketchikan, Alaska, and with their salmon trawler, joined a fishing fleet. In 1980, she moved to Costa Rica, and four years later took a job with Harcourt, Brace and Javonavitch Publishing Company in Florida. She edited travel books on Costa Rica and worked at book fairs in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Miami. For the last seven years of her life, she enjoyed classes and work in oil painting in her winter home in Mesa, Arizona. She was an excellent cook, and one who enjoyed introducing children the pleasures of reading. Survivors include two sons, and two sisters. One son predeceased her.

Ralph W. Eells ’64

Ralph Wesley Eells ’64, August 10, 2006, in Washington, from prostate cancer. Ralph received a BA from Reed in history. He served in U.S. Army counter-intelligence before entering the banking profession. He moved to Bainbridge Island in 1986, was instrumental in its incorporation (1991), and was employed by the city as director of finance and administrative services. Ralph enjoyed gardening, was active in orchid and rhododendron societies, and established the West Sound Wildlife Shelter on Bainbridge Island. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Gorpalakrishnan, and his daughter.

Robert Dennis Ernst ’46

Robert Dennis Ernst ’46, October 4, 1996, in San Francisco, California. Robert received a BA from Reed in political science, and enrolled in a master's program at the University of Minnesota. Muriel Reichart Wyatt ’46, who provided the details for this memorial, was secretary on a project in the political science department—a Rockefeller grant to study intergovernmental relations (1946–49)—that involved Robert and her husband, Laurence R. Wyatt ’43. Following that time, the Wyatts went east and Robert went west. " . . . to our regret, we never heard from him again." Muriel reports that Robert disappeared into the wilds of California in 1949 or 1950.

Walter Emmerich ’51

Walter Emmerich ’51, September 25, 2007, at home in Princeton, New Jersey, from pancreatic cancer. Walter attended Reed for two years, earning a BA in liberal arts in 1951 and a PhD in psychology in 1956 from the University of Chicago. In 1953, he married Wilma Davis. He joined the psychology department at the University of Colorado and the child development department at Purdue University, and was a visiting professor at Princeton and Stanford universities. In 1966, he was a National Institute of Health visiting scholar at the Educational Testing Service; he then joined the ETS staff as senior research psychologist, retiring in 1997 as principal measurement specialist, emeritus. Walter continued to work as an active researcher and developer of new assessments for ETS until 2007. He was a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Psychological Association, and the Association for Psychological Science. Survivors include Billie, two sons, and three granddaughters.

David A. Eisenstadt ’85

David A. Eisenstadt ’85, August 26, 2008, in a traffic collision in Lancaster, California. Dave received a BA from Reed in history and literature, and continued his studies at Northwestern University from which he received an MS in journalism. He was a reporter for newspapers in Wisconsin and Massachusetts, including the Lawrence Eagle-Tribune. His participation in the Tribune's coverage of the Massachusetts furlough program and felon Willie Horton earned him the Pulitzer Prize. He worked for the New York Daily News in Washington, D.C., and was deputy press secretary for North Dakota senator Kent Conrad. In 1993–94, he reported on national security issues for the Hearst Washington bureau. David did freelance work, including in Poland, where he lived for three years, and taught journalism at Antelope Valley Community College in Lancaster. Survivors include his mother.

Sarah E. Holloway Evans ’31

Sarah E. Holloway Evans ’31, December 7, 2009, at home in Portland, following a brief illness. Sally's father encouraged her to attend Reed because he had studied with Reed biology professor L.E. Griffin [1920–45] at Missouri College. “He was very anxious to have me take a course from Dr. Griffin,” she told Lucy Palm Smith ’48 in an oral history interview. Sally spent two years at Reed, and completed a BA at the University of Oregon. In her senior year of college, she met Walter H. Evans Jr.; they were married for 44 years. Sally's first job was in a Portland medical laboratory that paid $10 a month. “I was grateful for my one year of biology at Reed, because it was the only science I ever took in college.” Sally and Walter had two daughters and a son. She was active in volunteer work and won the David E. Abrams Award for Philanthropic Leadership from the Emanuel Medical Foundation in 1992.

Helen Lucille Evans Schley ’35

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Helen Irwin Schley ’35 in 2007, at play during an annual family event at the Oregon coast.

Helen Lucille Irwin Schley ’35, November 25, 2009, in Portland. Helen was 16 when she entered Reed, and earned a degree in art. She taught art and did drafting work for the Kaiser shipyard in Vancouver, Washington, during the war. After the war, she worked for the American Red Cross in Japan. In 1949, she took a linguistics course at UCLA that launched her on her “true” vocation-teaching English as a second language. For the next 14 years, she taught English to immigrants in Oakland, California, and in Portland. Helen studied linguistics at Lewis & Clark College, Oregon State University, and Portland State College, where she subsequently taught English to international students for 15 years. She also taught at Mt. Hood Community College and at Linfield College. She had a natural instinct for language and teaching, to which her students responded with joy and enthusiasm. From a public obituary, we learned that Helen cared deeply about civil rights and international justice and attended peace marches and vigils in her 80s. In her 90s, she studied Spanish at Portland Community College. “Reed influenced me, most importantly, by my personal appreciation of intellectual stimulation and activity. By intellectual, I mean, thinking of things and studying things, and thinking of opinions and having to support my opinions. Those are important things from Reed.” Helen's happy marriage to Robert C. Schley, which began in 1953, ended tragically with his early death in 1964. Survivors include their two daughters and her brother, Richard Irwin ’42. A second brother, Phillip R. Irwin ’40, also attended Reed.

Elizabeth Edson Raymond ’43

Elizabeth Edson Raymond '43, July 27, 2010, in Seattle, Washington. After her father died when she was one year old, Elizabeth moved with her mother from Montana to Tacoma, Washington, where her mother worked in the city's library system. Elizabeth studied at Reed for three years, and met her future husband, clinical psychologist William T. Raymond ’41, MA ’42, on her first evening on campus at the new-student dinner-dance. She related many details about her experience at Reed in an oral history interview in 2003. One of her reasons for choosing to major in sociology included reading The Grapes of Wrath, she said. “My mom brought me the book and I read it with passion and sorrow. And that made me very interested in how these people could be helped to better their lives. And social work, social service was a way of helping, I felt.” After Bill was drafted into service in World War II, Elizabeth returned to Tacoma and completed a BA in sociology at the University of Washington. They married in 1943 and raised a son and daughter. Bill died in 1993.

Jessica Eve Ettenger ’11

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Jessica Ettenger ’11 prepares for a stage role at Reed in 2002.

Jessica Eve Ettenger ’11, March 13, at Reed. Jessica was found dead in her dorm room in Bragdon Hall over spring break. She was 20 years old and had recently declared her major in philosophy. While the nature of her death remains unclear, local authorities have ruled out foul play, illegal drugs, and alcohol. In deference to the wishes of her family, Mike Brody, dean of students, asked the community to refrain from speculation as to the remaining possibilities, and to attempt to “make some semblance of peace with the unknowable.” Hailing from Santa Monica, Jessica arrived at Reed in 2007 and cut a distinctive figure on campus with her engaging personality and stylish outfits. In a letter to her parents, religion professor Ken Brashier [1998–] wrote: “I was Jessica's academic adviser for several years, and I had also served as her teacher in no less than four different classes. It's hard for me to write letters of sympathy when normally I'd be writing letters of recommendation for her instead. “I knew Jessica even before she briefly transferred to Chicago, and as she was always interactive and friendly, I got to know her as well as a teacher ever gets to know his students . . . I last saw Jessica about two weeks ago when she dropped by my office to query about 'change of adviser' forms. Typical of Jessica, she was worried I'd be upset with her 'defection,' as we jokingly called it, and wanted to know if she could keep coming by even though she wasn't in our department anymore. I assured her that Reed departments don't defend impervious boundaries, and that small colleges are much more collegial and interdisciplinary in such matters. At the time, she seemed happy and interactive, and it saddens me that her closure with my own department would coincidentally foreshadow a greater closure . . . “Let me close with quoting from one of those letters of recommendation that I had written for her: 'I am currently teaching Jessica in a heavy reading course (averaging at least 80 pages a day with weekly writing assignments in addition to formal papers and group projects) entitled “Religion and philosophy in pre-imperial China,” and while her particular class is overall extremely good, there is no doubt she is among the best. She is extremely interactive in an informed manner, always prepared and with thoughtful opinions about the materials. Yet she is deferential to her colleagues and will ask about their own insights. Jessica is definitely an asset to our daily discussions and is a student I would be happy to teach in subsequent courses.' “There will of course no longer be any subsequent courses, and she will be sincerely missed.” Spanish professor Diego Alonso [2001–] wrote: “I wish I could be with you on this day to try to bring you some comfort, talking with you about the great respect and affection I have for Jessica. I was her Spanish professor during her first year at Reed and from the first weeks of class, I discovered that she was a young woman with very special human qualities. A person of deep intelligence and kindness. And while this may not be of real solace at this moment, I want especially to tell her parents that they can be truly proud of having brought up this beautiful person whom we will always remember. The news of her decease, which I just received in Buenos Aires, fills me with pain and motivates these brief but heartfelt words.” Outside class, Jessica was campus coordinator for Project Eye-To-Eye, an arts mentoring program which pairs college students with learning disabilities with elementary- and middle-schoolers with similar labels. She also enjoyed performing on stage, and was rehearsing a role in a campus production of Antigone. “Jessica was amazing,” says Fawn Livingston-Gray ’95, director of the campus SEEDS program. “Passionate, idealistic, bright-eyed-a real delight to be around.” She is survived by her parents, Robert Ettenger and Angela Castellano, and by her sister, Allison.

Cornelia LeBoutillier Eyre ’46

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Cornelia LeBoutillier Eyre ’46, January 22, 2013. Born in Bisbee, Arizona, Cornelia moved to California and Oregon following the early death of her father. She studied at Reed during the time that her mother, Cornelia Geer LeBoutillier, was dean of women (1941–43), and graduated from Radcliffe College in 1946. An artist, gardener, activist, and collector of folk songs (which she sang and performed on guitar), Cornelia developed a unique career as a creator of mobiles, which she made from aluminum, glass, and wire. Following her marriage to John Eyre in 1952 in New York, she lived in New Jersey, Montreal, Vancouver, Bermuda, Rarotonga, and Ottawa. In all these places, she fished, gardened, cooked, sailed, sang songs, and created mobiles. She spent the best of her latter years nurturing and defending the farm she and John owned in Frelighsburg, Quebec, with its fabulous gardens, views into the Green Mountains of Vermont, and spacious art studio. She is survived by her son Banning, who provided the details for this memorial; son Stephen; daughter Alison; and three grandchildren. Inquiries and condolences may be made to Banning Eyre.

Carol Bannister Enman ’70

Carol Bannister Enman ’70, August 4, 2009, following a brief illness with lung disease. Carol earned a BA from Reed in general literature, and was a gifted writer, with special interests in cooking, Russian history, and biographies and literature. She was married to Robert Enman for 43 years; they lived in Maine, where he taught music and joined the Bangor Symphony. Carol assisted him in his career, with her work in publications and school placements. Survivors include her husband and sister.

Paul M Elwell ’25

Paul M. Elwell ’25, November 4, 1995, in Vancouver, Washington. He attended Reed from 1922 to 1924 and earned a law degree from the University of Oregon Law School. He also did postgraduate work at Harvard University. He lived for most of his life in Vancouver, Washington, where he was a justice of the peace for Clark County for 30 years. He married Lucille MacGorty in 1924, who died in 1986. He was a member of the Washington State and Clark County Bar Associations, the Vancouver Elks Lodge, the Vancouver Eagles Aerie, and the Lower Columbia Peace Officers Association, and he was involved with both the Portland and Vancouver Rose Societies. He also enjoyed ballroom dancing. Survivors include a son, three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

James R. Everts ’49

James R. Everts ’49, January 24, 1996, in Tualatin, Oregon. He attended the Art Institute of Los Angeles and the Portland Art Museum School and founded, with artist Louis Bunce, the first art gallery in Portland. He later manufactured shutters and was an antique importer. In 1968, he went into real estate, and he was associate broker for Charbonneau Properties and Claremont Properties in the Portland metro area. Survivors include his wife, a son, two daughters, a stepdaughter, a stepson, and 11 grandchildren.

Celia Wisks Ettinger MAT ’63

Celia Wicks Ettinger MAT ’63, January 5, 1996, in an auto accident near Dundee, Oregon. Prior to attending Reed, Ceal received a BS in education from Portland State University (1960). She taught for many years in the Portland Public Schools and for the Jewish Education Association, now the Portland Jewish Academy. In 1979, she was the director of the Hebrew after-school program at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center. She served as the executive director of the Portland Jewish Education Association from 1981 until her retirement. She helped found Oregonians for Israel and served as its first president, and she remained active in that organization until her death. Survivors include her daughter, Carmella Ettinger ’72; a son, a sister, and three grandchildren. Her husband died in 1993.

Marian Schwichtenberg Ellis ’34

Marian Schwichtenberg Ellis ’34, January 6, 1998, in Portland, where she lived for most of her life. She earned a master’s degree in bacteriology from the University of Oregon Medical School in 1935 and worked in the allergy clinic there in 1935–42. She married physician Ronald Neilson in 1938 and they had six children. During this time, she was a homemaker and an active volunteer with the March of Dimes in Portland. After his death in 1960, she was forced to return to work to support her family, and she returned to work in the allergy clinic at the University of Oregon. In 1967, she married William Ellis, adding his four children to her family. After his death in 1976, she moved to a retirement community in Tigard. She and one of her daughters traveled to Russia and China, and she also visited Hawaii with friends. She was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church for over 50 years and was active in the Lake Oswego Garden Club. Survivors include 6 children, 4 stepchildren, 19 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.

Edgar Shlomo Efrat ’53

Edgar Efrat ’53, November 16, 1996, in Victoria, B.C., Canada. Born in Germany and raised in Palestine, he entered Reed after having served with the British Army during World War II and with the Israeli Army following the war. After graduation, he earned a master’s in government from the University of Texas, Austin in 1955 and a PhD in government in 1962. He joined the political science department at the University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., in 1962, where he taught until his retirement in 1989. In 1987, he married Batya Piness. He was the editor of Introduction to Sub-Saharan Africa (Xerox College Publications, 1973). His book of memoirs, The Black Shofar and Other Vignettes, was published in 1996 by Carmel Publishing Company. He is survived by his wife.

Calista Eliot Causey ’20

Calista Eliot Causey ’20, January 8, 2000, in Greenville, South Carolina. She received a BA in chemistry, and earned a PhD in bacteriology from Johns Hopkins University in 1925. For 15 years, she was on the staff in microbiology at Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene, where she taught, conducted research, and worked with public health laboratories in Maryland and New York during the summers. In 1940, she married Ottis Causey and spent the next 30 years working in Brazil in a variety of capacities. During World War II, she worked in the Institute of Inter-American Affairs as a microbiologist and teacher. In 1955, she and her husband established a virus research program in the Amazon region, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation. Ten years later, they moved to Nigeria to organize a similar laboratory at the University of Ibadan. They retired in 1970 and moved to the Blue Ridge Mountains of South Carolina. Her husband died in 1988. Survivors include several nieces and nephews, including Warner Eliot ’46 and Robert Eliot ’48.

Jean Evans Rubenstein ’51

Jean Evans Rubenstein ’51, January, 2000, in Lexington, Massachusetts. The college has no details about her life since leaving Reed. She is survived by her husband, Neal Rubenstein ’53, and two children.

L. Franklin Evenson ’34

L. Franklin Evenson ’34, November 3, 2000, in Milwaukie, Oregon. Franklin attended Reed for two years and then transferred to the University of Oregon, graduating in 1936. He taught high school English in Eastern Oregon for five years before enrolling in the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, California. He was ordained in the Episcopal Church in 1944 and served in several churches before becoming rector at St. John Church in Milwaukie, Oregon in 1955. He spent 20 years in Christian education, retiring in 1977, and he served as interim rector for several churches in the Oregon diocese until 1990. In retirement, he and his wife traveled extensively in Europe, China, Japan, and the United States. His other interests included singing, stamp collecting, art, and natural history. He was a past board member of the Asian Art Council of the Portland Art Museum and was active in the Foster-Scholz Club. Survivors include a daughter, a son, a sister, and two grandchildren. His wife died in 1997.

Helen Genevieve Smith Evans ’31, MALS ’68

Helen Genevieve Smith Evans ’31 MALS ’68, October 14, 2002, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Helen received a BA in French language and literature from Reed, was a National Defense Education Association Scholar, and studied at the Institute of Touraine in Tours, France. She married Leo M. Evans in 1935, and they later divorced. In 1968, she received MA and MALS degrees from Reed. She taught French and Spanish at Parkrose High School in Portland for nearly 28 years and was a member of the Oregon Retired Educators Association, receiving the Citizen of Dedication award in 1991. Additionally she served as president of the Business and Professional Women of Parkrose, the Multnomah County Classroom Teachers Association, and the Oregon State Spanish Teachers Association. In 1994, she moved to Pearl River, Louisiana. Survivors include five daughters, 18 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, and 17 great-great-grandchildren.

William Henry Eager ’31

William Henry Eager Jr. ’31, October 14, 2003, in Pasadena, California. William received his bachelor’s degree in economics, then attended Harvard Business School for a year. Living in Pasadena, he worked in construction, real estate, and accounting. In 1934 he met Helen Hoblitt, with whom he enjoyed nearly 60 years of marriage, and they had two sons. William took classes in accounting at USC and passed the CPA examination in 1941. In 1942 he joined the U.S. Navy, working stateside in the supply corps. After World War II, he opened a public accounting office, and focused his career on small businesses, partnerships, corporations, and individual tax and estate planning. He was a member of the San Gabriel Valley Estate Planning Council, the Chamber of Commerce, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses, and the Pasadena Child Health Foundation. Additionally he enjoyed golf, horseback riding, and sailing-the latter two interests initiated at a YMCA camp in Northern Michigan, where he worked summers during and after his years at Reed. He and his wife also enjoyed dancing, and travel in North America with their children. They later traveled to Europe, Asia, Central and South America, Indonesia, New Guinea, the Greek Islands, and Africa. The couple had four grandchildren.

Nadine June Grimson Eisele ’44

Nadine June Grimson Eisele ’44, January 16, 2004, in Gresham, Oregon. Nadine graduated from Reed with a bachelor’s degree in political science. In 1964 she earned a BA in education from Portland State and worked as a social studies teacher for 21 years, primarily at Gresham Union High School. She also served as a talented and gifted adviser, and was nominated to be Oregon Teacher of the Year by the Gresham district in 1977. She married David B. Eisele in 1950 and they had three children. Survivors include her husband, her daughter and sons, and seven grandchildren.

Melbourne G. Evans ’37

Melbourne G. Evans ’37, May 11, 2001, in New Mexico. Melbourne received a BA from Reed in history. He then attended University of California, Berkeley, earning an MA in 1940 and a PhD in 1948 in philosophy. During World War II he worked in army intelligence, unofficially with the British cryptography group in Bengal, and later in China. His first teaching experience was in Syracuse University, where he met his wife, M. Pauline Davidson; they raised a son and daughter. The family settled in New Mexico, on an old ranch on the outskirts of Albuquerque, and raised and raced Arabian and thoroughbred horses. Melbourne took a position with the University of New Mexico, and in retirement lived in Albuquerque. His sister, Muriel Evans Shields ’33, also graduated from Reed.

Jean Eckley Holt ’49

Jean Eckley Holt ’49, August 17, 1997, in Newport News, Virginia. She served in the U.S. Navy prior to attending Reed. After graduation, she was employed by Boeing Aircraft Company and the U.S. Forest Service in Portland until she moved to Virginia in 1956. She was married to Harry Holt Jr., who preceded her in death. She was active in civic affairs in her community and was a member of the Episcopal church. Survivors include her sister, three stepchildren, and six step-grandchildren.

Robert S. Everingham AMP ’44

Robert S. Everingham AMP ’44, on January 20, 1998, in Oakland, California. A member of the army premeteorology cadets who were educated at Reed, he graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1949 and received a master’s in biology from the University of Oregon in 1964. He taught biology at San Leandro High School until his retirement in 1994. He is survived by three children.

Carol Ellsworth Wilkinson ’51

Carol Ellsworth Wilkinson ’51, August 8, 2001, in Los Angeles. After attending Reed for several years, she worked for Boeing Aircraft Company in Portland. She married in 1950 and had two children. In 1951 the family moved to Southern California, and she and her husband divorced in 1955. She went to work for Hughes Aircraft Company, and during this time she returned to school at the University of Southern California, earning a BA in mathematics in 1969. She became a registered professional engineer in 1977. At Hughes she advanced to become the first and highest-ranking woman in a technical management position, as associate manager of the systems engineering laboratory, electro-optical, and data systems group. She retired in 1985. She was a 40-year member of the American Statistical Association and was written up in the 1970–71 Who’s Who of American Women. A gifted musician, she played piano and organ and was involved in theatrical and musical productions. In 1971 she remarried, and she and her husband enjoyed traveling, gardening, volunteer work, and staying in touch with family. Survivors include her husband, two sons, three stepchildren, nine grandchildren, a sister, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Janet Ruth Zollinger Edwards ’46

Janet Ruth Zollinger Edwards ’46, April 19, 2002, in Seaside, Oregon. Several family members, including her parents, an aunt, and her sister, Elizabeth Zollinger ’48, were also alumni. She attended Reed for two years and married William G. Edwards in 1950. The couple raised three children, two daughters, and a son. Survivors include her sister.

Robert J. F. Erickson ’43

Robert James F. Erickson ’43, June 4, 2002. He received a BA in psychology and worked in the Veterans Administration office at Reed following World War II. He then worked for the state of California as a personnel analyst before beginning his career as a personnel director for the food and agriculture organization of the United Nations, a position that took him to Bangkok, London, Rome, and Paris. After retirement he worked as an independent consultant in London before moving to Sonoma, California. Survivors include his son and a sister. His wife, D. Valentine Olson Erickson ’43, died in March of this year.

Elizabeth Pullen Ellett ’32

Elizabeth Pullen Ellett ’32, June 5, 2006, in Denver, Colorado. Elizabeth attended Reed for two years, before transferring to the University of Washington, where she completed a bachelor’s degree. Survivors include her son and daughter, eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Her husband, Emerson S. Ellett, and one daughter predeceased her.

Marie Barbare Edwards ’50

Marie Babare Edwards ’50, December 31, 2008, in Bethesda, Maryland. Marie attended Reed for a year before transferring to Stanford. From the university, she received a BA and an MA in psychology. She was a psychologist with a private practice in California, and was listed in Who's Who of American Women and Who's Who in the West.

Frederick Eugene Ellis Sr. ’38

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Frederick Eugene Ellis Sr. '38, February 5, 2010, at home on Shaw Island, Washington, from congestive heart failure.

A passionate conservationist whose lifelong endeavors preserved thousands of acres in the San Juan archipelago of Washington state, Fred was known as the “Father of Shaw Island.” His reverence for planet earth was fueled early in his life by celestial observations, which he made through a homemade telescope.


John Denman Emley ’40

John Denman Emley ’40, November 20, 2009, in Tacoma, Washington. John attended Reed for two years. He was a property manager for nearly 50 years, and was a lay reader and senior warden at St. Andrew Episcopal Church in Tacoma. He married Margaret L. Moberg in 1946. Survivors include two sons.

Mary Jane Davidson Evers ’39

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Mary Davidson Evers ’39 (far left, front row) on Campus Day, October 10, 1935; professors Marcus O’Day [physics 1926–45] and A.A. Knowlton [physics 1915–48] stand far right (Knowlton in boots) in the second row. Professor Lloyd Reynolds [English and art 1929–69] stands cross-armed second row center, with college nurse Evelyn Cathey to his left. Courtesy of Special Collections, Eric V. Hauser Memorial Library, Reed College.

Mary Jane Davidson Evers ’39, February 21, 2010, in Neptune, New Jersey. The oldest of three children whose father was an army colonel, Mary grew up on army bases around the U.S. and in Panama. She attended Reed for one year, leaving the college when her father was reassigned to duty in New Jersey. She enrolled in Douglas College for Women, now part of Rutgers University, and completed a bachelor's degree in economics in 1939; she later earned an MEd from Rutgers. In 1940, she married James Evers; they settled at the Jersey Shore and raised five daughters, Sally, Barbara, Helen, Susan, and Nancy, and a son, William. News of Mary's death came from William. “She always had a warm spot for her time there,” he wrote. Daughter Helen remarked: “I remember her telling me that in a very happy life, her time at Reed was among her happiest memories. She loved the relative freedom she enjoyed there, and the long talks and sharing ideas with intelligent male and female friends. She also mentioned having a class with a professor she greatly admired, Barry Cerf [English 1921–48]. And she was always so proud of the reputation for intellectual rigor that Reed has been associated with.” After raising her children, Mary taught for 20 years in the Neptune Township public school system. She was a community volunteer, who was active in many organizations, including the PTA and the MediCenter, and she also served on the altar guild of Trinity Episcopal Church in Asbury Park. “Positive and down-to-earth, intelligent and always caring, Mary Jane has been our closest friend, our anchor, our balance, and our delight. She will be greatly missed and impossible to forget.” Survivors include four children, five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Her daughter, Nancy, predeceased her.

Ersel Arthur Evans ’47

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Ersel Arthur Evans ’47, November 9, 2011, in Seattle, Washington. Ersel came to Reed after serving in the Naval Air Corps during World War II and earned a BA in chemistry. He completed a PhD in chemistry with a minor in metallurgical engineering at Oregon State University. In 1951, he went to work for General Electric at Hanford, Washington. He was technical director of the Hanford Engineering Development Laboratories for over a decade and was an authority on ceramic and materials research and the development of nuclear reactor fuels. He directed major research and engineering programs, projects involving uranium, thorium, and plutonium fuels research and production, and developed materials for applications in aerospace, alternative energy, and medicine. During his career, he received the Westinghouse Order of Merit, the American Nuclear Society Exceptional Service Award, and the Walker Cister Medal. He was a fellow in the American Nuclear Society, the American Institute of Chemists, the American Society of Metals, and the American Ceramic Society. “I have been blessed with remarkably inspiring, helpful coworkers in graduate school and my professional career,” Ersel wrote. “But most of my fondest memories and greatest respect go back to Reed. Dr. [Arthur] Scott [chemistry 1923–79] and many others, staff and students, had a profound effect on me in an amazing variety of ways, inspiring from the front, rather than prodding from the rear.” He is survived by his son and predeceased by his daughter.

Kenneth Ivory Evans ’47

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Kenneth Ivory Evans ’47, April 9, 2012, in Portland, from complications from Parkinson’s disease. Ken was a chemistry major at Reed and earned an MA in science education from the University of Oregon. “Reed taught me how to think and evaluate ideas and situations, and to keep open to ideas of all people,” he wrote. He taught science and math primarily in high schools in Milwaukie, Oregon, and also served as a vice principal at one of the schools. During summers, he worked as a chemist at National Lead, sold real estate, and directed summer school. He enjoyed golf, fishing, chess, and crossword puzzles. He and Phyllis Mickels married in 1942 and raised a son. He later married Grace Magnuson; they were together for 55 years. Ken and Grace were involved in their church, Hinson Baptist, where they taught classes. Ken left “a legacy of honor and humility” and demonstrated a love of learning. Survivors include Grace, his son, three grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, two sisters, and two brothers.

Fred V. Edera ’67

Fred V. Edera ’67, May 15, 2012, in Portland, from Lou Gehrig’s disease. Fred was an economics major at Reed and studied economics at SUNY Buffalo and at Purdue. Returning to Portland, he went into woodworking, designing and building furniture for his business, Endgrain Designs in Wood, and for many local businesses, including the Oregon College of Art & Craft. He also taught and tutored students at Maplewood School, Catlin Gabel School, and the Arbor School, in subjects ranging from precalculus to woodshop. He and his wife, Margaret, operated Generic Parts Service, and they raised a daughter, Mia. Fred is remembered for his sense of humor, his enthusiasm, his love of music, and his unique sense of style. Survivors include his wife and daughter and his sister and brother.

Joyce Eberhart Kavanagh ’50

Joyce Eberhart Kavanagh ’50, April 6, 2013, in Pasadena, California. Joyce studied at Reed for two years, leaving to marry Ralph W. Kavanagh ’50 and to begin raising their family of four daughters and one son. Ralph did graduate work and made a career teaching physics at Caltech. Joyce completed a BA in history from California State University, Los Angeles, in 1975, and then earned a teaching credential. She taught American history and ESL to adults and secondary school students for 20 years and served on the boards of the Democratic Women’s Club and the AAUW. Joyce helped launch the AAUW annual Girls’ Science Day for middle school students, now in its 15th year in Pasadena. Survivors include her daughters, eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by Ralph and her son.

Reeve Edward Erickson ’50

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Reeve Edward Erickson ’50, April 15, 2013, in Portland. Reeve grew up in Gresham and joined the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1941.He later worked at the Oregon shipyard and then enlisted with the marines, serving with the 4th Marine Division in the Pacific Theatre. Following the war, he enrolled at Reed, where he earned a BA in psychology. “I will always remember Monte Griffith [psychology 1926–54],” he wrote. After graduation, he rejoined the corps and was sent to Korea. Injuries during this time led to his retirement from the corps and a return to school. He earned an MS in psychology from the University of Portland and the same year married Mitzi Jones. He was a school psychologist with Multnomah County until he retired in 1983. He also was a mental health examiner for the court in commitment hearings for 20 years. Reeve and Mitzi enjoyed travel, hiking, bicycle riding, ballroom dancing, and bowling with seniors. In addition, he wrote poetry. Survivors include his wife, his stepson and stepdaughter, a grandson and great-granddaughter, and two sisters.

Constance Victoria Earnshaw ’70

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Constance Victoria Earnshaw ’70, November 11, 2013, from cancer, at home in Portland. Originally from Booth Bay Harbor, Maine, Connie came to Reed, where she earned a BA in biology and took classes in ceramics, drawing, printmaking, and calligraphy. Her work with Lloyd Reynolds [English & art 1929–69] nurtured an interest in Asian culture, which she went on to explore in graduate studies, she said. “I was given very high standards intellectually, which have served me well, as has my intense education in science, liberal arts, and visual arts. I gained a great deal by exposure to the creativity and intelligence of other students.” She completed an MFA in ceramics from Portland State University (1984), an MA in Chinese art history from the University of Oregon (1990), and was a PhD candidate in Chinese art history at the University of Washington. She worked as a professional potter, operating her own studio in Portland, creating ceramic sculpture and what she described as “functional” work. She also was a freelance artist doing graphics and design work that included illustration, posters, costume design, and calligraphy.

From her dear friend, Connie Crooker ’69, who supplied the details for this memorial, we learned that Connie’s vibrant creativity earned her renown as a top Oregon potter and ceramic sculptor. From the heads of her clay sculptures of kneeling goddesses sprout abundant tree-of-life vines in a frenzy of fragile foliage. She splashed her pottery with images of Portland’s Victorian homes, of perky animals, and of guitarists. Her work was shown in many galleries and in solo exhibitions at universities and cultural centers. “I met Connie as a colorfully clad young Reedie, dressed in multiple layers of vintage clothing, who had just discovered that the potter’s wheel gave her a delightful distraction from her tedious biology studies. Her wild mane of tousled curls, and her forthright confidence in her opinions on all subjects, were a force of nature.” After graduating from Reed, the two friends kept in touch with one another, finding and selling thrift store bargains, and playing music together, but ceramics remained her central focus. “Three-dimensional blackberries began to wind around her pieces,” says Connie C. “They grew out of the backs of her black dog Ruby, and out of the heads of her divine earth goddesses. She said the profusion of growth was inspired by Mexican tree-of-life ceramic pieces. To her, blackberries symbolized nature’s dominance over humankind’s futile attempts to control nature. She hated mown lawns. She loved riotous disarray, and she always rooted for the blackberries. She believed, like the poet Walt Whitman, that ‘the running blackberries would adorn the parlors of heaven.’”


Deborah Jean Parr Emery ’75

Deborah Jean Parr Emery ’75, April 20, 2013, in San Luis Obispo, California, from staph pneumonia. Deborah’s parents worked for the U.S. State Department and she spent most of her early years in Turkey. After graduating from Reed with a BA in art, she flew to Kabul, Afghanistan, where her parents had been stationed, and worked as a lifeguard. Following a severe back injury, she was flown to Silver Springs, Maryland, where her parents were living at the time, and underwent surgery. Deborah then enrolled at University of Maryland and earned a second BA in business. Her four-year college roommate Ellen Mankoff ’75, who provided details for this memorial, was in graduate school at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore at the time and saw Deborah often. Deborah had a distinguished career in business, beginning with her work with the Opera Company of Boston, where she advanced to the position of comptroller in 1977. After that time, she moved to Seattle with her partner, a set designer with the Seattle Opera Company. In the early ’90s, she was business director for Kitsap Mental Health Services in Bremerton and a finance and operations manager for Bailey-Boushay House in Seattle. In 2005, she earned an MSN from Seattle University College of Nursing, passed the national boards, and became an advanced-practice psychiatric mental health nurse with a focus on addiction. She also was employed with the California Men’s Colony in Atascadero, California, and specialized in working with prisoners recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. Reporting Deborah’s death, her sisters said that Deborah had not been in good health for many years, due to complications of knee replacements, and had suffered repeated bouts of pneumonia.

Antonette Elmer Duncan ’60

Antonette Elmer Duncan ’60, May 6, 2013. Toni attended Reed for two years and completed a BA in psychology at San Francisco State and later a certification for counseling at Oregon Health & Science University. She worked as a counselor and as a bookkeeper. She had a daughter and grandson and lived in Lake Oswego.

Jo Etta Eaton Drake ’64

JoEtta Eaton Drake ’64, May 1969, from hepatitis. Through the efforts of Chuck Chermside ’62 and a committee of young Bay Area alumni, contributions to a scholarship fund in her memory were solicited; that scholarship continues to this day. She was survived by her husband, Dan Drake ’64, and her family.

Georgia Lodema Shumway Edmonds-Hassett ’33

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Georgia Lodema Shumway Edmonds-Hassett ’33, November 30, 2014, in Redmond, Oregon, at the age of 102 years. Georgia graduated from Mount Baker High School as a salutatorian and came to Reed, where she earned a BA in general literature. Her sister Lucille Shumway-Schwichtenberg ’27 also graduated from Reed. “Like many of us, I couldn’t get a job until I was employed by the Portland Library Association in April of 1934,” Georgia wrote at the time of her 50th class reunion. “Teaching positions were at a premium and I was glad to be an assistant librarian at Jefferson High School until I got my first teaching job in 1936 in Sisters, Oregon. I taught everything the principal did not teach. From there I went to a three-teacher high school at Rickreall, Oregon.” In 1940, she received an appointment to a clerical job at the VA Hospital in Roseburg, Oregon. She met Walter I. Edmonds in Roseburg; they married and had one son. Georgia helped with the family ranch in the Lookingglass area and with an automobile repair business they operated in Roseburg. When they retired in 1968, the couple moved to Redmond. Georgia was active in the Presbyterian church and in book clubs. She enjoyed golf and bridge. Walter died in 1976, and Georgia later married John Hassett, who predeceased her. Survivors include her son, two grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Georgia’s niece Joann Schwichtenberg Freimund ’58 also attended Reed. “As I look back at my education at Reed,” Georgia wrote, “I am appreciative of the thirst for knowledge those years gave me. It was a good education and certainly broadened my life.”

David Howie Ernst ’42

A picture of David Ernst

David Howie Ernst ’42, January 19, 2015, in Massachusetts, following a lengthy illness. David came to Reed from Cambridge, Massachusetts, and earned a BA in political science. His thesis, written with Prof. George Noble [1922–48], was on Roosevelt’s foreign policy. “Looking back on those four years,” he wrote, “my memories of faculty and fellow students are totally pleasant. Four-year segments since have never been the same.” He went on to the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts, where he earned an MA in international studies in 1943 (as well as a PhD in 1950). He served in the U.S. Army in Germany during World War II. In 1947, he joined the State Department as a foreign-service officer and assumed posts in Cairo, Athens, Bombay, Paris, the Fiji Islands, New Delhi, and Washington, D.C. In Cairo, he met Rachel J. Bell; they were married for 63 years and had three children, Elizabeth, David, and Rodney Ernst ’81. David retired to Massachusetts, where he continued his public service on numerous committees and boards. He was a Wellfleet selectman for 14 years and a 10-year member of the Cape Cod Commission. He donated some of the family’s Wellfleet property to the Wellfleet Conservation Trust, which he helped establish. He enjoyed sailing and shell fishing. Survivors include his children.

David Carroll Eddings ’54

David Eddings ’54, whose fantasy fiction became wildly popular the world over, hoped his books would spur young readers to delve into Homer and Milton.

Author David Eddings, whose fantasy fiction became wildly popular the world over, died in June, 2009, at age 77 in his home in Carson City, Nevada. His death came two years after that of his beloved wife and collaborator, Leigh.

Writing, and an abiding love of literature, marked his life. An English major—and proud of it—David frequently said that his profound hope was that his work would spur young readers to read the classics.


Francisca Winston Erickson ’45

Francisca grew up in in Minneapolis. Her father died when she was five, but had established generous trust funds for his children. Her stepfather was acquainted with some of Reed’s founding trustees and encouraged her to attend the college. At the time, Francisca said, it was one of the few institutions that took seriously women wanting to major in chemistry or math. Reed became her intellectual and academic home, where she was treated with respect. The war made the experience unusual; she had to accelerate her studies and the men gradually disappeared from campus. Her thesis, The Preparation and Oxidation of i-Cholesteryl-Oxyacetic and i-Cholesteryloxy-p-Benzoic Acids, was written with Prof. Leland Pence [chemistry 1939‑45] advising. The sole woman in her graduating chemistry class, she completed her degree in three years while gaining an abiding affection for her alma mater.

While working for Shell Oil Company, Francisca met her husband, O. Alfred Erickson, who was from Sweden. Company policy forbade spouses from working together, so she retired to raise a family. Francisca loved to fish, travel, and attend opera. She generously supported Reed and in 2002 established the Francisca W. Erickson Scholarship, awarded to Reed science majors with financial need with preference to chemistry majors. Her three children, Paul, John, and Francisca Ferro, survive her. 

John K. Eide ’44

Born in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, John was the son of Andrew and Stella Eide. He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and spent many years as a scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America. He attended Reed College from 1943 to 1944 as an Army Air Corps Pre-Meteorology cadet. While in the service, he also attended Harvard University. John served as a weather observer and in a radar unit until he was discharged. He got a degree in industrial arts from Washington State University, and taught industrial arts at Harvey Scott School in Portland for 30 years. In 1976, he was named Oregon State Industrial Arts Teacher of the Year. He organized Portland’s industrial arts teachers to make wooden toys for the Fireman’s Toy and Joy activity, personally making more than 1,000 toy trains that were given to children at Christmas. His wife, Marjorie Anne, predeceased him. His five children survive: John Eide, Barbara Aase, Marilyn Reichelt, Robert Eide, and Judy Cox.

Patricia Eames ’50

In a newspaper story headlined “A Counsel’s Wrath,” a journalist wrote: “The first woman to be named general counsel for a major labor union, Patricia Eames, is full of fight or she wouldn’t have gotten the job.”

She grew up in Newark, New Jersey, the daughter of a British merchant seaman who married an American woman and went into the floor-covering business. When it came time to choose a college, she selected Reed because “it encouraged students to make significant decisions about their education.” She majored in history and wrote her thesis on the Communist Party of the USA with Prof. Rex Arragon. She went on to earn a master’s degree from Columbia, emphasizing social and labor history. “Some historians are interested in battles,” she said, “but that is not my bag.”


Alfred Eipper ’43

Al was born in Massachusetts, and went to school in Deerfield, where he met Molly, who would become his wife. After studying at Harvard University, he transferred to Reed, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

During World War II, he served in the Coast Guard, stationed in Astoria, Oregon; Ketchikan, Alaska; and Staten Island, New York. In 1945, he was ordered to leave the Brooklyn Navy Yard on a destroyer escort, destined for Pearl Harbor.  In the Pacific, they learned that they were to be the “antennae” of a naval invasion of Japan, radioing back information to the fleet until they were sunk. This plan was aborted because of Japan’s surrender following the bombing of  Hiroshima and Nagasaki.


Rosemary Eliot Brodie ’48

Rosemary Greenleaf Eliot was born in Evanston, Illinois, to Sigrid Wijnbladh Eliot and Thomas Dawes Eliot, son of Thomas Lamb Eliot—the pastor who urged Amanda Reed to found the college. As a biology major at Reed, Rosemary wrote her thesis, “Gregarinid Parasites in the Seminal Vesicles of Earthworms,” with Prof. Ralph Macy [biology 1942–55] advising.

She went on to the Northwestern University Medical School, and interned at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston. After a three-year neurology residency at Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland, she practiced neurology until 1976. She then did a residency in rehabilitation medicine at the University of Washington, and from 1978 to 1989 worked at the Department of Labor and Industries in Seattle.


Thomas Emmel ’63

Emmel Holding Butterflies


Eminent zoologist, ecologist, and entomologist, Thomas was a prolific researcher who authored more than 395 publications, including 35 books, on a dazzling array of biological subjects. But his international renown rested primarily on a lifetime of devotion to a single insect—the butterfly.


Eleanor Emmons Maccoby ’39

December 11, 2018, in Palo Alto, California, at the age of 101, of pneumonia.

One of the most influential psychologists of the 20th century, Eleanor was renowned for research showing that—in most respects—the minds of men and women do not differ, overturning centuries of dubious assumptions. She made key contributions to understanding differences in development between girls and boys, infants’ emotional attachments, and how divorce and child custody affect children.


Irene Saloum Ellicott ’48

September 12, 2019, in Portland.

Born into a Portland retailing family, Irene worked after school at H. Saloum, her father’s dry-goods store. She both loved and hated working in retail.


Edwin Emerick Jr. ’58

October 28, 2018, in Seattle, Washington, following a stroke.

Born in Yakima, Washington, Ed was proud to have come to Reed as a George F. Baker Foundation Scholar. The scholarship, established by one of the richest men in the United States, paid for Ed’s full tuition, his books, fees, and living expenses. Ed had wondrous tales of his life at “Reed’s Rainy Institute,” which included the lifelong friends he made, the Doyle Owl, and his 20 dormmates in the Doyle residence hall, two of whom—Dale Middleton ’57 and Greg Smith ’56—were groomsmen at his wedding. He remembered Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s visit to campus, when the great poet, painter, and social activist slept on a daybed in the common room and surreptitiously autographed a copy of his latest publication found on Ed’s bookshelf.


Judith Nan Lidovitch Emerson ’73

March 6, 2020, in Portland, Oregon, of a myeloid sarcoma.

Born in Syracuse, New York, Judy grew up in Federal Way, Washington, and was, according to her mother, “an amiable child.”


Elmo Ellingson Fadling ’48

June 16, 2015, in Wheeler, Oregon.

“I enjoyed to the fullest my two years at Reed,” Elmo said. Her favorite professors were F.L. Griffin [math 1911–56], Owen Ulph [history 1944–79], and Dorothy Johansen [history 1934–84]. Elmo married J.E. “Red” Fadling in 1946, and in their nearly 50 years together they operated the Flying R Ranch, breeding Arabian horses and training riders. She worked for years on the Washington State legislative staff and played violin in the Olympia (Washington) Symphony Orchestra and in the North Coast Symphony Orchestra.


Theodore Edlin ’57

December 15, 2020, in Berkeley, California, of lymphoma.

Ted was a true Renaissance man who worked in many fields, including construction, rocketry, computers, law, energy conservation, and politics. He came to Reed from Waterbury, Connecticut, where he grew up in a secular Jewish family. He paid for tuition in part by working construction and jockeying in a gas station. He wrote his thesis, “A Study of the Aging of Evaporated Thin Silver Films,” with Prof. Jean Delord [physics 1950–88]. Years later, he would be instrumental in helping to establish the Jean Delord Scholarship.


John "Jack" Elmore ’57

September 4, 2015, in Kennewick, Washington.

Majoring in biology, Jack wrote his thesis, “A Study of Xylary Secondary Wall Formation in the First Internode of Phleum Pratense Seedlings,” advised by Prof. Helen Stafford [biology 1954–87]. He went on to earn a master’s degree in physics from Hofstra University and a PhD in biochemistry and biophysics from SUNY at Stony Brook. He served in the U.S. Army and studied Russian at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California. John worked as a research biochemist for the U.S. government in New York and later at Abbott Laboratories in Illinois. He is survived by his wife, Kristin Lynn Deurloo; his sons, Kevin and Daryl Elmore; and his two stepsons, Edward and James Chung.

Barbara Ehrenreich ’63

Photo by Jared Soares

September 1, 2022, in Alexandria, Virginia, from a stroke.

As a general rule of life, Barbara felt, if a door opens, one should walk on through and at least take a look around. She approached life as a scientist, became a brilliant wordsmith, and enjoyed a successful career as a writer, focusing on ordinary people. Championing the overlooked and the forgotten, she tackled the myth of the American dream, the labor market, health care, poverty, and women’s rights.


Amy Bliss Enell ’96

May 28, 2022, in Portland, from metastatic breast cancer.

A theatre/dance major at Reed, Amy wrote her thesis, “Yarima, Atafa, and the King Transformation of a Hausa Folk Tale,” advised by professors Kathleen Worley [theatre 1985–2014] and Patricia Wong [dance 1975–2009].


Loleta (Letty) Rae Ernst ’00

August 1, 2022, in Redding, California, from a massive brain injury due to a fall.

Loleta Rae, known as Letty, earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and molecular cell biology from Reed, where she wrote her thesis, “Regulation and Inhibition of Apoptosis by the Guanosine Binding Proteins,” advised by Prof. Laurens Rubin [biology 1955–92]. She went on to earn a master’s degree in business administration from Marylhurst University and was a Howard Hughes Medical Research fellow.


Jeannette Mejdell Elliott ’48

October 27, 2022, in Portland, Oregon.

Growing up in Portland, Jeanette attended Woodstock Elementary and Franklin High schools. She worked as a maid through high school, and during World War II worked in the shipyards. At Reed, she met her husband, Robert Elliott ’49. She became a librarian at Arleta Grade School. Remembered for her intelligent, down-to-earth comments and humor, she generously gave to her community. She is survived by her brother, Harry; sister, Elizabeth; son, Robert; and daughter, Karen Krettler.

Joan Emerson ’57

January 9, 2023, at her Mill Valley, California, home, from Lewy body dementia.

Through her work, volunteering, and community service, Joan dedicated her life to the wellbeing of others.

She was born in Washington, DC, in 1935. She earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Reed, writing her thesis, “Application of Interaction Process Analysis to Children’s Groups,” with advising from Prof. Howard Jolly [sociology 1949–70]. She went on to earn a PhD in sociology from UC Berkeley and taught sociology at Carleton College and the State University of New York, Buffalo. According to one of her brothers, Joan’s biggest regret was watching the women’s and civil rights movements from the sidelines. Perhaps propelled in part by that regret, she went on to be a force of support and advocacy for the LGBTQ community, of which she was a proud member.