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Anne Roberts Hogan Holzschuh ’24

Anne Roberts Holzschuh ’24, April 19, 1994, in Portland. She attended Reed for one year and then moved to Pendleton, Oregon, to teach at a country school for a year. She attended the University of Oregon, leaving to marry Clarence Hogan ’21. The couple moved to Minneapolis, where Hogan established an accounting business. She was primarily a homemaker, and the couple raised three children. After her first husband's death, she married Richard Holzschuh, an artist. He died in 1968, and she moved to Portland shortly thereafter. Survivors include her three children and numerous grandchildren.

Bernadette Handrahan Neyhart ’43

Bernadette (Debby) Handrahan Neyhart ’43, January 18, 1993, in Berkeley, California. After attending Reed, she transferred to Radcliffe and married Stanley Neyhart in 1942. Though the college has no information about her early career, we learned that in retirement, she was active in local political issues in Berkeley and served on the Citizens Budget Review Commission and the City Council revenue and finance committee. She was also a revenue and taxation consultant for the Berkeley League of Women Voters. Survivors include her husband and a daughter.

Alice Hungerford Waggoner ’38

Alice Hungerford Waggoner ’38, April 27, 1995, in Portland. She attended Reed from 1934 to 1936 and then left when her husband, Deward Waggoner ’36, entered graduate school at the University of Michigan. After he graduated, they returned to Portland, and during the war she was employed by local government nursery schools. When she and her husband divorced, she went to New York City to study at the Parsons School of Design, and then returned again to Portland, where she worked as an interior decorator for Meier & Frank. She then took a job with Alda Jourden, a Portland portrait photographer. She became a professional photographer, joined the Oregon Camera Club, and occasionally exhibited her work at local art shows. After the death of her employer, she returned to working with young children, working in a cooperative preschool in Portland and for migrant children's programs during the summers. She took classes in early childhood education at Portland State University, and for nine years she operated her own kindergarten program in northeast Portland. In retirement, she continued to volunteer with the First Unitarian Fellowship's Sunday day care program. She is survived by her son, a daughter, two sisters, a brother, six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Beatrice Hauger Hennefer ’41

Beatrice Hauger Hennefer ’41, April 18, 1993, in Tacoma. She attended Reed for two years and then attended the Tacoma General School of Nursing, earning an RN in 1942. She married John Hennefer that same year. She had a long career as a nursing administrator and teacher in the Tacoma area. She was in administration at Tacoma General Hospital for two years and at Bates Vocational School's LPN program for 15 years. She was also director of nursing at St. Joseph Hospital for two years and a teacher and administrator at Fort Steilacoom Community College (now Pierce College). She earned a master's degree from the University of Washington. Survivors include her husband, a son, a daughter, three sisters, and three grandchildren.

Richard D. Harkins ’55

Richard D. Harkins ’55, February 9, 1996, in Napa, California. He was an editor for Western Publishing Company.

William Hunt ’58

William J. Hunt ’58, in February 19, 1996, in Aurora, Colorado, from causes related to cancer. He was retired from his position with the State of New York where he worked for many years in communications. He married Jill Fanning ’59 and they had two sons; the couple later divorced. Survivors include his sons and a brother.

Warren T. Hunt ’42

Warren T. Hunt ’42, February 26, 1996, in San Diego, California, where he had lived since his retirement. He attended Reed for two years but left to enlist in the U.S. Army at the outbreak of World War II. His military career continued until 1965, when he retired with the rank of lieutenant colonel while serving as director of operations and training at Ft. McClellan, Alabama. During his military career, many of his assignments included working on chemical research and development projects. After retirement from the military, he returned to Portland and continued his education at Portland State University, earning a degree in business administration in 1966. He worked as a fiscal officer in the controller’s office of the Oregon State System of Higher Education until 1973, when he joined the Portland firm of Purdy Brush Company as corporate secretary and officer manager. He later became vice president of the firm, which was known for its production of "Cadillac" paint brushes, and served on the company’s board of directors. He retired in 1983. He was active in St. Mark Lutheran Church and was a past president of the North Portland Rotary Club. He is survived by his wife and a daughter.

Sarah M. Hallam ’35

Sarah Hallam ’35, January 16, 1996, in San Francisco. She earned a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1938. At the time of her retirement she was senior assistant to the chairman of the math department at Berkeley.

Katherine Faust Hall ’29

Katherine Faust Hall ’29, January 12, 1997, in Silver Springs, Maryland. Katherine taught high school in Alaska, Portland, and Marshfield, Oregon before marrying Robert Hall in 1935. They moved to Washington, D.C., where he worked for the State Department. They also lived in New Orleans and Madison, Wisconsin, before returning to Washington, D.C. to settle permanently after World War II. During this time, she was a homemaker, raising their three children. She later returned to teaching and took a position at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, Maryland, retiring in 1973. In retirement, she was active in a non-profit organization sponsored by the Cedar Lane Unitarian Church, whose mission was to raise funds for housing for the elderly. Her husband preceded her in death. Survivors include two daughters and a son.

Lorraine Hinson Pendergrass ’22

Lorraine Hinson Pendergrass ’22, May 19, 1997, in Portland, where she had lived since she was a child. After graduating from Reed, she married Victor Pendergrass, an attorney, and the couple had three children. She was active in the PTA, scouting programs, and the American Association of University Women. In 1940, she joined the Volunteers of America Day Nursery board and volunteered in their day care nurseries. She also volunteered with the Boys and Girls Aid Society. In her later years, she enjoyed painting, volunteer work, and the company of family and friends. She is survived by a son, a daughter, five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Craig C. Hudson ’48

Craig Hudson ’48, February 28, 1998, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He received a master’s degree in physics from the University of Oregon in 1950 and then moved to Albuquerque. He was staff physicist with Sandia Corporation until his retirement in 1982, but he continued to work as a consultant. His early interest in drawing and painting continued during his career as a scientist, and after retirement he expanded this interest into a second career as a professional artist. He worked primarily in oils and used the natural beauty of the Southwest as a major theme. His work was shown in Albuquerque, and he also had a show at Reed College and at the Mt. Angel Abbey, Mt. Angel, Oregon. He was married in 1948 and had four children.

Margery Washburn Horsfall ’28

Margery Washburn Horsfall ’28, January 16, 1998, in Whittier, California. After graduating, she was a laboratory assistant at Reed for a year. She then entered the University of Illinois, Champagne-Urbana, and earned a master’s degree in zoology in 1930 and a PhD in parasitology in 1937. During this time, she worked as a lab assistant in the zoology department. In 1930, she married Bruce Horsfall ’30, and in 1934 he joined her at the University of Illinois where he also pursued a PhD. In 1934–37, she worked as a junior parasitologist for the U.S. Bureau of Animal Husbandry in Beltsville, Maryland, and published papers on the life histories of bird parasites. In 1938, the Margery and Bruce moved to Rochester, New York, where they had three children and she was primarily a homemaker. They moved to Whittier, California, in 1947 and Margery was active in the Girl Scouts, Meals on Wheels, the Audubon Society, Literacy Volunteers, and other activities. In 1963, they moved to Placentia, California, and after retirement they enjoyed travel, rockhounding, mountain climbing, and volunteering. After her husband’s death in 1991, she moved to a retirement community in Placentia. Survivors include two sons, including Robert B. Horsfall III ’63; and a daughter.

Joan E. Olson Hundtoft ’75

Joan Olson Hundtoft ’75, of ovarian cancer, February 19, 1999, in Salem, Oregon. After graduating from Reed, she worked for the city of Portland for several years in the nuisance division. She resigned in 1983 and moved to the Oregon coast, where she married and raised three stepchildren. During this time, she was the manager of a bakery and bookstore on the coast. In 1991, they moved to Salem, where she worked on a master’s degree in public administration. She worked for the Oregon Department of Revenue in the tax help section for about six years. Survivors include her husband; two stepsons; a stepdaughter; a brother; and a sister.

Charlotte Odgers Hall ’43

Charlotte Odgers Hall ’43, May 3, 2000, in Bryan, California. After graduating from Reed, she taught school at Shumway Junior High in Vancouver, Washington, for several years. In 1947, she earned a master’s degree in history from the University of Washington. While there, she met Arthur Hall, whom she married in 1947. They moved to Sacramento in 1954. She was a homemaker and substitute teacher in Sacramento City School District, retiring in 1994, where she particularly enjoyed assignments working with handicapped adults. Her outside interests included gardening, playing the piano, and participating in church activities with the First United Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, a daughter, and two brothers. Her husband died in 1980.

Douglas Edwin Harden ’99

Douglas Harden ’99, March 26, 2001, in Portland.

Alfred A. Hampson ’43

Alfred Hampson ’43, February 18, 2002, in San Francisco. He attended Reed for one year, and then transferred to Stanford. He received a law degree from Harvard in 1946. He married Elizabeth Griffin in 1944. After a one year clerkship in New York, he moved to San Francisco and practiced law there until 1953, when he returned to Portland. In Portland, in addition to his law practice, he became involved in civic causes, such as creating parks and planting trees along streets. In the late 1960s, after living in France for two years, he played an important role in the passage of the Oregon bottle bill, which was adopted by the Oregon legislature in 1971. He also led a successful effort to ban billboards along interstate highways. He was on the founding board of 1000 Friends of Oregon, served on the Northwest Power Planning Council and the Oregon Energy Facility Siting Council, and was a past president of the Portland Zoological Society. After retiring from law practice in the late 1980s, he and his wife returned to California to live. Survivors include his wife; a daughter; four sons, and seven grandchildren.

Mary Ann Hinckley Seymour ’30

Mary Ann Hinckley Seymour ’30, March 23, 2002, in San Francisco. She taught school in Oregon for a year and then worked in the Reed College business office. In 1933, she married Keith Seymour, who was a chemistry professor at Reed at the time [1933–37]. Between 1937 and 1947 they lived in several parts of the United States, including Montana, Illinois, Minnesota, and Oklahoma. After World War II, Keith took a teaching position at Butler College in Indianapolis. Mary returned to teaching while her children were still quite young, earning the necessary credentials for licensing, and worked with gifted students in Indianapolis Schools for 14 years. In 1965, she earned a master’s degree in history from Butler College. After retiring, the couple stayed in Indianapolis until 1976, when they moved to San Francisco. In retirement, they enjoyed travel, church functions, and the study of genealogy, and Mary also pursued her hobby of sewing and needlework. Keith died in 1993.

Margaret Montgomery Doane Hendrickson ’42

Margaret Montgomery Doane Hendrickson ’42, March 31, 2003, following a long illness, in Frederick, Maryland. Margaret received a BA in biology from Reed. After teaching and working in Berkeley, California, for two years, she returned to Portland and married Carroll H. Hendrickson Jr. ’42. The couple moved to Frederick and raised three children. Her community involvement included volunteer work for Record Street Home, Episcopal Orphan House Scholarship Fund, Frederick Arts Council, Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, Frederick Memorial Hospital, and the Historical Society of Frederick County. She was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church, where she taught Sunday school, and was a member of Casual Gardeners. Margaret is survived by Carroll, her son and daughters, and three grandchildren.

Nicholas Peter Heimerl ’95

Nicholas Peter Heimerl ’95, March 18, 2003, in Brooklyn, New York. Nicholas' academic focus at Reed was in chemistry, with a stated interest in physics.

Helen Beatrice Hurd Barnard ’34

Helen Beatrice Hurd Barnard ’34, October 8, 2003, in Maryland, after a short bout with cancer. After earning a bachelor’s degree in history from Reed, Helen went on to earn an AM in American history at Radcliffe in 1937. Following that, she completed all credentials, with the exception of a dissertation, for a PhD from the American University in Washington, D.C. Prior to her marriage to Robert C. Barnard ’35 in 1939, she taught at the Putney School in Vermont, and after marriage, at the Madeira School in Virginia. In 1949, the couple moved to Paris, where Robert opened an international office for his D.C. law firm and Helen worked as an office manager. They returned to the U.S., living in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and raised a son and daughter. Helen was a cathedral aid volunteer for the Washington National Cathedral from 1967 to 1982. Supplied by her lifelong reading habit, she became an expert in gothic architecture and stained glass, and maintained a keen interest in American history. She is survived by her children and two grandchildren. Robert predeceased her.

Lois Beatrice Sisson Hutchinson ’33

Lois Beatrice Sisson Hutchinson ’33, March 4, 2004, in Salem. Lois graduated from Reed with a BA in biology, focused on botany. She then trained in medical technology at Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland, achieving certification as a medical technologist, American Society of Clinical Pathologists. She worked at Good Samaritan until 1936 when she became a technician and instructor at North Pacific College of Dentistry (University of Oregon School of Dentistry), and taught general histology and pathology, leaving as an assistant professor in 1949. In that same year she married Harold R.B. Hutchinson, and they had three children. The couple spent a year in Boston, where Harold was a resident in pediatric dentistry, and Lois worked as an aide and secretary in the department of nutrition at the Forsyth Dental Infirmary. After returning to Portland, she worked part time as a school secretary and as secretary for the Salem Unitarian Church until 1972 and was medical technologist for the Marion County Public Health Department, working weekly even after retirement in 1994. She is survived by her husband, two sons, and daughter. Her son, Thomas Hutchinson ’70, attended Reed, as did her brother, Merrell A. Sisson ’31.

Beatrice Horn Maio ’31

Beatrice Horn Maio ’31, May 10, 2000, in California. Beatrice attended Reed for two years. She married Richard W. Maio, and they had two daughters. Her life with her family, and later her work with the Cloverdale Library (1963-74), were the primary occupations of her life. She also served as historian for the Cloverdale Historical Society. Beatrice found pleasure in her life as a grandmother and great-grandmother.

Mabel Ellen Wilkes Holt ’32

Mabel Ellen Wilkes Holt ’32, April 4, 2005, in Portland. Mabel received a bachelor's degree from Reed in sociology, and then studied at the Northwestern University School of Social Service Administration, earning a master's degree with an emphasis on pediatric psychology. She worked at the Atascadero State Hospital in Paso Robles, California, before returning to Oregon and serving as director of the Boys & Girls Aid Society in Portland. She married Harold Holt, who predeceased her. Survivors include two brothers and her extended family.

John Fargo Honey ’45

John Fargo Honey ’45, February 10, 2005, in Newport Beach, California. Jack attended Reed for one year with an interest in physics, earning a BS in electronics in 1947, and a BEE in engineering in 1948, from Stanford University. He went to work for the Stanford Research Institute in Menlo Park as head of the communications group in 1950, leaving the position in 1960 to be an independent consulting engineer. In 1969, he became owner and president of Marine Technology, an electronics manufacturing firm in Long Beach. Jack served in the U.S. Armed Forces and enjoyed boating. Survivors include two sons, a daughter, and two brothers.

Darlene Ellen Heath Sherrick-Durussel ’61

Darlene Ellen Heath Sherrick-Durussel ’61, March 23, 2005, in Seattle, Washington. Darlene attended Reed for one year, and received an MA in architectural history from the University of Washington in 1970. For 30 years, she taught at Shoreline High School in Shoreline, Washington, after which she became union president of the Shoreline Education Association and worked for teacher rights. She was part owner of European Vine Selections in Seattle, and used her skill with wine to enhance cooking and entertaining. Darlene enjoyed architecture, art, gardening, and had a love for animals. She was said to be a great friend and an inspiring and challenging teacher. Survivors include her husband, Robert E. Durussel, with whom she traveled worldwide.

Otis Douglas Brown Hyde ’33

Otis Douglas Brown Hyde ’33, March 19, 2009, in Tacoma, Washington. Otis was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and grew up in Idaho and Oregon. She attended Reed for a year and received a bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Washington. A birder, horticulturalist, and master gardener, Otis founded the Native Species Garden at Point Defiance Park in Tacoma and the Otis Douglas Hyde Herbarium at the University of Washington. She supported the arts in the Pacific Northwest, including the Tacoma Art Museum, the Joffrey Ballet, the Seattle Symphony, and the Seattle Opera. She was a lifelong learner, who made a thorough study of the culture, flora, and fauna of a particular region before traveling there. “Aunt Otie,” as she was affectionately called, shared her vast knowledge and extensive collections of furniture, porcelain, and native and ornamental plants with family and friends. She and her husband, Charles Henry Hyde, to whom she was married for 52 years, enjoyed taking horticultural and birding classes at the University of Washington and traveled abroad extensively. Survivors include two daughters, one son, seven grandchildren, and her brother.

Helen Wheeler Hastay ’39

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Helen Wheeler Hastay ’39, February 1, 2009, at Pullman Regional Hospital in Pullman, Washington, following a brief illness. Helen was inspired to enroll at Reed after spending some time in a residence hall with her sister, Margaret Jean Wheeler ’26, and viewing little butter dishes in commons, she told Nancy Stewart Green ’51 in an oral history interview in 2001. The youngest of four children that included brothers George Wheeler ’29 and Donald N. Wheeler ’35, Helen grew up in White Bluffs, Washington, where her parents had a fruit orchard. Intellectually precocious throughout her public school years, she entered Reed at 16. Reed history professor Reginald Arragon [1923–62; 1970–74] and his family provided room and board for Helen in their home in exchange for cooking and dishwashing duties. In her first-year contemporary society class, she met Millard W. Hastay ’41; they married in 1937. Millard worked for the highway department, while Helen completed a BA from Reed in general literature. She then taught high school English in Halfway, Oregon (1939–41), while Millard completed his BA. They lived in Palo Alto, California, for three years, where she was a telephone exchange operator, while Millard did graduate studies at Stanford. For the next 14 years, they lived in New York City; Millard earned a PhD at Columbia University and worked at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and Helen cared for their two sons. Their next move took them to Pullman, where Helen resumed her teaching (1964–77). To certify for teaching in Washington, she took a fifth year of college work that included “a totally new, totally engrossing experience”: studio art. “I had always imagined art to be something beyond me. When I approached it without fear of grades or failing, it opened a new world—as snorkeling did much later, when for the first time, on Maui, I saw the glory of the undersea world.” Dancing had been one of the highlights of Helen's life at Reed, and she and Millard enjoyed square and round dancing into their late 70s. In 1981, they moved to Grapeview, Washington, and in 2006, returned to Pullman. Survivors include Millard, and the couple's sons and four granddaughters.

Babette Louise Krause Hanavan ’53

Babette Louise Wyner Hanavan ’53, November 15, 2003, in California. Babette received a BA from Reed in philosophy.

Jeremiah J. Healy AMP ’44

Jeremiah J. Healy AMP ’44, May 24, 2000, in San Diego, California. Jeremiah attended Reed in the U.S. Army Premeteorology Program. He later earned an MA from De Paul University, in Chicago, in education, and was a school principal. He had a daughter and son. His wife, Vivian, died in 2005.

Rosalind Sprague Hickenbottom ’61

Rosalind Sprague Hickenbottom ’61, September 6, 2007, in Ohio. R.S. received a BA from Reed in biology. In 1963, she earned an MA from Mt. Holyoke in cellular and developmental biology, and in 1970, received a PhD from Emory University in pharmacology and pathology. R.S. had a postdoctoral fellowship in pediatrics at the University of Tennessee in Memphis, and worked with the Child Development Center, also in Memphis. 1n 1979, she accepted a position as assistant professor in physical therapy at SUNY–Buffalo, and was later a tenured assistant professor in physical therapy at Ohio University. She married John P. Hickenbottom ’59 in 1968; he died in 1995.

Bonnie Hicks ’49

Bonnie Lee Hicks ’49, October 20, 1997, in Oregon. Bonnie attended Reed and later earning a BA in music from the University of Oregon.

Maxwell Sebastian Hiller ’02

Maxwell Sebastian Hiller ’02, August 12, 2006. Maxwell studied physics at Reed, before living in Saint Louis, Missouri, and Chicago, Illinois.

Margaret Elizabeth Hines Holzer ’29

Margaret Elizabeth Hines Holzer ’29, July 22, 2007, in California. Betty received a BA from Reed in chemistry. She credited chemistry professor Ralph Strong [1920–34] as the individual most critical to her success at Reed. (“A very severe taskmaster, but a very fine person,” she remarked in her oral history interview with Barbara Sloate Isgur ’63.) Betty received an MS from Stanford University in biochemistry in 1931, and did doctoral work in microbiology research at the Food Research Institute in Madison, Wisconsin. Her professional associations included membership in Sigma Xi, Pi Lambda Theta, and Iota Sigma Pi. In her first chemistry class at Reed, she was seated next to Walter F. Holzer ’29; they married in 1935, and lived in Wisconsin and in California. In retirement, the couple traveled and developed a mutual interest in photography. Their son, John A. Holzer ’62, and granddaughter, Christina E. Holzer ’00, also attended Reed. Walter died in 1983.

Edward A. Howe AMP ’44

Edward A. Howe AMP ’44, February 11, 2008, in Minnesota. Ed Howe attended Reed for a year in the U.S. Army Premeteorology Program. He was an exceptional football player in high school and at the University of Minnesota, but after serving in World War II, he chose a career in education over professional football. He earned a PhD in political science from the University of Minnesota in 1960, and taught at the university. He also worked for the City of Minneapolis in budget analysis, and city planning and development. Howe was active in the Democratic Party and as a member of the Minnesota Citizen's League—a think tank concerned with state and local policy issues. Survivors include his wife, Jean.

Nell L. Hoyt Robison ’41

Nell L. Hoyt Robison ’41, July 1, 2003, in Springfield, Oregon. Nell attended Reed but did not graduate. She married John E. Robison ’38. After his retirement, the couple greatly enjoyed their work as literacy volunteers in Arizona, before moving to Oregon. John died in 2003.

Jean Hinton Rosner ’38

Jean Hinton Rosner ’38, May 13, 2002, in Massachusetts. Jean attended Reed through a college-exchange program, earning a BA from Bennington College in social studies. Her life was dedicated to her family, to teaching science, and to the summer camp she started (Sight Point Camp in Nova Scotia). She was passionate about finding nonviolent solutions to international disputes, and to redirecting resources spent on military proliferation toward the support of basic human needs. She married Steven Rosner; they had four children.

Nomi Hendricksen Smith ’43

Nomi Hendricksen Smith ’43, August 7, 2007, in Tucson, Arizona. Nomi attended Reed, but did not graduate. She married David Smith ’46; they had a son and daughter.

Floreen Lillian Hovgaard Warner ’50

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Floreen Lillian Hovgaard Warner ’50, February 27, 2008, in Modesto, California. Heidi attended Reed for two years, later earning a BA from California State University at Stanislaus in history (1979). In 1946, she married William L. Warner ’47; they lived in Washington, D.C., for several years. She worked in D.C., and also continued her undergraduate studies at American and George Washington universities. The couple moved to Modesto in 1951 and raised three sons. Heidi was the first woman to be appointed planning commissioner for the city of Modesto (1957-68). She considered her greatest achievement to be the establishment of a cultural center, the McHenry Museum, in 1972. For 24 years, she served as the museum coordinator. She received many awards for her civic work and business leadership, including Woman of the Year from the Modesto Business and Professional Women's Club in 1966; and the Liberty Bell Award, presented by the Stanislaus County Bar Association in 1974. She was a person of vision and dedication, who supported the success of women in the workplace. Professional associations included membership on the board of directors of the Stanislaw, Oakland, and California historical societies, and membership with the California Museum Association. Her passion extended to tennis and travel—two pleasures she combined when she traveled the globe to attend Grand Slam Tournament events. Survivors include her sons, five granddaughters, and three sisters.

Alfred John Heldfond ’33

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Alfred John Heldfond ’33, January 19, 2010, in Los Angeles, California. Al spent three years at Reed; our archives are mute regarding his academic interests, but we do know that he was an avid soccer player, qualifying as a “master” of the sport, and was a member of Reed's Lettermen club. After Reed, he earned an MD from the University of Oregon, and trained at St. Vincent's Hospital in Portland, Los Angeles County Maternity Hospital, and Los Angeles General Hospital. During World War II, Al served as a flight surgeon in the Pacific, and then returned to Los Angeles, where he became a clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Southern California medical school and a staff physician at Cedars of Lebanon and Cedars-Sinai Hospital. In 1982, he retired from USC and went into private practice, founding the Heldfond Medical Group. He received a lifetime achievement award from the Los Angeles Obstetrical and Gynecological Society in 2000. Al and Ann M. Taylor were married for 55 years; they had two sons and a daughter. One son predeceased him. In his public obituary we read: “Please do a mitvah of your choice to honor his lifetime of kindness.”

Beulah Joan Caviness Hand ’40

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Beulah Joan Caviness Hand ’40, September 23, 2009, in Milwaukie, Oregon. Following her first year at Reed, Beulah married Floyd Hand. They moved to Nevada, where he completed an undergraduate degree. During World War II, Beulah worked in the Oregon shipyards in Portland, while Floyd served as a navy engineering officer in the South Pacific. She treasured the 200 letters he wrote to her during that time. After the war, they moved to Milwaukie and built a solar home. In the ’50s, Beulah entered politics with the Democratic Party. She rose from precinct committee person to chairman of the state Democratic Party and was elected to the Oregon legislature as state representative (1956-66). She was involved in initiatives to establish public utility districts in Oregon and was one of the first to campaign against nuclear power in the Pacific Northwest. She was an officer in National Association of Retired Federal Employees and grew roses and prize-winning kiwis. Floyd, who was a chemical engineer at Bonneville Power Administration, died in 2002. Beulah remarked: “Reed's program, in the only year I attended, was a guiding philosophy for my entire life.”

Ronald Wayne Hanks ’64

Ronald Wayne Hanks ’64, June 27, 2010, in Salem, Oregon. Ronald graduated from Reed with a BA in history, and married Dorothy I. Milford. He continued his studies in history at the University of Pittsburgh and at Rice University, where he earned a PhD. For his dissertation, “The End of an Institution: The Austro-Hungarian Army in Italy, 1918,” he received the John W. Gardner Award (for the most original doctoral dissertation) and the Captain Charles Septimus Longcope Award (for the best overall dissertation) in humanities and social sciences. He also was awarded the Southern Historical Association prize for best graduate research paper in European history. His dissertation was published in Italy in 1994 as Il Tramonto Di Un'Instituzione, L'armata austrio-ungarica in Italia (1918). Ronald worked as registrar of vital statistics for the city of Houston for 23 years, retiring in 2001.

Cordelia Dodson Hood ’36, MA ’41

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Cordelia Dodson Hood ’36, MA ’41, July 14, 2011, in Damariscotta, Maine.

Cordelia grew up in Milwaukie, Oregon, and transferred to Reed from the University of Oregon. “The professors at Reed were more immediate. They were human beings; you could talk to them. And they were interesting people. They forced you into thinking and not just coasting along.” Cordelia’s memories of Reed included the influence of the Spanish Civil War on campus life and time spent skiing with Austrian exchange student Otto Urbach, who taught ski classes on Mount Hood.


Maxine Irene Howard Crites ’42, MAT ’65

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Maxine Irene Howard Crites ’42, MAT ’65, July 19, 2011, in Portland. Maxine was sharp, irreverent, outspoken, and enthusiastic—character traits that blossomed during her years at Reed. “You were encouraged to think and have ideas of your own,” she wrote. “I’ve carried that way of thinking into my adult life, trying to see the broader picture and standing up for what I think is right.” A native Portlander, the youngest of five children, she was the only one to graduate from high school. During her time at Reed, she worked as a nurse’s aide, lived in the infirmary, served meals in commons, did laundry for other Reed students, and worked as a maid in Eastmoreland, and, in summer, at Crater Lake Lodge. After earning her BA in sociology, she moved to Roseburg, Oregon, where she did social work. She joined the war effort by enlisting in the navy WAVES and serving as hospital corps woman in San Diego—“one of hundreds, who cared for the estimated 10,000 patients.” In 1946, in Portland, she married grocer Norman B. Crites. Both Maxine and Norman were lifelong members of All Saints Episcopal Church. Following up on a notice in the church bulletin about teaching scholarships, Maxine returned to Reed for graduate work and taught social studies at Franklin High School for 20 years. After that, she volunteered as a case reviewer for children in foster care. Maxine enjoyed local alumni events and traveled to Tuscany in 2004 with her daughter, Melissa, on an alumni-sponsored tour. Johanna Thoeresz ’87 met Maxine on the tour. “I was taken aback by her vim, vigor, and verve. Everyone on the trip who tried to cajole the ‘sweet little old lady’ was quickly put in place by her quick wit and insistence that she never wanted special attention.” Robin Tovey ’97, who visited with Maxine at events on campus, remarked, “Maxine was a formidable lady (and I mean that in the best, most French, way!), and she’ll be greatly missed on a very personal level by many in the Reed community.” Maxine supported the annual fund at Reed every single year after she graduated, for an incredible total of 69 years. Survivors include Melissa and her sons Douglas and Gregory, as well as four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Her husband died in 1992.

Dorothy Melissa Glassberg Hutchison ’43

Dorothy Melissa Glassberg Hutchison ’43, July 28, 2011, in Everett, Washington. Dorothy grew up in Everett, Washington, and came to Reed, where she met Morris W. Hutchison ’40. She and Hutch married in Everett when he returned from service in the army in 1944. They lived in Texas and Idaho, and then returned to Everett, where Hutch taught high school biology and chemistry. Dorothy and Hutch were active at Trinity Episcopal Church in Everett, and Dorothy was chapter executive for Snohomish-Island Counties American Red Cross and was a grade school mentor. “Dorothy was deeply loved by family and friends alike.” She is survived by Hutch, son Coe, and two grandsons. A daughter, Susan, died from Hodgkin’s disease in 1971.

Richard Fot Hum AMP ’44

Richard Fot Hum AMP ’44, May 22, 2011, in Yountville, California. Richard was an air force officer, a veteran of three wars, and a five-time recipient of the Legion of Merit. He attended Reed in the premeteorology program and earned a BA and an MA from the University of California, Berkeley, in physiology and an MA in international affairs from George Washington University. He and his wife, Jane Louie, to whom he was married for 60 years, established the Honor Flight program for northern California, providing funds for World War II and terminally ill veterans to visit the war memorial in Washington, D.C. Richard volunteered with Sonoma County’s Area Agency for Aging and the Napa Airport Museum board. He was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, and was a Shriner and a Mason. Survivors include Jane, one son, three daughters, six grandchildren, and two brothers.

Ames Birrell Hendrickson ’48

Ames Birrell Hendrickson ’48, June 9, 2011, in Santa Ana, California. Born and raised in Portland, Ames went to Lincoln High School (where he was student body president) before coming to Reed. After Pearl Harbor, Ames joined the U.S. Navy, became a lieutenant, and commanded a landing ship tank in the South Pacific, where he saw active duty in Iwo Jima and Okinawa. After three years of study at Reed, broken up by military service, he transferred to the University of Oregon, where he earned a bachelor’s degree. In the span of a 33-year career, Ames held numerous positions at two department stores, Meier & Frank in Portland and Broadway-Hale in Los Angeles. He was a longtime member of the Multnomah Athletic Club and enjoyed tennis, golf, and swimming, and he devoted time to charity and faith-based community work. Survivors include his nephew, Ames Hendrickson; and his cousin, Carroll Hendrickson ’42.

Donald W. Houser ’50

Donald W. Houser ’50, May 14, 2011, in Walnut Creek, California. Born and raised in Portland, Don served in the U.S. Army Air Corps before coming to Reed, where he studied physics and met Jane Furkert ’48. Later he transferred to Oregon State University, earning a BS and an MS in mechanical engineering. He worked at Standard Oil and Chevron, where he managed operations for the product engineering division in Europe for several years. Home and family were of utmost importance to Don; he, Jane, and their three daughters enjoyed camping and vacations in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Don retired in 1984 and was involved in his community, including Friends of the Walnut Creek Library. In his public obituary, we read, “Don lived life as an adventure and loved to add humor to situations. He was a romantic and a poet. At the same time, he was also a man of deep integrity, reliable, disciplined, and organized.” He loved tools, machines, cars, trains, planes, garden landscaping, Broadway musicals, the symphony, board games, and baseball. Survivors include Jane; daughters Julie, Karen, and Diane; and grandson Joshua.

George Thomas Howard ’51

George Thomas Howard ’51, July 7, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nevada. George grew up in and around theatres, from the time his mother performed violin in an orchestra, and joined the stagehand’s union as a teenager, which allowed him to earn his way through college. He received a combined degree in physics and electrical engineering from Reed and MIT and an MS in electrical engineering from MIT. Prior to leaving Portland for MIT, George helped found Hollywood Lights, renting lighting equipment, including army surplus searchlights, and participating in the rescue efforts when Vanport was flooded; Hollywood Lights continues in business in Portland and Seattle today. After MIT, George worked for General Electric for five years, including work in their long term planning group. He returned to work in the stage lighting arena when he became the executive vice president for Kliegl Brothers’ western division in Los Angeles in 1967. George was a registered professional engineer in 17 states and developed a unique specialty, providing expertise in all areas of theatre and showroom design. He created the firm George Thomas Howard & Associates, a leading consultant for theatrical and presentation facilities for over three decades, with special expertise in theatre and showroom design. One of his first major consulting projects was the design of the lighting system for the 1959 renovation of the Elizabethan Theatre of the Oregon Shakespearean Festival. In his own words, “I spent a substantial amount of time in Ashland each summer for the following 15 years, working with Dick Hay and Bill Patton on changes to the Elizabethan Theatre and consulting on the design of the Angus Bowmer Theatre . . . I have had a long and diverse career as a theatre consultant. My projects have ranged, and continued to range, from high school auditoria to multivenue metropolitan performing arts centers, and include just about every type of theatre, media production, and public assembly facility.” George loved travel and was a hands-on consultant. His firm managed projects for an incredible list of theatres and showrooms in the U.S. and as far away as Australia. Clients included the Grand Ole Opry, the Hollywood Bowl, the MGM Grand Hotel, Caesar’s Palace, the World Trade Center in Moscow, and the Seattle Opera House. He was a fellow of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT), and a member of the American Consulting Engineers Council, the American Society of Theatre Consultants, and numerous other theatre and engineering societies. Fellow USITT member Joel Rubin, who worked with George at Kliegl Brothers for six years in the ’60s, said that he was one of the single best “red-liners” of working drawings he had ever met. “He coupled this with a unique ability to read print upside down and backward and to ‘red-line’ that way from his side of the table. This ability was also usefully employed in reading notes from across the table while negotiating contracts.” George had a photographic memory and never filed a single piece of paper, yet always knew where a document could be found. He was brilliant, innovative, and driven by his work, and is remembered as a phenomenal mentor and a good friend. Son Christopher, who provided many details for this memorial piece, wrote, “He taught us all about how to do a good job and how to earn respect. Our parents both shared their love of education and culture with their children as they raised us. They supported us in whatever direction we wanted to go, as long it was understood we would go to college. He left us with a great legacy in that regard, much as he has left the world with many great theaters by which we may remember him and his work. He is missed.” George is survived by his wife, Karen Holm Howard ’51; his son; and his daughter, Tamara. A second son predeceased him. The family requests memorial gifts be made to Reed in George’s name.

Richard M. Hoffman AMP ’44

Richard M. Hoffman AMP ’44, August 12, 2012, in Palo Alto, California. Richard studied at Reed in the premeteorology program during World War II and served in the army as a communications officer. After the war, he went home to Minneapolis and completed a BS in mechanical engineering at the University of Minnesota. “I feel very fortunate to have spent one year at Reed,” Richard wrote. “That, plus my two and half years at the University of Minnesota, gave me a diversified educational experience in preparation for a successful life. Thank you, Reed College.” Richard operated the R.M. Hoffman Company, a business for mechanical power transmission components, for over 30 years, and he also published books about the mobile home industry through his company, Hoffman Books. He and his wife, Caroline, who were married for 62 years, raised a daughter and two sons. Richard’s lifelong passion for learning and libraries directed the couple’s successful efforts to establish two significant libraries within their communities. Survivors include his wife and children, seven grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.

Christoph Mathew Heinicke ’48

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Christoph Mathew Heinicke ’48, June 17, 2012, in Santa Monica, California. Born in Germany, Christoph and his mother and stepfather fled the Nazi regime and settled in Portland in 1936. His brother, Thomas L. Frazier [né Ulrich Heinicke] ’42, followed later. Christoph earned a BA from Reed in sociology, an MA from Northwestern, and a PhD in social psychology from Harvard, graduating summa cum laude. On a four-year Commonwealth Fund Fellowship, he did child analytic training in London with Anna Freud and British psychologist John Bowlby. Christoph was a pioneer in mother-infant attachment research and was highly regarded as a teacher and supervisor; he was noted for his sensitivity to the therapeutic relationship and his commitment to teaching. In 1972, he joined the faculty at UCLA; he never retired. Christoph coordinated UCLA’s clinical practicum for child psychiatry fellows and codirected the resident child psychotherapy clinic. His studies of mothers and young children, done in order to determine the essential features of a preventive, relation-based therapeutic intervention to help foster child development, became the foundation of the UCLA Family Development Project, which he directed for over 25 years. He received the Lester Hofheimer Prize for best research in psychiatry from the American Psychiatric Association, the departmental teaching award from the UCLA psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences department, and the Bowlby-Ainsworth Award from the New York Attachment Consortium, among others. Christoph and Sally R. Ritchie married in 1958. They had three sons, including Andrew M. Heinicke ’83. In 1979, Christoph wrote, “From the vantage point of a full professor in a medical school, as well as a practicing psychoanalyst in the Los Angeles community, I do feel that Reed was the most important educational experience in what is, I hope, a creative career.” Survivors include his wife, sons, and three grandchildren.

John Garvin Helmick ’62

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John Garvin Helmick ’62, January 6, 2012, in Vallejo, California, from complications of lung cancer. John came to Reed from Boise, Idaho, where he was a violinist and concertmaster in his high school orchestra and with the Boise Symphony Orchestra. He was also a champion tennis player and a National Merit Scholar. David C. Newell ’62 recalled playing music with John at Reed: “He would get his violin and we would go over to the president’s house and, with me at the piano, play through some Mozart and Beethoven violin sonatas.” John earned a BA from Reed in physics and then entered the Peace Corps in Ghana, where he taught mathematics and science. Back in the U.S., he briefly worked in nuclear physics, but found the field philosophically challenging to his pacifist ideals. He attended San Francisco State University and lived in Eugene, Oregon, before returning to Boise to assist his aging parents. Primarily self-taught, John mastered several languages and worked as a translator of Greek and German. Survivors include three siblings. “Those who would like to honor John’s memory will do something, large or small, in the cause of world peace and justice.”

Brian Lowell Hanna ’83

Brian Lowell Hanna ’83, June 13, 2012, in Fargo, North Dakota, from cardiac arrest. Brian attended Reed for a year as a transfer student and went on to the Juilliard School on a full scholarship in dance. He joined the Bauhaus dancers and did international tours with the company until injuries ended his career. He then worked for the Red Hot Organization, producing records and CDs to fund AIDS charities. He also worked for a law firm in New York. “Brian touched many lives with his intelligence, wit, and kind nature.” Survivors include his mother and two sisters.

Morrison Handsaker ’29

Morrison Handsaker ’29, March 5, 1994, in Watertown, Massachusetts. After graduating with a degree in economics, he attended the University of Chicago and received a PhD in economics in 1939. Handsaker married Marjorie Linfield, also a student at the university, in 1934. In 1937, he filled a one-year vacancy at the University of Washington in Seattle, and then obtained a post at Occidental College in Los Angeles, where he completed his dissertation. Morrison remained at Occidental for five years. During World War II, he worked for the National War Labor Board as a mediation officer, and later was an economist for the Office of Price Administration. In 1946, he became professor and chairman of the department of economics at Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, where he taught until his retirement in 1975. Morrison was a Fulbright lecturer in the University of Sheffield, England, in 1957–58, and at two Japanese universities in 1964–65. In 1957, he received an award for superior teaching at Lafayette College. During his studies at the University of Chicago he became interested in labor-management arbitration, and he developed an arbitration practice that grew throughout his teaching career. After retirement, Morrison continued his arbitration practice, and also wrote two arbitration textbooks, which are used extensively in college and university courses. He also wrote a number of articles on labor relations and arbitration, several of which were coauthored with his wife. Morrison was named by presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy to serve on emergency boards to help resolve major labor disputes of railways and airlines. In 1989, he was honored by the National Industrial Relations Research Association for his significant contributions to the field of industrial relations. His wife died in 1988. Handsaker is survived by a daughter and two grandchildren.

Helen Uhlman Hirsch ’18

Helen Uhlman Hirsch ’18, December 13, 1994, in Portland. She had a long career as a high school teacher in Portland, retiring in 1962. She is survived by two cousins and a nephew.

Robert E. Holzer ’26

Robert E. Holzer ’26, May 19, 1994, in Los Angeles. He was a noted geophysicist whose career spanned six decades. After graduating from Reed, Robert studied at the University of California, Berkeley, and earned a PhD in physics in 1930. He was a National Research Fellow at the University of Chicago for two years, and then taught at Fenn College and the University of California, Berkeley, before joining the faculty of the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, in 1936. There, he conducted pioneering research in atmospheric dynamics and cloud electrification. His need to analyze data from his research led him to design a special analog computer. Robert remained in Albuquerque for 11 years. After World War II, he returned to California to take a post as head of the physics department at Pomona College. He transferred from Pomona to UCLA in 1947, joining the newly created Institute of Geophysics. He remained at UCLA as professor of geophysics until his retirement in 1974. Robert's research there moved from thunderstorm phenomena and atmospheric electricity to space plasma physics at the beginning of the space age. He designed instruments for rocket flights and conducted research into the waves within and around the earth's atmosphere, working with researchers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory on a number of these projects. After retirement, he continued his research in space plasma physics with funding from the National Science Foundation. He was a fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Geophysical Union. Survivors include his wife, a daughter, and two sons.

Lester A. Halpin ’28

Lester A. Halpin ’28, November 16, 1994, in Bellevue, Washington. He was news director of KOIN Radio in Portland from 1935 until his retirement in 1967. Early in his career, finding that no textbooks on radio news broadcasting existed, Lester wrote his own, excerpts of which were later used in journalism classes at the University of Oregon. During Word War II, he served as assistant director in the U.S. Office of censorship, Radio Division, in Washington, D.C. For more than a decade after his retirement, he wrote a weekly column for the Oregonian about Canada, of which he was a native. His columns were frequently syndicated nationally. He is survived by his wife, a son, and three grandchildren, all of Bellevue.

Irene Hinnells Cheldelin ’38

Irene Hinnells Cheldelin ’38, October 21, 1994, in Portland. She married Vernon H. Cheldelin ’38 shortly after graduation from Reed. They moved to Austin, Texas, where she worked part time as a scientific illustrator. In 1942, they moved to Corvallis, Oregon where Vernon began teaching at Oregon State University. After his death in 1966, she worked as a research assistant at Oregon State University in the departments of entomology, botany, and agricultural chemistry. She was an active community volunteer in the Corvallis area for 35 years. Ireme served on the Corvallis School Board for nine years, including two years as president, and also served on the Oregon State School Board. She was a past president of the Good Samaritan Hospital Auxiliary, a trustee of the Hospital Foundation, a past member of the Planned Parenthood committee on finance, and a founding member of the Unitarian Fellowship of Corvallis. Survivors include two daughters, a son, and seven grandchildren.

Kathryn MacChesney Hadley ’28

Kathryn MacChesney Hadley ’28, October 6, 1995, in Portland, Oregon. She received a BA from Reed in biology, and worked as a laboratory technician. Survivors include her daughter, 3 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great grandchildren.

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.

Nicola Beth Hornbrook Hines ’59

Nicola Hornebrook Hines ’59, November 27, 1995, in Gold Beach, Oregon, of cancer. She attended Reed for two years and then left to marry William Ringnalda ’57. They had three children and were divorced in 1963. In 1968 she returned to school, earning a BA in English literature from Oregon State University in 1970 and a master’s in library science from the University of Oregon in 1973. She was city librarian in Sweet Home, Oregon, from 1973 to 1986. From 1986 to 1992, she was owner and operator of an ice cream store in Newport, Oregon. She returned to library work in 1992 and took a job as the Curry County librarian. She was active in theatre and politics, and was most recently a volunteer with the Oregon Aquarium at Newport. Survivors include her father, a daughter, and two sons, including Murco Ringnalda ’82.

Virginia E. Hinz MAT ’55

Virginia E. Hinz MAT ’55, July 24, 1997, in Portland. Her undergraduate work was completed at the University of Oregon. She taught elementary and middle school with the Portland Public Schools, retiring from Lents School in 1978. Survivors include a niece and nephew.

Mary E. H. Hawkins Davis MAT ’61

Mary Hawkins Davis MAT ’61, June 16, 1998, in San Francisco. She was an English instructor at West Valley College, Saratoga, California.

Conrad W. Hirsh ’63

Conrad Hirsh ’63, October 7, 1999, in Nairobi, Kenya, after a long battle with brain cancer. He had lived most of the past 35 years in Africa, beginning with two years in the Peace Corps teaching math at Haile Selassie University, Ethiopia in 1964–66. He later taught there as a civilian from 1968–77. In the ’70s, he became affiliated with Sobok Travel and took part in first descents of many remote African rivers, such as the Tekeze, Omo, and Awash. He later founded his own company, Remote River Expeditions, leading adventure trips down many of Africa’s wildest rivers. In 1977, he moved to Nairobi, where he helped conduct research on the African elephant while continuing his river expeditions. He was fluent in Amharic, Swahili, and French, and he enjoyed bringing his clients into interactions with remote tribespeople. In addition to his Reed degree, he also held degrees from St. Johns College and Stanford. Survivors include his parents, two brothers, and a son.

Margaret Hickey Ryan ’35

Margaret Hickey Ryan ’35, October 8, 1999, in Salem, Oregon, where she had lived since 1987. She married Lloyd Ryan ’33 two weeks following her graduation from Reed. After living in Oregon for several years, they moved to Chicago, where her husband worked for Bell and Howell. For most of her life, she was a homemaker, raising three children and helping her husband with his work. In 1948, they moved to Switzerland for two years. They later lived in Arlington, Virginia, and Syracuse, New York, before returning to live in Chicago in 1965. There she served on the board of directors of the McKinley Community Service Center, which was involved in educating and training handicapped children. After her husband sudden death in 1967, she moved to Vancouver, Washington, to live near a daughter. She obtained a job with Head Start as a parent involvement guide and later worked for Clark County Health and Welfare. She also worked in a high school reading program and an adult night school. She traveled in Japan, Europe, Central America, Australia, and many other places in her later life. Survivors include two daughters, a son, five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Dorothy M. Hannifin ’31

Dorothy Hannifin ’31, February 2, 1999, in Butte, Montana. She attended Reed for two years and earned a law degree from the University of Montana, Butte, in 1932. In addition to practicing law, she was also a jeweler.

Philip Hart ’37

Philip Hart ’37, July 16, 2000, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. After graduating, Phillip spent a year at Reed as a graduate assistant in sociology before beginning a long career in music management. In 1939, he established the Record Shop in Portland, which later expanded from selling records to handling concert and theatrical presentations. He managed the Seattle Symphony in 1946–49 and the Portland Symphony in 1949–55, and he was also active on the board of the Junior Symphony. In 1947, he married Margaret Carman, and they had three children. They moved to Chicago in 1956, where he became assistant manager of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Fritz Reiner. After five years, he joined the administrative staff of the Julliard School of Music in New York, where he served as concert manager and later became director of planning. His work there ranged from helping produce student productions and education programs in the high schools to managing the construction of a major new building at Lincoln Center. After the new building was completed, he devoted much of his time to writing, and he and his wife retired to Santa Fe in 1970. In retirement, he wrote and published three books: Orpheus in the New World (1974); Conductors, a New Generation (1979); and Fritz Reiner: A Biography (1994). He was active on the boards of the Santa Fe Opera, the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, the International Folk Art Foundation, and the Mexico Arts Commission. He is survived by four sons and several grandchildren.

Florence Helber Haile ’37

Florence Helber Haile ’37, July 29, 2001, in Portland. She married Leeford Haile ’41 in 1943 and was a homemaker. At the time of her death, she was survived by Leeford and many nieces and nephews; Leeford has since died.

Leeford Haile ’41

Leeford Haile ’41, September 9, 2001, in Portland. He was employed as a sales clerk for J.K. Gill bookstore in Portland, a gardener for Portland Nursery, and later an accounting clerk for the city of Portland until retiring in the late ’70s. He married Florence Helber ’37 in 1943, who died in July. Survivors include nieces and nephews.

David C. Henny ’52

David Henny ’52, April 20, 2001, in Langley, Washington. He was owner, president and general manager of Whidbey Telephone Company and Hat Island Telephone Company. His interest in telephones and technology began at an early age, and after attending Reed for three years, he went in search of a telephone company to purchase. He bought the small Whidbey Island Telephone Company in 1953, with a goal of providing excellent service to the community with a personal touch. He hired only local employees, and he worked to develop improvements and technological advances. In 1961, Whidbey Island Telephone Company became the first telephone company in the country to have all its lines underground. In the ’70s, he surpassed industry standards by providing single party service to the regions served by the company. He was again on the forefront of technology in 1994, when the company began providing internet access to the community and beyond, and in 2000, he offered DSL service to his customers. His interests in the telephone extended beyond his work, and he enjoyed collecting and preserving vintage telephone equipment with the idea of starting a museum. Although this was never accomplished, he maintained a small museum in his home. He was an active member of his church, played classical piano, loved the outdoors, and was an avid photographer. Survivors include his second wife; their two sons and a daughter; a son and three daughters from his first marriage; and nine grandchildren.

Dorothea Krause Hoppe ’44

Dorothea Krause Hoppe ’44, May 19, 2001, in Mill Valley, California, from complications related to multiple sclerosis. She worked as a chemist and was a homemaker. She married Ernest Hoppe in 1945, and they had three children. Her husband’s work with Chevron and Standard Oil took them overseas, and they lived in Sweden and the Netherlands for a number of years. Her husband died in 1979. Survivors include a son and two daughters, including Stephanie Hoppe ’68; and brother Edward Krause ’51.

Dorothy Hardman Hake ’37

Dorothy Hardman Hake ’37, August 23, 2003, in Portland. Dorothy attended Reed for two years. She married Chester W. White, and they had a daughter and son. Chester died in 1985. Dorothy's career at U.S. National Bank, where she was vice president for salary administration, spanned 32 years; she was one of the first women in Oregon to attain official status in banking. After retiring from banking, she worked briefly as a real estate associate, then concentrated on travel and her enjoyment of the arts, particularly piano, oil painting, and dance. She was a founding member of the Northwest Senior Theatre—dedicated to building intergenerational awareness—and performed as an actress, singer, and dancer. For a number of years she was the company’s dance captain and participated in film, television, and video performances. In 1989 she married David L. Hake, with whom she enjoyed a common interest in stage performance, even in productions at their retirement community, Holladay Park Plaza in Portland. For the millennium, Dorothy stated that she would dance in the streets. She is survived by her husband, children, five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Katharine Evelyn Holden Templeton ’42

Katharine Evelyn Holden Templeton ’42, March 30, 2002, in Portland. Following her graduation from Reed with a BA in biology, Katharine earned a degree in nursing from Emanuel Hospital School of Nursing in Portland. In 1947 she married John A. Templeton and they raised three daughters in their nearly 40 years of marriage. At Emanuel Hospital, Templeton worked as a nurse and a teacher of nursing. She is survived by her daughter, 2 stepdaughters, 10 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.

Norma Marie Gustafson Hangge ’45

Norma Marie Gustafson Hangge ’45, November 6, 2004, in Olympia, Washington. Gussie attended Reed but did not graduate. Her adult years were lived primarily in Olympia, a town she loved. She was said to have been a woman of grace, who supported others and loved them unconditionally; her "overnight" cookies were famous. She is survived by two of her three sons, and two grandchildren.

Joseph Harry ’61

Joseph Harry ’61, October 6, 2005, in Portland. Joseph received a BA from Reed in economics.

Hildegarde E. Schoeler Huestis ’45

Hildegarde E. Schoeler Huestis ’45, July 4, 2005, in Laguna Beach, California. Hildegarde entered Reed as a transfer student from Oregon State College (OSU), graduating with a BA in general literature. After graduation, and without the training or credentials required for a medical social worker, she was hired for such a position at the University of Oregon Medical School (OHSU). The coursework at Reed, and the humanities program in particular, was cited by her employer as adequate preparation for "all the problems in life (and people)." At the school, she met an aspiring physician, Gerald A. Huestis; the couple married and moved to New York for his medical residency. She invested her energy in their home in California and in their family of seven children, including Peter W. Huestis ’85.

Emily Vesta Short Hunter ’28

Emily Vesta Short Hunter ’28, October 12, 2005, in Sioux City, Iowa. Emily Hunter attended Reed for a year, before transferring to Yankton College in Yankton, South Dakota. She taught school for a year in South Dakota, then moved to Sioux City, Iowa, and worked with her father in his newspaper and printing business. She also worked for the Des Moines Register as an opinion pollster, and did U.S. census work. Her marriage to Robert F. Hunter began in 1929, and ended with his death in 1980. Among her many community affiliations were the Girl Scouts, the local public radio station, and the Mayflower Congregational Church. Hunter is survived by her two daughters, nine grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. A daughter and grandson predeceased her.

Harriet Hawkins Cass ’30

Harriet Hawkins Cass ’30, September 8, 2004, in Portland. Harriet attended Reed for one year before transferring to the University of Oregon and majoring in theatre arts. In Portland, she connected with the Bess Whitcomb Players and the Portland Civic Theatre. She lived in New York, and under scholarship with the Repertory Playhouse Associates of New York City, received additional training and experience at the associates’ summer theatre in Putney, Vermont. In 1940, she married Robert Cass, and they had one daughter. In retirement, they moved from Ohio to Portland, where Hawkins continued to enjoy theatre with the Drama Reading Club. She was supported the efforts of the Contemporary Arts Council, Portland Art Museum, Oregon Historical Society, the English Speaking Union, and the World Affairs Council. Both her husband and daughter predeceased her.

Sherlie Elizabeth House Gade ’44

Sherlie Elizabeth House Gade ’44, July 4, 2003. Sherlie attended Reed for three years. She married Robert L. Gade ’41, and they had three sons.

Gloria M. Hammersly Gray ’45

Gloria Hammersly Gray ’45, September 27, 2004, in Portland. Gloria attended Reed for one year, and worked for the Oregonian and the Oregon Journal as an advertising copywriter. She also wrote educational materials for the Northwest Regional Educational Lab. Her "spunky" approach to community involvement was evidenced over the years by her letters to editors; her work as an advocate on health and housing issues with the Portland County Commission on Aging; and in her work as a representative for abused and neglected children with the Court Appointed Special Advocates program in Metropolitan Portland. She was a member of the Unitarian church, and actively involved in the John Kerry campaign at the time of her death. Survivors include her daughter. Her husband died in 1988.

Don Stewart Hilleary AMP ’44

Donald Stewart Hilleary AMP ’44, April 30, 2004, in Overland Park, Kansas, from a brain tumor. Donald attended Reed in the U.S. Army Premeteorology program, and graduated with a BS in industrial engineering from Washington University in 1948. He received a JD degree from St. Louis University law school in 1951 and worked as "a steadfast representative of individual rights," with a legal practice specializing in civil litigation. Donald was an active member in his community, and enjoyed playing bridge and tennis. Survivors include three daughters, a son, four grandchildren, and a brother. His wife, Lucy A. Rieth, died in 1985.

Soden Blake Hopwood ’31

Soden Blake Hopwood ’31, July 22, 2004, in King City, Oregon. Blake received a BA from Reed in mathematics, and following graduation, worked in the circulation department of the Oregonian, where he became an auditor. In this capacity he traveled throughout Oregon and Washington. In 1935, following an interest in the stock and bond market, Blake took a job as a trader for a local investment company. He married Sue Goodwin in 1938, and they had one son. During World War II, Soden worked in the general contracting field first for a company connected with the Portland shipyards, and then for a company invested in highway and logging construction in Oregon, Washington, and Northern California. He retired in 1970 as the office manager, accountant, and estimator for the company. That same year, he and his wife moved to the adult community King City. In retirement, he was active in recreational sports, especially lawn bowling, playing bridge, gardening, and travel. After the death of his first wife, he married Barbara Williamson Munson in 1988. Survivors include his wife, his son and 4 stepsons, 16 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren.

Besse E. Harris ’36

Besse Elizabeth Browne Harris ’36, September 5, 2006, in Portland. Besse received a BA from Reed in biology. From 1936 to 1942, she worked as a laboratory technician in Portland and Salem. In 1943, she married William M. Harris, and became office manager for the family business, William M. Harris Scrap Metals (Harris Auto Parts), in 1957. She retired from the business in 1978 and worked in real estate. Besse was a member of Congregation Shaarie Torah for more than 40 years. Survivors include two sons; three grandchildren, including Deborah Harris ’01; four great-grandchildren; and a brother. Her husband died in 2003.

Suzanne Hastings ’44

Suzanne Tomlinson Hastings ’44, July 28, 2006, in Rohnert Park, California. Suzanne received a BA from Reed in French. She married Benjamin K. Hastings ’44 in 1944; they had four daughters. The family moved several times following Ben's 34-year career as a medical officer in the U.S. Navy, Nuclear Submarine Corps. The couple belonged to Marin Country Club, where Suzanne was an avid golfer. Her parents, Kenneth C. Tomlinson ’15 and Lillian Stevenson Tomlinson ’17, also graduated from Reed. Survivors include her daughters and eight grandchildren. Ben died in 1986.

Loyd E. Hopper ’61

Loyd E. Hopper ’61, July 6, 2006, in Tucson, Arizona, following a series of strokes. Loyd received a BA from Reed in mathematics.

Arthur W. Hesse AMP ’44

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Arthur W. Hesse AMP ’44, August 10, 2007, at home in Temple Hills, Maryland, from leukemia. Art joined the U.S. Air Force in 1941 and attended Reed for a year in the premeteorology program; he also studied communications at Yale University. In 1950, he received a BS from the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio in electrical and electronics engineering, and taught mathematics there for several years. He earned an MS from Stanford University in electronics in 1954. His work for the air force included weapon design, research in satellite communication, and heading a program for the development of electronic intelligence devices. He retired from service as a colonel in 1974. For 18 years, he was chief electrical inspector for the Prince Georges County government; 13 of those years for the City of Laurel, Maryland, evaluating electrical systems in homes, commercial structures, and apartment buildings. For more than 40 years, he was a member of Oxon Hill Lutheran Church in Temple Hills. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Charlotte; his son, Scott; two grandsons, and a brother.

Irene Lillian Harrowitz Kunis ’46

Irene Lillian Harrowitz Kunis ’46, July 2, 2007, in Portland, from Parkinson's disease. Irene attended Reed but did not graduate. She married Manuel Kunis in 1944; they had two daughters and two sons. In 1959, she moved to Teaneck, New Jersey, and was an artist and printmaker. Survivors include her husband and children, and five grandchildren.

Synthia Susan Hamm Fritz MAT ’70

Synthia Susan Hamm Fritz MAT ’70, September 21, 2007, in Lake Oswego, from a rare heart-valve disorder. Susan received a BA from Oregon State University in English literature. In 1962, she married Dennis Fritz. She taught high school English, and became a certified master gardener, and later a landscape designer, specializing in plant material selection. She was a member of the Portland Classical Chinese Garden. Susan had remarkable acumen in business affairs, and made a two-person consulting practice, D.W. Fritz Engineers, one of the premier design and building companies in the Pacific Northwest. Her interests also included Asian art, primitive camping at the Oregon coast, and river rafting. Survivors include her husband; two sons, including Benjamin Fritz ’89; and three grandchildren.

Ruth A. Hess Bliven ’52

Ruth A. Hess Bliven ’52, September 6, 2003, in Nashua, New Hampshire. Ruth focused her studies on art and literature during her time at Reed, 1948-49.

Donald DeWayne Harris MALS ’68

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Donald DeWayne Harris MALS ’68, September 7, 2008, in Olympia, Washington, from cancer. Donald received a bachelor's degree from Oregon State College (University) in 1955 and master's degree in liberal studies with a focus in mathematics from Reed. He taught school in Chiloquin and St. Helens, Oregon, and was an instructor at Centralia College and South Puget Sound College in Washington. Donald sang in barbershop choirs, gold mined in Alaska, and flew airplanes. Survivors include a son and daughter, two grandsons, and a brother and sister.

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.

Jean Hazen Oliver ’39

Jeanne Hazen Oliver ’39, November 12, 2009, at her home in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, where she lived for 62 years. Jeanne attended Reed and the University of Arizona. During World War II, she served with the U.S. Navy. She was a member of the Century Club of Scranton and Covenant Presbyterian Church. She also was a weaver, sculptor, and dog-lover. Jeanne married William J. Oliver; they had two daughters, a son, and two grandchildren, who survive her, as does a sister.

Lucy Burpee Shepard Howard ’37

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Lucy Burpee Shepard Howard ’37, November 10, 2010, in Portland. 

Lucy lived to be 95, and was loved and treasured for her kindness, humor, and creativity. She was youngest of five daughters born to Alice Failing Shepard and Edward Shepard, orchardist and editor of Better Fruit magazine. Following her father's untimely death when she was three, she moved with her family from Hood River, Oregon, to northwest Portland, where her mother assumed management of the Failing family household. The household then was comprised of Lucy and her sisters, including Ann W. Shepard ’23 [dean of students 1926–68], Elsie Shepard Patten ’33, and Henrietta Shepard Pflueger ’35; grandmother Olivia Burch Henderson Failing, who was born in the second covered wagon train to Oregon; and aunt Henrietta Henderson Failing, founder and first curator of the Portland Art Museum.


Barbara Lucille Hervin Schwab ’41

Barbara Lucille Hervin Schwab ’41, November 14, 2010, in Portland, from complications related to Alzheimer's disease. Barbara attended Reed for two years, and earned a BA from Stanford in social sciences. In 1941, she married Sidney Mayer Jr. ’32, a Reed biology graduate and a physician who died tragically in 1944, leaving Barbara with one son and a second son only a few days away from birth. In 1946, she married Herbert M. Schwab, who became first chief judge of the Oregon Court of Appeals; they had a daughter. Barbara reported that life with her family was a happy and rewarding one. She was a wonderful cook, who created legendary pies, and she enjoyed gardening and creating a beautiful home. Although she was gifted as a painter and sculptor, she passed up opportunities for serious study in favor of family obligations. She was also adept at languages and had a wonderful sense of humor. As a member of the Portland Symphony board, Barbara was instrumental in starting the Young Audiences program. She was active in the League of Women Voters, the Boys & Girls Aid Society, the Parry Center, the American Red Cross, Oregon Health & Science University, and the Oregon Humanities Forum; and while living in Salem, she was active in the Bush Barn Art Center, where she started a children's book collection. At Cannon Beach, where she and Herbert lived for a time in retirement, she volunteered for the Clatsop County Historical Society and helped to found and establish the Cannon Beach History House and the Cannon Beach Arts Association. Barbara worked for a year at Reed in alumni relations and event planning, and kept an active connection to the college and its alumni. Barbara's brother, Jason A. Hervin ’41, also attended Reed, and her lifelong friend was Irma Gevurtz Robbins ’41. “My two years at Reed were two of the most pleasant, stimulating, challenging, and maturing of my life,” she noted. “Reed was where I learned about learning and about thinking and about evaluating. What a privilege to have been exposed to those brilliant, gentle, caring, constantly nudging people who comprised the Reed faculty at that time!” Survivors include three children and two grandchildren. Herbert died in 2005.

Jean Yount Smithson Heintz ’47

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Jean Yount Smithson Heintz ’47, October 17, 2009, in Portland. Jean earned a BA at Reed in psychology and sociology during an era at the college that welcomed returning veterans—both new and former students. Jean said that their presence completely altered campus atmosphere. “They brought a larger perspective on history, and their experiences made their comments in class so valuable!” One veteran was Charles H. Heintz ’49, whom she married. Jean taught social studies, history, and psychology in Portland high schools for 30 years. “Looking back, I realize I learned a lot about teaching just by being a student at Reed. Dorothy Johansen's [’33, history, 1934–84] humanities seminar was my intellectual awakening.” Jean also volunteered with the Parry Center for Children and the Cub Scouts, traveled, practiced Tai Chi, and swam. Survivors include two sons and three grandchildren. Charles died in 1995.

Mary Betty Hurd Savela ’53

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Mary Betty Hurd Savela ’53, December 14, 2008, in Kent, Washington. Mary earned a BA from Reed in general literature. She was married to Milo L. Savela for 25 years; they had one son. In 1977, she completed a BA in environmental science and urban planning at the University of Washington. Two years later, she earned an MA in public administration from Seattle University and entered a career as an urban planner for the city of Renton.

Lorna Claire Hart Shute ’57

Lorna Claire Hart Shute ’57, January 14, 2011, in Saint George, Utah. Lorna studied at Reed for a year and a half, and married R. Wayne Shute in 1959. She later completed a BA in English literature at Brigham Young University. Lorna and her husband were very active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served together in missions to China, Armenia, Singapore, Greece, and Cyprus. In her public obituary, we read: “She was refined and cultured in her taste of music and art; she was a talented teacher; she spent her life with good, uplifting literature. Yet with all her well-known gifts, she was humble and unassuming, and spent her time serving her family and anyone she saw in need.” Survivors include her husband, 9 children, 41 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and her sister.

Lois Ringstrom Helton Spinrad MAT ’63

Lois Ringstrom Helton Spinrad MAT ’63, October 2, 2010, in Seattle, Washington. Lois was an individual of great personal strength: a teacher, weaver, knitter, and musician. She earned a BA in social studies education from Stanford University, and married Paul Helton; they had a daughter and three sons and later divorced. While raising and supporting her children, Lois earned an MAT in chemistry from Reed, and taught science in the Beaverton School District. She worked for the school district for 20 years, and in her position as district administrator she met nuclear physicist Bernard Spinrad. They married in 1983 and moved to Ames, Iowa, where Bernard headed the nuclear physics department at Iowa State University. In Ames, Lois studied weaving with Emmy Hammond Shakeshaft ’51. Lois and Bernard retired to Seattle. Lois is remembered as a loving, disciplined, and adventurous person, who appreciated beauty in the arts and also in nature. Survivors include a daughter and three sons and her sister. Bernard died in 1999.

Paul George Hummasti ’67

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Paul and Terttu Hummasti on their wedding day in Finland.

Paul George Hummasti ’67, August 18, 2010, in Springfield, Missouri, from cancer. Paul was born in Astoria, Oregon, and grew up in Svensen, graduating from Knappa High School as valedictorian. He earned a BA from Reed in history and continued his studies at the University of Oregon, earning a PhD in 1975. During his graduate years, he studied in Finland on a Fulbright Scholarship at the University of Helsinki, and there he met Terttu Tukiainen; they married in Finland in 1972. Paul taught history at the University of Oregon, California State University at Chico, the University of California at San Diego, Texas Tech, and Missouri State University in Springfield. He was also visiting professor at the University of Tampere in Finland and at Imperial College in London. He was a renowned scholar on Finnish immigration and socialism and published the book Finnish Radicals in Astoria, 1904–1940: A Study in Immigrant Socialism, as well as numerous articles based on his research. He was also co-creator of the films Remembering Uniontown and Steam Whistle Logging, available through the Clatsop County Historical Society in Oregon. Among his many other interests were reading, traveling, and playing strategic board games. Survivors include his wife; four daughters, including Sarah Hummasti ’96; a grandson; and two brothers. His mother, Irma Marie Konttas, attended Reed in 1929–30.

Raphael Mark Hanson, Faculty

Raphael Mark Hanson, February 11, in Long Beach, California, from pneumonia. Hanson taught psychology at Reed in 1958–60. In 1961, after completing his PhD at the University of California, Berkeley, he founded the psychology department at California State University, Long Beach. His interests ranged from economics and politics to classical music, Asian art, philanthropy, and tennis. Survivors include a sister.

Joan Hoiness White, Staff

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Joan Hoiness White, director of campus events, December 6, 2009, in Portland. Joan's career at Reed spanned almost 30 years. First hired as a secretary at the college in 1961, Joan accepted the position of campus events director three years later. She drew on her talents, ingenuity, and creativity to fulfill many roles surrounding an ever-growing number of events on campus and at the president's home in Eastmoreland, including commencement, lectures, concerts, and receptions. She managed all aspects of audio-visual equipment, learned calligraphy for campus signage, catered meals, and created beautiful floral arrangements. Over many years she employed hundreds of Reed students and instilled a work ethic and attention to detail. Joan was a Master Gardener who always enjoyed talking about plants with others. During Reunions 2009, Tom Blenko '79, Jim Coddington '74, Jan Liss '74, and Becky Rach '79 met with Joan at her home. Later, Tom and Becky drove Joan to Reed. She had not been on campus for more than 20 years and was apprehensive about going. Tom said that Joan enjoyed herself greatly, “both recalling memories and taking a keen interest in the many changes that were visible throughout the campus." In February, Reed president emeritus Paul Bragdon and his wife, Nancy, held a small gathering in honor of Joan at their home. Guest included faculty members Leila Falk and Ottomar Rudolf; staff members Lois Hobbes, Beverly Curtis, Nicky Larson, Debbie Martson, and Ineke Steele; and alumni Jim Coddington '74, Jan Liss '74, and Monique Siu '74, who had worked for Joan at Reed. The group shared warm and humorous memories of a multitalented woman who will be remembered by generations of community members as a Reed treasure. Survivors include her daughter and two sons, two grandchildren, and a brother.

Alva Ray Huckins ’48

Alva Ray Huckins ’48, November 24, 2011, in Ojai, California. Growing up in Portland, Ray decided early on to become a physician. He worked in a shoe store at 13 and enlisted in the navy reserve as a high school senior. He worked his way through Reed as a lab technician, tow-truck driver, and janitor. In his junior year, he was called to active service as a pharmacist’s mate at Chelsea Naval Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, where he met Elizabeth Larsen. The couple married in 1942, and Ray was then sent to a mobile naval hospital in the South Pacific, where he developed a new, lifesaving procedure for quick blood typing. He returned briefly to the U.S. to do research at the Rockefeller Institute in New York and helped establish a naval medical research station on Guam to investigate tropical diseases. After the war, he came back to Reed to earn his BA in chemistry. He went on to earn both an MS in physiology and an MD from the University of Oregon Medical School, where he coauthored a book on congestive heart failure. Ray and Betty settled in Ojai, where he worked as a family physician until 1996. He also headed the Ventura County Medical Society and was a driving force behind the establishment of the Ojai Valley Hospital. He served on the Ojai planning commission and city council and as mayor in the late ’60s. Survivors include two daughters and a son, four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Betty died in 2009.

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.

Marva Louise Frost Hutchins MAT ’63

Marva Louise Frost Hutchins MAT ’63, September 26, 2011, in Bend, Oregon, from complications related to Alzheimer’s disease. Marva was an infant when her family moved from Missouri to Oregon. Generations of Frosts had been violin players, as was she, and she also played piano, ukelele, and guitar. She did her undergraduate work at Lewis & Clark College, and earned a master’s from Reed and a JD from Lewis & Clark’s Northwestern School of Law. In addition to teaching, practicing law, and putting her husband, Douglas Graham, through medical school, Marva served in the Oregon State House of Representatives for one term and was appointed head of the Oregon Department of Health by Governor Tom McCall. She and Douglas had a daughter and son, who survive her, as do a sister and family from her marriage to Miles Hutchins.

Charles Haine Hawkins ’52

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Charles Haine Hawkins ’52, January 11, 2013, in Des Moines, Washington. Charles grew up in Gresham, Oregon, and enlisted in the army after high school. He was stationed in post-war occupied Germany, where he played clarinet in the army band. Returning from the war, he enrolled at Reed on the G.I. Bill and received a BA in sociology. He then earned a PhD in sociology from the University of Chicago. His postdoctoral work at the University of California, Berkeley, earned him a second master’s degree in public health. He taught at Central Washington University, beginning in 1963, with a focus on social aspects of family life and family planning. He did research at the Oregon State Hospital and had sabbaticals in Mexico, Spain, and England. He retired in the early ’90s. Interests outside of his career led to him joining the Audubon Society and the Washington Native Plant Society. Charles learned to ski and to mountain climb during his military service in Germany, and hiked, climbed, and did snowshoeing regularly in the Washington Cascades. He also enjoyed genealogy and playing the guitar. “He put the health of the natural environment first, setting a fantastic example for those around him with his activism and his daily life choices.” Survivors include two sons and a daughter, three grandchildren, a brother, and his friend and companion Ginger Jensen.

Claire Elaine Smith Hill ’42

Claire Elaine Smith Hill ’42, May 16, 2009, in Bend, Oregon. Claire earned a BA from Reed in psychology. Her brother, Newton B. Smith ’44, was also a Reed graduate. She had three sons.

Jack Leroy Hoffman AMP ’44

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Jack Leroy Hoffman AMP ’44, July 3, 2008, in Portland, where he lived all his life. Jack attended Reed for a year in the premeteorology program. He graduated from Linfield College and the University of Oregon law school, and was a partner with Bullivant Houser Bailey law firm. He also was a member of the board of directors and president of the Oregon and American Lung associations. In 1981, he married Lynne Parks, who survives him, as do two sons and two grandchildren.

Dell Hathaway Hymes ’50

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Dell and Virginia Hymes

Dell Hathaway Hymes ’50, November 13, 2009, in Charlottesville, Virginia, from kidney failure and Alzheimer's disease.

An anthropologist and linguist of international renown, Dell was a seminal figure in the fields of both sociolinguistics and ethnopoetics, which he more or less invented. Ironically, his academic career was nearly derailed by the Korean War: when he was a freshman at Reed he was drafted into the army and sent to Korea, where he worked as a decoder. Fortunately, he was later able to return to Reed and studied under legendary anthropology professor David French ’39 [1947–88] and his wife Kay Story French [anthropology 1981–2006], who introduced him to the people of the Warm Springs Reservation in Central Oregon. The introduction sparked Dell's passion for anthropology, as well as friendships with members of the Wasco, Wishram, and Sahaptin peoples that he maintained throughout his lifetime.


Inez K. Haskell ’44

Inez K. Haskell ’44, May 31, 2010, in Portland. Inez was born in Portland and earned a BA from Reed in history and a BS in library science from the University of Washington. She was a librarian for Multnomah County Library. A sister survives her.

Fay Halpern Lande ’59

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Fay Halpern Lande ’59, September 20, 2010, in Columbia, Maryland, from cancer. Fay grew up in New York City, the daughter of labor activists. She earned a BA from Reed in philosophy and returned to New York, pursuing further study in philosophy at Columbia University. Fay lived in New York's East Village during the late ’60s and early ’70s and helped found an alternative children's day care co-op devoted to providing a creative and nurturing environment. She pursued an interest in fine arts and earned an MFA in painting at Indiana University-Bloomington in 1964. Her artistic endeavors also included puppet making, tie-dye, and batik on silk. She used natural dyes and worked to ban a synthetic red dye because it was linked to bladder cancer. Fay was married to Robert Lande for 32 years. They met in New York and were married in Vienna, Austria, where Robert had moved for work. Fay taught classes on tie-dye at a college in Vienna, making her Yiddish sound as much like German as she could; she got herself admitted to medical school; worked for Simon Wiesenthal, the Nazi hunter, answering correspondence; and did interviews for the English language radio station, Blue Danube Radio. Fay was also confronted by the remnants of anti-Semitism in Vienna. She and her family returned to the U.S. three years later so that she could take care of her mother, who was ill. Fay's experiences in Vienna and the caring she received from Orthodox women at the time of her mother's death were influential in Fay's decision to become more religious. She was a member of the Lubavitch Center for Jewish Education in Columbia, Maryland, where she was appreciated as a woman of strong convictions and faith. Fay worked as a freelance writer and as an editorial assistant and writer with the Baltimore Sun. Newspaper colleagues praised her intelligence and sensitivity and her gifts as a writer. Above all else, Fay was devoted to her husband and two daughters, and to her two grandchildren, all of whom survive her. “She was the emotional core and support of our family,” Robert said. Donations in Fay's name may be sent to the Lubavitch Center for Jewish Education, 770 Howes Lane, Columbia, Maryland 21044, for construction of a small library, which will be named for her.

Anne Hiltner ’63

Anne Hiltner ’63, September 10, 2010, in Cleveland, Ohio. An internationally recognized scientist and engineer, Anne earned a BA from Reed and a PhD from Oregon State University in chemistry and went on to be Case Western Reserve's first female professor of engineering. Case Western's president stated that Anne was a remarkable academic leader, a researcher of extraordinary ingenuity and accomplishment, whose career served as an inspiration. Anne joined the university in 1967 and worked as a research associate before joining the laboratory of Eric Baer, then chairman of the macromolecular science department. They had “a powerful scientific collaboration” and recognized a personal compatibility that led to their marriage in 1999. “The dream of every faculty member is to try harder, harder,” Baer said. “She always climbed mountains.” In 1974, as assistant professor of macromolecular engineering, Anne became the university's first female member of the engineering faculty. Seven years later she founded the Center for Applied Polymer Research, an organization that encouraged collaboration across disciplines and laid the groundwork for the program she considered her greatest achievement, the award of a 10-year, $40 million National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center, the Center for Layered Polymeric Systems. Anne published nearly 400 articles in peer-reviewed journals and received multiple honors from professional scientific organizations. Bauer noted: “Her greatest joy was her involvement with the graduate students. She loved the creative, productive side of her work.”

Paul Gottlieb Hafner ’34

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Paul Gottlieb Hafner ’34, September 15, 2011, in Longview, Washington, after a prolonged illness. Paul’s parents came to Portland from Germany and Switzerland. His father was minister of the First German Reformed Church for 50 years, and the family home next to the church building is still known as Hafner House. In an interview in 2010, Paul said that automobiles were a rarity on Portland streets during his childhood, which made it possible for him to sled from the West Hills into downtown Portland in winter and play baseball in the streets in summer. He walked to school, including to Lincoln High School. “I was not particularly inspired as a student in the first years. The last two years, I took chemistry with Miss Emma Griebel. It was really the thing that got me interested in chemistry, and she was the one who inspired me to go to Reed.”

Paul commuted from Southwest Portland to the college with the help of Mark Rosumny ’34 and an old Model T. “When we got to Ross Island Bridge, you know, there’s quite an incline there from west to east, and the old Ford could barely make it to the top. So, being chemists, we knew about certain things, among which was benzene. We would get a few hundred ccs of benzene and put them in the little old Ford Model T, and that thing would take off! We’d pass everything on the bridge.” Paul recounted other events related to his study of chemistry at Reed, when the fourth floor of Eliot Hall was devoted to science and included student laboratories, a stockroom, a lecture room, a library, and an office for Ralph Kempton Strong [chemistry 1920–34]. “Being in the attic, the chemistry labs didn’t have many windows; they had little dormers facing out onto the campus. In each dormer was a table where students would study. This is important because Dr. Strong lived in Eastmoreland, about five or six blocks from the school, and he would walk to school every morning about 8:42½. He always had his black umbrella and he had a measured stride. We had sentinels out in the dormers to let us know when ‘the boss’ was coming so that everything was in order by the time he arrived . . . . He was very strict and there was no monkey business up there. You almost trembled in his presence, because you would ask a question, and then he would clear his throat and say, ‘Did you look it up?’ I think the thing that I learned from Dr. Strong was the ability to study and look up things for myself.” Overall Reed was a tremendous experience that allowed him to move confidently into graduate school. He earned an MA in biochemistry and an MD from the University of Oregon, specializing in orthopedic surgery.


Eleanor Susan Haas Merriam ’50

Eleanor Susan Haas Merriam ’50, October 4, 2011, in Glendora, California. Susan attended Reed in 1946–47 and then transferred to the University of Washington. She was a pilot in the Women’s Air Corps and worked for the State Department as a logistics planner for routing military supplies during World War II. Her career was as an accountant in the publishing industry, and she was an accomplished classical pianist. Survivors include three sons, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, and a brother.

William Douglas Hershey ’56

William Douglas Hershey ’56, April 11, 2011, in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Bill attended Reed for three years and completed his BA at the University of Washington. He did graduate work at Cornell, was a historian with Historic Sites Research in West Virginia, and was an instructor in history at Temple University in Philadelphia. His wife, Constance, and son, Christian, survive him.

Carolyn Louise Holzman ’77

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Carolyn Louise Holzman ’77, August 5, 2011 in Portland, from sudden and unexpected cardiac arrest. Carolyn came to Reed in 1973 to escape Houston, Texas. She was a typical Reedie in many ways. It was her character, rather more than her intention, that drove her to shun convention: there was always some more interesting, more engaging and creative, funnier and more passionate way to make or perceive something, anything. In fall 1973, she began hanging out in the commons’ basement pinball and pool hall, avoiding papers and professors and seizing the opportunity to meet and play with other escapees. She met Chris Cooksy ’78 over rounds of eight ball and High Hand. Inseparable since spring 1974, they were married in 1981. True to her whimsical, idiosyncratic vision and unable (or unwilling) to harness it to serve Reed requirements, Carolyn left the college—after some fits and starts—in 1977 to join the Portland Mime Workshop. The rigorous physical and technical training in Decroux and Grotowski methods combined with freewheeling improvisational theatre that she first encountered there informed her work ever after. She attended L’École de Mime de Montréal in 1981 and received a BA from Portland State University in 1996, receiving the Kellogg Award for outstanding senior in English. A founding member of both Portland Mime Theater and DoJump! Movement Theatre, she shifted gradually from performing to teaching. She taught widely in the Portland area, most notably as adjunct professor of theatre at PSU from 1984 until her death. Dancers learned to act and actors to move under Carolyn’s guidance. She was a master in the weaving of many disciplines into integrated, magical, sly, or slapstick-funny, complex but comprehensible theatre. Her students and colleagues remember her as a brilliant artist and generous and insightful mentor who nurtured any creative spark into a flame.

Carolyn created works of physical theatre, including adaptations of short stories by Gogol (“The Nose”) and Dostoevsky (“White Nights”), which she wrote, directed, and produced, not to mention designing the costumes, set, and stage. While her professional life was focused on theatre, she was also a nonpareil vegetable gardener and fruit orchardist, house renovator (showing a rare talent in both tilework and real estate), metalworker, pianist, Scrabble player, and house rabbit lover. At Centennial Reunions Carolyn and Chris reunited with a few out-of-town friends who had slipped away somewhere in the decades. For this reconnection all will be forever grateful. Immediately picking up conversations and jokes where we left off so long ago, we planned future gatherings. We never dreamed that this would be our last chance to celebrate life with Carolyn. She leaves scores of people, in Portland, and all over the world, bewildered and heartbroken. If you have stories you remember about her days at Reed or after, please share them with Chris. Telling and hearing these stories will keep Carolyn with us, as she should be. Reed thanks Chris Cooksy, Meg Riley ’77, Rebecca Smith ’79, and Jim Pearson ’79, who created this memorial to Carolyn.

Nicole Aiyen Halpin ’84

Nicole Aiyen Halpin ’84, September 5, 2011, in Seattle, after a two-year battle with brain cancer. Nicole was born and raised in Seattle and studied at Reed for one year. During her time on campus, she cowrote and starred in the film American Taboo. She later earned a bachelor’s degree in film from UCLA and taught film studies at Columbia College in Chicago. In 2005, she returned to Seattle, where she met her partner, Justin Harris. Nicole described herself as “a poet from the (Pacific) Northwest, who joyously misspent her youth in Hollywood.” Justin, her mother and brother, and three sisters survive her.

Annie Laurie Quackenbush Haston MAT ’64

Annie Laurie Quackenbush Haston MAT ’64, July 29, 2012, in Santa Barbara, California. Prior to receiving a master’s degree at Reed, Lolly earned a BA at the University of Oregon, and she later earned a PhD in political science at Washington State University. She was a teacher and an administrator at Humboldt State University. Later, in Santa Barbara, where she lived for over 20 years, she was active in the League of Women Voters, the Democratic Women of Santa Barbara, and the Unitarian church. She was dedicated to providing assistance to the poor and underprivileged and she fought tirelessly for women’s rights. Children, in particular, enjoyed her playful and gentle nature and benefited from her keen intellect. She was greatly valued as a volunteer reading teacher at Adams Elementary School. During a marriage to Bruce Haston MAT ’64, Lolly had a son and daughter, who survive her, as do a granddaughter and brother.

Jack Allen Huhtala ’68

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Jack Allen Huhtala ’68, August 31, 2012, in Portland, from cancer. Jack came to Reed from Astoria, Oregon, and earned a degree in general literature. He also did master’s studies at Portland State University. He taught English at Beaverton High School for over 30 years. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn, a son and a daughter, three grandchildren, and a brother. One son predeceased him.

Susan Scott Holman ’33

Susan Scott Holman ’33, December 17, 1995, in Portland. She attended Reed from 1929 to 1931 and married Donald Holman ’31 in 1935. She was a homemaker and an active volunteer with Loaves and Fishes, providing meals to the elderly. She was also a former member of the Junior League of Portland, Trinity Episcopal Church, the Multnomah Athletic Club, and the Forest Hills Golf Club. Her hobbies included golf and gardening, and she was an avid cat lover. Survivors include two sons, a daughter, a sister, seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Betsy Miriam Herrold ’28

Betsy Herrold Trick ’28, January 11, 1998, in Ilwaco, Washington. She attended Reed for one year and then attended the University of Washington, where she was the first woman to graduate from the College of Fisheries. In 1928, she married Berton Trick and the couple had two sons. She was a homemaker for most of her life. Survivors include a son; two sisters; and a brother.

Frances B. Huston ’31

Frances B. Huston ’31, November 22, 1997, in Cheney, Washington. She earned a master’s degree in English literature from the University of Washington and was an English professor at Eastern Washington University, retiring in 1975. Memorial contributions may be made to the Frances Huston Scholarship Fund at Reed College, which was established at her bequest and is intended to support women English majors.

Constance Herring Sherrard ’38

Constance Herring Sherrard ’38, February 7, 1998, in Portland. She married Thomas Sherrard ’37 in 1940, and they lived in Chicago, where she was a teacher. After their retirement in 1979, they returned to Oregon, where they purchased a home in Mosier, east of Hood River. They were active in community affairs and in events at Reed. After her husband’s death in 1994, Constance moved to Portland. Survivors include two sons; two daughters; and 10 grandchildren.

Dean R. Haggard ’55

Dean Haggard ’55, January 18, 1998, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, from complications suffered in an automobile accident. He was a tutor at St. John’s College in Santa Fe. After graduating from Reed, he taught math at Loyola College for three years and was a Fels Fellow in philosophy at Johns Hopkins University in 1960-61. In 1961, he joined the faculty of St. John’s College in Annapolis and transferred to the new Santa Fe campus when it opened in 1966. In addition to tutoring in math, he served as the assistant dean in 1971-73, and he also tutored in music and other subjects. He is survived by his wife and eight children, including Harold Mayi Haggard ’03.

Herman Herst ’31

Herman Herst Jr. ’31, January 31, 1999, in Boca Raton, Florida, from Parkinson’s Disease. He was an internationally known philatelist whose interest in stamps began at the age of seven. After graduating from Reed, he earned a master’s degree from the University of Oregon in 1932. He was an auctioneer of rare stamps with offices on New York’s Nassau Street and in suburban Shrub Oak, New York, for over 40 years. He was the winner of every philatelic award offered in the United States, and of several in Great Britain. A collector as well as a dealer and auctioneer, he collected early stamps from Great Britain and exhibited his collections internationally. He also served on philatelic juries around the world, and he was the only American on the Board of the Philatelic Traders Society of Great Britain. After retiring, he moved to Boca Raton, Florida, in 1973 and devoted the remainder of his life to writing books and articles, both on philately and on issues of civil rights and separation of church and state. He wrote 18 books on philately and stamp collecting and contributed feature articles to the New York Times and many other publications. His writings earned him an LLD from William Penn College in 1982. He also founded the Herman Herst Jr. Philatelic Library at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. He was a Mason and Shriner in Boca Raton and served on the board of Temple Beth El. In 1994, he was the man of the year of the American Stamp Dealers Association. He is survived by his second wife, two children, two stepchildren, five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Jason A. Hervin ’41

Jason Hervin ’41, December 30, 1998, in Portland. After attending Reed for three years, he transferred to the University of Oregon, graduating in 1941. He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army in World War II. After the war, he returned to Portland and was director of advertising for White Stag in 1946–50. In 1952 he purchased a bankrupt pet food company in Tualatin, Oregon. The Hervin Company, which manufactured Blue Mountain pet food, became a successful enterprise under his guidance and was the largest employer in the community for many years. He was known for his creativity in business and his clever marketing strategies that included trucks carrying the company slogan and humorous radio ads in which he personally starred. In 1972 he sold the company to RFR Nabisco but continued on as president until 1981. He was a director of the Pet Food Institute, a national organization of leading manufacturers, and he served on the United Good Neighbors’ Agency relations committee in Portland. He also served for 30 years with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, and was on the boards of a number of civic organizations. He is survived by his wife of 50 years; a sister, Barbara Hervin Schwab ’41; a daughter; and a granddaughter.

Donald M. Hines MA ’60

Donald Hines MA ’60, December 20, 1998, in Issaquah, Washington. His undergraduate degree was from Lewis & Clark College in Portland. In 1969 he received a PhD in folklore and American studies from Indiana University. He joined the faculty of Washington State University in 1968, where he became associate professor of folklore in the literary studies program. In 1973, he received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to study the folklore of pioneers of the inland Pacific Northwest frontier, and he published several indices of resources on the subject. In 1981 he took a post as an English teacher at King Saud University in Abha, Saudi Arabia, where he remained for nine years. During this time, he returned regularly to Washington State to be with his family and to continue his folklore research. After his return from Saudi Arabia in 1990, he joined the faculty at Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton, Oregon, where he taught English. He also taught English in the education department at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution. His writings included Frontier Folksay: Proverbial Lore of the Inland Pacific Northwest and Tales of the Okanogans, both published in 1976; Tales of the Nez Perce, published in 1984; and Folk Humor of the Far West, published in 1985. He is survived by his wife; three sons; a brother and a sister; and two grandchildren.

Lottie E. Uhlman Haugerud ’25

Lottie Uhlman Haugerud ’25, November 14, 1998, in Scio, Oregon. She attended Reed for two years and then transferred to Oregon Agricultural College, now Oregon State University. She taught school in Oregon and Idaho. Survivors include her son and six grandchildren. Her husband died in 1970.

Harry Hodes ’37

Harry Hodes ’37, January 21, 1997, in Hamden, Connecticut. He attended Reed for three years and then transferred to the University of Oregon to earn a degree in business administration. He then moved to New York and attended New York University’s Graduate School of Retailing, earning a master’s degree in 1939. He married Beverly in 1939, and they had two children. He worked in retailing for several years, and after World War II decided to go into business for himself. He founded Hodes Supply Company, which he owned and operated for 25 years, and after selling that business he owned another company for several years called Dan-Air East. He was active in civic and religious organizations and was chairman of the New Haven, Connecticut chapter of the Service Corps of Retired Executives.

Ethel Mae Head ’31

Ethel Mae Head ’31, December 15, 1999, in Portland, where she lived since graduating from Reed. She worked for three years as an assistant to Reed Professor Rex Arragon [history 1923–62; 1970–74]. She then took a job as assistant manager for the Martha Washington Hotel for Women in Portland, where she worked for 13 years. Later she worked in the business office at Reed and as a bookkeeper and accountant for several local businesses. She was a faithful supporter of the college.

Norman Hecker ’44

Norman Hecker ’44, September 18, 2001, in Heron Lake, Minnesota. He attended Reed under the army premeteorology program. After leaving Reed, he trained as a radio operator and served in Brisbane, Australia, with the Air Transportation Command until his discharge in 1946. He studied business administration at the University of Minnesota and the Minneapolis Business School, and then went into business as owner and operator of a school bus company, contracting with Minnesota school districts. He also owned an insurance agency that he operated from his home, and he later worked as an agent for Farmer’s Insurance Group. He was married and had two children. No details are available about his surviving family.

Irwin J. Harrowitz ’42

Irwin Harrowitz ’42, January 27, 2002, in Portland, where he had lived most of his life. After graduating from Reed, he served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He became an analytical chemist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, retiring in 1969 due to a disability. He married Irene Subotnick in 1947. In retirement, he enjoyed baking bread, and he won several awards for his breads at county fairs. He was a longtime member of Congregation Nevah Shalom, and a volunteer and scout leader for the Boy Scouts. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, including Sharon Harrowitz Crapko ’80; a sister, Irene Harrowitz Kunis ’45; and three grandchildren. A son died in 1986.

Ellen Hochheiser ’79

Ellen Hochheiser ’79, December 21, 2001, in Tucson, Arizona, after a short illness complicated by Crohn’s Disease. At the time of her death, she was manager of radioactive material at the radioactive control office of the University of Arizona. After graduating from Reed, she earned a PhD in environmental sciences from Rutgers University, and she worked for four years as a radiation safety officer at the Hanford, Washington, nuclear clean-up site. In 1986, she joined the faculty of Salem Community College, Pennsville, New Jersey, where she also administered the nuclear engineering technology program. She joined the academic staff of the University of Arizona in 1998. She was a certified health physicist, a member of the Health Physics Society and the American Academy of Health Physics, and a member and past committee chair of the American Board of Health Physics. She was recognized as a leader in developing continuing education programs for health physics and for her numerous contributions to the health physics profession. Survivors include her mother; a brother, Sheldon Hochheiser ’73, and a sister.

Miriam Collier Hope ’39

Miriam Collier Hope ’39, January 12, 2003, peacefully, in Lake Park, Georgia. Miriam's connection to Reed began with her mother, Ruth Graybill Collier ’32, an instructor in humanities and literature, and included her sister, Jane Collier Anderson ’37, brother, Robert P. Collier ’42, and niece, Catherine Collier ’68. Miriam graduated with a bachelor’s degree in general literature. She married Champion N. Nixon in 1945; they had three children and later divorced. For 23 years, she worked for Beckman Instruments, Spinco Division, in Palo Alto, California, first as a lab technician, and then as a technical writer for the research department. She retired in 1981 and moved to Georgia in 1983 to live with her daughter and three of her five grandchildren. "Around the edges of live-in grandma duties," she wrote in 1987, she became a peace activist. In that effort she was briefly arrested at Kings Bay Submarine Base and visited Nicaragua with Witness for Peace delegation. In 1992, she published "a kind of free-wheeling, spiritual autobiography, including poetry, Meeting the "Is": Memories and Cogitations.

Elliot H. Holden ’58

Elliot H. Holden ’58, November 8, 2002, in Portland. Elliot attended Reed and later Northwestern School of Law from which he received his JD. He worked as a civil rights attorney in Georgia in the ’70s. Survivors include his wife, Susan Gidding-Green, three daughters, including Becka Gidding Green ’94, two brothers, and a sister.

Julia Margaret Harrison ’96

Julia Margaret Harrison ’96, November 17, 2002, of complications following neurosurgery, at home in Portland, Oregon. Julia received her bachelor’s degree from Reed in psychology and worked for several high-tech companies before attending graduate school at the University of Maine. Prior to completion of an MBA, she returned to Portland and worked for Wellpartner, an online pharmacy. Julia loved live music, and for a number of years in the mid-nineties was co-owner of a record label that produced local bands. She had an acerbic wit combined with a vast store of kindness. Julia is survived by her mother, her father and stepmother, her grandmother, extended family members, and a housemate and loving friend, Eric Malmstrom ’93.

Rebecca Maldon Horton ’53

Rebecca Maldon Horton ’53, November 15, 2002, at the Lincoln City Rehabilitation Center. Molly attended Reed for a short time, receiving a BS from Oregon College of Education (now Western Oregon University) in Monmouth. After teaching for a year in Portland public schools, she was recruited to teach at Riverdale Grade School in southwest Portland, a position she enjoyed for many years. Horton was the first sales associate for Salishan Properties and eventually moved to Gleneden Beach, teaching in Lincoln City before retiring from education. In retirement, she had a full life visiting with friends, walking the beach, reading, gardening, and caring for her dogs. Molly was said to have played a memorable part in the Portland theatre and music scene in the ’30s, performing in productions at the Civic and Taylor Street theatres and on the radio.

James Harris ’62

James Edward Harris ’62, August 5, 2003, in Portland, Oregon. James attended Reed for a year and also attended Portland State University. He was a self-employed computer programmer. Survivors include his sister, brother, and their extended families.

Carlton H. Hogan ’83

Courtesy of Rainbow Health

Renowned AIDS activist Carlton Henry Hogan ’83 died November 18, 2003, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, following an extensive battle with AIDS.

Carlton was a founding member of Minnesota ACT-UP, the Recovery Alliance, and the Coalition for Salvage Therapy. He served on numerous boards; task forces; and focus groups, including the FDA antiviral advisory committee; and was a guest at the White House invitational meeting on HIV/AIDS in 1995. He was voted one of the 10 most influential AIDS researchers by POZ magazine; and edited PW Alive, a journal by, for, and about individuals with HIV and AIDS. (The journal was billed as “the Midwest’s least polite AIDS periodical.”)

Carlton was a passionate advocate for AIDS patients and insisted that they have agency over their condition and their treatment. He pressed researchers to improve the design and logic of their studies. "Carlton was one of the community’s key experts on clinical trial design and biostatistics and taught many of us how to look at clinical research and AIDS care," wrote activist Gregg Gonsalves. "He was a mentor to me and many others.”  

In time not allocated to writing, presenting, training, or speaking about AIDS, Carlton composed what he termed "demented" music. He was a warm, intelligent, humorous man, with a passion for resolving injustice and providing hope for those with AIDS. He attended Reed for three and a half years and worked most recently as a training coordinator in Community Programs for Clinical Research on AIDS Statistical Center at the University of Minnesota. Survivors include his mother, sister, brother, and nephews.

Ila Fae Clow Holt ’49

Ila Fae Clow Holt ’49, February 27, 2000, in Yakima, Washington. Ila earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology. She married Lloyd F. Holt, and worked as a tennis pro for Larson Park Tennis Club in Yakima. She was a member of the Pacific Northwest Development and Junior Ranking Commissions, and received numerous awards for her athletic prowess, including the Don Keith Memorial Award, and the Jim Orkney Sportsmanship Award.

William P. Horton ’44

William Preisz Horton ’44, November 19, 2003, in Baltimore, Maryland. William earned a BA in chemistry from Reed, and then attended the University of Oregon Medical School, receiving an MD in 1946. In addition to his practice as an orthopedic surgeon, William was a member and president of the Maryland Orthopedic Society, a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and chief of staff for the Children’s Hospital and Center for Reconstructive Surgery. He retired from medicine in 1995. For recreation, he pursued interests in scuba diving, skiing (he was a member of the Reed ski team), golf ("Golf is tough in the snow."), and gardening. He married Eleanor Bessellieu and they had two children. William was devoted to his family, and took pride in raising his children and grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, his daughter and son, four grandchildren, and a sister, Jean Horton Brown ’42.

Patricia Ann Harding Hughey ’48

Patricia Ann Harding Hughey ’48, April 27, 2003, in Portland, Oregon. Patricia received a bachelor’s degree from Reed in biology and a master’s degree from the University of Rhode Island. She married Raymond L. Hughey in 1949, and they had three children. Patricia worked as a librarian for public schools and libraries in Virginia, Connecticut, and Florida, before returning to Portland in 1979, where she was a volunteer at the Cedar Mill Community Library. A published children’s magazine writer, she also published the science book, Scavengers and Decomposers: The Cleanup Crew. Survivors include her daughter, sons, and grandchild. Her husband predeceased her.

Ma'Carry Webster Hull ’38

Ma’Carry Webster Hull ’38, June 12, 2003, in Portland, Oregon. Ma’Carry attended Reed for a year before entering the Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School. Following that, she was hired by the Oregon Journal newspaper, married Robert B. Hull, and moved to Providence, Rhode Island. She then moved to Newton, Massachusetts, and worked for the school department on data processing, a newly developed field about which she knew nothing but still succeeded in supporting. In the early ’60s, she enrolled at Northeastern University’s program for adult women, studied, and worked part time as an assistant to the program director. In 1967, her husband retired and they moved to the Virgin Islands. She later returned to Boston, divorced, and worked as an administrative assistant in the sociology department at Boston University. She earned a BA in sociology in 1972, and retired from her position as an executive department secretary. Until 1980 she lived in a house in a forest reserve on a New England pond, after which she moved back to Portland. She enjoyed time with her four children and extended family, and gardening. In 1988, she published a book, Dear Lizzie, with the Oregon Colonial dames, and anticipated travel to Australia and New Zealand. She wrote that Reed "fostered intellectual curiosity which has given joy to ensuing years."

Janet Elizabeth Hays Livermore Clemmer ’38

Janet Elizabeth Hays Livermore Clemmer ’38, December 17, 2004, in Portland. Janet graduated from Reed with a bachelor’s degree in economics. Influenced by her high school study of the League of Nations, she became a volunteer-advocate for peace and justice and a supporter of the United Nations. In 1971 she earned an MAT in social science from Portland State University. Through her work with the P.S.U. Environmental Education Project, she became a board member of Children of the Green Earth. Her interest in international affairs and peace education resulted in her helping to organize the International Affairs Coordinating Council of Greater Portland in 1975. Beginning also in the 1970s, she was active in establishing the World without War Council of Greater Portland, and joined the NAACP, the Council for Alternatives to War, and the League of Women Voters. An early introduction to piano grew into an appreciation for music that, in turn, positively affected her personal and family life, as did her appreciation of wilderness areas. She married Arthur H. Livermore ’40 in 1940; they had five children, and later divorced. In 1968 she married John H. Clemmer; they happily pursued many common interests until his death in 1996. In 1998 she married Alex Karter, with whom she spent six enjoyable years. A lifetime learner, she studied language, read extensively, and traveled. She was a member of the Rose City Singers, and attended the First Unitarian Church of Portland for more than 50 years. Survivors include her husband, two daughters, three sons, including Arthur H. Livermore Jr. ’69, and five grandchildren.

Terumasa (Ted) Hachiya ’42

Terumasa Hachiya ’42, December 13, 2004, in Portland. Ted attended Reed for a year, worked in a tuna factory, then enrolled at Linfield College on a football scholarship; he transferred later to the University of Oregon. At the start of World War II, after attempting to enlist in military service and being designated 4-F, he assisted his ailing father. In 1942 he was sent to Minidoka, Idaho, the internment camp for those with Japanese ancestry, living with family members for one month. In 1943 he married Sumiko Yoshitomi, and became a produce truck driver. In 1954 he opened a discount furniture and appliance store in Portland, Byron’s Home Furnishings, which he named for his son who died of leukemia. He operated the business in three different locations, and sold it in 1999. Family enterprises included additional furnishing and food operations. Ted was a resourceful businessman, and a skilled fisherman and cook. He was admired for his business prowess and revered for his generosity and kindness. Survivors include his daughter and four sons. His wife died in 1998.

Lyle Hurt ’34

Lyle Hurt ’34, January 21, 2005, in Portland. Lyle attended Reed for two years before transferring to Oregon State Agricultural College (Oregon State University), from which he received a Bachelor of Science in 1934. He worked in a drapery business, drove Portland trams, and, in 1939, joined the Portland police as a patrolman. During World War II, he fought in the Pacific Theatre, served with occupational forces in Japan, and received the Bronze Star. Several years after returning to the Portland police force, he was given charge of the crime lab, and made expert appearances in the courtroom. In 1970 he retired, having served the police force for 30 years. He then taught forensic science at a community college in Vancouver, Washington. Lyle held the title of state, northwest, and master’s handball champion, playing until he was 80, even encumbered by Parkinson Disease. He was devoted to his wife, Edith Georgesen, to whom he was married for more than 50 years; she died in 2000. Lyle was characterized by his honesty, intelligence, and gentle nature, and is survived by his daughter.

Jane Louise Hansen Dabney ’54

Jane Louise Hansen Dabney ’54, January 15, 2007, in San Carlos, California, from cancer. Jane earned a BA from Reed in psychology. She taught drafting to engineers at the Boeing Company in Seattle, and left that employment after being told that women could not advance in the company. She earned an MSW from the University of Washington (1960), did foster care in Snohomish County, and spent four months “bumming around the Orient” with a knapsack and friends—“The first of the hippies,” she remarked in 2004. Jane worked at the Veterans Hospital in Menlo Park, California, and was chief of medical social services for Peninsula Hospital for 13 years. She earned an AA certificate in computer programming from the College of San Mateo, and programmed and designed software systems until her retirement in 2001. Among her many interests was travel, music, dancing, reading, and entertaining. For 15 years, she struggled with the affects from recurrent cancer. Survivors include her husband of 42 years, John P. Dabney.

Charles K. Holloway III ’66

A picture of Charles Holloway III

Charles K. Holloway III ’66, December 2, 2006, in North Bend, Oregon, when his small plane went down into the ocean. Chuck received a BA from Reed in philosophy. He earned an MD from Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas, in 1970. In 1971, he married Barbara Gabert, a classmate at Southwestern. The couple trained as emergency room physicians and worked in Watsonville, California. During that time, they build a 40-foot trimaran, and set sail in it with their two-month old son, in 1979. They circumnavigated for three years before returning to medical practice in Abilene, Texas. In 1987, they settled permanently in Coos Bay, Oregon. Chuck continued his medical career in the emergency department of Bay Area Hospital, later as a family practitioner at North Bend Medical Center, and finally as a public health physician for Coos County. Outside of work, he maintained his interest in sailing and built an RV-6 airplane, having earned his pilot license at 16. He also played the flute, and wrote poetry and screenplays. Survivors include his wife, son, mother, and sister.

Elizabeth A. Hecht ’45

Elizabeth A. Hecht ’45, June 22, 2003, in Arizona. Elizabeth received a BA from Reed in psychology. From 1947 to 1953, she taught at the Oklahoma College for Women, leaving to take a position at the New Mexico School for the Deaf (1953–56). She earned an MA from New York University in health, physical education, and recreation in 1956, and taught at Mary Hardin-Baylor in Texas. She received a PhD in psychology in 1963 from Baylor University. From 1965 to 1970, she worked for the Veterans Administration in Los Angeles and in Temple, Texas, from 1970 to 1978. She retired in 1978, lived in Tucson, and traveled, volunteered, and enjoyed life to the fullest. In 1965, she married Aubry Miller, who predeceased her.

Jean Russell Hauger Jones ’40

Jean Russell Hauger Jones ’40, January 27, 2006, in Chula Vista, California. Jean spent two years at Reed before transferring to the University of Oregon, from which she graduated. She undertook additional study at University of California, Berkeley. Jean enjoyed reading and writing, and was employed in retail in San Francisco, Denver, and San Diego. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Survivors include her three daughters, four granddaughters, and two sisters. Her husband, Stanley Jones, predeceased her.

George Helling AMP ’44

George Helling AMP ’44, July 28, 2005, in Northfield, Minnesota. George attended Reed in the U.S. Army premeteorology program. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps, continuing in service after the war in India and China. In 1948, he graduated from Hamline University with a BA in political science, and took a teaching position in Turkey, where he met Barbara Burns; they married in 1951. When they returned to the U.S., George enrolled in the PhD program in sociology at the University of Minnesota, graduating in 1959. During his graduate years, he taught at St. Olaf College, and studied social change in rural Turkey with a grant from the Ford Foundation. His interest in Turkey extended throughout his life; he did research in Turkey also on a Fulbright scholarship. From 1962 to 1969, George was chair of the sociology department at the University of Nebraska–Omaha, after which he returned to St. Olaf; he retired in 1986. He was a member of the original faculty of the St. Olaf Paracollege and taught in the Paracollege until retirement. He was also a founding member of the Sociologists of Minnesota, and was designated their distinguished sociologist in 2000. His interests outside of academia included bird watching and growing wine grapes. Survivors include his wife, two daughters, two sons, two brothers, and six grandchildren.

Dorothy Jean Hamilton Setterberg ’45

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Dorothy Hamilton Setterberg ’45 (right) is elated to see Nicky Larson, a longtime Reed bookstore employee

Dorothy Jean Hamilton Setterberg ’45, November 15, 2007, in Clackamas, Oregon. Dottie Setterberg attended Reed for a year, leaving to marry Gordon A. Setterberg ’42. The couple lived in Georgia, and then settled in Clackamas in 1956. From 1958 to 1978, she was the secretary for the Reed chemistry department, and in retirement, the couple traveled and worked on their primary interest and hobby, vintage automobiles. Survivors include her sister and two brothers. Gordon died in 2006.

Dorothy Davenhill Hirsch ’52

A picture of Dorothy Davenhill Hirsch

Dorothy Davenhill Hirsch and her daughter record their arrival at the North Pole in 2004.

Dorothy Davenhill Hirsch ’52, December 6, 2007, in Portland, from congestive heart failure. Dorothy moved to Portland in the 1940s and served in the U.S. Women's Army Corps during World War II. She married Robert M. Hirsch in 1947. Utilizing the G.I. Bill, she attended Reed, graduating with a BA in history. Her thesis was on the wheat trade and its effect on the growth of the Port of Portland. Dorothy's rich and interesting life included a major investment of her years in volunteer work. While in Portland with her three young daughters, she became active with the Junior Symphony Board, United Way, and Campfire Girls. In 1963, the family traveled by freighter to spend a year and a half in Italy. They returned to Portland in 1965, and Dorothy began volunteering for the P.T.A.; she was active in the organization for 10 years. For six years, she also served on the board of a community service center in Northwest Portland, Friendly House. In 1975, she was asked to join Friends of the Multnomah County Library, where she served as director and treasurer, and also joined the board of trustees of the Library Foundation. She supported Friends of History, was on the board of the Oregon Holocaust Research Center, and was co-chair of the campaign committee that helped raise funds for the refurbishment of the Central Library and to endow the library's future endeavors. Dorothy served in many capacities for the Reed alumni association and was president of the alumni board in 1979. In 2002, she received the Foster-Scholz Distinguished Service Award. In 1980, Dorothy, along with her husband and daughters, began extensive world travels. In August 2004, she reached the North Pole, and at 89, was designated the oldest person to reach the North Pole, by the Guinness Book of World Records. Survivors include three daughters, including Margaret D. Hirsch '79. Her husband died in 1995.

Leila Heise Shoemaker ’31

Leila Heise Shoemaker ’31, July 30, 1995, in Scappoose. She was a retired music teacher who taught at Sherman and Clay Music, Portland, and in her home in Scappoose. She was an active volunteer with her church, a cancer support group, and the Scappoose Library. She married John Shoemaker in 1930; he died in May 1995. Survivors include a son, a daughter, six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Charles H. Heintz ’49

Charles H. Heintz ’49, July 1, 1995, in Portland, following a long illness. After leaving Reed, he worked for the First National Bank of Oregon. In 1951, he took a position with Holman Transfer Company as manager of the firm's warehouse complex. In 1971, he was named vice president and assistant to the president of the firm, a position he held until his retirement. He was president of the Reed alumni association in 1963–64 and was a member of the Portland City Club. He is survived by his wife, Jean Smithson Heintz ’47, and two sons.

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.

Bunny Hammond Doar ’37

Bunny Doar ’37, on June 1, 1998, in Gearhart, Oregon. She worked briefly for radio station KWJJ in Portland and for the Farm Security Administration in Washington, D.C. She also spent four years at an advertising agency there. In 1951, she began work with the Seaside Signal, a newspaper in Seaside, Oregon, retiring in 1977. In 1960, she taught English and journalism at Seaside High School. She served on the Clatsop Community College Board, the Children’s Services Board, and the Clatsop County budget committee and as secretary to the North Coast Women’s Political Caucus and the Democratic County Committee. She is survived by stepdaughter Jane Rondthaler ’55, a stepson, niece, cousin, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Margaret Ann Wilson Haseltine ’46

Margaret Ann Wilson Haseltine ’46, on June 6, 1998, of ovarian cancer, in Olympia, Washington. Maury attended the Museum Art School in Portland, Oregon, and Eastern Mexico University in Portales, New Mexico. She was a member of a team documenting prehistoric American Indian petroglyphs on the Columbia River under the auspices of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry from 1956 to 1959. From 1950 to 1998, she was an artist, with more than 20 solo shows. Some of her artwork is in the Portland Art Museum, the Tacoma Museum, and the University of Oregon Museum. She taught at the Washington State Capitol Museum in Olympia, Washington, and the Salt Lake Art Center School in Utah and was an art consultant. She is survived by her husband, four daughters, a son, a sister, four grandchildren, four nieces, and three nephews.

Ruth Kokko Hickok ’44

Ruth Kokko Hickok ’44, June 26, 1998, in Seattle of Lou Gehrig’s disease. She graduated from the University of Oregon Medical School in 1949 and served on the medical staff of the University of Oregon Hospital and Clinics from 1954 to 1957. She was the health officer for Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson Counties from 1957 to 1961. In 1961, she moved to Seattle, where she worked for the Seattle department of public health. From 1964 until her retirement in 1990, she worked on the staff of Fircrest School in Seattle. Her husband died in 1969. She is survived by two sons, a brother, and seven grandchildren.

Glenn Heisler ’34

Glenn Heisler ’34, March 16, 1998. After attending Reed, he became a personnel manager and then became a farmer. At one time, his farm was one of the largest egg producers in Oregon. He is survived by his wife, four children, seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Lois Nelson Holloway ’46

Lois Nelson Holloway ’46, October 19, 1998, in San Rafael, California. She earned a master’s degree in mathematics in 1954 from the University of Southern California. She also received a National Institutes of Health fellowship and a PhD in biometrics and biostatistics from the University of California, Los Angeles. She worked part time for the California State Health Department. She is survived by a daughter.

Gaulda Jermulowske Hahn ’38

Gaulda Jermulowske Hahn ’38, July 7, 1999, in Portland. After graduating from Reed, she earned a Certificate of Social Work from the University of Southern California. In 1939, she returned to Portland and worked in the Department of Public Welfare until 1941, when she became the fifth woman to serve in the Portland Police Department. Two years later she moved to New York, where she earned a master’s in social work from the Columbia University School of Social Work. She worked as a psychiatric social worker for the American Red Cross in the Oakland Naval Hospital. She married Arthur Hahn in 1946 and they lived for two years in Munich, Germany, where she worked as a social worker for the military to reunite families and address other problems in the aftermath of World War II. In 1948 the family returned to Portland. Later they moved to Walla Walla, Washington; Seattle, Washington; and Springfield, Massachusetts. They returned to Portland in 1964. Following the death of her husband in 1973, she established a private practice as a social worker and retired in 1981. In 1994, she became president of the Sisterhood of Robison Jewish Home for the Aged in Portland. Survivors include a son. A second son died in 1971.

Bonnie Haack Doerfler ’27

Bonnie Haack Doerfler ’27, June 18, 2000, in Albany, Oregon. After graduating from Reed, she earned her teaching credentials for primary and secondary schools in Oregon, and obtained a lifetime superintendent certificate from Oregon Normal School in Monmouth, now Western Oregon University. She taught school in Mill City, Tangent, and a one-room school in Hulbert, Oregon. In 1933 she married Orville Doerfler, who died in 1964. She enjoyed reading and staying current on politics, and she was a member of the American Association of University Women and Western Star Grange. Survivors include two sons, eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Cynthea Beatty Hayakawa ’70

Cynthia Beatty Hayakawa ’70, May 15, 2001, in Portland. After graduating from Reed, Cynthia taught dance at Portland Community College and Clackamas Community College, worked as a choreographer for the Portland Actors Ensemble, and was a dance performer. She also wrote articles for the Oregonian. In 1994 she began working as a teacher in Lake Oswego Schools, and she earned a master’s in education at Portland State University in 1995. At the time of her death, she was a middle school teacher at Hazelbrook Middle School in Tualatin, Oregon, where she taught cultures, drama, and speech and debate classes. She was married for a time to Alan Hayakawa ’70. Survivors include a daughter, a son, and a sister.

George M. Hocking ’28

George M. Hocking ’28, February 13, 2001, in Auburn, Alabama. He was professor emeritus of pharmacy at Auburn University and a well known expert on medicinal plants. After studying at Reed for two years, he transferred to the University of Washington, where he earned a BS in pharmacology. He then entered the graduate program in pharmacy at the University of Florida, earning a master’s in 1932 and a PhD in pharmacognosy in 1942. He became a registered pharmacist in 1935 and worked in retail and manufacturing pharmacy for 10 years. He taught at the University of Buffalo from 1945 to 1948 and the University of New Mexico from 1948 to 1951 before joining the faculty of Auburn University’s School of Pharmacy, Alabama. He retired from teaching in 1975. He was considered a top authority on medicinal plants, served as an expert adviser to the government of Pakistan in 1951, and served on several committees of the American Pharmaceutical Association. He was the author of many scientific papers and texts, including A Dictionary of Terms in Pharmacognosy, 1955, and its greatly expanded second edition, A Dictionary of Natural Products, published in 1998. His other interests included compiling folklore, particularly folk medicine, traveling, and stamp collecting, and he also researched and wrote a history of the pharmacy school at Auburn University. He is survived by a daughter.

Helene Hidden Van Buren ’32

Helene Hidden Van Buren ’32, May 22, 2001, in Portland. She attended Reed for two years and then studied at the University of Washington. She worked as a social worker with the Works Progress Administration. In 1942 she married Evans Van Buren, and they lived in several different parts of the country while he was in the military. They settled in Portland in 1947, and she was a homemaker, raising three children. Her husband died in 1961. Her hobbies included gardening, cooking, and music. Survivors include three sons, including John Van Buren ’74, and four grandchildren.

John Hickenbottom ’59

John Hickenbottom ’59, May 16, 1995. He studied for a time at Reed before going on to Idaho State College, earning a BS in pharmacy in 1960, and received his PhD in biochemistry at the University of Washington in 1967. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the pharmacology department at Emory University in 1968, where he met and married Rosalind Sprague Hickenbottom ’61. From there he became an assistant professor of pharmacology at the University of Mississippi. Survivors include Rosalind.

Norman M. Harris ’40

Norman M. Harris ’40, April 26, 2002, from complications of Parkinson’s disease, in Piedmont, California. He received a BA in chemistry. In 1943 he earned a degree in medicine from the University of Oregon, completing his internship and residency in orthopedics at the University of Wisconsin Medical School. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps before beginning private practice in Coos Bay, Oregon, later moving his practice to the San Francisco Bay area. Norman had an inventive mind. He developed surgical techniques, published his presentations, and was a recognized member of many professional societies. He was a devoted and beloved physician, and was described as being "among the gentlest and most generous of men." Harris is survived by his wife of 52 years, Marjorie, two sons and a daughter, and five grandchildren.

Russell E. Hutchinson ’39

Russell E. Hutchinson ’39, on May 11, 2002, in Hillsboro, Oregon. Russell, a biology major, noted that daily interactions at Reed with students across academic disciplines positively influenced his life. In 1943 he received an MD from the University of Oregon, married Norma Howell, and had a son and a daughter. He chaired the Hillsboro Union High School board in 1959, was president of the Washington County Medical Society in 1962, and served on the board of trustees for the Western Conservative Baptist Seminary in 1973. In 1978 he chaired the board of trustees at the Tuality Community Hospital, Hillsboro, and was chief of staff for the hospital in 1982. He retired from active medical practice in 1987 and became the medical director of the Physicians Association at Forest Grove Hospital, and later the medical adviser for Tuality Healthcare Home Health.

Jack G. Hornor ’50

Jack George Hornor ’50, May 18, 2004, in Oregon. Jack served with the U.S. Coast Guard in the South Pacific during World War II. He married Virginia Caskey ’45 in 1945, and they had two children. Jack transferred to Reed from the University of Oregon in 1948, and received his bachelor's degree in economics. He then worked in various capacities for the Bonneville Power Administration, and also as a business economist for Tektronix, retiring in 1989. Jack was active in the Reed alumni association, and enjoyed the Portland Rose Society, the Oregon Historical Society, and the symphony and opera. Following Virginia’s death in 1991, he remarried. Survivors include his wife, Jane, and his daughter. His son predeceased him.

Roger W. Hough ’55

Roger W. Hough ’55, May 22, 2004, in New Hampshire. Roger attended Reed for two years, and received a bachelor’s degree in physics and mathematics from Lewis & Clark College in 1956. He continued his education at the University of Oregon, receiving a master’s degree in business and economics in 1962. From 1966 to 1976, he was a physicist for the U.S. Naval Weapon Laboratory in China Lake, California; a senior operators analyst at C-E-I-R in Arlington, Virginia; and senior analyst and engineering economist at Stanford Research Institute in Menlo Park, California. He also started a telecommunications consulting company in Ottawa, Canada. Additional interests were in the Nashua Symphony Choral Society and Choral Ensemble. Survivors include three daughters, five grandchildren, and a sister.

Thomas E. Harryman ’51

Thomas Edwin Harryman ’51, July 3, 2003, in Portland. Thomas graduated from Reed with a BA in political science. He served in the U.S. Army and was an auditor for the U.S. Department of Interior for 27 years. His survivors include a stepsister and stepbrother.

William W. Herman AMP ’44

William W. Herman AMP ’44, June 13, 2005, in San Francisco, California. William attended University of California, Berkeley, prior to his enlistment in the Army Air Corp in World War II. He spent a year at Reed in the army premeteorology program. For 30 years, he worked in steel fabrication, and spent 20 years in the railroad products industry. His marriage to Dolores Fleishman in 1947 lasted 49 years. Survivors include his son and daughter, and three granddaughters.

David Clayton Hassinger ’03

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David Clayton Hassinger ’03, May 24, 2006, in Midvale, Utah. David left life in small-town, rural Alaska to study at Bard College in New York. He transferred to Reed in his sophomore year, earning a BA in history. His academic career was deeply invested in the subject of Turkish and Ottoman history, in which he became interested during his time at Reed. Following completion of a thesis on the Armenian genocide and the early Ottoman reform period, written under the guidance of Professor Ed Segel [history 1973–2011], David enrolled at the University of Arizona. He received an MA in Near Eastern Studies in 2005, with a thesis on late Ottoman women writers and educators. In addition, he spent summers during his master’s program in Istanbul, studying Turkish at Bogazici University. His friend, Daniel Spoth ’03, remarks: “I remember Dave during his years at Reed as a fantastic, unsinkable, larger-than-life character; an epicure, a raconteur, a Renaissance man; the sort of person who would laugh at your jokes even if he didn’t find them funny and would gladly drop everything and trek through the rain and darkness of a Portland winter to your place for no better reason than the promise of a slice of pizza and a postmodern movie. His company was an unadulterated joy.” Survivors include his mother and father and extended family.

David Leon Heifetz ’66

David Leon Heifetz ’66, May 24, 2006, in San Pedro, California. David earned a BA from Reed in history and a PhD from University of California, Irvine, in early modern English history in 1978. During his graduate years, he received a Fulbright scholarship for research in England. He served as director and chair of interdisciplinary studies and the Program for Adult College Education at California State University–Dominguez Hills. He was recipient of NEH summer seminar grants for study at Johns Hopkins and the University of Iowa. Survivors include his wife, Gayle, a son and daughter, and his sister.

Bonnie Kathryn Koehler Hermanson ’38

Bonnie Kathryn Koehler Hermanson ’38, May 13, 2006, from cancer, in Seattle. Bonnie attended Reed, but did not graduate. She married William T. Stockton ’37; they had two children, and later divorced. A second marriage was to Chester Hermanson. She lived in Seattle, and was active in the University Unitarian Church. Survivors include her daughter, four grandchildren, and a sister and brother. Her husband and son predeceased her.

Elisabeth J. Workman Hedrick ’39

Elisabeth J. Workman Hedrick ’39, May 28, 2007, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, from cancer. Betty attended Reed, but did not graduate. She married David W. Hedrick in 1941. The couple lived in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, for most of their married life. She worked with the Girl Scouts and in social services in the Philadelphia area until her later years; David worked for Bethlehem Steel for 41 years. They traveled and fished, and Betty did needlepoint and knitting. Mary Bankhead McBrayer ’39, Betty's college roommate and lifelong friend, learned needlepoint from her—as did her daughters—and reports of the great happiness the couple shared, and that Betty loved Reed. “She was a wonderful person,” says Mary. “I miss her.”

Marilyn M. Palmer Hoehne ’48

Marilyn M. Palmer Hoehne ’48, May 30, 2007, in Seattle, Washington. Marilyn received a BA from Reed in history. She met Mark E. Hoehne ’48 in 1946, when he returned to Reed following World War II; they married in December of that year. The couple moved to New Haven, Connecticut, where Mark attended Yale University, then moved west, taking up residence in Longview, Washington. Intent on creating a safe place for adolescent boys to receive education and job training, Marilyn conceived of the Toutle River Ranch in 1959, and assisted its establishment in 1960. The original facility, destroyed by the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980, was rebuilt in Castle Rock, Washington, and now operates through the Youth & Family Link Program. Marilyn served on the board of directors for the program. She was also a lifelong learner, who read extensively. She served on the board of the Longview Public Library for nine years, and on the Library Foundation board for six. She was a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, and was clerk of the vestry for nearly 20 years. Survivors include three daughters and a son, two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a sister. Mark died in 1997.

Gilbert Wessells Hart ’51

Gilbert Wessells Hart ’51, April 10, 2007, in Sleepy Hollow, New York. Gil left Yale University for active duty with the U.S. Navy Hospital Corps during World War II. Following the war, he attended Reed, and received a BA from the college in mathematics. He married Constance Campbell ’51 in 1951; they had three children, and later divorced. In 1951, he joined Mutual of New York as an actuarial trainee. In 1968, he was promoted to assistant vice president and an administrative officer for the company. He retired as second vice president of North American Reassurance (SwissRe), New York City, in 1993. He was a member of the First Unitarian Society in Hastings, New York, for over 40 years. In 1994, Gil noted: ”If asked for [the] most significant event in my life, it was deciding to go to Reed.” Survivors include his wife, Bonnie, his two sons and daughter, two stepsons, and five grandchildren.

Karen M. Hamburger Fields ’63

Karen M. Hamburger Fields ’63, April 29, 2007, at home in Boyds, Maryland, from ovarian cancer. Karen received a BA from Reed in biology, and married Gordon Fields ’62 after graduation. Both attended the University of Oregon, where Karen received an MEd in 1966, prior to teaching high school biology, and Gordon completed an LLB. The couple moved to Arlington, Virginia, where Karen taught in the Head Start program and did research for a defense department contractor on the teratogenic effects of Agent Orange. She left the position to raise her children. In the mid-’80s, she joined a pathology lab at the Uniformed Services Medical School in Bethesda, Maryland, to study interferon and its role in regulating cell growth. In 1998, she took a position with the AIDS research lab at the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, where she studied macrophage and lymphocytic HIV infections until retirement in 2006. She was passionate about nutrition, and enjoyed hiking vacations, especially in Acadia National Park in Maine. The couple were founding members in 1978 of an unaffiliated and nondogmatic Jewish havura in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C. For 28 years, she organized the congregation's annual retreat in West Virginia. “In a world full of self-important and judgmental people, Karen was quiet and unassuming and nonjudgmental, and there was no one who knew her who did not like her,” notes Gordon. Survivors include Gordon; a daughter and son, Brian Fields ’99; and two grandchildren.

Darcy Gay Harrison ’91

Darcy Gay Harrison ’91, March 27, 2007. Darcy attended Reed, but did not graduate. In 1996, she and her partner, Pierce Nallet, developed ResolveCorpTechnologies, a company dedicated to providing software and “peopleware” to companies wanting to do large scale business using the internet as a communication medium. The couple lived and worked in San Francisco. In 2005, she was a partner in Harrison Cecil Communications.

Louis Wilkins Holm ’38

Louis Wilkins Holm '38, June 14, 2008, at home in Davis, California. Louis received a BA from Reed in biology, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. He earned a PhD in zoology and biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin and taught at the university before taking positions at South Dakota State College and at Union College in New York. He returned to the University of Wisconsin in 1947, as assistant professor in veterinary science, and established a physiology division in veterinary science and a graduate teaching program in physiology. In 1949, he began his work in veterinary science at University of California, Davis, helping to found the School of Veterinary Medicine; he also served as assistant pharmacist in the Agricultural Experimental Station. Louis played a pioneering role in the establishment of the discipline of veterinary physiology at the university during the ’50s, and was promoted to professor of physiology in 1958; research interests centered on the physiology of pregnancy and the physiology of the newborn. In 1962, he was Fulbright lecturer in physiology at the University of New England in Australia. After leaving UC Davis, he pursued a second career as a speech pathologist with the Fairfield Suisun Unified School District in California, from which he retired in 1982. Louis enjoyed camping, hiking, exploring, and fishing all over the western U.S. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Ruth Leopold Holm; two daughters; two sons, including David L.Holm ’68; and five grandchildren.

Dorothy Charlotte Hurt Dehn ’61, MALS ’70

Dorothy Charlotte Hurt Dehn ’61, MALS ’70, June 18, 2008, in Portland. Dorothy received a BA from Reed in philosophy. She made the decision to enroll at Reed while in junior high school, after seeing the italic handwriting of her teacher, a student of Lloyd Reynolds [English and art 1929–69]. In her testimonial for the 2003 Reed Calligraphy Reunion, she credited Reynolds as an influence not only in her work as a calligrapher but also in her choice to study philosophy. Dorothy taught graphic and letter design at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, Mt. Hood Community College, Portland State University, and Portland Community College. She also conducted letter forms workshops. She operated her business, Dehn Graphics, with her husband and partner, Peter R. Dehn. Her work is included in the Lloyd J. Reynolds Memorial Collection at the Portland Art Museum. The Dehns had two daughters, Diana and Natasha E. Dehn ’85.

Ralph Hawkins ’38

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Ralph Hawkins ’38, July 28, 1999, in Portland. Ralph received a BA in political science and worked as a property appraiser. His wife, Floyl, died in 2003.

Gregory Scott Hillman ’12

Gregory Scott Hillman ’12, a native of Darien, Connecticut, drowned in the Hoosic River in North Adams, Massachusetts, sometime after July 4, 2009. He was on medical leave from the college after completing his first year of studies. Troubled by suicidal impulses, Gregory fled from an ambulance during a transfer from Berkshire Medical Center to the North Adams Regional Hospital, and was not intercepted in time to prevent his death. From his public obituary, we learned that he was a highly accomplished musician, composer, lyricist, singer, and songwriter, and that played and recorded in a long string of bands from an early age. His musical ability extended to performance on guitar, piano, keyboards, bass, and drums. He also was a good athlete and enjoyed basketball and baseball. “Generous, sensitive, full of humor, iconoclastic, and loving, Gregory was a spirited individual. He was beloved by many friends, to whom he was faithfully devoted, always making himself available in a time of need.” Survivors include his parents, two brothers and a sister, and his maternal grandparents.

John William Hazel Jr. ’42

John William Hazel Jr. ’42, April 1, 2010, in Spokane, Washington. A Portland native, John attended Reed and Walla Walla College. Prior to joining the navy in World War II, he worked as an X-ray technician at the University of Oregon Medical School. He later provided X-ray and lab services for physicians in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and was a hospital administrator for Coeur d'Alene General Hospital. He was married to Margaret Smith for 58 years. Survivors include two daughters.

Howard Kirby Haltom ’92

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Howard Kirby Haltom ’92, March 8, 2010, at home in Austin, Texas. Kirby was raised by a single mother in Jackson, Tennessee, and came to Reed on an academic scholarship. With his laconic twang and his country charm, he cut a distinctive figure on campus. A lover of all things French, he majored in philosophy and literature and wrote his thesis on the surrealist author Georges Bataille. He was also an avid chess player; one summer, in an effort to master the Sicilian Defense, he and Chris Lydgate ’90 played an epic series of games all beginning with the same sequence of moves, alternately attacking and defending (Kirby was always dangerous with the black pieces). After Reed, Kirby worked in public relations in Dallas, Texas; he then moved to Austin, taught himself to write software, and became an exceptionally talented, gifted, and driven programmer. He married Elizabeth Addison and had a son, Griffin, and a daughter, Ada. In 2003, he earned an MBA from the University of Texas. Kirby never lost his whimsical sense of humor—a classic photo shows him wearing a pith helmet and smoking an elaborate calabash pipe. Certified as a minister through the internet, Kirby officiated at more than a dozen wedding ceremonies, including those of Eric Lutzker ’89 to Alicia Moffat and of Sam Hankins ’90 to Eileen Joyce. Kirby's funeral was attended by many Reed classmates, including Eric and Sam, Mike Axley ’89, Jeff Bridwell ’89, Caroline Dorman ’90, Liz Hale ’89, Greg Ippolito '89, Chris Roth ’90, Erica Tarrant ’90, and Francis Wiser ’89. Kirby is remembered for his wit, compassion, loyalty, devotion, and for recognizing the “joy and sparkle” in even the most ordinary moments. Survivors include his wife; son and daughter; two brothers, Mike and Aubrey; and his mother, Ouita.

Raymond T. Haas ’52

Raymond T. Haas ’52, September 11, 2010, in San Francisco, California. Ray grew up in Chicago, and following the untimely death of his mother, moved to California to live with an aunt and uncle. He studied for two years at Reed, where he met Patricia A. Miller; they married and raised three children. Patricia died in 1970. He is remembered for his quick wit and his sense of humor.

Renate Hayum ’53

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Renate Hayum ’53, January 27, 2011, in Seattle, Washington, from breast cancer. Born in Tüningen, Germany, Renate emigrated with her parents to the U.S. in 1938. She spent two years at Reed, later earning a BA in business administration and an MLS from the University of Washington. Renate entered the Sisters of Providence in 1986—in deference to her parents, who would have opposed her, she did not enter the order until they had died—and professed final vows in 1992. Her ministry assignments during her 25 years with the order included work as an auditor, an accountant, an editorial assistant, a librarian, an administrator, a research assistant, and an accounts representative, taking her to numerous locations in Washington and California, and in the Philippines. She retired in 2007. Renate loved classical music and reading. Our thanks go to Elaine Miller Meuse ’52, who notified the college of Renate's death.

Wesley Charles Henwood ’53

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Wesley Henwood ’53 with his wife, Nadene, and son Stephen Henwood ’75, in 1953.

Wesley Charles Henwood ’53, April 17, 2012, in La Ceiba, Honduras, from a heart attack. Wes grew up with an older sister in Lakewood, Washington, where his English parents built some lovely homes. He earned a BA from Reed in biology and an MD at the University of Washington, and did an internship in radiology at the University of Chicago. He was certified as a roentgenographic interpreting physician by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and had a radiology practice in Minnesota for over 20 years. In Minnesota and in Mexico and Central America he hunted and fished—flying to destinations in his small aircraft. In the early ’80s, he went to Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras, for an early retirement and to complete the development of a 40-acre parcel of land he owned there. When tourism slowed, he returned to radiology, serving with the U.S. Army and achieving the rank of colonel. Following this portion of his medical career, he practiced in Virginia before taking a second retirement in Washington and in La Ceiba, Honduras. Nadene Goldfoot, who provided the details for this memorial, wrote, “Wes was a bundle of energy, always experimenting with businesses beyond his medical practice. He was an ardent reader, a great dancer and true adventurer, always admiring Ernest Hemingway.” Survivors include two daughters and three sons, including Stephen Henwood ’75; three grandchildren; and his sister.

Indira Hale Tucker ’65

Indira Hale Tucker ’65, April 8, 2012, in Long Beach, California. Named for Indira Gandhi, Indira grew up in Hawaii. Her mother was a pioneer in her career as a public official and a member of the Hawaii House of Representatives. (To preserve her mother’s legacy, Indira later organized the Helene Hale Collection on International Women of Courage at the Hilo Public Library.) Indira attended Reed for three years. She married Marcus Tucker in 1965 and completed a BA from UCLA in political science. Marcus became a superior court judge in Los Angeles, and they raised one daughter, moving to Long Beach in 1977. While reading the official history of Long Beach in the late ’80s, Indira said she was “flabbergasted” to find the city’s African American community represented only by the statement: “11 percent African American.” Working with Doris Topsy-Elvord, a Long Beach City Council member and Indira’s longtime friend, and Aaron Day, a genealogist, Indira gathered personal accounts, newspaper stories, and family photographs from African American Long Beach residents, and produced the book The Heritage of African Americans in Long Beach: Over 100 Years in 2007. Indira and Doris also cofounded the African American Heritage Society of Long Beach. Indira took great pride in her work, which led to the creation of the African American Resource Center at the Burnett Library in Long Beach in 1998. “Indira was a visionary who sought to inspire and educate our youth through reading of their past,” said Doris. “Her legacy was to initiate and archive the history of African Americans in Long Beach to make a better place for all. For this, we will be eternally grateful.” Indira was a founding member of the Long Beach Public Library Foundation and served on many other nonprofit boards in Long Beach and Santa Monica. She served as a consultant for California State University at Long Beach in the area of parent education and community enrichment—she found it to be fascinating work. Said Marcus, “She was very passionate about books and reading and developing that love in young people.” (Indira also established the Marcus O. Tucker Black Men of Courage Collection at the Santa Monica library in honor of her husband.) Indira received the Soroptimist Woman of Distinction Award, the Celebrate Literacy Award from the California Reading Association, the NAACP’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Community Super Hero Award from the Long Beach Community Partnership.

Scott Jiro Hirozawa ’83

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Scott Hirozawa ’83 (right) in 1982, on the steps of the Reed house Findhorn with (left to right) Matt Giraud ’85, Dale Shields ’85, and Benn Lewis.

Scott Jiro Hirozawa ’83, February 12, 2012, in Decatur, Georgia. Scott came to Reed for a year in 1979 to study physics. Matt Giraud ’85 remembers Scott as a dormmate freshman year and as a housemate in Reed houses thereafter. “Scott had a great sense of humor. He lived in a pantry in one of our Reed houses for $55 per month, as I recall. Rigged up a series of pulleys to turn lights off and on and even start some kind of breakfast.” Scott went on to earn a BS from Oregon State University and an MS from the University of Oregon in computer science. He worked as a software engineer and was a bicyclist, outdoorsman, and photographer, focusing his lens on landscapes in California, Oregon, and elsewhere. Survivors include his parents, brother, and two sisters.

James Lewis Haseltine ’50

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Maury Wilson Haseltine ’46 and Jim Haseltine ’50 at an art opening in the 1970s

James Lewis Haseltine ’50, June 12, 2013, in Bandon, Oregon. Following graduation from Grant High School in Portland, Jim entered World War II as an infantryman with the U.S. Army in Europe. He then studied at Reed for more than a year and also studied at the Museum Art School (Pacific Northwest College of Art), the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Brooklyn Museum School. He did painting and drawing and worked for his family’s industrial supply firm, J.E. Haseltine & Company. Jim became a trustee of the Portland Art Museum and a founding member of the Portland Arts Commission. He served on the National Endowment for the Arts and as national director of the Artists Equity Association. In the early ’60s, he was the director of the Salt Lake City Center for the Arts, during which time he published the book 100 Years of Utah Painting. In 1967, he returned to the Pacific Northwest as executive director of the Washington State Arts Commission. Jim’s art appeared in exhibitions around the U.S. and received numerous awards. His paintings and etchings are part of the permanent collections of the Portland Art Museum, the Oakland Art Museum, and the Museum of Art at the University of Oregon. Jim had two children during his first marriage. He later married artist Margaret A. (Maury) Wilson Janney ’46, adopted Maury’s children, and welcomed a fifth child. Jim and Maury were married for 44 years. They traveled around the world, and Jim built on his knowledge of birds, butterflies, and mushrooms through discoveries made on their journeys. In retirement, he served as a consultant for the arts and for artists and supported his daughter’s nonprofit endeavor, Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea. Survivors include his children, four grandchildren, and his brother and sister. Maury died in 1998.

Alice V. Hanson Senter ’55

Alice V. Hanson Senter ’55, March 27, 2012, in Seattle, Washington. Alice was married to Vance E. Senter, a medical officer in the navy, who was at Reed for a semester in 1955–56 as part of the Armed Forces Special Weapons Project. Music was her passion, and she studied theory at Reed with Herb Gladstone [music 1946–80] and trombone performance with John Trudeau at Lewis & Clark. In addition to caring for her home and raising three sons and four daughters, she was manager for the Rainy Daze Jazz Band and performed trombone in the band, as well as in the Shoreline Community College Concert Band and the Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band—a senior dance orchestra. Vance played trumpet in the bands. Alice also was a published poet.

Patricia Anastasia Honchar ’70

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Patricia Anastasia Honchar ’70, April 25, 2013, in Atlanta, Georgia, following a long illness. Pat earned a BA in anthropology from Reed and began her career as an epidemiologist after completing an MS at Columbia University School of Public Health. She worked for the U.S. Public Health Service in Europe, Ohio, Texas, and Georgia. Pat and physician Richard Rothenberg were married in 1988 and they had a son and daughter. In 2000, they made a second home near Halifax, Nova Scotia, where they spent summers, and Pat devoted time to being a mother, writing, and her work as an epidemiologist consultant. She studied and collected Inuit art and was a dog fancier. Survivors include her husband, children, and stepson. “She will always be missed!”

Carroll Henshaw Hendrickson Jr. ’42

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Carroll Henshaw Hendrickson Jr. ’42, September 3, 2013, in Frederick, Maryland. Carroll grew up in Frederick, in the county where his family had resided since the early 1700s. After attending public schools in town, Carroll went to Beacon School in Massachusetts and then came to Reed. Financial support for his first year came from his uncle Hunt Hendrickson, father of Ames B. Hendrickson ’48, who lived in Portland, and who introduced Carroll to many aspects of Portland society. Carroll’s roommate was Jack Dudman ’42, and other college friends included Sam McCall ’42, his twin sister, Jean McCall Babson ’42, Florence Walls Lehman ’42, Hallie Rice ’45, and Carl Stevens ’42 [also professor of economics 1954-90]. Carroll enjoyed classes with Barry Cerf [English 1921–48] and Rex Arragon [history 1923–62; 1970–74], and worked with thesis adviser George B. Noble [political science 1922–48]. He was less interested in majoring in a subject, he confessed in an interview in 2005, and more interested in getting a good education, which he found at Reed. Carroll enjoyed the social life at the college, attending formal dances; hiking and skiing; singing with the Boar’s Head Ensemble, the Madrigals, and the Glee Club; and listening to music in Capehart. An accomplished pianist, Carroll found the venture into vocal groups very satisfying. He memorized the score of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Trial by Jury in his room in Winch, in order to perform it in spring 1942 and lose no time for work on his thesis. (Carroll played piano throughout his life, preferring duets, chamber music, show tunes, and popular music of World War II.) He also attended local concerts and opera. Through music, he became friends with Jacob Avshalomov ’43 and Doris Felde Avshalomov ’43. To earn money for college expenses past the first year, Carroll worked in the Commons at 40¢ an hour, including summers. One year, Miss Brownlie [Ann R. 1930–43] gave him the job of supervising the storage room in exchange for room and board. (“In my Navy years, I was thankful for remembering the manner in which she wrote out job descriptions and trained us. Most people don’t go to Reed for that!”) At meetings of the Young People’s Fellowship Trinity Episcopal Church in northwest Portland, Carroll became better acquainted with Margaret M. Doane ’42. After Reed, Carroll served in the U.S. Navy and sent Margie a marriage proposal from Funafuti in the Ellis Islands. They married in 1944. During the war, Carroll was engaged in a number of invasions as a watch officer and navigator in the amphibious forces in the central Pacific. (He remained in the naval reserves, retiring as a lieutenant commander.) After the war, Carroll and Margie moved to Frederick. Carroll was determined to be the sole support for his family and went to work at Hendrickson’s, “an old-fashioned, middle-of-the-road store” established in 1877 by his grandfather. He was assistant manager and buyer and assumed ownership of the store in 1967. “By that time, Hendrickson’s was the last independent store of our type in downtown Frederick.” He operated the store for 13 years and made a lot of money, he said, going out of business. Carroll did volunteer work for the archives of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, the Maryland Historical Society, the Historical Society of Frederick County, and the archives of All Saints Church in Frederick, where he also was a member of the vestry and choir and a Sunday school teacher. He assisted the Frederick city orchestra and joined the board of the Baltimore Symphony, rising to the position of board president. “All during the time I was trying to run the store, I’d also go into Baltimore to help plan the programs, until I’d gotten to know everybody on their staff, all the musicians. I got to associate with some of the best musicians in the country.” He served as director of concert development in 1980–87. In retirement, Carroll also traveled, making 17 trips to Europe and 22 transcontinental trips. When his travels concluded, he continued to drive locally, especially to the local community college, where he found books for his own “homemade” English or French courses. Carroll stayed in touch with Ames, Ellie Boettiger Seagraves ’49 and Van Seagraves ’48; he gardened, and played piano for residents in his retirement home in Frederick. Margie died in 2003 and a daughter died in 2011. Survivors include a daughter and son, three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Priscilla Webber Hanawalt, Staff

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Priscilla Webber Hanawalt [staff 1959–83], October 31, 2013, in Portland, at 95, following a long period of age-related dementia. Pat was born in Massachusetts and moved to Seattle, where she earned a BA in psychology from the University of Washington and met Clare Hanawalt, whom she married in 1941. During World War II, she worked for the War Administration. Clare’s job at KGW led the family to Portland, and Pat came to Reed in 1959, doing part-time clerical support for the dean of students—advancing to the role of secretarial assistant to the dean in 1963. She was named acting dean in 1970 and became dean of students in 1971; she retired in 1983. President Paul Bragdon [1971–88] remarked at Pat’s retirement, “No one cared more about students than Pat. She will be missed.” Survivors include the couple’s son and daughter, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Robert Dryden Hoss ’44

Robert Dryden Hoss ’44, February 6, 2014, in Tacoma, Washington. Bill, as he was known, earned a BA in physics from Reed and a BS in mechanical engineering from MIT. He married Dolores Ashkar in 1944 and they enjoyed 69 years together. During World War II, Bill served with the marine corps in China and then worked for Honeywell in Portland, Anchorage, and Minneapolis. In 1956, he joined Weyerhaeuser Company as a design engineer and became project designer and the company’s first manager of information services in Tacoma. He retired from Weyerhaeuser as regional manager in Longview, Washington, and was a consultant for 10 years following that time. Outside of his work, Bill volunteered with Little League and the Boy Scouts, and was a tutor in reading and mathematics for elementary school children. He competed in golf tournaments and served on the board of many foundations. Bill and Dolores moved to Tacoma in 2007 to be closer to family. Well respected and loved by family, friends, and colleagues, Bill is survived by his wife, his daughter and two sons, eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Millard W. Hastay ’41

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Helen Wheeler Hastay ’39 and Millard Hastay ’41 in Oregon in 2006 Nancy Stewart Green ’51

Millard W. Hastay ’41, March 28, 2014, in Forest Grove, Oregon. Millard was born in Montana, and, following the untimely death of his mother, he lived in Portland with his father and paternal grandparents. Summers, he worked on wheat ranches run by his Montana family. Money was tight, but Millard was offered a scholarship at Reed in return for working as a janitor in the library. Though he was interested in physics, and adept in mathematics, he was unable to pay for lab fees, and turned instead to the social sciences. (Having conversed often with his grandfather about the politics and economics of the time, he had confidence in pursuing a degree in this field.) After the fall semester of his junior year, Millard withdrew from Reed and got a job as a bridge carpenter on the Southern Pacific Railroad. That fall, he married Helen F. Wheeler ’39, whom he had met in the contemporary society class taught by Prof. George Noble [political science 1922–48]. Assisted by Prof. Blair Stewart [economics 1925–49] and his good friend Don Sutherland ’37, he then found work as a research assistant in the Oregon State Highway Department. He shared an apartment in Salem with Don while Helen lived off campus and continued her studies at Reed. They spent time together on weekends. After Helen got her degree in general literature at Reed, she began teaching English and PE in Halfway, Oregon, while Millard worked with Noble to earn his BA in political science.

Millard’s poor eyesight kept him from military service. Prof. Robert Terrill [economics 1937–44] and Prof. Victor Chittick [English 1921–48] supported his application for a Stanford fellowship in economics in 1941. Before long, he was teaching statistics to econ majors there. In 1944, he was invited to join the Statistical Research Group at Columbia University—a contract agency engaged in classified research related to the war effort. For 12 years, he worked as a research associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research in New York, and with Helen’s encouragement, he studied for a PhD in economics at Columbia. During this time he taught at the Baruch School of the City College of New York. In 1958, he joined the School of Economics and Business at Washington State College (University), where he taught until he retired as professor emeritus in 1981. He also was a fellow of the American Statistical Association. In retirement, the couple lived for a time on Case Inlet of Puget Sound, near Helen’s family—three of whom had attended Reed (Margaret ’26, George ’29, and Donald ’35). Dancing had been a major social activity for them from the time they were at Reed, and they continued to do square and round dancing into their 70s. They also traveled with family, including sons Laird and Drew. Helen died in 2009. Survivors include their sons and four granddaughters. “No college can train a student for his lifetime career,” Millard wrote. “All it can do is give him a foundation in knowledge and thought processes that will permit him to grow and adjust. Reed does that job very well.”

Elizabeth Ann Havely Golding ’45

Elizabeth Ann Havely Golding ’45, October 6, 2014, in Portland. Betty was a lifelong resident of Portland and at age 10 was selected to be a Junior Rose Festival Princess. She spent 12 summers as a bugler and camp counselor at Camp Namanu—established by the Camp Fire Girls organization on the Sandy River. On a counselors’ retreat at Boy Scout Camp Meriwether in 1941, she met Thomas L. Golding, whom she married in Reed’s Eliot Hall chapel in 1946. (During their courtship, Tom was stationed in Europe with the army medical corps during World War II, and they affirmed their connection through an exchange of hundreds of letters.) Betty earned a BA from Reed in sociology and history Her thesis, “A Study of the Relationship between Attitudes and Information about the Japanese in America,” was written with Prof. Gwynne Nettler [sociology 1944–45]. Betty and Tom had a son and two daughters and enjoyed camping trips together in the summer and skiing in the winter. They provided a home centered in love, joy, and encouragement. In the ’60s, Betty returned to school to earn a teaching certificate. She taught social studies at Wilson High School in Portland for 17 years, and prepared students for participation in Youth Legislature, Model UN, and mock trial competitions. She led students on American Heritage trips to the East Coast and to Europe. She volunteered with the League of Women Voters throughout her adult life, and also supported the Audubon Society, Portland area Camp Fire, the Mount Hood Ski Patrol, and CASA. She enjoyed time with grandchildren, duplicate bridge, bird watching, quilting, and the luxury of working in her garden on a warm spring day. Tom died in 2002 and a daughter died in 2007. Survivors include a son and daughter, four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. Betty’s aunt, Elizabeth Havely Williston ’17, also graduated from Reed.

Kenneth Lynn Hall ’49

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Kenneth Lynn Hall ’49, January 23, 2015, in San Rafael, California. Lynn had a well-rounded experience at Reed. “As a science major, Reed’s liberal arts course made for the ‘good life,’” he wrote. He learned to think independently and objectively, and enjoyed evening readings of humanities assignments at the home of Prof. Ruth Graybill Collier ’32, MA ’38 [English 1933–52], and lectures by Prof. Richard Jones [history 1941–86] and Prof. Frank Hurley [chemistry 1942–51]. He recalled with pleasure dancing the Viennese Waltz in the student union and discovering Dixieland music; he played trombone in the pit orchestra for college musicals. Lynn was student body president, SU manager, a member of the student education policy committee, and he played football. He completed a BA from Reed in chemistry; his thesis, “A Study of the Adsorption of Mercury Vapor on Silver Surfaces using Radioactive Mercury II,” was advised by Prof. Arthur Scott [chemistry 1923–79]. He then earned an MS from UC Berkeley in nuclear chemistry, studying with Nobel laureate Glenn Seaborg, and he earned a PhD in physical and inorganic chemistry from the University of Michigan. For more than three decades, he was a research associate at the Chevron Research Company, primarily investigating radiation; he retired in 1987. His love of music never waned. He founded the Jubilee Jazz Band in 1969 and also played in a 17-piece ’40s-style band. He did hiking, studied European history, traveled, and was an active member of the Presbyterian Church. Lynn and Jacqueline Tucker were married in 1952. He is survived by their two sons and a daughter.

John Edward Herbert Hancock, Faculty

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Courtesy of Special Collections, Eric V. Hauser Memorial Library, Reed College.

John Edward Herbert Hancock, professor of chemistry at the college for 34 years and well-known for his commitment to teaching and his involvement in music, died Thursday, March 16, 1989, of a heart attack. He was 59.

Hancock came to the college in 1955 and spent his entire professional career here. He was universally admired for his commitment to teaching, his scholarly research, and his exacting attention to detail.


William David Howell ’51

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William David Howell ’51, December 24, 2014, in Omaha, Nebraska. William earned a BA from Reed in biology, writing a thesis on pterin pigments of Lepidoptera with Prof. Ralph W. Macy [1942–55]. He went on to earn an MD from the University of Oregon and an MS in radiation biology from the University of Rochester. He was a career U.S. Air Force medical officer who was recognized as an expert in occupational medicine and medical epidemiology and in biological, chemical, and radiological defense. He was promoted to chief of preventive medicine in 1974, and his medical practice took him to numerous locations in the Pacific and Middle East. William and Carolyn R. Risk were married for 50 years and had two daughters and two sons. His wife and children survive him, as do five grandchildren.

Alfred Cecil Hughes Rhodes ’51

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Alfred Cecil Rhodes Hughes ’51, May 1, 2014, in Los Altos, California, following a long illness. Hailing from New York, Fred served in the army before coming to Reed. He majored in psychology and wrote a thesis on the Bellevue scale with Prof. Frederick A. Courts [psychology 1945–69]. Fred earned an MD from Washington University in St. Louis and did an internship and residency in pathology at the Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Los Angeles and at Highland View Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1964, he and his wife, Danish nurse Else Bertelsen, and their two children moved to California, where Fred directed physical medicine at El Camino Hospital. He later opened a private practice in electromyography diagnostics. Fred and Else were married for 56 years and enjoyed performances at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Survivors include his wife, son, and daughter.

Marilyn Campbell Holsinger MAT ’65

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Marilyn Campbell Holsinger MAT ’65, March 10, 2015, in Portland. Miki earned a BA from the University of Oregon in drawing and painting in 1944, moving to San Francisco to work in advertising. She joined the art and advertising department of the San Francisco Examiner, and, with an interest in clothing, even modeled shoes for the newspaper’s store ads. In 1949, she married Frank W. Holsinger; they had one daughter, Joan. In 1960, Miki and Joan moved to Portland, where Miki worked on the staff of Studio 1030, a notable group of Portland designers and artists. She was drawn to Reed to study with Prof. Lloyd Reynolds [English & art 1929–69], she said, and earned a master’s degree in art. “Having Lloyd Reynolds as my teacher not only gave my artwork a new skill (calligraphy), but also gave me a fulfilling new philosophy of life.” Miki worked for the Oregon State University Press and for Western Oregon State. She taught calligraphy classes at the Bush Barn in Salem and at Linn-Benton Community College. In 1981–87, she taught art at the University of Missouri at Columbia. In retirement, she did graphic design for the Friends of the Columbia Gorge, who honored her as volunteer of the year in 1994; she also volunteered with the First Unitarian Church, ran competitively, and skied. Survivors include her daughter and granddaughter.

Peter Dobkin Hall ’68

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Peter Dobkin Hall ’68, April 30, 2015, in a traffic accident near Branford, Connecticut.

During his freshman year, Peter joined an informal organization founded by his friends Kim Stapley ’68 and Howard Rheingold ’68 called the Bureau of Iconoclastic Projects (BIP) and passed out business cards bearing BIP’s motto: Chaos=Eternity. “During the 1965–66 school year, Peter and Kim lived in a funky apartment called the Woodstock Arms,” Debbie Guyol ’68 recalls. “The scene was (understatement) colorful. There was a jukebox to lend atmosphere. All kinds of art was everywhere in the apartment—paintings by Kim, Howard, and others, smallish statues left by a previous tenant, and Peter’s mural of the harbor at Castine, Maine, on one large wall. The mural was pure Peter, erudite and quirky. Peter chose the smallest bedroom for himself—it was draped with India prints and other exotic fabric so it resembled the tent-like quarters of some desert dignitary. In the midst of this full-on psychedelic decor and the hippie attire of his friends, Peter always kept his preppy look—tweed jackets, oxford cloth shirts, and horn-rimmed spectacles.”


Joe Alvin Hudson Jr. ’69

Joe Alvin Hudson Jr. ’69, April 14, 2015, in Dallas, Texas. Joe, also known as Skipper, grew up in Dallas and in south Los Angeles. He attended Reed across a span of several years and was a founding member of the Black Student Union (BSU). Among his Reed friends was Calvin Freeman ’69, first president of the BSU, with whom he hosted a local soul and jazz radio program. Joe went on to Lincoln University in Pennsylvania and earned a degree in political science and history from Bishop College in Dallas. Joe and Elaine Robinson were married in 1974 and left Texas for Los Angeles, where Joe worked for the Los Angeles Community College District as a project assistant. He then worked in human resources in Texas before returning to Los Angeles, where he taught and coached basketball at Normandie Christian School and at California Christian School. He also taught adult education for the Los Angeles Unified School District and was an amnesty instructor for the Los Angeles Community College District. In 1993, the couple and their two children moved to Dallas, where Joe continued to teach school and where he took a leadership role at Valley Creek Church of Christ. A lifelong learner, Joe completed a master’s degree in education from American InterContinental University while undergoing dialysis. A kidney transplant in 2005 enabled him to continue to work, and he focused on writing and editing. “He was an encouragement to all those around him, ministering to them, and giving them the confidence to believe in themselves.” Survivors include his wife, his son and daughter, and his brother.

Ruth Susan Hahnel Watson ’43

Ruth Susan Hahnel Watson ’43, February 19, 2015, in Vancouver, Washington. Ruth grew up in Portland, where her father worked for the Oregon Journal. She earned a BA from Reed in general literature, writing her thesis, “The Propaganda Value of War Fiction,” with Prof. Victor L.O. Chittick [English 1921–48]. A year before graduating, she married Edward G. Watson ’43. Ruth went on to study education at Hastings College in Nebraska, taught high school in Portland, and worked in the library at Whitman College. After earning an MLS from the University of Washington, she became the director of the Coos Bay Public Library and the director of the Fort Vancouver Regional Library, where she oversaw major growth and expansion of the library system over two decades. She was a member of numerous professional, community, and service organizations, including the American Library Association, the Pacific Northwest Library Association, the AAUW, and the YWCA. Ruth and Ed parted ways in 1966, but remained lifelong friends in the care of their daughter and son. Ruth’s partner, Luci Graffunder, preceded her in death. Ruth is remembered as forthright, honest, fair, accomplished, and compassionate. Her life lesson was “to rise above most conflicts, never sink to low or unethical levels, be honest, be direct and you will succeed, and, in doing so, you will help others do the same.” Survivors include her children, four grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.

Ellis Robert Herbon AMP ’44

A graduate of Marquette University in economics and law, Ellis studied at Reed and at Yale in the Army Air Corps premeteorology program during World War II. In 1950, he was recalled by the air force to serve for two years in the judge advocate general’s department in Denver, Colorado. Ellis practiced law in state and federal courts in Milwaukee until 1989. He was married to Helen Moore, who preceded him in death, as did his second wife, Elizabeth. Survivors include his son, two grandsons, and a great-grandson.

Melba Jeanne Hansen Gordner ’46

Jeanne majored in political science and history at Reed. Her thesis on Pan-American relations was advised by Prof. Rex Arragon [history 1923–74]. She also earned a BA in education from Central Washington College (University) and taught at Franklin Junior High in Yakima, Washington, for decades. She was active in politics, conservation, hiking, gardening, and the arts, and traveled throughout the world. A well-respected poet, Jeanne published three volumes of her work. Her study of poetry began in a class with Prof. Lloyd Reynolds [English & art 1929–69], she said. “I write largely about what I know, but like to venture occasionally into absolute imagination.” Jeanne was widowed twice. Survivors include two sons and a daughter, a foster daughter, a stepdaughter and stepson, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and a sister.

Joseph McClair Hardman ’51

Joe earned a BA from Reed in political science and economics. His thesis on American schools of geopolitics was written with Prof. Frank Munk [political science 1939–65], who was an “all-star” gentleman, Joe said, as was Prof. Charles McKinley [political science 1918–60]. “Many Reed items and exposures were decades ahead of their time, such as ecology, environment pollution, and foreign policy (geopolitics).” Following graduation, Joe served in the Korean War and earned an LLB from Willamette University. Influenced by Prof. Munk, he entered the foreign service in Italy and Newfoundland, and then became chief of the college eligibility section for the U.S. Office of Education, in Washington, D.C. He retired in 1989, and was a volunteer for 21 years at the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. For this work, he received three presidential citations and a lifetime award from the interior department. He was also a board member of the First Flight Society. Joe and Margaret Smith were married in 1954 and had three sons. His sons, seven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren survive him. Margaret died in March.

David Edward Heinze ’79

“David was very proud of his degree and affiliation with Reed College. Indeed, one of his finest accomplishments was his completion of this degree and subsequent acceptance to Phi Beta Kappa,” reports his sister, Denise Heinze Newell. David engaged in the pursuit of knowledge from an early age. A devoted reader, well versed in a wide range of topics, he created challenges for himself, such as reading the complete works of Shakespeare. He also enjoyed sports, beginning with Little League baseball. He was a graduate of Rock Island High School in Illinois, and earned a BA from Reed in American Studies, writing his thesis on transportation policy in the Portland metro area with Prof. Peter Steinberger [political science 1977–]. He also attended Augustana College, Western Illinois University, and Duke University, where he studied law. David lived for several years in the Los Angeles area, working for the Disney Company as an underwriter and editor. He returned to Iowa and worked for Wellmark Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Iowa. David’s family and friends recall the care and support he gave them, as well as his “beautiful and brilliant” writing, his keen intellect, and his fantastic sense of humor. In addition to Denise, David is survived by his mother and stepfather, Dorothy and Melvin; his sister, Debra; four nieces, and three great-nephews.

Francis Ann Hazen ’42

She was “Ponchine” to her dad, and “Francie” to her mom, but for the year she attended Reed College, 1938-39, she was known as Ann.

Forever at the hub of an extended family, Ann entertained her parents’ friends when she lived with them in their home on Myrtle Court. By working hard at Yours Truly Catering, she was able to buy a house, where as a single mom she raised three kids. Then she met Walter Davol, with whom she spent the next 30 years. Late in life, she rounded out her collection of names by marrying Ed Frances, becoming Francis Ann Frances.

A son, Howard Miller, predeceased Ann, and her children, Sue and Steve Miller, survive her.

Iris Lee Burton Holt ’50

Born in Portland in 1927, Iris was class valedictorian at Lincoln High School and won a scholarship to Reed. She attended for only one semester before transferring to the University of Oregon.

In 1950, she married Gordon Swan and had two children, Peter and Steven. She returned to college and graduated from Portland State University with a degree in mathematics and a teaching certificate. For the next 24 years she taught in the Parkrose School District at Fremont Junior High School, which she loved.

She married John Holt, who had been a classmate at Lincoln, in 1997, and they traveled, did genealogic research and enjoyed their dogs.


Richard L. Hopkins ’59

Born in Vancouver, Washington, to Leon and Louisa Hopkins, Richard attended Reed, where he earned a BA in literature, writing a thesis entitled “Pope’s Epistle to Burlington.” He received a master’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis and was cofounder and editor of the Oregon Wine Press from 1984 to 2004. Richard was a lover of words, books, and dressing for the occasion.

Billy Woods Hillman ’63

Billy was born in Clay Center, Kansas, the only child of N.L. Hillman and Velma Rose Woods. After two years in the Army he obtained a BA from Whitworth College and then got his MA in teaching from Reed in 1963. He received his master’s of education and a PhD in educational psychology from the University of Oregon. For 28 years he was a professor of counseling and guidance at the University of Arizona.

After retiring, he established a private practice for 10 years as a family and relationship therapist. He served as president of the Arizona chapter of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and was an active member of the Immanuel Presbyterian Church. A respected author and teacher, he extended his knowledge and caring spirit to numerous humanitarian causes and interfaith organizations, such as the Southern Arizona LGBT Faith Alliance and Humane Borders.


David Haley ’65

David was born in Tacoma, Washington, to Frank and Nellie Haley, and enjoyed a happy childhood with his twin brother, Jonathan, and sister, Janet. He attended Reed and obtained a master’s degree in economics from Pacific Lutheran University.

In 1965, when he was 21, he was paralyzed in a car accident. Using a wheelchair did not deter him from living a full life. He was employed in the Washington State House of Representatives and the Department of Revenue in Olympia and worked for the City of Seattle in the budget office for 25 years.

Having played baseball in high school and college, David loved sports. He served as an assistant basketball coach at PLU, and when his children showed interest in soccer, he too became a fan, coaching women’s soccer at Seattle’s Roosevelt and Franklin high schools for many years. Teaching soccer and life skills to his teenager players was one of the great joys in his life. He was a compassionate man who served on United Way boards, sponsored three Vietnamese families in the 1970s, headed an independent living project at the University of Washington, and worked fervently to feed the homeless in Seattle.


Richard Havel ’46

Richard’s groundbreaking research on lipid metabolism and lipoprotein biology profoundly impacted the understanding of human disease. Considered a founding father in the field, he refined and optimized the methodology for separating good cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein, [HDL]) from bad cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein [LDL]), and for recognizing the role that the different fractions of lipoproteins play in heart disease. Lipoproteins are tiny, sac-like complexes of lipid and protein that carry fats, such as cholesterol and triglycerides, in the blood. LDL is rich in cholesterol and is believed to deposit cholesterol in the arteries, while HDL seems to prevent fat deposits.

In 1955, Dick developed a method for separating lipoproteins from human plasma, a technique that is the basis for all separation methods in use today. His paper of that year on the lipoproteins in human serum, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, remains among the most cited publications in the field of lipid biology. He also conducted some of the first studies demonstrating that lowering LDL cholesterol in the blood led to a reduction of atherosclerosis.


Mitchell Heinemann Jr. ’41

When Mitchell grew up in the Laurelhurst neighborhood of Portland, it was home to many of the founding, principal officers of the Jantzen Knitting Mills, including his father. He graduated from Benson Polytechnic and attended both the Oregon State University and the University of Portland before transferring to Reed, where he majored in biology, writing his thesis, Various Factors Affecting the Acetylcholine Inhibition of the Heart of Ariolimax Columbianus, with Prof. Demorest Davenport [biology 1938–44]. He graduated a doctor of medicine from the Oregon Medical School (now Oregon Health & Science University). After serving an internship at the Multnomah County Hospital, he entered the armed services and was chief of the laboratory, chief of surgical service, and chief of the medical service at Camp McQuaide, California.

Mitchell returned to Oregon in 1947 and entered general practice in Milton-Freewater, but after working for several years decided he wanted to specialize in the field of pathology. He spent the next four years in various hospital residencies in Portland, New York, and San Diego. Certified in the specialties of anatomical and clinical pathology, his first position was as associate pathologist at Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland, where he became director of the laboratory. He retired from active practice in 1969 and with his family moved to Spain for a year and a half, traveling all over Europe.


Joyce Holen Holen ’50

Born in Tacoma, Washington, Joyce met Richard Nelson ’50 at Reed; they married in 1949. They had a daughter, Janis, and a son, Craig. The family moved from Bellevue, Washington, to Rock Hill, South Carolina, in 1960 for Dick’s new job. Joyce had been a mountaineer and skier and she later used those skills to teach camping in the Appalachians to Jan’s Girl Scout troop. She had been taught to always leave the trail better than she found it and followed that philosophy throughout life—volunteering at Grace Lutheran Church, serving as president of the League of Women Voters, volunteering with the York County Museum, and with hospice, and helping the newly arrived Vietnamese immigrants of the 1970s learn English and American customs to ease their transition to a new life.

In the days before cell phones, she had a 20-foot cord on her phone handset so she could make the phone calls for her projects while doing housework. She and Dick were strong supporters of American Red Cross Disaster Relief, not only volunteering but engaging many of their friends to serve in the organization.

After retiring, the couple moved back to the Northwest in 1987 and spent time traveling, often with friends, to the Caribbean Islands, Africa, South America, Norway, England, Iceland, and China. The return to the Northwest allowed Joyce to renew visits with friends she had made in elementary school.


Mary Alice Carlson Hathaway ’51

When Mary Alice started school, her mother created the spelling “Marialys” to ensure her daughter was called by both names. She was born on a small farm in Idaho. An excellent student, Mary Alice was also a fine musician, playing the flute, piccolo, and violin in the high school band and orchestra. During summer vacation, after high school, she worked at the city airport located near her home and took flying lessons to earn her pilot’s license. In 1946, she met Cecil Hathaway, and they were married in 1950. She attended Reed for a year and a half before completing a secretarial studies program at Kinman Business University in Spokane, Washington.

She later completed her education at the University of Idaho, earning a bachelor’s degree in office management in 1971. When her sons were out of high school, she resumed her career, working the last 15 years with the legal firm of Bielenberg, Anderson, and Walker in Moscow. Her proudest achievement was her four sons; many hours were spent and many miles traveled serving their involvement in sports. Her husband of 66 years, Cecil, and three sons, Curt, Brent, and Shawn, survive her.

Eunice Patterson Hyllested ’44

Born in Seattle, Wisconsin, to Eunice and Raymond Patterson, Eunice graduated from West Seattle High School and majored in political science at Reed.

She met her husband, Bob, on a World War II troop ship, the St. Michael, en route to Alaska where he served in the army in the Aleutians, and she was in civil service at Fort Richardson in Anchorage. They were married on March 13, 1945, while Eunice was serving in the Women’s Army Corps, just before Bob was sent to Okinawa. After the war, they settled in Rice Lake, Wisconsin, where Bob operated a delivery business and later did maintenance for the school system. Eunice had a bookkeeping and tax preparation business. For more than 60 years, she was an active member of the United Presbyterian Church, serving on the board of the Synod of Lakes and Prairies. She also was elected to the Rice Lake Board of Education, and served 12 years. Eunice led the League of Women Voters in a census to create a balanced city council, served with Lakeview Medical Auxiliary and the Golden K Club, and for more than 50 years was a member of the Fortnightly Club. She drew joy from her church and family, and loved reading and playing bridge.

She is survived by her son, Robert.

Roger Hobbs ’11

Bestselling crime writer Roger Hobbs ’11, whose debut novel Ghostman became an international hit, died in Portland of a drug overdose at the age of 28.

A precocious storyteller, Hobbs demonstrated a passion and talent for writing even as a child. He streaked like a comet across the literary firmament, producing two thrillers that won numerous awards and critical acclaim.


Margot Trumpler Howe ’41

December 4, 2016 in Ashland, Oregon, of osteoporosis.

Born in San Jose, California, to Robert and Augusta Trumpler, Margot grew up on top of Mount Hamilton, where her father was an astronomer at Lick Observatory. At Reed, she majored in psychology and wrote a thesis on A Method and Treatment of Neurosis with Prof. Monte Griffith [psych 1926–54]. The year after she graduated from Reed, she married Ralph Keeney ’42, who had also majored in psychology at Reed. Ralph was a cadet in the Army Air Corps. He died in an airplane crash in 1943. In October of that year, Margot gave birth to their son, Roger. While raising Roger, Margot continued her studies in psychology at UC Berkeley, where she met Prof. Horace Albert (Bert) Howe [physics 1952–55] in 1947. The couple had two more children, Gregg and Neil. The family moved to West Los Angeles, where Bert pursued graduate studies in nuclear physics. In 1952, the family moved to Portland, where Bert taught at Reed and worked at Tektronix. In 1955, he gained a faculty appointment at UCLA and the family returned to Los Angeles.


Susan Hagmeier ’75

February 22, 2017, in Portland, Oregon, from metastatic breast cancer.

An advocate for progressive causes in Oregon, Sue posthumously received the Wayne Morse Volunteer of the Year Award for her political dedication and years of service to the Democratic Party in Oregon.

A lifelong Portlander, she graduated from Jackson High School and started at Reed. She didn’t finish her degree, but for 13 years worked as director of mountain sports in the PE department, teaching mountain climbing and cross-country skiing.


James Horan ’80

March 18, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois, in a car crash.

James enjoyed a stellar 34-year career as an English, Latin, and Greek teacher at Loyola Academy and Hinsdale Central High School, both in the Chicago area, where he also coached basketball, baseball, and golf. He died in a car accident nine months after he retired, and more than a thousand people attended his memorial—including family, friends, former students, players, and coaches who had competed against him.


Thomas Livingston Hall ’53

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Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Tom was the first of four children of Livingston Hall and Elizabeth Blodgett Hall. Livingston was the vice-dean at Harvard Law School, and Elizabeth was the only child of the president of the American Chicle [chewing gum] Company. When she became the headmistress of Concord Academy. She later gave 200 acres of family land and a $3 million grant to found Simon’s Rock College (now Bard College at Simon’s Rock), serving as its first president.

Tom spent two years at Reed, where he was president of his sophomore class. He missed the small classes when he transferred to Harvard, where he received a BA in history, and later returned to receive both an MD and MPH. He subsequently received a Doctor of Public Health in International Health degree from Johns Hopkins University, where he was on the faculty until 1971.


Robert J. Hardy ’56

Born in Port Angeles, Washington, Robert earned his BA in physics, writing his thesis on equilibrium distributions with Prof. Jean Delord [physics 1950–88]. He married Bonnie Rae Reinhardt in 1970 and they had a daughter. He was a member of the physics department at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln from 1967 to 2006, committed to his students and to the art of teaching. Robert published a textbook, Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics, and enjoyed the Pacific Northwest, steam trains, classic cars, wooden boats, and history—from Rome to World War II. His wife, Bonnie, daughter, Elizabeth, and brother, Gordon, survive him.

Kevin D. Hodges ’03

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Along with Elliot Sharron ’04, Kevin was the founder of the Reed improv group Fellatio Rodriguez. His boundless energy made him a go-to guy in the theatre department. He played James Joyce in Jesse Baldwin ’00’s directing thesis production of Tom Stoppard’s Travesties and was a deliciously slithery gang kingpin in Prof. Kathleen Worley’s [theatre 1985–2014] production of Brecht/Weill’s Happy End.

Raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Kevin was a literature/theatre major at Reed, writing his thesis, “Rehearsing Liberation in Paloma Pedrero’s The Color of August” with Professors Craig Clinton [theatre 1978–2010] and Elizabeth Drumm [Spanish 1995–] advising.


Patricia Willard Heil ’58

Patricia was born in Portland and raised in North Bend, Oregon. She graduated from North Bend High School in 1954 and won a scholarship to attend Reed, where she studied anthropology and linguistics. In 1961, she met Charles Heil ’60 at church, and he proposed on their first date. They got married and Patricia devoted her life to raising their five children. Later, she was a child care provider at several churches.

A gracious and quiet person with a gift for listening, she loved nothing more than being home or at the family’s cottage in Agate Beach, but traveled to visit daughters living in Germany and Japan. In her final years, her sweet spirit prevailed throughout her battle with frontotemporal degeneration. Patricia is survived by her husband of 56 years; her children, Benjamin Heil ’84, Andrew Heil, Lisa Heil, Sara Swanborn, and Amy Worsley Heil; and her brother, Richard Willard.

Virginia Johnson Havel ’47

Born with a love for the outdoors, Gini was an early proponent of land preservation efforts in Marin County, California. She met the love of her life at Reed, and became an educator, artist, and mother to four children.

She was born in Portland, where her father was a medical doctor and taught at the University of Oregon. Her mother maintained their home in the scenic neighborhood of Council Crest in the hills above the city. Her father introduced her to tennis at an early age; Gini played the sport into her 80s and was a fierce competitor on the tennis court.


Genevieve Hall Smith ’43

Dubbed “the Naturalist Queen of the Eastern Sierra” for her writings about the history, geology, and biology of the region, Genny was a devoted conservationist who wanted future generations to experience the same joy the mountains, lakes, and birds had given her.

She was born in San Francisco in 1911 and raised in Portland. At Reed, she earned a degree in political science. Genny acknowledged that the college taught her to think, research, analyze, and be both skeptical and logical. But she wished there had been a better balance between scholarly and nonscholarly achievements.


Virginia Hake Speckman ’44

May 28, 2018, at her home in West Salem, Oregon.

Born in her family home in Toppenish, Washington, Virginia was raised in the Yakima Valley. She learned how to tell a good story from characters among the farmhands in her father’s employ, a skill she used to entertain friends and family for the rest of her life. After graduating from Toppenish High School, she attended Reed for two years, attending classes while working at the post exchange (PX) on the Portland Army Air Base. On base she met her future husband, Lt. Henry A. Speckman, a native of Newport, Rhode Island, and after a short courtship, they married at the base chapel in 1943. They were married 58 years and had five children. In the mid-’60s she reentered the workforce alongside Henry until they both retired in 1985. Until her final day, Virginia’s sense of humor remained sharp, bringing smiles and laughter to her friends and family. Her strong will, impeccable memory, and fierce independence kept her behind the wheel and living in her own home. Preceded in death by her husband, Henry, she is survived by her children: Jean Eves, Jim Speckman, Bob Speckman, Steve Speckman, and Jane Ellsworth.

Billie Herzog Marx ’49

April 20, 2018, in Portland.

Billie grew up in Portland and graduated from Grant High School. She attended Reed for two years and graduated from the University of Oregon. After several years working in San Francisco, she returned to Portland to marry Chuck Marx. The couple enjoyed playing tennis, and highlights in their lives were trips to Italy and England. After Chuck passed away in 2002, Billie moved to Holladay Park Plaza, where she lived until her death. Her interests included reading, rooting for the Trail Blazers, attending plays, and spending time with family and friends.

Barbara Jean Heigel Orr ’58

February 18, 2018, in McMinnville, Oregon.

Barbara was born in Longview, Washington, and grew up in Portland, where she attended Reed. She worked as a bookkeeper and for more than 20 years bred, raised, and trained Labrador retrievers. Raising her children in California, she later relocated first to Carlton, Oregon, and then to Yamhill, Oregon. She is survived by her three children.

Earl Roger Hubbard ’49

January 21, 2015, in Olympia, Washington.

Roger was born in Medford, Oregon, and grew up in southern Oregon and California during the Great Depression. He joined the navy in 1946 and became a radar instructor, launching his electronics engineering career. After leaving the navy, he attended Reed for two years, and then married Suzanne Barry; they raised five children in the Bay Area. They moved to Berkeley, where they helped raise Laura and Alicia Jaffe. 

Family was important to Roger, and for many years he lived in Arroyo Grande with his third wife, Jo Ann Dotario, and raised Curtis Weddington, whose youthful influence and gentle spirit added to the enjoyment of Roger’s later years.


Nancy Fry Houghton ’50

October 10, 2018, in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

Born in Chicago to Kenneth and Margaret Fry, Nancy attended George Washington University and Reed before graduating from Antioch College. She went on to earn a graduate degree from Teachers College at Columbia University.


M. Joyce Hyman MacGregor ’53

September 30, 2018, in Renton, Washington, of breast cancer.

The only child of Roger and Charlotte Hyman, Joyce grew up in the Wallingford area of Seattle and forged a circle of friends in kindergarten that lasted a lifetime. After graduating from Lincoln High School, she headed to Portland to attend Reed, where she met her true love, Duncan MacGregor ’51. The diminutive Joyce (4' 11") had a big, fun-loving personality—the perfect foil to Duncan’s measured, academic, and serious nature. It was a match made in heaven, and they married in 1951. They raised three children and moved to Italy in 1972 with their youngest daughter in tow. This marked the beginning of four years of travel, adventure, new food, new friends, and some hilarious hijinks. 

After Duncan’s death in 2010, Joyce was active in family life until a recurrence of breast cancer in January, following a 20-year remission. To the end, she remained a person of grace, and slipped away quietly after a three-day hospitalization. Her children Jamie Deak and Roger MacGregor survive her.

Lisa Hess ’86

October 31, 2018, in Iowa City, Iowa, of breast cancer.

Lisa was born in Chicago and grew up in Minnesota. At Reed, she majored in biology and wrote her thesis on lymphocyte homing with Prof. Laurens Ruben [biology 1955–92]. She met her husband, Rob Piper ’85, on campus, and, after graduating, worked as a cell biology researcher and nuclear medicine technologist. Lisa earned a medical degree at Oregon Health Sciences University Medical School and afterwards trained in Indianapolis and Iowa City as an ob-gyn. For two decades, she was a partner in OB-GYN Associates in Cedar Rapids and treasured caring for her patients of all ages and walks of life.


Caroline Horner Locher-Stein ’67

November 15, 2018, in Chewelah, Washington.

As director and assistant director of alumni relations from 1986 to 1998, Caroline laid the foundation of Reed’s current alumni relations program. Her innovations included Alumni College; the alumni education program, including faculty seminars on the road; the formal alumni chapter program; and the alumni travel program. In addition to many meaningful connections, Caroline brought to her job a great store of intelligence, precision, determination, and elegance. 


Alan Holtzman ’43

November 28, 2018, in Los Angeles, California.

Alan was born in Portland, Oregon, the youngest of five children. He got his bachelor of science degree in biology from Reed and his MD from the University of Oregon. He met his wife, Roberta, in Portland in 1949, and they had their first child, Jeffrey, in 1951.


Patricia Bennett Hunt ’50

September 20, 2014, in Paradise, California.

Patricia was valedictorian of her high school class in Hood River and followed her brother, Edward Bennett ’43, to Reed. Majoring in biology, she wrote her thesis, “A Study of Mitotic Rhythm in Salamanders with Special Reference to the Effect of Methylcholanthrene,” with Prof. Ralph Macy [1942–55] advising.

She married Angus Hunt ’50, and after graduating they moved to Alamo, California, where they lived for 50 years, raising three children.


Leslie W. Dundes Holzner ’65

April, 7, 2019, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from cancer.

Born Leslie Weir Dundes in New York City, she was raised on both coasts, in NYC and San Francisco. After attending Reed and San Francisco State, she settled in Pittsburgh and was pleased to call it home to the end. She went on to earn both a master’s and a PhD in sociology and worked in the field of sociologically based knowledge, rising to become assistant director with the Learning Research and Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh. Leslie worked to make testing, results, and analysis more useful within public school systems.

After the LRDC, Leslie carried this passion into a collaboration with her husband, Burkart Holzner, coauthoring a book on knowledge usage and global transparency. She is survived by her son, Weir Strange; her daughter, Sara Chapman; and her stepchildren, Dan and Claire Holzner.

Lisa Shara Hall ’74

March 9, 2019, in Portland, from ALS and related dementia.

At an early age, Lisa learned to cook at her mother’s elbow. She ran her own catering company when she was in high school and went on to forge a dynamic career as a food and wine writer, becoming a champion of Oregon’s wine industry.


Mary Lou Hershey Scioscia ’49

June 5, 2018, in Dobbs Ferry, New York.

Born in Toronto, Canada, Mary moved with her family to the United States in 1929. In 1946, she married Frank Scioscia, and they lived on the West Coast for 20 years before moving to Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

A quiet woman with a bountiful outpouring of goodwill, Mary got her master’s in psychology from Columbia University and worked as an English teacher. She was especially gifted at igniting a love of reading in young adults who had previously struggled and not yet realized that reading was something to love.


Sally Hoffman Wiskemann ’63

July 17, 2019, in San Antonio, Texas.

As a child, Sally moved with her family to the West Coast from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Reed with a master’s in teaching and said, “Being a Reedie opened opportunities within and beyond my chosen profession.”

After returning to Pittsburgh, she met her husband, Ed Wiskemann. They had two children, moved about, and ended up in San Antonio, Texas, where Sally worked for more than 20 years at the Institute of Texan Cultures, rising from volunteer to director of volunteer services. For over 40 years, she participated, volunteered, and performed with her chorus in the annual Texas Folklife Festival.


Dale G. Harvey ’67

July 23, 2019, in Kalispell, Montana.

Dale was the youngest of eight children born to Fred and Gertrude Harvey in Bainville, Montana. The Harvey clan moved west when the town plunged into the middle years of the Great Depression. After a brief stint in Charlo, they planted themselves in the Flathead Valley—a place Dale would call his true home for the rest of his life.


Jane Hartwell Stevens ’46

October 21, 2019, in Seattle, Washington.

Jane was born in Portland and attended Reed College. She graduated from Cornell University– New York Hospital School of Nursing and worked as a public health nurse in New York City. She married Alexander Stevens, and, except for the two years Alec served in the army in Heidelberg, Germany, they made their home in Seattle, where they raised three daughters.

Jane was a phenomenal mother and homemaker who made her own bread, kept fresh flowers in the house, and was a generous entertainer. She and her sister, Tory, spent wonderful summers on the Oregon coast with their children. Jane was a founder of the Wednesday Walkers, enthusiast hikers who walked every Wednesday from the mid-’60s until shortly before her death. This was typical of Jane, who was always game for any adventure. She volunteered at many places, including food banks, the Seattle Young Artists Music Festival, and St. Stephen’s Church.


Frederick A. Healey ’49

October 25, 2019, in Bethesda, Maryland.

At Reed, Frederick wrote his thesis, “A Cavendish Balance,” with Prof. Theodore Lashof [physics 1946–50] advising. He worked in the field of aerospace engineers and was the station director for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in Bermuda. He is survived by his wife, Ruth, and his children, Susan, Bruce, Mark, and Sarah. His widow, Ruth, noted, “He always looked back with fondness at his year at Reed.”

Richard Hanna ’76

March 15, 2020, in Barneveld, New York, from cancer.

Richard served as a Republican U.S. Representative from New York from 2011 to 2017. He was, in the words of Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, “a leader of great integrity who always put patriotism and principles before politics.”


Bonnie Huddart Garlan ’57

November 19, 2019, in Portland, Oregon.

Bonnie was born in Bellingham, Washington, and graduated from Bellingham High School. She came to Reed with a footlocker and a violin. At freshman orientation, a young man asked, “Does anybody here play the violin?” When Bonnie said she did, he asked, “We’re trying to get a group together to play chamber music, are you interested?”

“What is chamber music?” she replied. It was the beginning of her Reed education. She remembered that nearly half of the student body at the time were majoring in science. Bonnie wrote her thesis, “Whitehead’s Method of Extensive Abstraction,” advised by Professors Jean Delord [physics 1950–88] and Ed Garlan [philosophy 1946–73]. She attended the University of Göttingen on a Fulbright fellowship and earned her PhD in philosophy from Yale University.


John D. Hewitt ’73

June 29, 2020, in Gilroy, California.

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, John came to Reed, where he wrote his thesis, “Electrophoretic Analysis of Rhythmic Morphological Mutants of Neurospora Crassa,” advised by Prof. Peter Russell [biology 1972–2011]. Jeff McMeekin ’73 met John at freshman orientation at Westwind on the Oregon coast. The two men formed a friendship that included Wayne Marks ’73.


Eric Bruce Henderson ’72

Lainye Reich Heiles ’91

July 31, 2020, in Vancouver, Washington,

Lainye was born on New Year’s Day 1969, the oldest of three close-knit siblings. She discovered dance and the outdoors at a young age, the beginning of what would become a lifelong pursuit of movement and outdoor adventure. Lainye’s genius was her athleticism—moving consciously through space, creating beauty and expressing something from deep within herself.

She honed her gifts as a critical thinker, joyful dancer, and no-nonsense truth teller at Reed, where she surrounded herself with wonderful friends. A family member recalled, “She had a taste for high-quality individuals.” Her warm, magnificent smile was an invitation to swiftly reenter the generous and energetic connection she offered. Lainye wrote her thesis, “The Vietnam War and Filmic Event: The Deer Hunter, First Blood, and Platoon,” with Prof. Christopher Zinn [English 1985–92]. She chose the Reed front lawn as the location of her wedding to Tod Heiles, attended by many of her Reed friends.


Frances Hulse Boly ’44

November 2, 2020, in Portland, at the age of 100.

Born in Wichita, Kansas, Frances moved to Portland with her parents and four sisters in 1937, fleeing hard economic times. This uprooting came on the threshold of her senior year, and while she was reluctant to leave Wichita, she was enchanted by the waterfalls cascading down the Gorge as they drove along the old Columbia River Highway. She made friends at Grant High School and was chosen as a senior to be Grant’s Rose Festival princess and then the 1938 Queen of Rosaria. The newspapers nicknamed her “the Dust Bowl Queen,” and Frances began a lifetime association with the festival. With equal parts loyalty and good-humored irony about her perennially recurring “royal” state, she even once served as the emergency stand-in grand marshal for the Grand Floral Parade.


Samuel Wade Hagerman ’88

February 28, 2021, in Portland, after a long illness.

Sam was born in Billings, Montana, and spent a significant part of his childhood at “the cabin” on the East Rosebud River. He loved visiting the ranch near Wyola, Montana, learning about livestock and life from his uncle Bud. From his uncle Jick, who owned and ran Chief Mountain Services, he learned about business.


Amy Katherine Heil ’92

January 13, 2021, in Mosier, Oregon.

Known as Amy Kat by her family, Amy was the fifth and youngest child born to  F. Charles W. Heil ’60 and Patricia Willard Heil ’58 in Portland. She was raised in southwest Portland, where she attended West Hills Christian School and Wilson High School (now Ida B. Wells High School). A bright and creative student, she sang in the choir and wrote for the school newspaper. If all her stories were to be believed, she must have had 40-hour days.


Jane Furkert Houser ’48

April 6, 2020, in Walnut Creek, California.

Jane wrote her thesis, “Sociometry as a Tool for the Evaluation of Group Work in the Portland Young Women’s Christian Association,” with Prof. Read Bain [sociology 1947–49] advising. While at Reed, she met her husband, Donald Houser ’50. He began working for Chevron Oil Company and accepted a temporary position in Holland, where they lived for four years. Jane raised three daughters, Julie, Karen, and Diane, and was active in the community, volunteering for and giving generously to numerous nonprofit organizations. In their later years, she and Don rented a cabin and spent several weeks each year in Sierra City, their favorite mountain town.

“Since most of my life was spent raising a family,” she said, “the four years I spent at Reed were a wonderful preparation. In later years, when I began to teach, I was able to use many undergraduate units towards a credential.”

James Barry Hoaglin ’55

December 30, 2019, in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Barry was born in Huron, South Dakota, and after a series of moves ended up in Beaverton, Oregon, where, as a student at Beaverton High School, he met Donna Burt. They were married a year after he graduated. At Reed, he wrote his thesis, “Some Influences of Light upon the Reproduction of Certain Organisms, with Special Reference to Hydra,” advised by Prof. Ralph Macy [biology 1942–55].

He went on to the University of Oregon Dental School and practiced as an orthodontist in Hillsboro until 1990. Barry enjoyed traveling, sailing, golf, wood carving, oil painting, and driving and working on old cars. His survivors include his wife, Donna, and his four sons, Randy, David, Brian, and Mark.

Marguerite Hartshorne Udell ’54

December 29, 2020, in New York City.

Rita grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Washington, D.C., and graduated from West High School in Madison, Wisconsin, when Senator Joseph McCarthy was a political force.


Mildred Howe ’58

May 21, 2021, in Portland.

In the topsy-turvy ’70s, Millie departed academia to open Indigine, one of Portland’s first restaurants focused on indigenous ingredients. It quickly earned a reputation for being the hardest place in town to get a reservation.


Amy Kyle Hallowell ’06

May 10, 2021, in Downingtown, Pennsylvania.

Born in Southern California, Kyle went to high school in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and throughout her life summered on the Great Lakes of Ontario, Canada. She came to Reed to study studio art and psychology, finishing her education in art history and studio art at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster and at the Art Institute of Philadelphia, where she studied interior and graphic design. Kyle worked as a graphic designer and was a photographer, animal lover and yoga enthusiast, and the mother of two boys. She is survived by her sons, Finn and Indiana Pook; her father and stepmother, Todd and Lisa Hallowell; her mother and stepfather, Kim and Steve Cherry; and her brother, Henry.

Peter Haberfeld ’63

November 30, 2021, in Oakland, California, from a heart attack.

A community organizer and lawyer for the people, Peter used his wit and intelligence to fight the abuses of power. A lifelong learner, he was a fighter and a nurturer who was deeply engaged with the world and people around him.


Carol Joanne Hasson ’49

March 24, 2021, in Laguna Woods, California.

Carol grew up in Portland, where her father ran a produce market. After graduating from Grant High School, she worked for a year in the duplicating department of the Bonneville Power Administration. When the family moved to California in 1944, she began enrolling at the University of Southern California but decided she didn’t like anything about it.

“I got on a streetcar and went home and informed my parents that I had not worked for a year to go to a school dominated by sororities or fraternities,” she said.


Emmy Hammond Shakeshaft ’51

August 22, 2021, in Ames, Iowa.

Emmy was born in White Plains, New York, and came to Reed because she had determined it was like Sarah Lawrence with boys. She wrote her thesis, “An Introduction to the Work of Dylan Thomas,” advised by Prof. Donald MacRae [English 1944–73].


Mark R. Heilbrunn ’60

July 5, 2021, in Seattle, Washington, from a heart attack.

Born to Drs. Ruth and Gert Heilbrunn, Mark grew up in Seattle and graduated from Garfield High School. He graduated from Reed with a degree in biology, earned a medical degree from the University of Washington Medical School, and completed a five-year pathology residency program in anatomical pathology at McGill University and in clinical pathology at George Washington University.


Michael Humphreys ’64

April 4, 2021, in Brisbane, Australia.

Michael was born in the United States and wrote his thesis, “Response and Association Variables in a Three State Markov Model for Paired Associate Learning,” advised by Prof. Frederick Courts [psychology 1945–69]. He went on to earn a PhD from Stanford University.

He lived in Brisbane, Australia, for the last 42 years, where he was professor emeritus of the School of Psychology at the University of Queensland and a fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. In his research he made remarkable contributions to the science of human memory. Michael leaves behind his wife, Anita Steinerts, and daughters, Karin and Andrea Humphreys.

Bruce Haston ’64

January 15, 2018, in San Francisco, California.

A proud fourth-generation Oregonian, Bruce once entertained notions of being a professional bowler. He fell in love with Germany after being stationed there in the army. When he returned to the U.S., he discovered his true passion was teaching. He earned a master’s in teaching from Reed and went on to earn a PhD from Washington State University, studying the impacts of the Bonneville Dam.

Bruce was a political science professor at Humboldt State University from 1969 to 1986, inspiring thousands of young people with his no-nonsense teaching style and a commitment to making the world a better place. He was dedicated to his students and proud to see them succeed. He was frequently invited on television news shows to discuss election results and explain the U.S. political system.


Robert B. Hutchinson ’74

December 10, 2021, in Hanover, Illinois, from cancer.

Robert was born in Los Angeles. His family moved to New Zealand for several years before returning to live first in New Jersey and then in New York City. He graduated from high school in Manhattan, attended Reed, and then graduated from Columbia University with a master’s in geology.

Robert’s true passion was the outdoors, and he was never without hiking boots, running shoes, kayaking paddles, and his beloved bicycles. He participated in several triathlons in New York State and Illinois. While working for BrownTrout Publishers in California, he wrote several books, including a children’s book and a geological guide through the Grand Canyon. In Connecticut, he worked as an acquisitions editor for Praeger Publishing until his retirement in 2016.


Sean Holtz ’63

March 12, 2022, in Granville, Ohio.

Raised in Columbus, Wisconsin, Seanna got a bachelor’s degree in general literature from Reed. For many years, she lived in Granville, Ohio, and worked in the Denison University Library. “Between books, videos, and the internet, I can go anywhere anytime, and as an added attraction, I am not confined to the here and now,” she said. She adored all things creative, had a particular fondness for holidays and family traditions, loved sports and music, and excelled in all things culinary, testing and sharing new recipes. Seanna believed chocolate was the fifth major food group.

She is survived by her children Loronah, Kerensa, Debne, and Stuart, and her sisters, Deborah Gillespie and Signe Holtz.

Eric J. Hanson ’78

August 20, 2022, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Eric was raised in Southern California alongside his spirited twin brother, Mark. During his time at Reed, he spent a year studying at the Sorbonne University in Paris, where he absorbed the language and culture of France. He wrote his thesis, “Detection of Destructive Symbiosis and Role Reversal in the Abusing Family,” advised by Prof. Carol Creedon [psychology 1957–91]. Eric received a PhD in educational psychology from the University of Utah. After graduation, he met and married his wife, Sue, with whom he shared a life for 34 years. Their son, Ian, was born in 1991.

As a psychologist, Eric worked with adults, adolescents, children, and families at Valley Mental Health. He later transitioned his years of experience and insight into a meaningful private practice. He was also a masterful composer and pianist, and his music provided him with a depth of expression and beauty.


Maryanna Pearson Henkart ’58

July 2022, In Alexandria, Virginia.

When she was growing up in East Portland, Maryanna wanted to be an actress. But the Rev. O. W. Pearson, her father, convinced her she should be a scientist. She started at Reed as a biology major, living at home until her senior year, when she moved into Anna Mann. Maryanna performed in musicals at Reed and played the wife in the stage production of Death of a Salesman. She wrote her thesis, “Some Preliminary Studies on the Purification of a Tartrate Dehydrating Enzyme in Pea Seeds,” advised by Prof. Helen Stafford [biology 1954–87]. While at Reed, she met and married Arthur Warmoth ’59. They later divorced.

Maryanna earned a PhD in biology from Harvard University and had a two-year fellowship at Scripps Institute of Oceanography. She took a job as a senior investigator at the National Institutes of Health and then joined the National Science Foundation in Arlington, Virginia, where she became the director of the division of molecular and cellular biosciences. She married Pierre Henkart in 1967; they were divorced in 1988.

Kaori Hopkins O’Connor ’68

October 4, 2022, at St. John’s Hospice, London, following a brief illness.

Contributed By John Cushing ’67

A social anthropologist whose writings fused history with archeology, Kaori studied material culture, including the commodities of empire, fashion, and the anthropology of food.


Genevieve Head ’83

October 4, 2022, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Genevieve was born in Evanston, Illinois, and moved with her family to Albuquerque, New Mexico, when she was nine. Graduating from Manzano High School, she attended Reed, where she met Courtney White ’82 during orientation week of their freshman year. They were together for more than 40 years. She wrote her thesis, “Start the Revolutions without Me: Theoretical Advances in Modern American Archaeology,” advised by Prof. Claude Vaucher [anthropology 1963–94].

After earning a master’s degree from UCLA, Gen chose a career in archaeology and accepted a job in Santa Fe with the National Park Service as a researcher and project director. In 2008, she joined the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s Cultural Resources section, eventually becoming its tribal consultant specialist. Inspired by her children, Sterling and Olivia, she became active with the Upstart Crows, a youth Shakespeare troupe in Santa Fe. She loved her family, archaeology, New Mexico, and all things Shakespeare.


Linda G. Howard ’70, Trustee

September 14, 2023, from cancer.

Linda G. Howard ’70 [alumni trustee 1988–92; trustee 1993–2023] was a natural leader and an outstanding scholar and public servant. As a lawyer and an advocate for equality and social justice, she was known for bringing people together and for speaking truth to power while also seeking common ground.


Irene Janofsky Hartzell ’60

February 1, 2023, in Simi Valley, California.

Born to artist Annelies Ehrlich and influential attorney Leonard S. Janofsky in Los Angeles, California, Irene grew up in Beverly Hills and attended Hawthorne School and Beverly Hills High School. From a young age she knew she wanted to pursue a career in counseling, specifically psychology.


Prof. Frank Porter Hungate [biology ’46–52]

April 18, 2023, in Seattle, with family in attendance.

Prof. Frank Hungate lived to be almost 105 years old. He was born in Cheney, Washington, in 1918, the grandson of James Hungate, who signed the Washington State Constitution, and the youngest of five boys born to Joseph Wynne and Winona Hungate. After growing up in Cheney and starting college there, he moved to Austin, where his brother was teaching microbiology at the University of Texas. In his brother’s biology lab, he met the lab assistant, Mary Virginia, who was to be the love of his life. After Hungate graduated from the U of T, he went into a doctoral program at Stanford. He and Mary Virginia (Mollie) were married in 1941, and she joined him in graduate studies under Dr. George Beadle, a later Nobel Prize winner.