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Victor Jorgensen ’36

Victor Jorgensen ’36, June 14, 1994, in West Linn, Oregon. He was a photographer and magazine editor who served as one of six photographers in Captain Edward Steichen's U.S. Navy photography team during World War II. After leaving Reed, he became a copy boy for the Oregonian, and he was later a photographer and news editor for the newspaper. He joined the Navy in 1942 as an ensign and served on the photography team until leaving as lieutenant in 1946. The team's photographs of the human side of the war became famous in books and films; a show of 100 of their photographs that was exhibited in 1946 at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, is currently being repeated at the National Archives in Philadelphia. After leaving the Navy, he and his wife settled in Maryland, where he took over the Chesapeake Skipper magazine. He renamed the magazine The Skipper and built its subscriptions from 1,500 to 50,000 before leaving the magazine in 1968. The couple moved to Portland at that time and started a boaters' consumer report newsletter, which they sold in 1981. He is survived by his wife; two daughters; and two sisters.

Donald F. Johnson ’62

Donald F. Johnson ’62, April 15, 1996, in Portland, where he had lived most of his life. After graduating from Reed, he pursued graduate studies at the University of Minnesota. For most of his career he was a warehouse foreman in Portland. Survivors include his wife, two daughters, two sons, his mother, two sisters, and two grandchildren.

William A. Jack ’43

William Jack ’43, January 24, 1999, in Cannon Beach, Oregon where he had lived since 1983. He attended Reed for two years and then worked in a shipyard for a year. On the advice of army and navy recruiters, he returned to school to obtain an engineering degree, which he earned at MIT in 1944. He returned to the Northwest and married his wife in 1944. They lived in Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, New York City, and Denver for the next 10 years, while he worked in a variety of positions as an engineer. They settled in Whittier, California, and he took a position as project engineer for the Ralph M. Parsons Company, designing propellant plants and oil refining units. In 1963, he left that company to join C.F. Braun & Co., in Alhambra as a systems engineer. He was promoted to a vice president with the company and eventually became manager of the power division, which he had helped start. Health problems encouraged him to take early retirement in 1983, and the couple moved to Cannon Beach, Oregon. He was active in that community and served for four years on the city council, was a member of the Governor’s Rural Health Coordinating Council, and was director of the Union Health District. He also served on the Clatsop County Community Corrections Advisory Committee. He is survived by his wife; three sons; a daughter; a brother; and three grandchildren.

Ruth McDonald Janke ’30

Ruth McDonald Janke ’30, March 7, 2000, in Portland, where she had lived since 1978. After graduating from Reed, she did graduate work in psychology and literature at the University of Washington and in education Washington State College, Ellensburg (now Washington State University). She taught English and Latin in Antelope, Oregon and Klickitat, Washington, where she met and married her husband, Walter Janke. They settled in Lebanon, Oregon, and she taught at Lebanon Union High School and later at Sweet Home High School, retiring in 1972. In 1978, they returned to live in Portland to be near their children. Her husband died in 1990. In retirement, she enjoyed traveling, reading, cooking, and visiting with family. She is survived by her sons, Peter Janke ’62 and Tim Janke ’68.

Ernestine Copeland Johnson Smith ’41

Ernestine Johnson Smith ’41, January 25, 2000, in Maryland, of complications due to Alzheimer’s Disease.

Esther Lange Undseth Johnstone ’43

Esther Lange Undseth Johnstone ’43, November 22, 2000, in Portland. Esther emigrated from Norway as a child, and graduated from Reed with a bachelor’s degree in biology. She married Charles Johnstone in 1954, and they had three children. She was active in the Roman Catholic church, in the altar society and the Perpetual Adoration Society. Survivors include her daughters and one grandchild. Her husband died in 1993, and a son in 1996.

Deborah Johnson Deering ’46

Deborah Johnson Deering ’46, August 5, 2002, in California. Deborah graduated from Reed with a BA in political science.

James Edgar Jones ’47

James Edgar Jones ’47, March 27, 2005, in St. Pete Beach, Florida. James received a bachelor's degree from Reed in political science, and was president of Diesel Publications and Business Journals, retiring from the business in 1994. During World War II, James studied at Princeton and Columbia in the U.S. Navy V-12 Program and had active duty in the South Pacific. In 1950, he married Waldo R. Brighton ’50, and they had three children. They lived in New York, and in retirement, spent time in Florida and Vermont. James enjoyed tennis, skiing, and golf, and was a member of the Pass-a-Grille yacht club. Survivors include Walso, two daughters and son, and seven grandchildren. His brother, Richard H. Jones, taught history at Reed in 1941–86.

Elizabeth Miriam Jones West ’28

Elizabeth Miriam Jones West ’28, February 23, 2005, in Portland. Elizabeth attended Reed for two years before transferring to the University of Oregon, where she earned her AB in 1928. In 1946, she earned an MA from the university. She taught school in Coos County, Oregon, and then at Gresham Union High School for 35 years. In 1950, she married Frederick Foster West ’17; he died in 1970.

Harold Ales Jambor ’35

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Harold Ales Jambor ’35, December 28, 2008, in Olympia, Washington. Jim grew up in southeast Portland, the only son of Czechoslovakian immigrants, and was intent on going to the University of Oregon to be a journalist, he told Cam Foster-Keddie ’76 in an oral history interview in 2002. Instead, he went to Reed as a day-dodger, a choice he never regretted. Living at home, he lent support to his mother and sisters, while his father worked as a tailor in Klamath Falls—the only way he could financially assist his family during the Great Depression. “If Reed did anything for me, it was to talk about the importance of examining whatever was out there, to determine if it had validity. The search for truth, I think, has characterized Reed.” Jim received a BA from Reed in political science and developed a passion for advocacy. His first job, which inspired advanced study in social work, was as a research assistant for the Community Chest and Council of Social Agencies in Portland. He earned an MA from the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. In the years that followed, he worked for the Pierce County Welfare Department in Tacoma and with the American National Red Cross in San Francisco, and during war years, he was welfare officer and field supervisor for the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, Displaced Persons Program, in Washington, D.C., and in Germany. He received a PhD in social work from the University of Southern California in 1965 and was professor in the school of social work at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu, retiring in 1970. In the 1970s, he taught at Portland State University, and was a member of the Reed alumni board. Jim suggested the idea of a Foster-Scholz alumni club at an alumni board meeting—the club remains a vital part of the alumni association today. He also taught in the sociology department at California State College in San Bernardino, retiring from that position in 1980. He and his wife, Dorothy, moved to Olympia in 1992. His love of biology and horticulture was lifelong—Jim worked on the grounds crew and in the raspberry field as a student at Reed. In 2005, he received an urban forest stewardship award, presented by the Washington Community Forest Council in recognition of his volunteer work, planting sustaining trees in several Pacific Northwest communities. Jim had three daughters, including Nancy-Ann K. Jambor ’74; one son; nine grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. He and Dorothy were married for 54 years. In his public obituary was this statement: “He lived a remarkable life during remarkable times, relishing every moment.”

Marie Cecile Javerliat Maddox ’41

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Marie Cecile Javerliat Maddox ’41, February 25, 2009, in San Mateo, California. Marie grew up in the Portland French community. She received a BA in political science and economics from Reed, fully intending to seek a position with the State Department and to have a career in Foreign Service. Instead, she chose to marry “a handsome Naval Academy graduate” and a fellow high school and Reed classmate, Richard I. Maddox ’41, who completed his appointment at the U.S. Naval Academy in December 1941. Eight days after they were married, Dick was assigned to a naval destroyer in the Pacific. His further assignments with the navy took Marie—and also their children—to west and east coast duty stations. (He later was a research physicist with Chevron in California and Texas.) Marie completed graduate studies in library science, worked at the Fullerton Junior College library, and was a staff member in various assignments at the College of San Mateo. She continued to enlarge on her interests in political science, economics, international relations, and art history. Her interest in art developed during noon-hour slide lectures in the Eliot Hall chapel, which she described as immensely enriching. She also felt “especially blessed” to have had interactions with a number of Reed faculty members, including Dorothy Johansen ’33 [history 1934–84]. “Little does she realize how may lives she touched and inspired with her dynamic intellect,” Marie remarked. Sharing the news of Marie's death with the college, Dick wrote: “The kindly erudition typical of Reed encouraged Marie to satisfy her curiosity and to seek truth with determination. She was a natural poet, but she seldom revealed that gift. Her four years at Reed gave her a lifetime of satisfaction in being able to appreciate good writing, art, the complexity of human relations, and other components of human society.”

Lois Adele Calderwood Johannsen ’50

Lois Adele Calderwood Johannsen ’50, December 25, 2008, in Urbana, Illinois. Lois attended Reed for a year, later earning a bachelor's degree in English literature from the University of Washington. In 1949, she married Robert W. Johannsen ’48; they had a daughter and son. Lois devoted her life to her family, including serving as adviser and proofreader for Robert's many academic publications. She volunteered at the University of Illinois library; was an election judge for the Democratic Party; and enjoyed reading, gardening, discussing politics, and a good round of golf. Survivors include her husband, children, four grandchildren; and her brother, Robert B. Calderwood ’46.

Gene C. Jonasson ’61

Gene C. Jonasson ’61, July 20, 2000, in New Jersey. Gene attended Reed for two years, later earning a BS from the University of Washington in electrical engineering in 1962. He also earned an MEd form Rutgers. In 1960, he married Laura Silven; they had one son. Jonasson was an engineer for AT&T in research and development.

Carl A. Johnson ’50

Carl A. Johnson ’50, June 20, 2004, in Port Ludlow, Washington. Carl earned a BA from Reed in chemistry. He was married to Bette Jo Raudebaugh ’50 and was a manager at the Owens Illinois Glass Company.

Darryl Irene Johnson Stark ’50

Darryl Irene Johnson Stark ’50, May 22, 2011, in Seattle, Washington. Darryl grew up in Nebraska and served in the Women’s Army Corps during World War II as a medical technician. With the GI Bill, she came to Reed, where she developed a love of literature and earned a BA in biology. She also met Benjamin G. Stark ’53 at the college. The couple celebrated 60 years of marriage in 2010. Darryl relished trips to Pacific Coast, especially to LaPush, Washington, and was a member of the Saltwater Unitarian Church. Survivors include Ben, two daughters and two sons, and three grandchildren.

Roland Radford Johnsrud ’34

Roland Radford Johnsrud ’34, August 2, 2012, in Santa Rosa, California, at age 99, from complications resulting from a fall. Roland spent his early years in Portland and in Grants Pass, Oregon, and earned a BA from Reed in political science, writing his thesis on “Administrative Justice and the Courts of Law” with Professor Charles McKinley [political science 1918–60]. After Reed, he enrolled at the University of Oregon, where he studied law and public administration before working in personnel administration with the city of Portland, the U.S. Treasury, and the Bonneville Power Administration. In 1940, he married Martha E. Maize, a native of Willits, California. They reunited in Willits following his service in the naval reserve during World War II. For nine years Roland worked in the family business, E.H. Maize and Sons, providing services in real estate, insurance, and building material sales. In 1956 he realized his dream of publishing a newspaper when he purchased two weeklies, the Lakeport Press and Record and the Lakeport County Bee. He merged the papers into one daily, the Lake County Record Bee, which he managed for 25 years. Roland was president of the board of directors for Lakeside Community Hospital and president of Rotary clubs in Willits and Lakeport. He served on the planning commission for Willits and the board of directors for the Carnegie Library in Lakeport. He also enjoyed fishing and boating, “weekend farming,” and golfing. Roland kept a connection to Oregon, where he had a summer cabin, and chose Oregon as the setting for a short story he wrote in retirement. In 2001 Roland and Martha moved to Santa Rosa to be nearer to family; Martha died in 2011. “He remained independent, sharp-minded, dry-witted, and tuned into the events of the day, especially sports, until shortly before his death.” Survivors include two daughters and one son.

Edgar Earle Jacobs ’55

Edgar Earle Jacobs ’55, July 16, 2011, in Palo Alto, California, from pneumonia related to lung cancer. Edgar served in the army before coming to Reed, where he met his future wife, Allene Jenny Lamson ’53. He earned a BS in a combined physics and business program at Reed and MIT. His career as an industrial economist led to work at the Stanford Research Institute and to assignments in Europe and Brazil. Edgar had a broad knowledge of science and a great interest in world history and art. He loved nature and bird-watching. After Jenny’s death in 2000, he moved back to his home state, Idaho, and renewed connections with former friends from American Falls High School. Edgar and other surviving teammates, who set an unbroken record in the 1946 state championship basketball game, received the Legends of the Game award in 2010. During cancer treatment, he returned to California to be near his family. Survivors include a son, two daughters, and a granddaughter.

Jacqueline Cecile Jump Kolb ’45

Jacqueline Cecile Jump Kolb ’45, July 16, 2012, in Seattle, Washington, from heart disease. Jacques grew up in Montana, speaking French ahead of English. Her father had been a medical corpsman during World War I in France and met her mother there. Language fascinated Jacques, who refined her French and gained proficiency in German in high school. On a trip to France, with a layover in London, she met two Portlanders who raved about Reed, she said in an interview in 2004. “When we returned to Montana, I was at the point of trying to decide what to do next. I remembered what the Portland ladies in London had told me about Reed.” Highlights of her time at Reed included a humanities conference with Dorothy Johansen ’33 [history 1934–84]; attending teas in Anna Mann; listening to music in Capehart; and meeting Béla Bartók, who gave a lecture on his method of composing. At Reed, “everything was intellectually exciting.” Her friends included Arthur Church ’45, Don Leonard ’45, and Lois Dobbie Sigeti ’46. Jacques’ interest in Russian, which Reed did not offer at the time, led her to the University of Michigan and to Barnard College, where she completed a degree in international studies. She worked for the Army Map Services in Washington, D.C., in 1946, transliterating Russian maps into English. After the war, she worked as a clerk-typist in Seattle. Jacques was married to architect and University of Washington professor Keith R. Kolb. Her husband and two sons survive her.

Gail Kay Jacobson MAT ’68

Gail Kay Jacobson MAT ’68, June 21, 2011, in Portland, from cancer. A Portland resident and a graduate in history from Mills College, Gail taught history at Jefferson High School in Portland. After earning her master’s degree from Reed, disenchanted with life and politics in the U.S., she hitchhiked through Europe en route to Greece. She found a cottage in Melina on the Aegean Sea, with two acres of land cultivated in olive trees and managed by sheep herding, and settled into a life “much more realistic than any other lifestyle would be.” Gail led charter tours through the Greek islands and the Aegean aboard a 38-foot sailboat, Diogenis. Her primary occupation. however, was studying and collecting textiles. She used the rich cultural background of the pieces she found to inspire her own creations in crochet, stitching, and weaving. “The search for textiles is only the tip of a collector’s iceberg; one gathers at least as many wonderful, generous people in the process,” she said. During visits with her parents in Portland, she operated a shop in downtown Portland, where she sold Greek and Turkish goods and taught tapestry crochet classes. Sales from her shop benefited those in her village and helped sustain her life in Greece. She also gave presentations and loaned pieces from her growing collection of textiles for exhibitions in the Pacific Northwest. Gail and her husband, Peter Stephan, founded a grassroots ecology group, Aquapeace, in 1985. Eight years later, Gail returned permanently to the U.S. to support her mother, whose health had failed. Gail bequeathed her Turkish rug collection to Reed in part to establish the Flying Carpet Fund, providing financial aid for students from low- and lower- middle-income working-class families.

Peter Mortan Ralph Jacobsohn ’50

Peter Mortan Ralph Jacobsohn ’50, July 16, 2012, in Fremont, California. Peter was born in Berlin, Germany, and left the country in 1933, serving as an escort to his brother, Ulrich B. Jacobsohn ’50, and sister Lillian, and guiding them safely into Ethiopia. The family lived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for two years before war broke out. They moved to Thailand, where Peter developed a love of the Thai culture, language, and people. Not yet 20, Peter became a surveyor and a foreman for construction projects on the Bangkok docks. His fluency in several languages led to a position as an interpreter and guide for Allied Headquarters and a ticket to the U.S. after the war. He was “self-schooled and paperless” when he applied for admission to Reed, but his scores on entrance examinations earned him sophomore standing. “Reed was my first study experience bypassing high school. It was also my first getting to know a lot of friends, particularly President Odegard [1945–48], who helped me immeasurably, and Ernie Bonyhadi ’48.” At Reed, Peter pursued water polo, tennis, skiing, bridge, and chess. He launched a lecture program that invited speakers, such as Eleanor Roosevelt, to campus. He studied with A.A. Knowlton [physics 1915–48], intending to major in theoretical physics, but after two years transferred to UC Berkeley to study architecture and environmental design. He earned both a BA and an MA from Berkeley, and worked with the internationally recognized architect Eric Mendelsohn. He also met Nina Belogolovy, a Russian immigrant from Korea who was a graduate student. They were married in 1949 and raised two daughters and a son. Peter was project architect with Bechtel Corporation for a few years, managing large-scale projects for local industry and for the navy, and he taught evening courses at Heald College in San Francisco. He eventually started his own architecture firm in Fremont, California, in 1955. “Fremont is the most gracious city in the world,” he said in an interview in 1966. “I wouldn’t exchange it for any other.” Peter was instrumental in planning, preserving, and beautifying the city, and completed more than 1,000 projects during his career. In his public obituary, we read that his commitment to the community was a hallmark of his life. “Peter designed buildings that reflected his love of the community, its varied ethnicities and cultures of the region.” He served as director of the Fremont Chamber of Commerce for 11 years, and he was a city commissioner. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Historical Architectural Review Board, and an active member of Rotary for over 50 years. He also taught architecture at Ohlone College and sat on its advisory council for interior design. Peter fostered education and the development of young artists. His death at age 88 came as the result of an injury sustained during an elephant ride in Thailand. Survivors include his wife, two daughters, son, nine grandchildren, his brother, and his sister.

Julia Opp Johnson ’23

Julia Opp Johnson ’23, October 15,1993, in Milwaukie, Oregon. After graduating from Reed with a degree in general literature, she taught school in Bandon and Eugene, Oregon before obtaining a teaching position at Grant High School in Portland. In 1928, Julia married Clifford Johnson ’23, who was working at his father's music store in Portland. After her marriage, she continued to teach until 1944, when she decided to retire from teaching and become more involved in the community as a volunteer. She was an active volunteer with the Portland Area Girl Scout Council, both as a troop leader and as a volunteer trainer. She also was involved in political work as a precinct committeewoman. Survivors include a sister, Gertrude Opp Nutting ’22; and a niece, Rosy Foster ’52. Clifford died in 1986.

Linda Shaw Johnson ’36

Linda Shaw Johnson ’36, May 7, 1997, in Bakersfield, California, after a long illness. After graduating from Reed, Linda married William Johnson, from whom she was later divorced. She remained in Portland and raised two children. She worked for three years as a high school teacher and then took a position as an office auditor for the Internal Revenue Service in Portland. She retired in 1968 and continued to live in Portland, where she enjoyed lawn bowling, reading mystery stories, and spending time at her vacation home in Manzanita. In 1993, in poor health, she moved to Bakersfield to be with her daughter, Anne Johnson Scott MAT ’67. Survivors include Anne and her husband David Scott MA ’63; and four grandchildren.

Janet Fraser Watts Jennings ’31

Janet Watts Jennings ’31, September 11, 1999, in Portland. She attended Reed and Oregon State University. She lived in San Francisco and Chicago before moving to Barrington, Illinois, in 1947, where she worked as a librarian. In 1967, she returned to Portland and was an assistant in the Beaverton Public Library until her retirement in the ’80s. She married George Jennings in 1934; he died in 1961. Survivors include two daughters, three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

George F. Jeffcott ’31

George Jeffcott ’31, June 22, 2000, in Portland. He attended Reed for one year and earned a DMD from North Pacific College of Dentistry in 1932. He served in the U.S. Army in the dental corps before and during World War II, including service in Puerto Rico, Germany, and the Middle East. At the time of his retirement from the army in 1960, he was chief of dental service in Europe at the rank of colonel. He was awarded the Legion of Merit Medal and wrote a book analyzing dental service problems during the war. After retirement, he moved to Waldport, Oregon, and continued to practice dentistry until 1964. He later moved to King City, Oregon. He was a past president of the Native Plant Society of Oregon. Survivors include his second wife; a daughter; a son; a stepdaughter; a stepson; five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Allene Lamson Jacobs ’53

Allene Lamson Jacobs ’53, November 16, 2000, in Palo Alto, California. Jenny attended Reed for several years and met her husband, Edgar Jacobs ’53 there. She later attended San Jose State University, receiving a BA in psychology in 1966. Jenny and Edgar settled in Palo Alto and raised three children. She was a wonderful cook and avid gardener, and she later took up scuba diving, along with Edgar, and became an instructor. Survivors include Edgar, two sons, a daughter, and a granddaughter. To commemorate her love of books, the family asks that memorial contributions be given to the Reed College for the acquisition of library books.

Vera Florence Smith Jackets ’28

Vera Florence Smith Jackets ’28, September 3, 2003, in Anacortes, Washington. Vera received a BA from Reed in biology and followed her initial interest in "growing things" to become a pioneer in the field of bacteriology. At Reed she participated in the developing women’s athletic program, including as a member of the Blondines basketball team. Vera then worked as an assistant in the Reed biology department. Simultaneously she attended classes at the University of Oregon Medical School (OHSU), earning a master’s degree in 1930. In pursuit of a PhD, she attended Stanford for a year, and while there learned of a position for research in bacteriophage in Vellore, India. She took the position for two years, focusing her work on cholera and dysentery at Dr. Ida Scudder’s Hospital, a medical school for women, where she also taught physiology. She met and married her husband, an Englishman serving in India, and they had two sons, including Michael Jackets ’56. Vera taught chemistry, biology, and arithmetic at the American school for missionary children, and made several trips to the U.S. with her family before moving back to the Portland area. There she did substitute teaching prior to beginning a nine-year position as a lab assistant at the University of Oregon medical school; she retired in 1955. Vera once noted that the quest for knowledge, felt keenly during her college years, spurred her on throughout her life.

Marianne Axtell Jamieson ’38

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

Ronald Jarmon MAT ’64

Ronald R. Jarmon MAT ’64, January 22, 2002, in Fircrest, Washington. Ronald worked at Stadium High School in Tacoma, Washington.

Susanna Polsky Jacob ’53

Susanna Polsky Jacob ’53, October 13, 2005, in California. Sue attended Reed for a year, transferring to the University of Oregon, and leaving there in 1952 to join the Beat Movement in San Francisco. She married Bernard Jacob in 1956; his legal career took them to Washington, D.C., and then to Los Angeles. She earned a bachelor’s degree at Cal State Northridge and taught English composition at San Fernando Valley College. In 1967, she divorced, and moved with her son to Inverness Park. She earned a teaching credential and taught in a number of settings. She was also a member of the West Marin’s Environmental Action Committee for 15 years, and served as the committee’s executive director. Survivors include her son and grandson.

Don W. James ’50

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Don W. James ’50, October 22, 2005, in Portland. Don entered Reed as a college junior, utilizing the G.I. Bill to earn a BA in education. He continued his stucies at the University of Oregon, from which he received an MEd in 1954, and later earned an EdD from the University of Portland in 1968. James had a "satisfying" 32-year career with the Portland Public Schools, for which he was a teacher, vice principal, principal, directory of secondary education, and area superintendent. His professional positions included serving as president of the Portland Division of Oregon Education Association (OEA); board member of the State OEA; president of the Oregon Association of Secondary School Principals; chair of the curriculum commission for the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and book reviewer for the association bulletin. From 1974 to 1982, James represented Oregon on the schools commission of the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges. He was member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development; the National Education Association; and the Rotary Club of East Portland, for which he was president. He worked for "liberal-moderate" candidates and issues for the Republican Party; and also in nonpartisan efforts, including those in the Mount Hood corridor, to impede inappropriate land use, and with the Metropolitan Youth Commission. He identified his primary hobby as helping nature restore a “natural balance” on the land he owned in the Sandy and Zig Zag areas. James once remarked that Reed created an aspect challenge for his entire life-"there is much to learn and much to accomplish"—from a foundation rooted in a singular quality, humanism. He married Claire E. Reynolds in 1945; they had four children. Survivors include his wife, two sons and two daughters, four grandchildren, and a brother and sister.

Maida Hart Wernicke Johnston ’38

Maida Hart Wernicke Johnston ’38, August 24, 2005, in San Mateo, California. Maida attended Reed for two years, earning a BA from the University of California. Said to be a patron of the arts and a unique individual, Maida was a "part-time" Scientologist, who also wrote for the Pacifica Tribune. In 1940, She married Thomas E. Johnston, who predeceased her.

LaWanna Mae Cochran Judy ’40

LaWanna Mae Cochran Judy ’40, November 18, 2005, in Portland. LaWanna received a BA from Reed in French and education. In 1943, she earned a MA in speech pathology from the University of Oklahoma. She married Robert J. Judy ’48 in 1944. She taught speech therapy for developmentally disabled students in public and private schools in Multnomah County for 30 years. Judy was a member of the board of trustees for the Multnomah Association for Retarded Citizens, including 10 years as director, and a delegate to the national convention of the National Association for Retarded Citizens. She also was elected to the board of the Portland Habilitation Center, and was publicly recognized her 25-year service to developmentally delayed individuals. Judy coauthored Community Competencies for the Handicapped (Charles C. Thomas, 1978), and wrote a manual for parents and teachers, "What to do until the speech therapist comes," (Center Press, 1970). Additionally she appeared in three musicals at the Civic Auditorium. Survivors include her husband and son. Her cousins, Quinton Cochran ’40 and Kevin Cochran ’40, also attended Reed.

Gladys Augusta Smith Jensen ’42

Gladys Augusta Smith Jensen ’42, April 13, 2004, in Florida. Gladys attended Reed for a short time, receiving a BS in education, with a focus on sociology and English, from Oregon State University in 1953. The following year, she received an MA in English and French from the University of Michigan. In the ’60s, she taught English literature and composition at the University of Oregon and at Portland Community College, and world literature at Central Oregon College in Bend. She also served as an adviser to women students. In the ’70s she was a French club adviser, and also a substitute teacher for Volusia County in Florida. She spent time in England, Turkey, and New York. In her Florida community, she was coordinator of the Adult Literacy League, and president of Marigold Circle, the garden club of the city of DeLand. Her marriage to Leance E. Carter and later to Ralph Jensen ended in divorce. Gladys left a bequest in her will to establish a scholarship fund at Reed that would assist women students of need. Survivors include a sister and extended family.

Margaret H. Kilbuck Johansen ’44

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Margaret H. Kilbuck Johansen ’44, July 18, 2004, in McMinnville, Oregon, from acute liver disease. Marg graduated from Reed with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. Additional education included study at La Escuela de Antropologia de Mexico, and the University of New Hampshire. In 1943, she married Herman Andrew Johansen ’48, and they moved to Eugene and Albany, Oregon, and to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he was a research chemist at Westinghouse Research Laboratory. Marg began her art career in lithography, but developed her interest in textiles and weaving, when materials for printmaking were unavailable. She considered weaving "interruptible activity" that complimented her life as mother of five children. In Pittsburgh, she taught weaving and design at the Arts and Crafts Center, and was an assistant professor of art at Carnegie Institute of Technology (Carnegie-Mellon University) for 15 years. She also taught at Oregon State College of Education (Western Oregon University) in Monmouth, and at Linfield College, in McMinnville. In 1966, she received a grant for creative weaving from the from Louis G. Tiffany Foundation, and was named 1970 Artist of the Year in Pittsburgh. She was one of the first Americans invited to exhibit her work in the Biennale Exhibit of Tapestry international tapestry show in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1965; the invitation was extended again in 1969. Marg participated regularly in juried exhibits, one-person shows, and major exhibitions, including the Paris Mobilier. A self-taught weaver, she attributed an influence on her art by her Native American heritage and her early years living in Hood River, Oregon. Following 20 years of life on the East Coast, the couple relocated to a farm in McMinnville in 1975. she continued to pursue her interest in gardening and art, and was a member of the Arts Alliance of Yamhill County. She was a quiet, supportive, and generous individual. Survivors include Andrew; three sons and two daughters, including Marta J. Johansen ’78; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and four sisters.

Robert A. Jacobsen ’68, MALS ’69

Robert A. Jacobsen ’68, MALS ’69, August 7, 2006, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Robert Jacobsen received a BA in economics from the University of Rochester in 1962, and then earned a BA and an MA from Reed in mathematics. He taught mathematics, and was department chair, at Lynbrook High School in Lynbrook, New York, retiring after a 33-year career in 1995. He also served as president of the Nassau County Association of Math Supervisors. His interests included golf, bridge, skiing, boating, and cars. He married Seena Turetzky in 1969; they had two sons. Survivors include his wife, sons, two grandsons, and a brother.

Donald N. Johnson ’46

Donald Noble Johnson ’46, October 15, 2006, in Milwaukie, Oregon. Don transferred to Reed from Grinnell College, and received a BA from Reed in economics. At the college, he met Jean McKinley ’45 and they married in 1946. They lived in California, Washington, and Oregon. Don worked for the planning commission, city of Portland and with the Bonneville Power Administration, before taking a position with the University of Oregon Bureau of Governmental Research and Service as an urban economist (1960). He became executive director of the bureau. Survivors include Jean, a son and daughter, and two grandchildren.

Alma Elizabeth Jenner ’36

Alma Elizabeth Jenner ’36, May 16, 2007, in Portland. Alma Jenner attended Reed for three years and was an office manager for the Lawrence Warehouse Company.

Louise M. Jecklin Jones ’47

Louise M. Jecklin Jones ’47, July 3, 2006, in Washington. Louise attended Reed for two years, earning a BA from the University of Oregon in biology in 1950. In 1948, she married Leonard G. Jones; they had a daughter and two sons. She worked at home and in real estate, and reestablished family connections with relatives in Switzerland and Germany.

Laura Krantz Johnson ’40

Laura Krantz Johnson ’40, January 27, 2007, in Oregon. Laura attended Reed for two years. She married DeLoss Johnson in 1941; they had one son. Laura received her certification as a public accountant from the University of Oregon, and worked as a CPA for 30 years, retiring in 1979. She was active in civic work and politics in Eugene, and held many volunteer positions, including those for the Eugene School District and the PTA. In 1960, she was elected to the board of education for the Intermediate Education District of Lane County; her service to the district continued through several terms and included committee leadership statewide. Her husband died in 1983.

Margaret T. Johnson Larrance ’38

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Margaret T. Johnson Larrance ’38, September 3, 2009, in Portland. “After satisfying the intellectual half of my brain and earning a bachelor's degree in French—thank you, Reed, and Benjamin Mather Woodbridge [1922–52]—I left our cultural hothouse to learn more about the world and the strange life forms outside.” Margaret taught in the Sacramento Valley and traveled to the Yucatan and Panama before returning to Portland. In 1951, she married Clifford Larrance, and raised three sons and a daughter. Margaret maintained an interest in writing throughout her life. For her 50th-class reunion, she noted: “Now that I'm writing again—or still—I have more to think and say. I'm much more oriented to human concerns, and I begin to see the outlines of what I want to express. Count me as a late bloomer.” Survivors include her children.

Glenn Hays Johnson ’42

Glenn Hays Johnson ’42, September 27, 2009, in Portland, from a brief illness and Parkinson's disease. Hays grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina, and came to Reed, following the path of his parents, Glenn R. Johnson ’15 and Grace Hays Johnson ’15, who were members of Reed's first graduating class. Fearing that he might be drafted before he could see his family, Hays moved home after his freshman year. He then enrolled at the University of North Carolina (UNC) and completed a bachelor's degree in sociology, before enlisting in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a glider pilot trainee. After the war, he went to New York as an employee for the Royal Bank of Canada. There, he also rekindled a friendship with artist and teacher Evelyn Brown, whom he knew from UNC; they were married for 25 years. Hays served in the Korean War, after which he earned a PhD in sociology and social psychology from New York University. He taught at the university and at Smith College, and later was a consultant for industry and the armed forces at NEXUS in Santa Monica, California. He returned to Portland in the late ’70s. In 1987, he married Virginia Moore Coffman, who survives him. Survivors also include one son and six stepchildren. A second son predeceased him.

Edwin Max Jacobs ’50

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Edwin Max Jacobs ’50, October 17, 2009, at home in San Francisco, California. Edwin served in the U.S. Army in Europe and the Philippines before coming to Reed and earning a BA in biology, an experience he would later recall as “incomparable” and “one of the best” in his life. He earned an MD from Cornell University Medical School in 1954 and specialized in oncology at Bellevue Medical Hospital and Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In 1960, he became head of clinical cancer research at the UC San Francisco Cancer Research Institute. Later he became associate chief of the clinical investigation branch of the National Cancer Institute, clinical professor of medical oncology at UCSF, and a fellow of the American College of Physicians. One of the nation's leading chemotherapists, he took an innovative approach to cancer therapy, utilizing a variety of drug programs and providing patients with hope. He recognized the prejudice and fear prevalent in cancer treatment at the time. “I felt an honest and open approach with patients, putting forth our best efforts, was justified.” In 1990, he married musician and singer Shari Levinger Jacobs. Together they attended opera, symphony, and ballet, collected historical recordings, and enjoyed time with grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, three stepsons, two grandchildren, and his brother. Edwin's mother, Flora Sommer Jacobs ’16, also graduated from Reed.

Sarah Jenkins ’66

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Sarah Jenkins ’66, September 19, 2009, in Madison, Wisconsin, from complications related to Alzheimer's disease. Sally earned a BA from Reed in physics and an MS in biophysics and physical chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania. She also did graduate work in journalism at the University of Wisconsin. For 25 years, she worked for the Wisconsin Public Service Commission on a broad range of energy-related issues. Sally was a life member of the Sierra Club, and supported the American Red Cross and the Nature Conservancy. She enjoyed long walks with her dogs, gardening, bird watching, and nature photography. Survivors include her brother and extended family.

James Michael Joyce ’67

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James Michael Joyce ’67, November 3, 2009, in New York City, from acute myelogenous leukemia. The son of a Broadway stage actor, Mike entered Reed intending to major in theatre but was drawn instead to literature. At Reed, he met Hetty Y. Eisen ’67; they married and continued their studies at the University of California, Berkeley, where Mike studied comparative literature. Mike served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, studying Cantonese at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, and later earned an MBA at the Harvard Business School that led to a career in real estate finance, including positions with Citibank, Trammell Crowe, and UGL-Equis. Sister-in-law Isabel Eisen ’72, who wrote to the college about Mike, stated: “He always talked about his Reed days fondly; was a real Reedie in heart and mind, as seen by his love of books, inquiry, history, literature, and rational debate, as well as business.” The family asks that donations in Mike's memory be made to the Hauser Memorial Library at Reed. Besides Hetty, Mike is survived by their children, Mary and Michael, and his brother John.

Dorothy Johnson Campbell ’40

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Dorothy Johnson Campbell ’40, January 20, 2012, in Vancouver, Washington. Dorothy transferred to Reed from the University of Washington and earned a BA in psychology. On the day that she graduated, she married Laurence C. Rodgers ’29 [comptroller 1937–41]. She accompanied Laurence as he traveled around Oregon for his work in labor relations and was a full-time mother, with a daughter and son. When the couple later divorced, Dorothy went to work for the Oregon Employment Security Department as an interviewer and employer relations representative. In 1958, she married Robert W. Campbell; they had one daughter. Dorothy was a member of the Reed College Women’s Committee and volunteered for the Oregon Symphony and the Oregon Zoo. In the ’70s, she moved to a houseboat on Sauvie Island. She was a proficient powerboat operator and canoeist, and taught water safety to her grandchildren, including grandson Timothy W. Atwill ’89. She enjoyed hiking the trails of the Pacific Northwest and swam and walked daily. She also traveled in the U.S. and abroad, including to Somalia, Afghanistan, Iran, Nepal, Morocco, Cambodia, and China. As one of the first female dispatchers for Portland’s waterfront, Dorothy worked for Shaver Transportation and Foss Maritime until retirement in 2003. Survivors include her children, nine grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Daughter Sally Rogers, who provided the details for this memorial, said that her mother loved Reed.

Arthur Edwin White Johnson ’53

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Arthur Edwin White Johnson ’53, October 23, 2012, in Oakland, California, after a brief reoccurrence of cancer. A California Scholarship Foundation honors student, Art intended to study at Stanford but enrolled at Reed because of his interest in science and mathematics and the reputation of F.L. Griffin [mathematics, 1911–54] known to his high school counselor. Art arrived at the college at the age of 16. “I wanted to go to a small school,” he said in an interview in 2007. “I had been active in sports in high school and it was an important diversion for me. And Reed didn’t have a very large program, but you were able to participate. I also liked the academic environment. It was the first time I’d really been pressed in schooling.” Art and Edgar Jacobs ’53 became best friends on campus and were involved in football, swimming, and basketball; Art refereed junior varsity basketball and played on the varsity team. “In football, I was the quarterback. I tell my grandkids I was a starting quarterback at college at age 16. It doesn’t mean anything, but it sounds good.” He also worked as a lifeguard and lined the sports fields. During winter breaks and summers, he worked at the Shell Oil Refinery in Martinez, California. It was there that he met his future wife, Janice L. McDow. And it was in an economics class with Art Leigh [economics 1945–88] that Art found his academic focus. After transferring to the University of California, Berkeley, he earned an AB with honors in economics and premedicine (the latter because his mother wanted him to be a doctor). He served in the army during the Korean War, stationed at the Presidio in San Francisco, and afterward returned to UC Berkeley, where he earned an MBA in industrial relations. Art worked for Procter & Gamble in Ohio, and then as industrial relations manager for the Kroger Company in Ohio, Michigan, and Texas. In 1980, he became director of labor relations for the California Metal Trades Association; he was also president of the Bay Area chapter of the Industrial Relations Research Association. After retiring in 2000, he worked for his daughter and volunteered as a highway patrol officer for Castro Valley. He coordinated the volunteer staff at all UC Berkeley home basketball games for 20 years and also volunteered at polling sites during elections. Survivors include a son and daughter, four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. His wife, a son, and a grandchild predeceased him.

Robert Walter Johannsen ’48

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Robert Walter Johannsen ’48, August 16, 2011, in Urbana, Illinois. Bob grew up in the Laurelhurst neighborhood of Portland and graduated from Washington High School. His father, Walter Johannsen, was in the Student Army Training Corps at Reed in 1918–19. Shortly after Bob entered Reed, he was drafted into military service. During World War II, he served in Europe, using his skill in mathematics to determine the location of enemy artillery. He returned to the college, where he earned a BA in history. At Reed, he met Lois Calderwood ’50; they married in 1949 and were together until her death in 2008. Bob earned a PhD from the University of Washington, and taught there and at the University of Kansas before joining the faculty at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, in 1959.

During his long career with the university, he taught 19th-century American history: the trans-Mississippi West, the age of Jackson, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and the Mexican War. His course on the Civil War was one of the most popular at the university. Bob received a Guggenheim Fellowship and an appointment to the University of Illinois Center for Advanced Study, and he was named the J.G. Randall Distinguished Professor of History. Among his many publications, his book Stephen A. Douglas is considered the definitive biography of the Little Giant and earned Bob the Francis Parkman Prize for Literary Distinction in the Writing of History. He also received an LHD in history from Lincoln College. “One of the most valuable aspects of my Reed education was the instruction I received in writing, instruction that began in my freshman year and extended throughout my Reed years,” he wrote in 1981. “The emphasis Reed placed on the quality of self-expression proved to be highly significant to my later education. In addition, I received a solid grounding in the canons of historical scholarship from my mentor, Dorothy O. Johansen ’33 [history 1934–84], and from others on the Reed faculty. I cannot stress enough the importance of Reed’s liberal education on my career. Nor can I exaggerate the debt I feel I owe to my Reed education for the foundation it gave to my career. I still draw on that experience in an amazing number of ways.” Bob brought graduate students together in informal meetings at his home. The Little Giants, as they were known, later became professional historians, and 11 members of the group published Politics and Culture of the Civil War Era: Essays in Honor of Robert W. Johannsen in 2006. In addition, the Robert W. Johannsen Undergraduate Scholarship Fund was established at the university. Bob was active in many historical organizations, including the Abraham Lincoln Association and the Great American People Show, a theatre company based in New Salem. He contributed to several documentaries, including The Civil War by Ken Burns. Bob enjoyed travel, photography, concerts, plays, stamp collecting, gardening, and baking bread. “He was a devoted husband and father who lived his life with integrity, honesty and humility. He will be deeply missed.” Survivors include his two children, Nancy Johannsen Morrice ’76 and Robert D. Johannsen; four grandchildren; and his sister. Bob’s family suggests that contributions in his memory may be made to Reed.

Bryson L. Jaynes ’29

Bryson L. Jaynes ’29, December 23, 1994, in Lacey, Washington. After graduating from Reed, Bryson taught high school for 20 years in Oregon and Washington. In 1939, he obtained a master's in education from Washington State College (now Washington State University). He continued his studies at Washington State, and earned an EdD in education in 1951. In 1949, he joined the faculty of the English Department at Washington State and continued to teach there for 22 years, retiring in 1971 with the rank of professor. After retiring, he and his wife spent 15 months in Alabama before relocating to the Lacey, Washington, area in 1972. His wife, whom he married while attending Reed, died in 1991. In 1992, he made his first trip outside the U.S., visiting Oxford and Stratford, England. Survivors include his daughter, five grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.

Meda Becker Johnson ’31

Meda Becker Johnson ’31, February 9, 1996, in Portland. Meda graduated from Reed with a degree in general literature, and was a writer who published many articles and stories in national magazines and local newspapers. In addition to writing, she pursued a number of careers during her lifetime, including work as a commercial artist, teacher, dental assistant, and in sales promotions. She married Nathaniel Johnson in 1936; he died in 1991. Meda also pursued many volunteer activities and was a past PTA president and president of United Presbyterian Women of First Presbyterian Churches of Portland and Roseburg, Oregon. She was also a member of the American Association of University Women and Sons and Daughters of Oregon Pioneers. She is survived by her son, Robert Johnson ’63, a brother, Herman Becker ’34, and a granddaughter.

Folger Johnson ’36

Folger Johnson Jr. ’36, January 29, 1998, in Beaverton, Oregon. He was a retired federal bankruptcy judge. After attending Reed, he transferred to Pomona College and earned a BA in 1937. He attended Northwestern College of Law and received a JD in 1941. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy, and continued in the naval reserves for about 20 years. He was an attorney in the Portland City Attorney’s Office for several years until his appointment in 1955 as judge for the 9th District, Federal Bankruptcy Court. He served in that capacity until his retirement as senior judge in 1984. After retiring, he and his wife moved to Seaside, Oregon. Survivors include two sons, a stepson, and eight grandchildren. His wife died in 1994.

Harriet Johnson Lewis ’40

Harriet Johnson Lewis ’40, on February 12, 1982. She is survived by a sister, Dorothy Johnson Bloomquist ’35.

Marian Jenkins ’24

Marian Jenkins ’24, July 10, 1999, in San Mateo, California. She attended Reed for one year, but left to pursue a teaching career. She earned a BA from the University of Oregon in 1925 and later did graduate studies at Whittier College and UCLA. She was an instructor in the education department at Whittier in 1933–40 and taught in summer sessions at a number of colleges in Oregon and California. She also served as a curriculum coordinator for Los Angeles City Schools, was director of Project Headstart for Los Angeles County, and was a consultant in early childhood and elementary education for Los Angeles County schools. She retired in 1970. In 1965, she was elected to the vestry of the Episcopal Church in Los Angeles, the first woman to be elected to such a position. The college has no information about her survivors. Her sister, Ruth Jenkins ’24, predeceased her.

Gene McPherson Jenkins MAT ’64

Gene McPherson Jenkins MAT ’64, December 27, 2004, in Salem, Oregon. Gene graduated from the University of Oregon with honors in 1946. She married Peter D. Jenkins in 1948; they had six children, and later divorced. During the years she cared for a home and family, Gene earned her master’s in teaching at Reed. She taught high school English in Portland at Catlin Gabel School from 1964 to 1974, then at Grant High School; in 1989 she returned to Catlin Gabel and taught for three additional years. In both schools, she served as department chair. In retirement, she moved to Salem, spending a number of memorable years with her childhood friend, Bob Aiken. Gene was described as one who was devoted to intellectual honesty, who generously shared her personal gifts, and who was undaunted by the twists and turns of her life experience. Survivors include her daughter, Ann Haviland Jenkins ’81, three sons, and four grandchildren. A son and daughter predeceased her.

David Simonds Johnson ’44

David Simonds Johnson ’44, December 17, 2004, in Annapolis, Maryland. David attended Reed for a year in the U.S. Army Premeteorology Program. He also studied at the University of California, Berkeley, and Harvard, before receiving an AB (1948) and MA (1949) in meteorology from UCLA. From 1943 to 1946, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. In 1946 he joined the U.S. Weather Bureau in Boise, Idaho, as a meteorological aide. He transferred to UCLA as an associate meteorologist, working there from 1947 to 1952, after which he was an associate meteorologist with the Pineapple Research Institute in Hawaii. In 1956 he moved to the U.S. Weather Bureau in Suitland, Maryland, and was a founding member of the National Weather Satellite Center. For 26 years he directed the center and its successors, becoming the first assistant administrator for satellites and data for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He also forwarded the idea, currently in practice, of geostationary weather satellites to be utilized by all nations. David was a fellow and president of the American Meteorological Society, and member of the American Geophysical Union and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. In the international arena, he worked with the Committee on Space Research, the U.N. World Meteorological Organization, and various bilateral and multilateral planning and negotiation groups for environmental satellites. He received numerous awards during his career, including the Department of Commerce’s Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Achievement (1965), NASA’s Exceptional Service Medal (1966), the Presidential rank award of Meritorious Executive (1980), and the achievement award of the American Astronautical Society (1981). He retired in 1994 from the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences, where he was director of the National Weather Service Modernization Council. Survivors include three stepdaughters from his second marriage, five step-grandchildren, and three step-great-grandchildren.

Orville Noble Jones ’31

Orville Noble Jones ’31, November 17, 2004, in Portland. Mo received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Reed, and received his MDCM from McGill University, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in 1937. He interned in traumatic surgery in Seattle, and then took a fellowship in a relatively new area of medicine, orthopedic surgery, offered at the Willis C. Campbell Clinic in Memphis, Tennessee (1939–42). With the onset of World War II, Mo enlisted in the U.S. Army Medical Corps and served in Europe (1942–46). From 1946 until 1975, he had an active orthopedic surgery practice in Portland and Hillsboro. In 1972, he became a founding partner of Orthopedic Consultants, a litigation intermediary, and worked as an examining physician until his retirement in 1984. Mo affiliated with numerous professional societies, including the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He was a committee member for the Oregon State Medical Association committee on professional consultation for 14 years, chairing it for five years. He also offered his medical skills in a volunteer capacity throughout his career, including with Care-Medico in Afghanistan in 1972. Mo married Elizabeth Beattie in 1939; they had two sons. His hobbies included travel with his wife, sailing and power boating, fishing, skiing, and hiking. Survivors include his sons, three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and his sister. His wife died in 2000.

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.

Anne C. Johnstone ’75

Anne C. Johnstone ’75, July 1988, in California. Anne attended Reed but did not graduate from the college.

Anna Zona Cobb Johnson ’34

Anna Zona Cobb Johnson ’34, March 1987, in San Diego, California. Anna received a BA from Reed in history. She married David C. Johnson; they had a daughter and two sons. Her sister, Charlotte Cobb ’29, also graduated from Reed.

Judith Booth Jacobs ’49

Judith Booth Jacobs ’49, November 1, 2007, at home in Niskayuna, New York, from complications of Parkinson's Disease. Judy attended Reed but did not graduate, and later earned an MSW from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. At the university, she met Israel Jacobs. They married, and in 1954 moved to Niskayuna, where Judy became a community activist. She chaired the judiciary committee and served as president, of the Schenectady League of Women Voters. She also was a member, and served as president of the Community Welfare Council. In what she termed her greatest achievement, she oversaw the dissolution of the council and the creation of the Human Services Planning Council, designed to coordinate services to both public and private welfare agencies. The YWCA presented her with the Woman of Vision Award in 1979. She enjoyed painting and drawing, and travel with her family. Survivors include her husband, a daughter and son, and five grandchildren.

Alan Atkinson Jansen ’55

Alan Atkinson Jansen ’55, September 22, 2007, in Hawaii, while snorkeling. Alan attended Reed for three years, earning a BA in biology from Portland State College (University) in 1960. In 1957, he married Katherine J. Love; they had two sons and a daughter. Alan had a career in electronics at the University of Oregon Medical School (OHSU), then worked as a research biologist at Portland Veteran's Hospital (Portland VA Medical Center), and later became a nuclear medical technologist. He was a member of the Society of Nuclear Medicine. In 1992, he retired as administrative officer of medical services from the VA medical center. Alan and his wife were world travelers, and his photography and adventure tales were legendary. Survivors include his wife, children, and five grandchildren.

Marian Louise Johnson ’37

Marian Louise Johnson ’37, July 27, 1994, in Portland. She attended Reed College in 1933–34. She was a drama coach at St. Helen's Hall School for Girls and the Portland Civic Theatre, and she wrote a number of children's plays. She won the Chorpenning Award of the Children's Theatre Conference of the American Educational Theatre Association. She is survived by numerous cousins.

Ruth Jenkins ’24

Ruth Jenkins ’24, April 6, 1998, in La Jolla, California. After graduating from the University of Oregon in 1925, she did graduate work at Mills College and the University of Puget Sound, which awarded her an LHD in 1952. She taught history and math in Eugene, Oregon; Boise, Idaho; and Honolulu, Hawaii. She worked as her father’s secretary and summer camp director when he was bishop of Nevada, and on his retirement, she became headmistress of the Annie Wright Seminary in Tacoma, Washington. From 1963 to 1971, she was headmistress of the Bishop’s School in La Jolla, California. She acted as consultant for several independent schools and served on the Scripps Hospital Board.

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.

Bruce A. Jann ’34

Bruce A. Jann ’34, June 28, 1999, in Portland. He received a master’s degree from Stanford University in 1936.

Anna Margaret Jones ’99

Anna Margaret Jones ’99, on September, 19, 1998, Red Hook, New York. Jones was murdered close to the Bard College campus, on September, 19, 1998. She had been attending Bard at the time of her death. She was from Oberlin, Ohio, and a memorial fund in her name was established by the Oberlin School District, which noted in their minutes that “she was an amazing young person.”

Douglas W. James ’80

Douglas W. James ’80, October 9, 1998. He graduated from Reed in English, later attending the University of Southern California to study law. In 1980 he was employed as a research technician for ITT Rayonier’s secondary sewage treatment laboratory in Port Angeles, Washington, after which he took a seven-month tour of South America. He worked as an attorney in Los Angeles in 1983 and in 1986 was on the staff of a residential facility for developmentally disabled teenagers in Seattle. Survivors include his wife.

Velma Atkinson Jansen Ruff MAT ’54

Velma Atkinson Jansen Ruff MAT ’54, May 19, 2002, in Portland. Velma studied French, Spanish, and history at the University of Illinois, receiving a BA in 1945. She married and raised two sons, teaching school in Illinois before moving to Portland when her husband sought work in the World War II shipyards. Due to a teacher shortage in Portland schools connected with the shipyard population, she taught double shifts of seventh grade students. Velma studied education and history at Reed. After her husband’s death, she received a Fulbright scholarship and taught in Costa Rica for a year. Her experiences there led to a lifelong admiration for the Latino people and their heritage. She also taught in Mexico. In 1957 she married Benjamin Ruff, and for 15 years they traveled throughout Wyoming, Montana, and the Dakotas, modeling and selling fine garments for the Utah Tailoring Company. Their work as Cow Country Clothes Peddlers was featured in the Christian Science Monitor and Life magazine. She maintained and successfully operated the business when her husband’s health began to fail, eventually moving to Oregon, where he died in 1989. Velma described her life as full of adventure in books, in the classroom, and in the exploration of multiple cultures. "The world is fascinating, life is fascinating," she said.

George M. Joseph ’51

George Manley Joseph ’51, former chief judge of the Oregon Court of Appeals, died on June 23, 2003, at age 72 of respiratory failure due to complications from polio. George served as a member of the Reed board of trustees from 1972 to 1980.

George Van Hoomisen, George's colleague who later became an Oregon Supreme Court justice, said that George was a leader, and that “he was going to try and bring you around to his point to view. He’s a very strong personality, and he’d speak his mind.”

George was born in Caldwell, Idaho, and was raised in Boise. He was a history major at Reed when in November 1950 he contracted polio; he missed a year at Reed after undergoing intensive rehabilitation, but succeeded in graduating in 1952. George went on to earn a JD at the University of Chicago Law School in 1955 and an LLM at the New York University Law School in 1959.


Leroy W. Jensen ’38

Leroy William Jensen ’38, August 24, 2003, from cancer. Roy attended Reed for two years with a focus on premedicine, then completed a BA at Oregon State College (Oregon State University) in bacteriology. Following graduation, he worked as a bacteriologist with the Oregon State Board of Health, doing epidemiology fieldwork throughout Oregon. In 1941 he completed the Civil Pilot Training Program, graduating from the USNAS program in Texas as a naval aviator in 1942. He then became an advanced instrument flight instructor with the 1st Marine Transport Group, and was deployed to the Pacific islands in 1943. After World War II, Roy joined the Marine Corps Reserves, retiring as a colonel in 1968. In 1956 he married Connie Eykelbosch, and they raised four children. Roy was an accomplished skier, traveler, and outdoorsman, and provided support for more than 20 environmental groups. Survivors include his daughter and sons, and seven grandchildren. His wife died in March.

Paul N. James ’49

Paul N. James ’49, July 30, 2001, in Belmont, Massachusetts. Paul received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Reed. He married Lenore Reduano, and they had three children. Survivors include his wife, two sons and a daughter, two grandsons, and two brothers, including Roger W. James ’49.

Mary Elisabeth Jeffcott ’38

Mary Elisabeth Bright Jeffcott ’38, April 2, 2004, in Oak Grove, Oregon. Betty transferred to Reed from Whitman College and earned a BA in sociology. In 1939, she married Robert Jeffcott; they had three children. During World War II, Betty volunteered at Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland. Her volunteer work extended for 50 years, and included participation in the PTA, the League of Women Voters, and the William Temple House Thrift Shop. She also worked as a docent and in rental sales for the Portland Art Museum, reflecting her interest in art. Other interests were reading and travel. Survivors include her daughter and two sons, five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a brother and two sisters.

Evalee Jennings ’44

Creigh Evalee Fratt Jennings ’44, January 25, 2001, in South Carolina. Evalee attended Reed for two and a half years, and completed a bachelor’s degree in German studies 34 years later at Furman University in Greensville, South Carolina. She married Gaston Jennings in 1944; they had three children, a son and two daughters. In 1947, they moved to the South, and she maintained a generous support for Reed throughout her life. Her husband died in 1972.

Roger Bennett Johnston ’71

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Roger Bennett Johnston ’71, May 12, 2004. Roger earned a bachelor’s degree from Reed in political science. While at Reed, he initiated a weekly campus litter patrol in accordance with his desire for a clean environment. In 1976, he was a candidate for a master’s degree in history from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. Roger held a number of jobs with the U.S. Forest Service in Yosemite National Park and the Stanislaus National Forest in California, and in the Monte Cristo and Verlot Ranger Districts in Washington. He worked as an editor for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the ’80s; and in the ’90s, he provided sea kayak tours and instruction through his Washington state business, Upper Left-Hand Kayak Tours. His death was reported by his wife, Beth Ungerecht.

Frances Jubitz ’35

Frances Wilson Jubitz ’35, August 3, 2004, in Portland. Bunny attended Reed for two years, receiving her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Oregon. She spent the 1935–36 academic year at Reed doing graduate study in education and psychology. By financial necessity, she left school and went to work in the home lighting department of PGE for one year, and in 1937 she married Amos M. Laurence. The couple taught for 20 years, beginning with one year at the Ojai School, in Ojai, California, before returning to Portland and teaching at the Catlin Hillside School and Gabel Country Day School (Catlin Gabel School). She also taught at Garden Home Grade School. In summers they operated a boys’ camp. In 1957 she married Monroe A. Jubitz, enjoying a 45-year marriage that included a blended family of six children—three from her first marriage—and opportunities for travel. Bunny was a woman of intelligence and strong opinions, who possessed athletic prowess. To her students and family she was a devoted guide and friend. Her courage and determination carried her through years of change, injury, and illness, from which she emerged as a strong and loving individual. Her community affiliations included the Junior League, Waverly Country Club, Multnomah Athletic Club, the University Club, Friends of the Columbia River Gorge, and the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority at the University of Oregon. Survivors include her daughter and two sons, her stepdaughter and stepsons, 20 grandchildren, nearly 13 great-grandchildren, and a brother. Her brother, William W. Wilson ’42, and uncle, Charles P. Wilson ’20, graduated from Reed.

John Andrew Jannsen ’50

John Andrew Jannsen ’50, June 14, 2005, in Portland. John served in the U.S. Navy in World War II. He earned a BA in physics from Reed, and worked as a computer programmer for the Multnomah School of the Bible in Portland. In 1967, he married Margaret R. Lowe. Survivors include two sons, a brother, and five grandchildren. His wife died in 2001.

J. Allen Johnson ’50

J. Allen Johnson ’50, May 24, 2006, from a brain aneurysm, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Allen attended Reed after serving with the 10th Mountain Division in its Italian campaign, and in occupation duty in Yugoslavia following World War II. He studied at the college for three years, with a focus on economics, was a member of the Reed fencing team, and supported his studies (and the remodel of a Model A Ford) by calling contra dances. Allen helped design and build the Reed ski cabin, maintaining his skill in carpentry in subsequent years in Alaska and Hawaii. He also maintained his interest in fencing, earning a Hawaii state championship in saber. He was fond of classical music and performed on a variety of musical instruments. After his move to Hawaii in 1959, he learned to surf and to build his own surfboard, and later enjoyed sailing. He managed his own real estate exchange business for several decades, and, for many years, worked as an instructor for the National Board of Realtors. Survivors include his first wife, Sylvia Baldwin ’50; their three sons—including Branden Johnson, who supplied the details for this memorial; a daughter; and a sister and brother.

Fae Gloria Jacobson MacCamy ’48

Fae Gloria Jacobson MacCamy ’48, July 6, 2006, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from lung cancer. Fae received a BA from Reed in economics. In 1951, she married Richard C. MacCamy ’49. The couple moved to Pittsburgh, where they raised three children, and where she later earned a master’s degree in history from Carnegie Mellon University. She taught high school history and economics classes at Winchester Thurston School in Shadyside for 20 years, retiring in 1989. She volunteered with the League of Women Voters and for a women’s shelter. Survivors include her husband, two daughters and a son, and six grandchildren. Her sister, Sylvia Jacobson Eisendorf ’35, also graduated from Reed.

Richard Gordon Jones ’50

Richard Gordon Jones ’50, April 28, 2007, in Seattle, Washington. Dick received a BA from Reed in history and philosophy. He married Sheila Bain ’51 in 1950; they had three sons, including Sean Jones ’80. In 1963, Dick earned an MA in history from the University of Washington, where he had become a member of the Phi Alpha Theta history honor society. Certified to teach in Washington State, he became an instructor at East High School in Bremerton, but was dismissed from his post in 1960 for involving his students in a U.S.–Soviet Cold War altercation. Dick regretted the action, and, aided by the teachers union, won a lawsuit against the school board, though he was unable to secure another teaching position. He then worked a variety of jobs, including seasonal farm labor, and was a volunteer at the Washington Cultural Cooperative Bookstore. In later years, Dick stated his occupation as teacher and janitor, and had a position at Seattle University. He was passionate about social change and progress, and spoke and wrote extensively about his views. He was also involved in efforts to secure a pardon for American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier.

Jean McKinley Johnson ’45

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Jean McKinley Johnson ’45, April 13, 2009, in Portland. Jean's introduction to Reed came through her father, political science professor Charles McKinley [political science 1918–60]. She grew up in the Eastmoreland neighborhood in Portland and enjoyed recreation with her family in the Oregon and Washington Cascades. Before transferring to Reed, where she earned a BA in political science, Jean attended Antioch College, and interned at Macy's in New York City and at the Jewish Children's Hospital. At Reed, she met Donald N. Johnson ’46, whom she married in 1946; they were married until his death in 2006. The couple lived in a number of cities on the West Coast, initially in California, where Jean worked at a children's library in Mill Creek. In support of their son and daughter, Jean volunteered in schools and for the PTA. She later joined the League of Women Voters, and volunteered for various Eugene (Oregon) city commissions. The family traveled and lived in a number of places, included Venezuela and Europe. A favorite place for Jean was the family's beach house in Ocean Park, Washington. In retirement, Jean and Don moved back to Eastmoreland—half a block away from Jean's childhood home. They continued to travel in retirement and enjoy golf, and later moved into Rose Villa Retirement Center. Jean's brothers, Donald McKinley ’39 and Hugh McKinley ’41, also graduated from Reed.

Bessie Ramona Johnson Day ’40

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Bessie Ramona Johnson Day ’40, February 4, 2010, in Portland. Bessie was a day-dodger at Reed when she met Jesse H. Day ’42; they married in 1938. She worked for the Navy Department in the Family Allowance Division while Jesse earned advanced degrees in chemistry from Case Western Reserve University. “When I stopped with the Navy Department, my husband was editing a magazine called the SPE Journal, the Society of Plastics Engineers Journal, and I sort of half took over his work on that. And then they asked me to be the executive secretary, to run the national office,” she told Gay Walker ’69 in an oral history interview in 2003. Bessie was executive secretary for the society for five years, after which she volunteered with the Red Cross and the Sigma Kappa sorority. Jesse taught at Ohio University, and after his death in 1989, Bessie returned to Portland. She greatly valued the year she spent at Reed.

Maxine J. Johnson Martin ’50

Maxine J. Johnson Martin ’50, July 8, 2009, in Los Angeles, California. Mackie attended Reed for two years and was a special education teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District for 30 years. She enjoyed being a mother of six, and did volunteer youth group work “for fun.” The experiences she had at Reed served as a positive influence throughout her life. “I think I was born when I entered Reed. I was exposed to so much creative activity and scientific research that I had to be a teacher with an open mind and enthusiasm.” She enjoyed calligraphy, painting, and music, and was intent on writing a book about teaching those with special needs, as well as completing a novel. Survivors include her children, seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Phyllis Johnston Manning ’64

Phyllis Johnston Manning ’64, April 25, 2009, in Astoria, Oregon. Phyllis earned a BA in German from Reed.

Katherine Louise Jolly MALS ’68 and Staff

Katherine Louise Jolly MALS ’68 and staff member, February 1, 2010, in Portland. After earning a BA in history from University of California, Berkeley, in 1943, Louise traveled to Florida, where she married her high school sweetheart, Howard D. Jolly, who later taught sociology at Reed [1949-70]. Louise and Howard had two daughters, Diane Jolly Bleything ’68, who graduated from Reed, and Marilyn Jolly Johnson ’71, who also attended the college. Beginning in 1954, Louise worked at Reed in the public relations and admission offices and in the education department. She also taught at Catlin Gabel School, the Portland Jewish Academy, and at Riverdale School, and was a teacher and librarian for the Reynolds School District. She volunteered with the Reed Women's Committee and the AAUW, was a docent at the Portland Art Museum, and was a member of the Multnomah Athletic Club. She excelled as a masters synchronized swimmer. Survivors include her daughters and three granddaughters. Howard died in 1970.

Priscilla Joubert Schwejda ’45

Priscilla Joubert Schwejda ’45, February 14, 2011, in Forest Grove, Oregon. Percy, as she was known at Reed, earned a BA in political science, and worked for Braniff Airways in Texas after college. A layover in Chicago led to a visit to the Jane Addams Hull House, where she took a job as the organization's program secretary. At Hull House, she took piano lessons from Donald Schwejda; they married in 1948. Don's teaching and study took them to Indiana and to Pacific University in Oregon. Percy spent 15 years at home raising their four children, before becoming a teacher's aide. After earning degrees from Pacific University and Western Oregon University, she taught reading for Yamhill schools. “Children need to be encouraged to take risks when reading. They need to be given the opportunities to try a lot of things and not to fear failure,” she said. Percy used songs, poetry, plays, and puppetry to point out differences in written and spoken language and to demonstrate the beauty of language. “Although my formal study for teaching took place long after I attended Reed, the habits of critical thinking and methods of research that I learned there were invaluable for academic work. And, hopefully, the Reed passion for learning was contagious for my students.” Outside of teaching, she enjoyed camping with her family, photography, calligraphy, drawing, painting, and sculpture. She appreciated the marvels of nature found in bird watching, viewing a sunrise or sunset, or in hiking. She also attended Elderhostels around the country and was a longtime member of St. Anthony's Parish in Forest Grove. Percy and friends Betty Havely Golding ’45 and Eleanor May ’45 gathered once a year for 30 years in the summer to reminisce about Reed. Survivors include two sons and daughters, six grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and two sisters.

Emery C. Jennings MAT ’61

Emery C. Jennings MAT ’61, July 19, 2010, in Littleton, Colorado. Emery earned a BS in economics from Lawrence University, a master's in teaching from Reed in mathematics, and a PhD from the University of Denver. He taught high school and college mathematics, including a stint at Lower Columbia Junior College in Longview, Washington. For seven years, he worked as an industrial accountant before entering the field of school administration. At Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, Colorado, he served as dean of admission, vice president, and acting president, and was appointed treasurer and business manager at St. John's College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Emery married Jean Weeks in Longview, Washington, in 1952; they were together for 44 years. They retired in Littleton in 1986. Survivors include two brothers.

Philip Dean Janney ’49

Philip Dean Janney ’49, April 14, 2012, in Portland. Dean was a B-24 pilot during World War II and a member of the Oregon Air National Guard. He came to Reed on the GI Bill and studied at the college for more than three years with a focus on economics. He became an accountant and a partner at the Portland firm of Janney, Wathen & Company. Dean had an inquisitive mind and enjoyed sharing a quip and a song. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, JoAnne (Garber); three sons; four grandchildren; and two brothers.

Darrell Allan Jenks ’80

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Darrell Allan Jenks ’80, May 14, 2012, in Baltimore, Maryland, from cancer. Darrell came to Reed from Las Cruces, New Mexico, and earned a BA in French. He went on to earn an MA in political science from the Universidad del Zulia in Maracaibo, Venezuela, an MA in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, and a PhD from Salve Regina University in Newport. He joined the Foreign Service and served as an officer in the Diplomatic Corps in Belize, Japan, Taiwan, China, Venezuela, Brazil, Korea, Iraq, and the United States. He received the Secretary of State’s award for excellence in public diplomacy; a Superior Honor Award in recognition of extraordinary dedication to duty and creative, disciplined leadership for work in Maysan, Iraq; and a meritorious award for extraordinary contributions to U.S. interests in China—along with honorary citizenship in places he served. “Darrell, a brilliant linguist, served the American people well,” wrote his widow, Thelma Coyoc. He was fluent in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese (Mandarin), Taiwanese, Korean, and Japanese, and had a working knowledge, largely self-taught, of Arabic. He was fascinated by people and cultures, and formed lasting friendships everywhere he went. He also was an avid drummer, joining bands wherever he was posted and even playing a concert in Mongolia in 1990. Darrell spent 30 years in the Foreign Service and was director of the Foreign Service Institute’s Japanese Language and Area Training Center in Yokohama until his diagnosis. “His colleagues admired him for his warm, lively, and outgoing personality, as well as his conscientious leadership in the workplace.” Survivors include Thelma; daughter Desiree; son Christopher; and his parents, two brothers, and an uncle. “Darrell always praised Reed, encouraged students to apply to attend Reed, and told of his formative years and what Reed offered him. He was really an intellectual.”

Roger William James ’49

Roger William James ’49, July 18, 2013, in Kennewick, Washington. Roger came to Reed after serving in the U.S. Army. He earned a BA from Reed and an MS from Oregon State College (University) in chemistry and made a career as a chemist at the Hanford nuclear facility in Washington. He never missed a day of work in his career there. He lived simply, in a Richland alphabet house he purchased in the 1950s. He was devoted to caring for animals and contributed to their charitable support, such as providing resources to establish the Roger James Animal Adoption Center in Kennewick.

Barbara P. Johnson-Muller Johnson-Wint ’70

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Barbara P. Johnson-(Muller) Wint ’70, April 3, 2013, in DeKalb, Illinois, from a MRSA infection, contracted while hospitalized for cancer treatment. Barbara came to Reed on a college scholarship and also received financial support from the Society of Friends she worshipped with in Pennsylvania. Though she remembered the years at Reed for academic preparation, she took pleasure in recalling other aspects of the time, including eating wild berries for breakfast and hiking in the Cascades with other students (in particular, managing to cross a precarious mountain passage). She earned a BA in biology from Reed and then went on to Michigan State University, where she received a PhD, and met David, a fellow student whom she married in 1978. They created a new surname, honoring one pioneer from each family who had lived an outstanding life. Barbara’s keen investigative skills were at play when she and David discovered a shallow woodland pond in a heavily wooded area near the Michigan campus, which proved to be an ideal habitat for the blue-spotted salamander. The couple then went to Massachusetts, where Barbara did postdoctoral work at Harvard Medical School and where she taught until 1987. Specializing in cellular biology, she worked with Dr. Jerome Gross at Massachusetts General Hospital and there began a career focus on collagen research. She joined the faculty in biological sciences at Northern Illinois University, where she received tenure and taught and conducted research. She was a tremendous advocate for her students, says David, and initiated two courses at the university. Recognizing that students were disadvantaged in their career pursuits without the knowledge of how to use advanced research equipment, Barbara created a course in bioinstrumentation. One student’s gratitude for the class, and her employer’s appreciation for her experience, led to the employer’s providing a generous gift of equipment and supplies for the university, coming at a time when resources for research materials were quite limited. A second course was in gravitational and space biology. She also supported the establishment of a program to recognize undergraduates in research, which became an annual event during which students present their findings to the public. Barbara had a substantial presence in her field—one student was accepted to a PhD program on her recommendation alone—and NASA’s need for measuring gravitational effects in cell cultures led to her selection for two highly competitive faculty research fellowships at the Ames Research Center. (Ever vigilant to secure opportunities for undergraduates, she also shared the NASA experience with two of her students during a summer session.) Barbara maintained the connection to NASA throughout her career and was working with them on her final research, using infrared as a tool for measurement—either directed to or emitted by a cell in the growing process. A moon rock, which she personally escorted from NASA to the university, was the focal point of a moon mission exhibition that she arranged with colleagues. On their car trips from the university to Ames, Barbara navigated and David drove, accompanied by their pets, two poodles and two Japanese quail. Back in Illinois, she took delight in raising Shubunkin fish in a pond and gardening with David—their 12-foot-tall heritage tomato vines wowed visitors and the fruit filled their pantry. A great observer, Barbara noted the arrival one day of a hummingbird that took nectar from the feeder by the kitchen window and its companion, a honeybee (that did not take nectar). The two flew off together to a nearby apple tree and returned often to the feeder. Barbara was a highly motivated individual, says David. “Whatever she committed to, she approached full bore. Barbara would consider things carefully, and when she made up her mind, things happened.”

Mark H. Jacobsen ’72

Mark H. Jacobsen ’72, October 21, 2013, in Arlington, Virginia, from cardiac complications related to type 1 diabetes. Mark earned a BA from Reed and a PhD at UC Irvine in history. He also studied at the University of London for a year on a Fulbright Scholarship. He taught military history for 21 years at the U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College in Quantico, Virginia, and was coauthor of the first scholarly account of the Royal Navy in the Pacific War, Old Friends New Enemies: The Royal Navy & the Imperial Japanese Navy, Volume 2. “Always curious to learn about other cultures, he particularly enjoyed working with students from allied nations around the world.” Mark is remembered as an exceptionally generous man and a natural teacher with a passion for books. He lived with type I diabetes for nearly 50 years. Survivors include three brothers, a sister-in-law, and three nephews, who were a great joy in Mark’s life.

Marion M. Grant Josselyn ’43

Marion M. Josselyn Grant ’43, January 10, 2014, in Phoenix, Arizona, following a major stroke. The daughter of a U.S. diplomat, Marion was born in Chongqing, China, and received her early schooling in China and British Columbia. She studied for two years at Reed, completing a BA in general literature. At the college, she met economics major Robert E. Grant ’43. They were married in 1945. Bob’s career with First National City Bank/Citibank in the overseas division led to their living in Africa, Asia, India, and the Middle East for nearly 40 years. Marion’s own experience of living outside the U.S. helped ease her family’s adjustment to new cultures. Bob retired in 1986 and they moved to Arizona. A kindhearted and considerate individual, who lived to please others, Marion is survived by Bob and their daughter, two sons, seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. During their life together, Marion and Bob remembered Reed favorably and were generous donors to the college.

Herman Andrew Johansen ’48

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Margaret Kilbuck Johansen ’44 and H. Andrew Johansen ’48

Herman Andrew Johansen ’48, September 30, 2013, at home in McMinnville, Oregon. Andrew grew up in Astoria, Oregon, and came to Reed, where he met Margaret H. Kilbuck ’44, who became a lithograph and textile artist and a weaver of distinction; they married in 1939. Andrew left Reed to serve with the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division in Italy during World War II, and returned after the war to complete a BA in chemistry and physics. He then worked at the U.S. Bureau of Mines in Albany, Oregon, and earned an MA in chemistry and a PhD in electrochemistry from the University of Oregon. For more than 20 years, he was a research scientist in metallurgy at the Westinghouse Research facilities in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, doing groundbreaking work on the isolation of titanium. He retired in 1975 to do farming in McMinnville. Andrew and Marg raised organic blueberries and reforested sections of their farm, which was enrolled in the federal wetlands program for the South Yamhill River. Andrew was politically active until middle age, and maintained interests in mountaineering, nature conservancy, biking, woodworking, and gardening. He also sang and performed in local choirs and theatres. He reported that his education at Reed had been of great importance to his life and career. “The technical competence obtained in the field of chemistry enabled me to follow a lifelong interest in the nature of materials, particularly inorganic chemistry and rare metal metallurgy, and to follow my natural bent for inquiry into all matters of intellectual curiosity.” Survivors include three sons and two daughters, including Marta J. Johansen ’78; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Marg died in 2004. In accordance with Andrew’s lifelong regard for libraries, donations may be offered in his name to the Friends of the McMinnville Public Library.

David Byron Baldwin James ’59 [’68]

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David Byron Baldwin James ’59 [’68], November 4, 2014, in Sante Fe, New Mexico.

David attended Reed for five years (and also took a graduate course at the college in summer 1969). Called away in his fourth year, due to the death of his father, he completed requirements for a BA in literature in 1968. Says Frances Land Moore ’59, who met David on the train en route to Reed for their freshman year, “At Reed, David was a cheerful, optimistic person, full of boundless enthusiasm and ideas—enjoyable company. On Sundays, when there was no food service in the commons, he was among a small group of us who used to make dinner (macaroni & cheese on a hotplate) in the social room of the New Women’s Dorm (now McNaughton), then sip black tea and take turns reading Winnie-the-Pooh aloud.” David began his studies as a philosophy major, then switched to classics, and took several classes from Prof. Heinz F. Peters [German 1940–59], who instilled in him a deep love of German poetry, says Frances, adding: “He didn’t finish his thesis on time, but nevertheless spent the next year in Göttingen, Germany, on a scholarship. During his stay he enjoyed visiting historic and picturesque towns, drawing new ideas and insights from whatever he experienced.”


Steven P. Jobs ’76

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Steve Jobs ’76: Reed was a much deeper part of him than one might think from his official transcript.

Visionary. Iconoclast. Rebel.

Steven P. Jobs ’76 died on October 5, 2011, in Cupertino, California, from cancer. Even though he was officially enrolled at Reed for a single semester, he was the quintessential Reedie.


Ulrich Berthold Jacobsohn ’50

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Ulli Jacobsohn and Dorothy Williams Jacobsohn

Ulrich Berthold Jacobsohn ’50, May 6, 2015, in Augusta, Maine.

Born in Berlin, Ulli escaped Germany in 1933 with his mother, brother Peter [’50], and sisters Irene and Lillian. They met their father in Switzerland, where he had fled one hour after learning he was to be picked up by the Gestapo. The family found safety in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, until war erupted and forced them to move again—this time to Bangkok. His father, an ophthalmologist, was able to practice medicine in Thailand and founded the country’s first school for the blind. Ulli and Peter were tutored by their mother before the brothers found their way to Reed.


Kent Hugh Johnston ’60

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Kent Hugh Johnston ’60, March 26, 2015, in Portland. Kent enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1950 and served in communications in the Philippines. Following the Korean War, he enrolled at Reed, where he earned a BA in physics, writing his thesis ,“Negative Corona Configurations along a Fine Wire,” with Prof. Jean Delord [1950–88]. Kent pursued a career in materials science at Tektronix. Survivors include his wife, Lorraine; his son and daughter; and two sisters.

Prof. Dorothy Olga Johansen ’33

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Dorothy Johansen was an influential historian and beloved professor. Courtesy of Special Collections, Eric V. Hauser Memorial Library, Reed College.

Dorothy Olga Johansen ’33, professor emerita of history, died in Portland on December 13, 1999, at age 95. 

A preeminent historian of the Pacific Northwest, she was honored with the Oregon Women of Achievement award (1957) from Theta Sigma Phi, the C.E.S. Wood Award for lifetime achievement from the Oregon Institute of Literary Arts (1988), and the Captain Robert Gray Award for distinguished achievement in Pacific Northwest history from the Washington State Historical Society (1969 and 1970).


Mary Frances Sophie Kuylaars Jones Pennington ’39

Born in Stockholm, Sweden, and raised in Portland, Mary earned a BA from Reed in biology, writing her thesis with Prof. L.E. Griffin [biology 1920-45] on the thyroid gland of lamprey larvae. After graduation, Mary worked for Prof. Griffin, making histology slides. She went on to earn an MA in bacteriology from the University of Oregon Medical School (OHSU) and was elected to Sigma Xi. She married fellow medical student Charles H. Jones, who became a physician in psychology. His career and war service with the army took them to locations throughout the United States. Mary worked as a bacteriologist and medical technologist in several hospitals and state and private clinics. She volunteered with the medical auxiliary, the American Association of University Women, and Camp Fire. She was devoted to her children, enjoyed travel with Charles abroad and stateside, attended Elderhostel sessions, sewed, painted, and hosted wonderful events. Following Charles’ death, Mary married Lloyd D. Pennington ’39. Survivors include her three daughters, a son, 9 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Lloyd died in 2007.

Kenneth Jacobsen ’51

Born in 1922, Ken was one of seven children of Norwegian immigrants, Karen and Christian Jacobson.

Ken attended Reed on the GI Bill, after serving as a reconnaissance staff sergeant for the 23rd Armored Division in Europe during WWII. He wrote his thesis, Post office department policies and employee unions, with Prof. Charles McKinley [political science 1918-60].


Lyle Vincent Jones ’44

Lyle was born in Grandview, Washington, and was admitted to Reed in 1941, but deferred for a year to earn money to supplement his scholarship. In 1942, he enrolled at Reed, but left after one year to join the Army Air Corps. The Air Corps put him into the Army Pre-Meteorology Program (AMP) and assigned him to Reed for a year! Mustered out after the war, he obtained a PhD from Stanford in psychology and statistics in 1950. After brief stints at the Universities of Chicago and Texas, he arrived at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1957, where he was an alumni distinguished professor, director of the psychometric laboratory, and for 10 years vice chancellor and dean of the graduate school. 

Lyle became a psychologist in an era when reputation in that field was gained by concocting a theory of human behavior; most such theories were some combination of arcane and minuscule, and of little if any applicability. He rejected that path and instead was one of the pioneers in using a combination of scientific psychology and sophisticated statistical analysis to guide and assess social progress. In his presidential address to the Psychometric Society in 1963,  titled “Beyond Babbage,” he foresaw the coming impact of computers on both science and society; his laboratory was an early user of then-small computers in highly innovative ways. He anticipated the work of Nate Silver in applying statistical models to polling data to have a better idea of how elections would turn out, and served as a consultant to television networks on election nights over a span of many elections. He was an early and frequent contributor to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), and was a main author of the NAEP’s work in the 1980s demonstrating the positive effects of Project Head Start; he regarded this extended effort as his professional legacy.

Lyle was an avid reader, Carolina basketball fan; tennis, bridge, and poker player; traveler; author; editor; collaborator; and political adviser. He was a lifelong supporter of Reed, where he endowed the Lyle Vincent Jones scholarship, and of Doctors without Borders. His daughter, Susan Edison Jones Hartley; son, Tad Jones; and granddaughter Shawna Hartley of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, survive him. 


Lois Baker Janzer ’50

Poet, translator, and teacher, Lois was born in Oakland, California, and grew up in Seattle. Her interest in the world’s languages and cultures was cultivated in her working-class neighborhood, home to many immigrant families. As a teenager she worked as a cook and counselor at a Girl Scout summer camp near Hood Canal, and as a secretary for Alaska Steamship in San Francisco.

Majoring in literature at Reed, she worked on the campus literary magazine, and was particularly influenced by professors Lloyd Reynolds [English and art 1929–69] and Natalie Balakohin Dodge [Russian 1943–67]. She excelled in her coursework and made lifelong friends, with whom she shared madrigal and folk singing as well as ski trips in blue jeans and Army surplus skis. She wrote her thesis on the moral theme in the novels of Ivan Turgenev. She was briefly married to Bruce Cartozian ’50, and they lived for a few years in New York after graduation.


Thomas Jones ’79

Tom grew up in eastern Oregon and attended the University of Oregon before transferring to Reed. A psychology major, he wrote his thesis on the effectiveness of behavioral treatments for insomnia with Prof. Leslie Squier [psychology 1953–88]. He went on to earn a master’s in political sociology from the London School of Economics and a master of philosophy in sociology from the University of Oxford. A producer/director of both television and film, Tom owned his own production company in San Antonio, where he produced and directed commercials. He also worked as a sports marketing consultant.

Tom’s most memorable times were spent with his family and working with San Antonio youth, both as a soccer coach and as a volunteer for Central Catholic High School’s Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps. Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Amy, sons Trevor and Riley, his parents Harold and Betty, and his brother Tim.

Lena Lorraine Jones ’49

The youngest of three sisters, Lorraine spent her early years on the Oregon coast. The family relocated to Portland, where Lorraine graduated from Jefferson High School. After attending Reed, she had a long career with Pacific Northwest Bell Telephone Company, retiring in 1982. Lorraine’s love of animals led to a lifetime dedicated to the rescue, care, and placement of cats to loving homes through the Animal Rescue and Care Fund. She had a passion for books, and her extensive library was a source of pride. She was an accomplished pianist who loved opera and symphony, and, like her father, was an inveterate record keeper, making entries every day. Her neighbors in Northeast Portland’s Sabin neighborhood admired her quiet dignity and impeccable propriety, because Lorraine was a creative woman with a unique way of expressing herself.

Nancy Jones Butterfield ’60

Nancy attended Reed and Portland State and spent most of her life in Astoria, Oregon. For 33 years she was an editor and feature writer at the Daily Astorian and the Chinook Observer in Long Beach, Washington. Nancy raised three boys single-handedly and loved socializing with people to discover unique things about them. A voracious reader, she enjoyed traveling, genealogy, and British TV dramas. She was a lifelong newshound, even in retirement; in 2005, when the oil barge Millicoma ran aground near Cape Disappointment, she rushed to the scene with a camera to snap dramatic photos. Preceded in death by her husband, Michael Rush, she is survived by her three sons, Mark, Tod, and Jason Butterfield.

David L. Johnson AMP ’44

January 19, 2014, in Seattle, Washington.

David was born in Moscow, Idaho, and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was in the army premeteorology program at Reed and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Idaho and a PhD in electrical engineering from Purdue University. He joined the faculty of the department of electrical engineering at the University of Washington as an associate professor in 1955. During his academic career, he was a pioneer in artificial intelligence and computer engineering and brought the new fields of digital computing and computer science to UW. As a Fulbright Scholar, he conducted seminal research into dolphin learning. David also worked with Jim Howe, a leading AI researcher at the University of Edinburgh, and helped to develop the graduate program in engineering at the university.

After retiring, he traveled extensively with his wife, Corinne; loved reciting the works of A.A. Milne and Lewis Carroll to children and adults; and cherished the outdoors. Spending summers at Priest Lake and Eliza Island, he believed wholeheartedly that “there is nothing—absolutely nothing—half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” Corinne survives him.

Waldo Brighton Jones ’50

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Waldo was born in New York City and grew up in the Greenhaven neighborhood of Rye, New York. She attended the Rye Country Day School and then the Putney School in Vermont. An adventurous spirit led her to Reed, where she was as enthusiastic instructing skiers and hiking on Mt. Hood as she was in the classroom. Waldo graduated from Bennington College with a bachelor’s degree in literature. Immediately following graduation, she married the love of her life, James E. Jones ’47, whom she met at Reed.

She started out in the executive training program at Bonwit Teller in New York, doing copywriting until she welcomed a first child in 1952. The couple embraced parenthood and moved to Mt. Kisco, New York, to raise their three children. Waldo had an uncanny ability to teach, and under her tutelage, countless kids learned to read, ride a bike, swim, recite a poem, and, most importantly, to value and respect others. She began working as an assistant teacher, and retired in 1991 as the head of the lower school at Rippowam Cisqua School. Nothing made her happier than greeting hundreds of children by name and with a firm handshake. After retiring she shared pleasurable years with family and friends, alternating between summers in Whitingham, Vermont, and winters in Pass-a-Grille, Florida.


Laurin Johnson MAT ’66

Laurin was born in Bismarck, North Dakota, where his Norwegian grandparents had homesteaded. He enjoyed childhood in a day when children and dogs ran free, and cherished the time spent on his Uncle Peter’s farm, sitting with his cousins in the hopper of the combine as the wheat rained down, or resting his forehead on the warm flank of the cow he milked.

After World War II, Laurin’s family moved to Denver, Colorado, where he delivered the Rocky Mountain News at dawn and the Denver Post in the afternoon, lobbing the papers onto porches from his bicycle. Before graduating from East High School, he watched newsreels of A-bomb tests on the Bikini Atoll, and signed affidavits that he had never been associated with anyone on a list of a hundred or more organizations, all of them Communist fronts. The House Un-American Activities Committee dominated the news. The Korean War loomed in the future. In the gloom of the ’50’s, Laurin smoked Camel cigarettes and read Hot Rod magazine, Kierkegaard, Camus, and Kafka.

He enrolled in the engineering school at the University of Colorado, and then spent six months at the Army Language School in Monterey, California, and two years as a translator in Frankfurt, Germany. After his discharge, he remained in Europe, attending the University of Montpellier in the south of France. Returning to the states, he earned a bachelor’s degree in literature from the University of Chicago, and, to support himself, worked for the Encyclopedia Britannica, researching and answering questions to which readers could not find answers. He then headed to San Francisco and found work as a bank teller. Following the assassination of President Kennedy, Laurin hopped a freighter and headed back to Europe, where he married a girlfriend from his days at Montpellier. The couple moved to Portland, where Laurin earned an MA in teaching at Reed and then taught English at Portland Community College from 1967 to 1990. In 1989, he married Deborah Rand. During his retirement, Laurin enjoyed travel, music, carpentry, reading, and philosophizing with friends over a cold beer. He published a book on the astronomical roots of Homer’s Odyssey. When his beloved 1950 pickup camper finally rusted out, he converted a mini–school bus into a cozy retreat for Deborah and their golden retrievers. Whenever he felt the need to pray, he sat at his upright piano and played the andante of Bach’s Italian Concerto. Laurin is survived by his three children, Mira Lazaro, Lisa Diamond, and Isaac Johnson; their mother, Yvette Roche Johnson; his sister, Lois Jouette; his wife, Deborah Rand; and his stepchildren, Julie Crary and Matthew Goodwin.

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.


Loralene James ’62

May 5, 2018, in Lake Oswego, Oregon, of natural causes.

Lorie was born in Alameda, California, and moved with her family to Portland in 1951, where she attended Sylvan Grade School and Lincoln High School. She studied at Reed for two years and then moved to the Bay Area, where she worked for AT&T and earned her bachelor’s degree in history at UC Berkeley.


Irvin Jolliver ’51

May 28, 2018, in Vancouver, Washington.

Irvin grew up near the railroad roundhouse in Vancouver, Washington, where he played with his cousins and friends. He loved everything about trains and would later site his home based in part on its proximity to the train tracks. He attended Vancouver High School, was elected to the Honor Dramatic Society, and because of that recognition was given the opportunity to design and build the sets for the senior production of Pride and Prejudice. When World War II broke following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Irvin joined the army and served for three years in the Pacific region as a classification specialist with an aviation engineer battalion participating in the construction of airfields on Guam and Okinawa. 

After the war, Irwin’s high school teacher and mentor, Pearl Hall, encouraged him to participated in a joint program between the Portland Museum Art School and Reed College. At Reed he met his wife, Berenice Stocks ’52. A lifelong educator, Irwin taught ceramics at the Portland Museum Art School for 18 years and then taught humanities, art, and biology at Hudson’s Bay High School for more than 35 years. He was selected for the National Endowment for the Humanities faculty, and he and Bernice established the Vancouver Arts and Crafts Fair.


Virginia Jardine Banks ’63

November 27, 2019, in Williamsburg, Virginia, from cardiac arrest.

Born and raised in Portland, Virginia was a history major at Reed, where she met her husband, David Banks ’63. She wrote her thesis, “George E. Chamberlain, Governor of Oregon, 1903–1909,” with Prof. Dorothy O. Johansen ’33 [history 1934–84] advising and went on to earn a master’s degree in library science from UCLA. Virginia worked as a cataloger at the Library of Congress before opting for full-time motherhood. The family lived in Vienna, Virginia; Frankfurt, Germany; Rome, Italy; and The Hague, Netherlands, before retiring to Williamsburg in 2003. Virginia was a Cub Scout leader in Rome and an embassy community liaison officer in The Hague.


Mary Jones Flores ’59

May 31, 2018, in Spokane, Washington.

Born in Seattle, Mary attended Reed and was employed for most of her adult life by the State of Washington, beginning at the University of Washington and ending at the Department of Corrections. She is survived by her son, Nils Mork, and her daughter, Tina Fairfax.

Laura Jean Watson Jory ’49

March 3, 2021, in Portland.

Laura Jean followed in the footsteps of her mother, Esther Kelly Watson ’17, her aunt Laura Kelly ’16, and her uncle Joyce Raymond Kelly ’15, who were in the first three graduating classes at Reed. She grew up in Northeast Portland, attended Alameda Elementary School, and at Grant High School met Fred Jory, the love of her life and husband for nearly 65 years. They married in 1948 at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, where she was a lifelong member.


Berenice Stocks Jolliver ’52

March 29, 2020, in Vancouver, Washington.

Berenice was raised with six brothers and sisters in Portland. Vibrant and quick-witted, she loved school and particularly enjoyed student government and debate. She received a scholarship to Reed and attended a dual-enrollment program with the Portland Art Museum. Through this program, she met her future husband, artist Irvin Jolliver ’51. They shared a common interest in the arts, married, and built a home in Vancouver, Washington, where they raised a family and enjoyed creative pursuits for 68 years.

A passionate advocate for the arts, Berenice chaired the Vancouver Art Fair and organized regional Northwest artists to create Vancouver’s long-running Hudson’s Bay Art Fair. Art and community were also highlighted in her work for the Columbian and the Fort Vancouver Regional Library, and her list of volunteer works included art, education, and community. An enthusiastic and eclectic reader, she loved finding new sources of inspiration for herself and others. She is survived by her children: Cerise, Linette, Cynthia, Holly, and Vincent.

Melvin Harry Judkis ’39

September 3, 2021, in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania.

Melvin Judkis, who preferred the mononym “Jud,” died two months shy of his 103rd birthday. Born to Russian immigrants who owned a general store in Portland, he excelled at Jefferson High School and graduated at the age of 16.


Stephen F. Johnston ’60

October 8, 2021, in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Born in Bozeman, Montana, Stephen spent his school years in Tacoma, Washington, and Portland. He was at Reed for four years and majored in chemistry, but got his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota. He worked for 3M, first in the magnetic products division and then in 3M pharmaceuticals, where he was part of the team working on the nitroglycerin patch.

He met Barbara Meuleners on a blind date, and they married in 1965 and had two children, Jason and Jolie. Stephen was an avid golfer and enjoyed bowling, but his real passion was live theatre. He acted in 40 shows and was a board member at Lakeshore Players for 23 years. After havng been residents of White Bear Lake for more than 60 years, he  and Barbara moved to Echo Ridge Senior Living in Oakdale, Minnesota. When Barbara died last year, Stephen moved to Polar Ridge Senior Living in North St. Paul. He is survived by his children and his sister, Nancy Erben.

Katharine Jaeger Steig ’58

August 12, 2022, in West Vancouver, British Columbia, from complications of a stroke.

Katharine met her husband Mike Steig ’58 at Reed. She finished her degree in education at the University of Washington. In 1966, she and Mike moved to West Vancouver, British Columbia, where she worked in the library and became actively involved in protecting the parks and wilderness on the edge of urban and suburban Vancouver. Katharine’s greatest passions were wild plants and the nature that supports wild creatures and nourishes humans. Her legacy can be seen from Vancouver to the North Shore Mountains, where an important stand of old growth forest still exists because of her efforts, and where two peaks in Cypress Provincial Park were saved from future development. She is survived by her two sons, Joseph and Eric;  and her sister Winifred Wood ’55.

Dale W. Jorgenson ’55

June 8, 2022, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, from a long-lasting coronavirus infection.

A giant among economists, Dale conducted groundbreaking research on information technology and economic growth, energy and the environment, tax policy and investment behavior, and applied econometrics. He was the Samuel W. Morris University Professor Emeritus at Harvard University, and, as Harvard said of him, “sits comfortably in the pantheon of Harvard’s greatest economists.”


Neil Talbot Jumonville ’77

September 8, 2022, in Tallahassee, Florida, following a five-year battle with Alzheimer’s.

Neil was raised in the Council Crest neighborhood of Portland and graduated from Lincoln High School. After high school, he worked in a lumber mill and traveled around Europe for a few years. He began college at Pacific University and then transferred to Reed, where he wrote his thesis, “Market Socialism: The Theory and Its Critics,” advised by Profs. Peter Sinclair [economics 1976–77] and Maure Goldschmidt [political science 1935–81]. He received a fellowship to study history at Columbia and went on to receive another MA and his PhD from Harvard in American studies.


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.


Bart Jones ’65

March 5, 2023, from Parkinson’s disease.

Bart learned to read at age five when he had rheumatic fever; he then skipped first grade. After graduating from Oakwood Friends School in Poughkeepsie, New York, Bart attended Reed, where he studied linguistics and received a bachelor’s in general literature. He spent his junior year in Greece learning the language.

Bart entered doctoral programs in linguistics at the University of Chicago, the University of Pennsylvania (where he edited a book, Kinesics and Context by Ray Birdwhistell), and SUNY Buffalo, where it became clear he wasn’t destined to be an academic. While living in Portland, Bart helped start a bicycle repair collective and worked for the urban planning department for the city.


Nicholas Joseph ’22

August 11, 2022 in Española, New Mexico.

Nicholas blazed through life like a shooting star—catapulting himself from one passion to the next, eager to soak up every piece of knowledge and excitement the world had to offer. Born in San Diego, California, he always found new ways to have fun. As a toddler, he’d dress up as a superhero and run around the house. He was an active boy and played just about every sport possible. As the years went on, his passions for writing, literature and language took over. He graduated from High Tech High and studied Russian literature at Reed until 2020.