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Vera Lenon Rigby ’37

Vera Lenon Rigby ’37, May 29, 1994, in Lubbock, Texas. She married Fred Rigby ’35, in 1937. She was an ICCU nurse for 10 years prior to her retirement in 1980. Survivors include a daughter; son Fred Rigby ’70; sister Ethel Lenon Setterberg ’42; brother Harlow Lenon ’35; and two grandchildren, Rachel Kleban ’92, and Matthew Kleban ’96. Her husband died in 1991.

Jean Lowery Wells ’30

Jean Lowery Wells ’30, in April 29, 1995, in Princeton, New Jersey. After graduation from Reed, she taught high school in Newberg, Oregon, for several years. She married Kenneth Wells ’30 in the Eliot Hall chapel in 1932 and the couple lived in Portland until 1940. They then spent three years in Medford and three years in Eugene before moving to White Plains, New York, in 1945. In 1952, they settled in Princeton, New Jersey. Jean worked for many years with Opinion Research Corporation as a proofreader and in other capacities. She was active in various civic affairs, including the Red Cross, Recording for the Blind, and United Way. She and her husband were members of the Unitarian Fellowship. After retirement, the couple traveled in Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Hawaii, as well as making several trips back to Portland. In addition to her husband, she is survived by their son, Roger B. Wells ’63.

Marie-Louise Langdell Melvin MAT ’58

Marie-Louise Langdell Melvin MAT ’58, June 14, 1995, in Portland. After earning her master's degree from Reed, she earned a special education certificate for teaching crippled children. She taught art, foreign languages, and social studies at the Shriners' Hospital for Crippled Children through the Portland Public School District from 1956 until her retirement in 1979. She was a member of the Oregon Retired Educators Association and Alpha Delta Kappa, an honorary teachers' sorority. Survivors include her husband of 53 years, two sons, seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Shelley Steinmann List ’51

Shelley Steinman List ’51, of ovarian cancer, May 22, 1996, in New York, New York. She lived in Venice, California and was a television script writer and producer. After graduating from Reed, she earned a master’s degree in English literature from Teachers’ College of Columbia University. She began her career as a theatre reviewer and feature writer for newspapers in Connecticut. In 1972, she published her first novel, Did You Love Daddy When I Was Born? A second novel, Nobody Makes Me Cry, was published in 1975. She moved to California to try her hand at television writing and sold a script which was made into the 1979 movie And Baby Makes Six, an NBC-TV production starring Colleen Dewhurst. Beginning in the ’80s, she and her husband, Jonathan Estrin, worked together to write and produce many television mini-series and situation comedies. From 1986 to 1988, they were supervising producers for Cagney and Lacey, a popular television series about two women police detectives. The couple received the Scott Newman Award at the 1987 Emmy Awards ceremony for a script they wrote for the series that dealt with alcoholism. In 1991, they received the prestigious Writers’ Guild Award for their pilot script for the television series Sisters. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, two brothers, a stepson, and a grandson.

Jenilu Levi Schoolman ’64

Jenilu Levi Schoolman ’64, of cancer, February 24, 1996, in Schenectady, New York. After attending Reed, she transferred to the University of Colorado, where she earned bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees in psychology. She opened a private practice in Schenectady, where she counseled individuals, couples, and children, and developed a specialty in therapy for people with life-threatening illnesses. She served as a psychologist for a demonstration program that worked with neglected and abandoned children and developed intake evaluation procedures for the project. She served on the Governor’s Commission on Children and Youth and the Mental Health Advisory Panel to the governor. She was a consultant to the Ferrano Center for HIV Positive Infants and Children with AIDS, and for Hospice of Schenectady, Saratoga, and Montgomery Counties. In 1988, she received the Rozendaal Award from Hospice of Schenectady. Survivors include her mother and two brothers.

Maxine Lesseg Zeller ’33

Maxine Lesseg Zeller ’33, February 23, 1997, in Portland, where she lived since graduating from Reed. She married Werner Zeller ’33 in 1934, who was studying medicine at the University of Oregon, and she studied and worked in the area of medical technology until the birth of their first child in 1939. She was primarily a homemaker and raised four children. She is survived by Werner and their two sons and daughters, eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Beatrice Levy Israel ’27

Beatrice Levy Israel ’27, March 3, 1998, in Palo Alto, California. She married Delmer Israel ’24 in 1928, and they moved to Palo Alto shortly thereafter when he entered Stanford Law School. They opened a tennis shop in Palo Alto and later expanded its scope to business machines, and she worked for the company while raising their two sons and a daughter. In 1970, her husband died, and her older son took over the business in 1977, when she retired. She was active in the American Association of University Women, serving as president of the local group from 1962 to 1964 and again in 1972–73. She also worked as a volunteer with the International Center at Stanford, which helped foreign students with conversational English. In 1997, she was the only member of her class to attend its 70th reunion on the Reed campus. She is survived by her two sons, a daughter, and six grandchildren.

Joanne Lukomnik ’68

Joanne E. Lukomnik ’68, April 20, 1998, in New York City, of complications from multiple myeloma. She was known as a lifelong advocate of community health services and social justice. After attending Reed, she graduated from New York University in 1969 with a degree in fine arts. She took premedical coursework at Columbia University and received an MD in 1975 from the State University Health Science Center in Stony Brook, New York. She also held a master’s degree from Columbia and studied sociology at the University of Edinburgh and social medicine at the Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem. Over the years, she held teaching, medical, and administrative positions at Columbia University’s School of Public Health, the U.S. Public Health Service, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and the Jersey City Family Health Center. She was on many committees and boards of the American Public Health Association and was elected chairwoman in 1995. She also served on the National Council on Primary Care. She is survived by her husband, two children, her mother, and two brothers.

Jonathan Alan Laitinen ’92

Jonathan Laitinen ’92, from injuries sustained in a car accident, March 26, 1999, while vacationing in Livingston, Montana. He was a math and science teacher at Parkrose High School, in Portland. He earned a master’s degree from Whitworth College in 1995 and then joined the faculty of Parkrose High School. He taught in the alternative program there and was the chairman of the science department. He was an advisor for the National Honor Society, taught credit recovery classes and drivers’ education, and helped out as a scorekeeper for the wrestling team. Students and faculty remember him as a dedicated and inspiring teacher who had taken a leadership role in the school. His other interests included snowboarding, fishing and hunting, and baseball, and he was credited with being instrumental in recent wins of the Reed alumni softball team. Survivors include his parents; two brothers; four sisters; and his grandparents.

Katherine Niles Lind ’28

Katherine Niles Lind ’28, January 29, 2000, in Honolulu, Hawaii, where she had lived for 65 years. After graduating from Reed, she moved to Chicago and spent two years as the editorial secretary of Religious Education, published by the Religious Education Association. She then entered the graduate program in sociology at the University of Chicago, where she also worked in the sociology department, earning a master’s degree in 1935. While there, she met and married her husband, Andrew Lind, who was on the faculty at the University of Hawaii, Honolulu. During World War II, she worked for the YWCA as a counselor, and she continued there as a volunteer after the war. She also helped her husband edit his writings on social relations in Hawaii. In 1959, she took a paid position with the YWCA as associate director of the education department, and later became administrative director. She retired in 1969, but resumed the position for several years in the 1970s. She and her husband spent sabbatical years in Jamaica, Thailand, and Singapore, and also traveled to Europe and parts of the U.S. In retirement, she continued to volunteer with the YWCA, the Church of the Crossroads, Common Cause, and Pan Pacific and Southeast Asia Women’s Association. She is survived by two sons, a daughter, several grandchildren, and a sister, Helen Niles Bentley ’32. Her husband predeceased her.

Amy Perlstein Levinson ’54

Amy Perlstein Levinson ’54, March 31, 2001, in Portland. She married Al Levinson ’54 in 1958, and earned an MS in microbiology from the University of Rochester in New York, while caring for their two daughters, during the same period that Al completed doctorate and postdoctorate work in chemistry at Indiana University. They returned to Portland in 1963. Amy spent the next several years as a homemaker, raising their three children. She enrolled in the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College and earned a JD in 1976. She was an attorney in private practice in Portland, retiring in 1994, and was a member of Congregation Nevah Shalom and past president of the Jewish Genealogical Society. Survivors include her husband, a daughter, a son, and two sisters. A daughter died in 1983.

Gilbert Brooks Lee ’37

Gilbert Lee ’37, January 19, 2001, in Phoenix, Arizona, where he had lived since retirement. He earned a master’s degree in experimental psychology from the New School for Social Research, New York City, in 1946. He was a research associate in ophthalmology with the University of Michigan Medical School, retiring in 1989 as senior research associate engineer. He was married and had three sons and a daughter.

Jane Logan Edwards ’38

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

L. Jerome Lewis ’49

L. Jerome Lewis ’49, March 21, 2002, in Walnut Creek, California. After attending Reed for three years, he enrolled in the University of Oregon Medical School, where he earned a master’s degree in physiology while simultaneously completing the Reed degree. He earned an MD from Stanford Medical School in 1957, specializing in radiology. After a residency at the University of California, San Francisco Hospital, he joined a private radiology group, Diablo Valley Radiology, based in Walnut Creek, where he worked from 1961 until his retirement in 1988. He married Irmy Bruck in 1956 and they had two children. In retirement, they enjoyed many activities together, including gardening, cooking, photography, music, and socializing with friends. He was also an avid fly fisherman. He was a fellow in the American College of Radiology, the American Board of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, and the American Medical Association, and he was active in the American Cancer Society. Survivors include his wife; a daughter; a son; a sister, and three grandchildren.

Harriet Lupton Tremaine ’42

Harriet Lupton Tremaine ’42, February 2, 2002, in Portland.

Virginia Lorraine Ueckert Lamont ’48

Virginia Lorraine Ueckert Lamont ’48, March 30, 2004, in Gladstone, Oregon. Virginia earned an RN from St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing in Grand Island, Nebraska, before attending Reed for two years. In 1946, she married Maurice B. Lamont ’48, and they had three daughters. Virginia worked as an infirmary nurse at Reed, and also worked in nursing in Washington and Montana. She was director of nursing for Kimberly Quality Care in Eugene, Oregon, for many years before moving to Gladstone in 1999. In retirement she volunteered for the Gladstone Senior Center and Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center. Among her associations, she was the Pacific Northwest representative for the National Nursing Directors (for Quality Care) Association, and was appointed a delegate to the Oregon governor’s commission on aging. Survivors include her children, six grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. Maurice predeceased her.

Virginia Ann Lewis Greenberg MAT ’63

Virginia Ann Lewis Greenberg MAT ’63, December 15, 1998, in Vancouver, Washington. Ginny earned a BS in chemistry and mathematics from Wisconsin State at Oshleosh in 1958, and followed her master's degree from Reed with an MS in oceanographic chemistry from the University of Hawaii in 1966. She worked for a number of years as a research chemist in labs, on an oceanographic expedition, and at the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics. In 1974, she married Edward Greenberg. She became program coordinator for the chemistry department at the University of North Carolina–Charlotte, before retiring in 1993 to Vancouver, Washington, where she responded to her unquenchable desire to teach by becoming a public library volunteer in computing.

Marcia Jean (Fenton) Dalin Lapham ’51

Marcia Jean (Fenton) Dalin Lapham ’51, March 6, 2005, in Tualatin, Oregon. Marcia attended Reed for four years, but did not graduate. In 1950, she married David D. Lapham ’60. Following his service in the Korean War, the couple lived in Portland and raised two daughters and one son; they later divorced. Marcia earned a bachelor's degree in 1951 and a master's degree in social work in 1972 from Portland State University. For 17 years she worked for the State of Oregon in child protective services. In 1985, she moved to Tualatin to be near grandchildren, and traveled with one granddaughter to 4-H events in Oregon and Washington, as an assistant 4-H leader for six years. Marcia treasured the wonders of childhood, enjoyed outdoor activities, and maintained a keen interest in history and current events. She was happiest when lending a hand to family and friends. She is survived by her son and daughters, including Sarah Lapham ’76; 10 grandchildren, including Elizabeth Bocci ’04; and a half-brother and half-sister.

Charles Willson Lee ’43

Charles Willson Lee ’43, February 6, 2005, at home in Newton, Kansas, from a sudden illness. Charles received a BA in psychology from Reed, and entered World War II in the U.S. Air Force. In 1956, he received an MA in public administration from the University of Minnesota. A two-week temporary position with the U.S. Senate subcommittee on education stretched to 12 years. As a registered lobbyist, he was instrumental in developing many educational programs in the ’60s and ’70s. He directed the Commission for Educational Funding, a coalition of 80-plus organizations. His professional distinctions included 10-year service awards from the U.S. Senate and Department of Agriculture, a national leadership award from the George Washington University Institute for Educational Leadership, and the distinguished service citation from the Council for Exceptional Children. Charles retired in 1982 to Gearhart, Oregon, acting as a consultant to several national organizations, before moving to Newton.

Doris Jane Cahill Litchford ’40

Doris Jane Cahill Litchford ’40, March 4, 2005, in Troy, New York. Doris earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from Reed and did social work for two years in Portland before becoming a caseworker for Sperry Laboratory (U.S. Navy) during World War II. In 1942, she married George B. Litchford ’41; they had two children. In 1951, she received a masteris degree in education from SUNY at New Paltz. She taught kindergarten in the Cold Spring (New York) School District for four years; was a homemaker; and worked for George's engineering and consulting business, Litchford Electronics, assisting with secretarial and patent work. Doris had many artistic and literary interests, was an unpublished poet, and a certified literary volunteer. She also had a great love for animals. From her parents, she received a love of learning, and she enlarged on this gift throughout her life. Survivors include her husband, her son and daughter, and her sisters Ruth Cahill ’43 and Kathleen Cahill Dougall ’37.

Jean Frances Larrabee Sutherland ’40

Jean Frances Larrabee Sutherland ’40, June 6, 2004, in California. Jean transferred to Reed, earning a bachelor’s degree in political science. She married William M. Sutherland ’41; they had two children, and later divorced. In 1956, she received her teaching certificate from San Jose State, and taught at the Elizabeth Van Auken School, and the Lucille Nixon Elementary School in Palo Alto. Her parents, Mary Brownlie Larrabee ’16 and Charles F. Larrabee ’17, and cousin Edward M. Larrabee ’55, also graduated from Reed.

Wayne Taylor Lill MAT ’67

Wayne Taylor Lill MAT ’67, March 20, 2006, from cancer, in Eugene, Oregon. Wayne served in the U.S. Army Air Corp in World War II and in the Korean War. He earned a BS in drawing in 1953 and a BA in art education in 1957 from the University of Oregon. He taught art at Willamette High School in Eugene from 1963 to 1985. At Reed, he focused his master’s work on the study of calligraphy. In leisure hours, Wayne enjoyed jewelry making, woodworking, travel, and jazz. He was a member of Crag Rats climbing and rescue organization and of St. Mary Episcopal Church, and he sung with the Eugene Gleemen. Survivors include his wife, Ruth.

Mabel Livingstone Bishop ’46

Mabel Livingstone Bishop ’46, March 10, 2007, at home in Portland. Mabel attended Reed for two years. In 1947, she married C.M. Mort Bishop Jr. She was active in the Portland Garden Club, Town Club, and Portland Junior League; and was vice regent and regent for the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association Board for 20 years. She enjoyed fishing, hunting, tennis, gardening, and bridge. Survivors include her husband, three daughters, one son, nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a brother.

Mary Lovering Farquhar Gassman ’42

Mary Lovering Farquhar Gassman ’42, January 6, 2007, in Twisp, Washington. Mary received a BA in history and literature from Reed. She was active in AAUW, St. Matthew Episcopal Church in Auburn, and the Twisp Library. She married William Farquahar, who died in 1979, and George R. Gassman, who died in 2000. Survivors include a daughter and sister. Her son died in 2006.

Rita Lucille Leibrand Othus ’42, MAT ’64, MALS ’71

Rita Lucille Leibrand Othus ’42, MAT ’64, MALS ’71, March 28, 2007, in Portland. Rita met Byron J. Othus ’41 at Reed; they married in 1942. She later earned a bachelor’s degree from Lewis & Clark College. Rita worked as a freelance writer, taught English to juniors and seniors at Roosevelt High School, and was an instructor at Portland Community College for 20 years. Survivors include two daughters, including Jane Othus ’68, and two grandchildren. Byron died in 1969.

Helen Lee MAT ’67

Helen Lee MAT ’67, December 23, 2006, in Oakland, California. Helen earned a BA from Lewis & Clark College.

Jeffrey Brian Lathe ’77

Jeffrey Brian Lathe ’77, March 10, 2008, in Florida. Jeffrey received a BA from Reed in international studies and a JD from Washington & Lee law school. He practiced law in South Florida, and enjoyed gardening. In 1984, he married Gay Campbell. Survivors include his son, and his mother and brother.

Gail Yvonne Zimmerman Lent ’39

Gail Yvonne Zimmerman Lent ’39, April 26, 2008, in Portland, from cancer. Gail received a BA from Reed in general literature, and worked as an accountant for the state of Oregon. Survivors include her son and one grandchild.

Barbara Jean Lair Lair ’49

Barbara Jean Lair Lewis ’49, July 15, 2007, in Portland. Barbara attended Reed, but did not graduate. In 1946, she married William E. Lewis ’49; they had two sons and a daughter. Barbara's home and family were of primary importance in her life. Survivors include her children. Bill died in 2006.

Stephen Charles Liebes ’53

Stephen Charles Liebes ’53, January 21, 2008, in Palo Alto, California, from complications of multiple myeloma. Steve attended Reed for two years, with a focus on sociology and economics, and spent a year in retail training at Macy's in New York City. He worked for the family business, H. Liebes & Company, in San Francisco in the ’50s and ’60s, and interned in real estate for the Draper Company in San Francisco. He was president of the Hillsdale Merchants Association, and managed Liebes & Company, his specialty real estate business for shopping centers and independent grocers in Palo Alto. With Ellis Partners, Steve redeveloped the Town & Country Village in Palo Alto. He also was a member and past president of the Sequoia Club in Redwood City. Steve traveled, cooked, and used his talent as a domino player to compete in the annual Children's Health Council Tournament. Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Dale; two sons and three daughters; nine grandchildren; and a brother.

Richard J. Lindlar ’61

Richard J. Lindlar ’61, April 24, 2008, in California, following a brief illness. Dick received a BA from Reed in mathematics, and then served in the U.S. Air Force Strategic Air Command. He then began a 25-year career at IBM, which took him to five states. In 1991, he took a position as senior vice president for SAIC in La Jolla, from which he retired in 2001. In retirement, he owned a small business and enjoyed golf and bluegrass music. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Amelia, two sons and a daughter, and four grandchildren.

George Barrett Litchford ’41

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George Barrett Litchford ’41, February 28, 2008, in Albany, New York. George received a BA from Reed in physics. Following graduation, he accepted a position with Sperry Gyroscope Research Labs in Garden City, New York. In 1942, he married Doris J. Cahill ’40; both worked for Sperry during World War II: George on radars and microwave blind-landing systems; Doris on gasoline rationing. In 1952, he joined Airborne Instruments Laboratory, and directed programs involving, among other things, airport design, navy-carrier and space-shuttle landing systems, and air-traffic control radars. He also served as consultant to the White House Curtis Committee, which lead to the establishment of the FAA. In 1965, he started an independent business, the Litchstreet Company, to manage the growing number of his patents in North America, Europe, and Japan. He also worked as a consultant for government agencies, universities, and private companies. George's patents led to the development of anti-collision systems for civil and military aircraft, and to ground-based passive radars, which monitor and record aircraft flight patterns and identities. Officially retiring in 2004, George remained active in his field. He also enjoyed time with family, reading, boating and water sports, and long walks with his dog. For his 50-year class reunion, George reported that his introduction to aviation systems at Reed, with physics professors A.A. Knowlton [1915–48] and Marcus O'Day [1926–45 ], led to his most interesting career. From the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, he received the Pioneer Award and medal in 1974, and the LammT Medal in 1981, for outstanding contributions in the development of electronic systems for air navigation and air-traffic control. From the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, of which he was a fellow, he received the Wright Brothers' Medal in 1978. Survivors include his daughter and son, and brother. Doris died in 2005.

Josephine E. Lewis Utley ’39

Josephine E. Lewis Utley ’39, March 18, 2008, in Seattle, Washington. Josephine received a BA from Reed in literature and languages. She began a 15-year career in social work in 1940, employed with the Portland and Hillsboro, Oregon, public welfare departments. In 1945, she married artist and musician Windsor R. Utley, and moved to New York City. In 1946, she received her master's degree from the New York School of Social Work, Columbia University. The couple lived in Seattle for the next 23 years, where she did social work and assisted with the operation of her husband's business, Utley's Art Gallery. In 1969, the couple and their son, artist C.L. Utley, moved to Salt Spring Island, B.C., where she took up hand weaving. She was a lifetime member of the Salt Spring Island Weavers Guild. (Later, she joined the Seattle Weavers Guild and the Hand Weavers Guild of America.) The couple also opened an art gallery, in 1976, in Sidney, B.C. In 1980, they moved to Laguna Beach, and then to Seattle in 1987. Their business and interest in Italian art and culture included numerous trips to Italy. Josephine studied Italian language and cuisine and then, in turn, gave Italian cooking classes. During the ’90s, she was a docent at the Seattle Art Museum, and was a member of the Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner, Washington, and the Fry Art Museum in Seattle. She was also a member of the Meany Hall for Performing Arts and many chamber music groups. In her oral history interview with Deborah A. Prince ’71, in 2001, she said: “What Reed gave me is that I recognize every name I ever hear in any subject, and the rest of the people don't. I may not remember what the person's philosophy was precisely, but I'm not uncomfortable. Because I know when they're referring to these people, whether it be in music or philosophy or history, whatever, it just goes along with me. Others say, 'Who's that?' 'What's that?' That's what I really realize, how different the Reed education is.” Her sister, Claudia L. Lewis ’30, also graduated from Reed. Survivors include her son and brother. Windsor died in 1989. His portrait of Victor L.O. Chittick [English, 1921–48 ] was presented as a gift to the college.

Audrey Angelique Lockhart Gregg ’30

Audrey Angelique Lockhart Gregg ’30, March 28, 2010, in Portland.

Gilbert Prentiss Lee ’39

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Gilbert Prentiss Lee ’39, June 19, 2010, in Portland, from age-related complications. Gilbert grew up in Eastern Oregon and graduated from high school in Baker City, a little town near the Wallowa Mountains. He majored in biology, wrote his thesis on fish runs at the (then brand new) Bonneville Dam and was elected class president. He followed classmate Ned McKrill ’38 to medical school at Tufts University, hitchhiking and riding freight cars from Portland to Boston. While awaiting admission to Tufts, he bicycled through Europe; when the German army invaded Poland, he wisely boarded a ship back to the U.S. Gilbert spent two years at Tufts and then transferred to the University of Oregon. After earning an MD, he trained at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Seattle, Washington, and served as a medical officer in the South Pacific. Back in Portland, he did a surgical residency at the Veterans Hospital and met Patricia A. Brownell ’43—who was head of physical education at Reed in 1946–49—at a folkdance event at the college. They married, and spent two years in Helena, Montana, before returning to Portland, where they raised three sons and created a spectacular landscape on their two-acre property. Gilbert was a surgeon and partner at the Valley Medical Center in Southwest Portland and was on the staff at Good Samaritan and St. Vincent hospitals. He was a member of the Portland Surgical Society, president of the Multnomah County Medical Society, director of the Parkview Nursing Home for 25 years, diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He enjoyed skiing and hiking, and he wrote an autobiography, Reflections, which includes an account of his years at Reed. Survivors include Patricia, two sons, six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and his nephew. A son, Gary, died in a mountain-climbing accident in 2008.

William Bard Layton ’42

William Bard Layton ’42, July 24, 2010, in Los Angeles, California. Bill spent two years at Reed, withdrawing in order to enter military service. He served under General Eisenhower in the army during World War II. His career included work for the Federated Department Stores. In his public obituary, we read that he had a zest for life, and enjoyed traveling, reading, walking, and listening to symphonic and classical music. “Bill will be remembered by those he touched for his sense of humor and compassion. He will be cherished by his family and friends for the fatherly advice, caring demeanor, and willingness to always lend a helping hand.” Survivors include three daughters, eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Elisabeth Bauman Lewis ’48

Elisabeth Bauman Lewis ’48, July 7, 2011, in Stockton, California. Betty earned a BA in biology from Reed. She did social work in Santa Rosa and was a member of the Girl Scouts, the Sierra Club, and the Mazamas. She was also adept at biological illustration, spinning, dying, weaving, and gardening. Toward the end of her life, she worked to restore a 311-acre stewardship forest in Philo, California. Betty married Fred R. Lewis ’44 in 1947 and raised three daughters and two sons; they later divorced. Survivors include her children, nine grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and a sister.

Lester James Lindberg ’60

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Lester James Lindberg ’60, June 24, 2012, in McMinnville, Oregon, as a result of a traffic accident. Jim earned a BA from Reed in physics and did graduate work at the University of Maryland and at Portland State University. He enlisted in the army in the early ’60s and served for three years, including a year in Germany. During that time, he and Lucie M. Fischer began corresponding, which led to their marriage in 1965. Jim was an excellent electrician and a master at repairs, though unconventional (yet successful) in his approach. In 1972, the family, which by then included a daughter and son, moved to Valley Junction, Oregon, where Jim became co-owner, with his brother-in-law, of S&C Lumber; he operated the business for 25 years. Jim also built a home, raised farm animals, gardened, picked wild berries, hiked, hunted, swam, and mined for gold. He was a cook at Spirit Mountain Casino in Grand Ronde, Oregon, for nine years, and, at age 71, mastered a new career, handling finances for his daughter and son-in-law’s home medical equipment company. Jim was proud of his Swedish ancestry and made strong coffee (“mud”) in the same drip coffee pot for 47 years. He also had a great sense of humor and entertained others with his stories. He loved the challenge of complicated mathematics problems, ones that appeared “unsolvable,” and would work out the problems on a paper napkin while sitting at the kitchen table. He tutored his children and six grandchildren in mathematics and science, and taught a niece chemistry and physics via the telephone—all excelled in their academic endeavors. Jim’s sister, Suzanne, who provided the details for this memorial, wrote, “My brother was a marvelous individual, with emphasis on the individual. He was very proud of his Reed education, as was his whole family.” Jim’s wife, children, and grandchildren also survive him.

Ethel Landye ’30

Ethel Mason Landye ’30, October 3, 1996, in Portland. She attended Reed for three years and then transferred to the University of Oregon, where she majored in physical education and graduated in 1931. Ethel obtained a teaching job in Klamath Falls, Oregon, where she taught for the next four years. In 1935 she married Jim Landye, a prominent Portland lawyer. They lived in Portland, Los Angeles, Seattle, and San Francisco, and in 1938 returned to settle in Portland, where they raised three children. After her husband’s death in 1956, Ethel went to work for the Portland YWCA. She was director of the adult department, planning and arranging adult education classes throughout the Portland metropolitan area. In 1969 she became building director for the YWCA, a position she held until she retired in 1973. She was active in politics for many years, especially in the Oregon Democratic Party. She was also an active fundraising volunteer for the University of Oregon School of Law. She was a member of the Proto Club, a women’s group at the St. John’s YWCA. In retirement, she traveled extensively in Asia, Europe, and Africa. She is survived by a daughter; two sons, including Thomas Landye ’60; a step-daughter; a brother, Frederick Mason ’28; two grandchildren, including Kathleen Flynn-Landye ’87; and a cousin, George Campbell ’38.

Ilo Lehmann Bonyhadi ’51

Ilo Lehmann Bonyhadi ’51, of cancer, November 8, 2000, in Portland. She was known in Portland as a civic leader, businesswoman, and cultural activist. While still at Reed, she married Ernest Bonyhadi ’48. They lived in New York City in 1948–51 while he earned a law degree from Columbia University. Upon their return to Portland, Ilo managed her father’s companies, Northwest Packing and Oregon Trail Farms, becoming executive vice president and director after his death. She retired in 1974. Her volunteer activities were numerous and extensive. In the ’70s, she became the first woman to serve as a commissioner of the Port of Portland. She was an appointee of the Governor’s Economic Council in 1972 and served on the State Ethics Commission until 1998. She also served on many county and city committees and task forces, engaging in what she once referred to as political kibitzing. She was president of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and a member of the boards of the City Club of Portland, Planned Parenthood, Chamber Music Northwest, the Casey Family Program, and the Reed alumni association. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter; son Mark Bonyhadi ’82; sister Marianne Lehmann Feldman ’49; and five grandchildren. The family suggests remembrances to the Bonyhadi Scholarship Fund at Reed College.

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.

Ernest T. Livingstone ’49

Ernest Livingstone ’49, September 15, 2000, in Portland. He was a physician and leader in medical research and educational organizations in Oregon. After graduating from Reed, he studied medicine at the University of Oregon Medical School, earning a master’s in science and an MD in 1951. He also studied at New York Hospital Cornell Medical School in 1951–55. He was in private practice in internal medicine in Portland in 1955–92. He was director of medical education at St. Vincent’s Hospital in 1955–58, and was a steadfast volunteer in the medical school before there was a full time clinical faculty there. He was president of the Oregon Medical Association and the Medical Research Foundation of Oregon, a trustee of the Oregon Health Sciences Foundation, and director of the Oregon Regional Primate Research Center. He also served as president of the Portland Downtown Rotary Club for many years. Survivors include his wife of 53 years; a brother; a sister; two daughters; two sons; and four grandchildren.

Helen Lotz Kansky ’37

Helen Lotz Kansky ’37, March 23, 2001, in Portland. After graduating from Reed, Helen obtained a teaching certificate and taught in Oregon, California, and Washington schools. In 1943, she married George Kansky, who was then an army cartographer, and after the war was a forester with the U.S. Forest Service. She supported him in his career on assignments in four national forests in Oregon and Washington, and she continued to teach school. She became an active leader in civic affairs in the small towns in which they lived, helping to start a new public library, organizing lecture series and cultural programs, and organizing an agricultural fair. They moved to Portland in the late ’50s when her husband was assigned to the Forest Service regional office, and she became involved with the PTA and other education committees. She returned to teaching, working in elementary schools in east Portland, until her retirement. She and her husband traveled extensively after retiring, and she enjoyed flower gardening. Survivors include her husband, a sister, a son, and two grandchildren.

Carl W. Larson ’27

Carl Larson ’27, September 11, 2001, in Port Townsend, Washington. After graduation from Reed, he accepted a job in the analytical laboratory of Goodrich Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio. He worked in the research and development units and in quality control before returning to the Northwest to seek a new position. In 1934, he began working for the grain inspection division of the Oregon Department of Agriculture in Portland. Less than six months later, he was loaned to the Wasco Warehouse Milling Company, The Dalles, and when their chemist decided not to return, he was offered the position. For 35 years, he remained with the company, which was purchased by the Sunshine Biscuit Company in 1944. He retired as chief chemist in 1970 and moved to Marrowstone Island, Washington. In 1936, he married Cecile Pelley, who died in 1978. He married Harriet Sollars in 1981. In retirement, Carl enjoyed gardening, and he produced fruits and vegetables for friends, family, and the local food bank. He was a member of the American Association of Cereal Chemists and the American Chemical Society, and was active in the Community United Methodist Church of Port Hadlock. Survivors include his wife; a son; a stepdaughter, six stepchildren, and two step-grandchildren.

Mitzi D. Leibst ’60

Mitzi Leibst ’60, August 12, 2001, in Seattle, Washington, of a brain tumor. After graduating from Reed, Mitzi entered the U.S. Army, where she served as an intelligence officer and later as a community services officer at Fort Lewis, Washington. In 1971, she received a master’s degree in Slavic and Soviet area studies from the University of Kansas through a special program of the U.S. Army. She retired from the army in 1981 with the rank of lieutenant colonel, and then enrolled in law school at the University of Puget Sound. In 1984, she earned a JD and was admitted to the Washington State Bar. She was known in the Seattle area as a dedicated animal rights activist, and her legal career was devoted to animal rights cases, which she worked on without charge. She is survived by a brother.

Claudia L. Lewis ’30

Claudia Lewis ’30, August 9, 2001, in Newton, Pennsylvania, where she retired in 1996. After graduating from Reed, Claudia enrolled as a student at the Bank Street College of Education, New York City, where she developed a lifelong interest in the teaching of young children. In 1943, she earned a master’s in developmental psychology from the University of Minnesota, and shortly thereafter, she returned to New York to join the faculty of Bank Street, where she taught until her retirement. Her interest in child development led her to study the child rearing practices of other cultures, and she did field research on the children of Cumberland County, Tennessee, and with the Doukhobor families and the Salish Indians in British Columbia. Her strong interest in creative writing led her to study the teaching of the subject in elementary schools, and she focused on that topic for the dissertation for a PhD from Teachers College, Columbia University, in 1959. In 1988, Bank Street College awarded her the honorary degree of doctor of humane letters. During her career, she also taught courses at the New School for Social Research and was a national presenter of lectures and workshops. She was the author of 10 books and many shorter publications and articles, including five books for children and two for adults about creative writing, scholarly works on her anthropological research, and, most recently, two autobiographical poems about her childhood. She was also an accomplished pianist. Survivors include her sister, Josephine Lewis Utley ’39, two brothers, and many nieces and nephews.

Mary Ristig Lewis ’38

Mary Ristig Lewis ’38, November 26, 2000, in Rainier, Oregon, where she had lived since 1941. After working for a year at Montgomery Ward, following graduation from Reed, she began teaching at a small high school in Eastern Oregon. In 1941, she moved to Rainier, where she taught high school English and drama. She married Charles Lewis in 1943, and the couple had two children. She took a 14 year break from teaching to be a homemaker, but she continued to do substitute teaching at the elementary school. In 1963, she returned to full time teaching, taking a job as supervising teacher at Hudson Elementary School. Three years later, she took a new position at Carrolls School in Washington, where she taught fourth and fifth grades for 13 years. She retired in 1979. In retirement, she and her husband enjoyed traveling together until his death in 1985, and she continued to travel extensively after his death. She was active in Business and Professional Women in Kelso, Washington, and was secretary of Retired Educators for nine years. Survivors include a son, a daughter, and five grandchildren.

Ellen Virginia Lewis Noble ’45

Ellen Virginia Lewis Noble ’45, September 21, 2003, in Los Altos, California. Ellen attended Reed for two years She married Paul Noble Jr. ’43 in 1946, and they had a daughter and two sons. Ellen was active as a volunteer for the Red Cross, the El Camino and Veterans hospitals, and the Retarded Children’s Guild. Survivors include her husband, three children, a granddaughter, and her sister.

Dorris Laity Adkins ’42

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

Mary Eloise Savage Leber ’50

Mary Eloise Savage Leber ’50, October 4, 2005, in Seattle, Washington. Mary attended Reed for three years, leaving to marry Bruce E. Leber ’48 and to raise their family. She later she completed a BA and an MA in sociology from the University of Washington, and worked for many years in administration at Evergreen Hospital, and at the Little School in Bellevue. She traveled in the U.S. and abroad, including to South America and New Zealand, and enjoyed playing Scrabble, bird watching, reading, gardening, and performing choral work. With one daughter, she owned Brie and Bordeaux, a Seattle restaurant. She also served as a member of the Reed board of trustees from 1980 to 1983, following her service as an alumni trustee from 1978 to 1980. Survivors include her son, B. Douglas Leber ’77; and three daughters, including Kelly E. Leber ’78; and two grandchildren. Bruce died in 1994.

Jean Marie Louttit Roest ’42

Jean Marie Louttit Roest ’42, December 12, 2004, in California. Jean Marie attended Reed for two years.

Margaret Kendall Arragon Labadie ’43

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

Mary Virginia Lavin ’37

Mary Virginia Morris Lavin ’37, January 6, 2003, in Portland. Mary attended Reed for two years, and earned degrees from the University of Oregon and the University of Washington. She taught in Arizona, and also lived in California, before returning to Oregon. In 1954, she married Fred Lavin. Survivors include her son and daughter, and a sister. Her husband died in 1977.

Harlow F. Lenon ’35

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Harlow F. Lenon ’35, October 25, 2006, in Portland. Harlow attended Reed for two years before transferring to Northwestern School of Law (Lewis & Clark); he was admitted to the Oregon Bar in 1937 and went into private practice with his father. During World War II, he served in five campaigns through France, Belgium, and Germany; he received numerous medals, including the Silver Star. He returned to his law practice after the war, and was appointed to the Multnomah County circuit court in 1965, serving as a judge for 16 years. He taught at Northwestern for 24 years. In 1950, he married Jane Howe. Harlow was a 15-year volunteer reader for the blind, taping books through Independent Living Resources; he also made pots and ceramic sculpture. He was named Portland's First Citizen by the Portland Board of Realtors in 1982, and honored for 44 years of service to the community as a lawyer, judge, counselor, teacher, and legal scholar. Survivors include his wife, two sons, three grandsons, and a sister.

Fred R. Lewis ’44

Fred Richard Lewis ’44, October 1, 2006, in Seattle, Washington. Dick received a BA from Reed in biology and earned an MD from the University of Oregon Medical School in 1948. During the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Army. He was chief of rehabilitation medicine at the VA Center in Prescott, Arizona; he retired in 1978 and moved to Silverdale, Washington. Fred was an accomplished woodcarver. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Gage Lewis, whom he married in 1971; his seven children, 11 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Jesse R. Lien ’41

Jesse Rudolph Lien ’41, October 28, 2006, in Portland, from congestive heart failure. Jesse received a BA from Reed in physics, and, that same year, married Wilma Richard. He entered a PhD program at MIT, and left the program at the onset of World War II to be a staff member of the institute's radiation laboratory, where he developed a remote guidance system for B-17s. His wrote for MIT Radiation Laboratory publications and for various technical journals, and was issued a number of patents. After the war, he was assistant director of the Upper Atmosphere Research Laboratory at the Air Force Cambridge Research Center, and was the test and launch director for the V-2 rocket and the Aerobee probe research at the center; he was also a consultant on rocket telemetry data and satellite transmission capabilities for the U.S. government. In 1953, he received an MA from Boston University in physics. He also completed the senior executive program at the Sloan School of Management at MIT in 1967. Jesse worked for GTE (Verizon), and was president of GTE Laboratories and vice president of GTE Engineering; he retired in 1982. He was a fellow and member of numerous professional and academic associations and societies, and served on government advisory groups, including for the National Security Agency. Survivors include his wife, two sons, and five grandchildren. His brother, R. Harold Lien ’36, also graduated from Reed.

Eleanor B. Light MAT ’71

Eleanor Bird Light MAT ’71, September 5, 2006, in Memphis, Tennessee, following a long illness. Elli earned a bachelor's degree in religion from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts. She was a reporter for the Record in Summit, New Jersey, and copyeditor for the Commercial Appeal in Memphis, Tennessee.

Arthur M. Lohmann AMP ’44

Arthur Martin Frederick Lohmann AMP ’44, May 9, 2006, in Minnetonka, Minnesota, from multiple myeloma. During World War II, Art served in the U.S. Army Air Corp, attending Reed and Yale College (University). He spent a year in India. He returned to Minnesota after the war, and attended the university, earning bachelor and master degrees in mechanical engineering. Art was an engineer at Honeywell in Hopkins for 40 years, and was granted 14 patents by the U.S. Patent Office. He spent a year in England working with the British government on defense systems (1982). Survivors include his wife, Bev; three sons; and eight grandchildren. One son predeceased him.

Jere J. Lord ’43

Jere Johns Lord ’43, October 15, 2006, in Seattle, Washington. Jere received a BA from Reed in physics. He worked on the Manhattan Project at UC Berkeley and at Oak Ridge (National Laboratory) in Tennessee. He then studied at the University of Chicago, where he earned a PhD in physics. In 1952, he joined the physics staff at the University of Washington, where he taught classes and conducted research on cosmic rays and other high-energy subatomic particles. He served as president of the Western Division of the American Association of Physics Teachers, and was a fellow of the American Academy of Science. Jere retired from teaching in 1992, but continued his research. He also enjoyed folk dancing, hiking, and mountain climbing, as a member of the Mountaineers Club. Survivors include his wife, Miriam, to whom he was married for 59 years; and three sons.

Peter F. Linde ’46

Peter F. Linde ’46, August 15, 2007, at home in Livermore, California. Peter received a BA from Reed in chemistry, and subsequently earned advanced degrees in chemistry—an MA from the University of Oregon in 1950 and a PhD from Washington State College (University) in 1953. In 1953, he also married Mary Ruth Bousliman; they had four sons. His first appointment was at the Sandia Corporation in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and then he began a 38-year career as a professor of chemistry at San Francisco State University. Peter was born in Germany, arriving in the U.S. at 13, and developed a marvelous proficiency with the English language-learning the roots and meaning of words, and expressing his humor and observations through poetry, limericks, and prose. He was also an expert in music, particularly jazz. He played trumpet, led jazz combos in graduate school, and continued to perform in community band and orchestras throughout his life, including as a member of the Deutscher Musik Verein German Music Society of San Francisco, for which he was also president. Survivors include his wife, his sons, four grandchildren; and his brother, Hans A. Linde '47.

Marguerite Maria Laine Griffith ’49

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Marguerite Maria Laine Griffith ’49, July 28, 2007, in Beaverton, Oregon. Marge received a BA from Reed in mathematics, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. She married her high school sweetheart, Richard E. Griffith, in 1947, with a honeymoon at Timberline Lodge after his return from U.S. Naval service in Pearl Harbor. The couple had three children: a daughter and two sons, including Jack C. Griffith '83, who supplied the details for this memorial. Richard's work as a field engineer in the rubber industry took them to numerous places: Seattle, Washington, in 1952; back to Portland in 1954; Boise, Idaho, in 1956; Portland (again) in 1958; Eugene, Oregon, that same year; Denver, Colorado, in 1965; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1968; Walla Walla, Washington, in 1970; and Fremont, California, in 1984. In 1995, a difficult year that brought the loss of both her daughter and husband, Marge returned to Portland, her home, in proximity to extended family. She was an avid gardener, turning barren properties into lush landscapes. She loved exploring the outdoors in the Cascades, Rockies, Adirondacks, Wallowas, and Blue Mountains, and sought to identify all the flora, fauna, and geology in her path. She was also a closet artist, dabbling in some painting and photography, but mostly rug-hooking incredible wall hangings of forests and abstract patterns. “This was in spite of the Rheumatoid arthritis that deformed and ravaged her joints. It seemed that as the disease progressed, her passion for hooking increased,” says Jack. Marge was a perpetual student, devoted in her study of Latin, Greek, and Finnish languages and literature in original texts. She had a great passion for Finnish history and culture, the language of her heritage, and had a lifelong love of mathematics, physics, philosophy, and literature. “Her modest nature always kept her searching for understanding, never assuming she had the answers,” says Jack. Survivors include two sons and five grandchildren. A memorial was held in the Eliot Hall chapel on August 4.

Esther I. Lenon Setterberg ’42

Esther I. Lenon Setterberg ’42, August 26, 2008, from Parkinson's disease, in Portland, where she lived her entire life. Esther received a BA from Reed in psychology and was a caseworker for the American Red Cross. In 1959, she married James M. Setterberg ’37; they had a daughter and two sons. Her sister, Vera Lenon Rigby ’37, and her brother, Harlow Lenon ’35, also attended Reed. Survivors include her children and five grandchildren. James died in 2002.

Deborah A. Lithgow ’77

Deborah A. Lithgow ’77, April 21, 2006, in Denver, Colorado. Deborah earned a BA from Reed in biology. Records show that she worked for Charles Schwab in San Francisco. Survivors include her parents and extended family members.

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.

Fellice Lauterstein Driesen ’40

Felice Lauterstein Driesen ’40, July 22, 2009, in Portland, where she lived her entire life. Felice attended Reed for two years. In 1943, she married Ralph Driesen, a New Yorker who opened a men's clothing store in Portland. Felice was a lifelong member of Congregation Beth Israel, and was honored in 2003 for 55 years of service as a volunteer for the American Red Cross. Survivors include a son and daughter, two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Arthur Hamilton Livermore ’40

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Arthur Hamilton Livermore ’40 and professor of chemistry [1948–65] October 12, 2009, in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Art's fascination with chemistry was sparked at the age of 12, when he received a chemistry set for Christmas, he told Gwen Lewis ’65 in an oral history interview in 2005. Too young to take chemistry in his first year of high school, he resorted to building a laboratory in his basement. “There was a drug supply company in downtown Portland, and I bought all sorts of chemicals there including some chemicals that you'd be in real trouble selling kids today-potassium chlorate and sulfur. You mix them and you have an explosive mixture. I mixed the dry powders and wrapped them in layers of newspaper, and then hit them with a flat head of an axe, and it went boom! Made a tremendous noise.” After earning a BA from Reed in chemistry, Art earned a PhD in biochemistry from the University of Rochester and did postdoctoral work at Cornell Medical School. During the war, he worked on a research team led by Nobel Prize–winning chemist Vincent du Vigneaud that was the first to synthesize penicillin.

At Cornell, Art received a visit from his former adviser, Arthur F. Scott [1923–79], who invited him to return to Reed. Back at the college, Art taught courses in chemistry, biochemistry, and the use of radioactive materials. In 1954, he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for his work in molecular and cellular biology. He was also the host of the local TV show Secrets in Science, broadcast on Portland's KGW-TV, intended to popularize science for a young audience. He began a nationwide event designed to teach meteorological concepts to elementary and middle school students, and also worked on the development of the Einstein Fellows program, which introduced outstanding secondary school science and mathematics teachers into the ranks of Congressional staffing.


Marian Helen Stevens Larson ’37

Marian Helen Stevens Larson ’37, October 11, 2010, in Tualatin, Oregon. When Marian graduated from Portland's Lincoln High School, she received the gift of a 1929 Model A Ford, which she named “M.D.,” short for doctor of medicine-her “special dream.” She studied at Reed for two years, leaving the college so that her sister would have the means to attend school. As a mother in 1950, Marian completed a BS in nursing at St. Vincent Hospital in Portland, which, she said, partially realized her original dream. She also earned an MS in nursing from the University of Oregon in 1959 and “set forth on a very rewarding career.” She helped activate a new Veterans Administration hospital in Sepulveda, California, and was the first director of nursing at the Dammasch State Hospital in Wilsonville, Oregon, where she worked for nine years. She also was an instructor in psychiatric and medical-surgical nursing at Clark College for over a decade. In later years, she lived in Tualatin, where volunteered for the Tualatin Historical Society, the Tualatin-Durham Senior Citizens Center, and the Tualatin Presbyterian Church. Marian's son died in 1991; survivors include three grandchildren.

Nancy T. Lindbloom Simmons ’39

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Nancy T. Lindbloom Simmons ’39, November 19, 2010, at home in Wenatchee, Washington. Nancy was the daughter of Swedish immigrants who settled in Portland. She earned a BA from Reed in sociology, then worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a stenographer and migratory labor social worker. She was commissioned in the U.S. Naval Reserve in 1943, where she served as personnel officer for the supervisor of shipbuilding in Portland. She married John Simmons, a Royal Navy supply officer, in 1944; the couple lived in London after the war and returned to the U.S. in 1948. Nancy earned a teacher's certificate from Northern Idaho Junior College and taught history, social studies, and special education at junior high schools in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and Tacoma, Washington, before retiring in 1979. In retirement, she traveled with John, and was a community volunteer for organizations such as St. Clare Hospital, the Washington State Historical Museum, the Children's Orthopedic Guild, and the AAUW. She enjoyed reading, and playing golf and bridge. In 2004, she and John moved to Wenatchee to be closer to family. Survivors include her husband, three daughters, four grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.

Rosellen Marie Layton Lawton ’46

Rosellen Marie Layton Lawton ’46 September 28, 2010, in Fairfield, California. Rosellen earned her BA from Reed in biology and was a medical assistant. She married physician R.E. Lawton; their family included two daughters and a son.

Lloyd Gouvy Lyman ’48

Lloyd Gouvy Lyman ’48, November 15, 2010, in Bandon, Oregon, from cancer. Ned interrupted his studies at Reed to join the U.S. Navy and serve on the U.S.S. Todd in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. At the end of the war, he returned to the college and earned a BA in history. He then studied library science at the University of California, Berkeley. His love of books and writing led to a professional life in publishing, beginning at the university press at Berkeley. He also worked at LSU Press in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and was director of the university press at Texas A&M. In retirement, he settled in Bandon and helped to develop a new library, which contains numerous volumes from his personal library. Memorial contributions for Ned are welcome through the Bandon Library Friends Foundation, PO Box 128, Bandon, 97411. Survivors include his wife, Lea; two daughters and a granddaughter; and his sister, Mary Lou Lyman ’47, who provided the details for this memorial.

Richard Gene Long ’52

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Richard Gene Long ’52, December 21, 2009, at the Hospice of the Valley in Peoria, Arizona, following a lengthy illness. Richard earned a BA from Reed and a PhD from the University of Washington in mathematics. He and Shirley Sawtell ’53 were married in 1953. Richard's first appointment was at Wesleyan University in Connecticut in 1957. For four years, he worked in educational filmmaking for the Math Association of America. In 1969, he joined the mathematics department at Lawrence University in Wisconsin. He served as chair of the department for many years, developed “math anxiety” workshops on campus and in the wider community, and also helped found Lawrence's computer science program. He retired in 1993. Richard's marriage to Gretchen Lutey began in 1981. They spent summers in Michigan and winters in Arizona. In retirement, Richard devoted time to a variety of interests, including gem-cutting, pottery, genealogy, golf, bow-hunting, and woodworking. From public obituaries, we learned that Richard was known for his extraordinary ability to connect with diverse personalities and nontraditional learners. He was an unassuming, gentle, and generous man, and a lifelong learner. Survivors include his wife; two sons and two daughters; seven grandchildren; and two brothers.

Clyde C. Lamb ’61

Clyde C. Lamb ’61, October 5, 2009, at home in Vancouver, Washington. Clyde served in the U.S. Army as a radio operator at Eniwetok Atoll in the Western Pacific during the atmospheric tests of the hydrogen bomb. He attended Reed and the University of Oregon, and worked at several Portland investment firms before starting his own firm, Lamb Brothers. Survivors include two sisters and four brothers.

Mark G. Loeb ’67

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Mark G. Loeb ’67, October 7, 2009, in Milan, Italy. Mark earned his BA from Reed in general literature, and began rabbinic studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. In 1975, he received rabbinic ordination at Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion. He joined the Beth El Congregation in Pikesville, Maryland, as assistant rabbi in 1976, and was appointed senior rabbi four years later, a position he held until retirement in 2008. After his death, many people praised his powerful and wide-ranging intellect, his scholarship, and his efforts to promote learning as an important key to a meaningful life. Friends remembered his love of culture, travel, and food, and his immersion in current events. In 2001, Benjamin Cardin of the Maryland House of Representatives honored Mark's work at Beth El Congregation, and also spoke of his work nationally: “He has championed any number of social and interfaith causes to improve the common good of people of all faiths and ethnic backgrounds.” Mark was national president of MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger. He chaired the board of Baltimore Hebrew University and promoted interfaith dialogue as a co-founder of the Institute for Christian & Jewish Studies. Maryland governor Martin O'Malley said that Mark lived “the timeless Talmudic notion that 'the highest form of wisdom is kindness,' always standing up for our most vulnerable citizens, always fighting for social justice, always pursuing Tikkun Olam, repair of the world.” Fresh out of Reed, Mark said: “In reality, I am probably a Jew by inclination and a Buddhist by Lloyd [Reynolds]. As someone said recently, I am likely a 'Judist!'” Many years later, he was quoted as saying: “It's the work of a lifetime to be a faithful adherent of one tradition, much less to try to belong to every tradition. But if you belong to one tradition and are thoroughly grounded there, there's no reason why one cannot establish friendships that can cross any and every tradition.” Survivors include two sisters.

Patricia Brownell Lee ’43

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Patricia Brownell Lee ’43, February 11, 2012, in Portland, from cardiac arrest. Patty grew up on a farm, south of Milwaukie, Oregon, where her father bred poultry and propagated hollies from all over the world. She came to Reed, along with brothers Barry C. Brownell ’43 and Robert P. Brownell ’46, and earned a BA in education. During summers, she worked as a playground director at Peninsula and Sellwood parks. Her interest in fitness and health led to her thesis, "A Study of the Reed College Physical Education Program for Women," and to a teaching position at Jefferson High School after graduation. In December 1944 she joined the WAVES, serving as a personnel supervisor for a naval base in San Francisco. When she returned to Portland in 1946 she taught physical education at Reed. At a folk-dancing event at the college, she met G. Prentiss Lee ’39, who was doing a surgical residency at the Portland Veterans Hospital. They married in 1949 and moved to Helena, Montana, where Prentiss completed his medical certification. Back in Portland, they built a home on two acres, and Patty enjoyed landscaping and maintaining the gardens on the property. She became a full-time mother, supporting the schools and extracurricular interests of her three sons. She also devoted time to community service, doing fundraising and heading up organizations. She volunteered with the March of Dimes, the YWCA Building Fund, St. Helen’s Hall, and the Oregon and American Heart Association. She served as president of local and national medical auxiliary organizations. She was an active member of Reed’s alumni board and Foster-Scholz Club, and volunteered for Reunions. In 2003, she was awarded the Foster-Scholz Club’s Distinguished Service Award. She also was honored by the Portland Chamber of Commerce, and was recipient of the Oregon Journal Woman of Achievement Award and the Mayor’s Spirit of Portland Award. She helped write bylaws for her neighborhood association and served as its president, and was elected to and served on the board of the Southwest Portland neighborhood association. Survivors include her sons, Gilbert and Granville (who now operates the Brownell Holly Farms); six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Her son, Gary, died in a mountain-climbing accident in 2008 and Prentiss died in 2010. “She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, neighbor, and friend. All who knew her will miss her dearly.”

Lewis Frederick Leber ’50

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Lewis Frederick Leber ’50, January 17, 2012, in Seattle, Washington. Lewis grew up in Seattle with brothers Bruce E. Leber ’48 and Ralph Ted Leber ’44. “We used to walk down to the university [of Washington] on Saturdays when they had movies for the kids, with all kinds of science and exploring. We would watch pictures of Admiral Byrd going to the Antarctic. Every Saturday there was something different and unusual and new,” Lewis said in an interview in 2006. Their father ran his own business, Ralph Leber Company, selling newspaper, engraving, and printing supplies; Lewis and his brothers worked at the company. During World War II, when all other employees were being drafted and sent off to the armed services, teenager Lewis learned to run roller mills and to grind ink, and made millions of pounds of paint for use as camouflage. At Reed, he majored in chemistry—which would prove to be a boon to his 58-year career with the Leber Ink Company in Tukwila, Washington, and his later work as vintner. He also met Mary Jean Piper ’50. “I was drafted in May of ’51, and went to basic. Then I came back to Seattle. Mary and I had been dating. I remember going down to Portland, and I had an engagement ring for her. I had been assigned to go overseas, and I wanted to ask her to marry me.” They married in 1951, and Lewis received a commendation ribbon for his service with the chemical corps in Korea. Lewis and Mary built a home on Mercer Island, Washington, in 1955. They raised a family of four—a daughter and three sons. They traveled to nearly every state in the U.S. and abroad—for business, for pleasure, and to stay connected to family and friends. Lewis read extensively and broadly. For recreation, he learned to crew for sailboat races with friend and expert sailor George Gunby ’51. Sailing led to connections with those who would join Lewis as charter members of the Washington Association of Vintners. “We bought five acres over in eastern Washington and planted the first vineyard of vinifera grapes in the state of Washington. We didn’t make lots of money, but we became the foundation of the Columbia Winery.” He is remembered for his honesty and concern for others, his feisty wit and charm, his skill in conversation and in investment, and his prowess as a cook and pie maker. Survivors include Mary, his children and five grandchildren, and his brother, Ted.

Gwendolyn Lorita Lewis ’65

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Gwendolyn Lorita Lewis ’65, February 8, 2012, in Rockville, Maryland, from cancer. Gwen was born in Sweetwater, Tennessee, where generations of her family had resided. Her father’s work, supervising the installation of generators and other machinery, placed her in classrooms in Arkansas, Nevada, Puerto Rico, and Tennessee, before she concluded her schooling in New York. She earned a BA in mathematics from Reed and an MS from San Jose State College and a PhD from Princeton in sociology. She joined the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh in sociology and won a Fulbright-Hays research fellowship in 1976, which led to 18 months of travel and research in Turkey and to the publication of a groundbreaking work on the employment of Turkish women. Her career moved on to Cornell University, where she was senior research associate, and then she became director of the Premedical Education Project at the Associated Colleges of the Midwest. In 1984, she moved to Washington, D.C. There she met David Montgomery, an administrator in higher education, whom she married in 1987. In his memorial for Gwen, Dave wrote: “Because of business commitments, Gwen and I took a quick honeymoon after our wedding before our more substantial ‘second honeymoon’ a week later. The idea of multiple honeymoons was so appealing that we scheduled honeymoons at every opportunity thereafter. Our honeymoons hit not only Turkey, of course, but also Uzbekistan, Scotland, Hungary, Australia, Egypt, Jordan, and Tanzania, to name a few spots. Our trip in June 2011 to eastern Oregon was our 81st honeymoon.” Gwen worked for the National Research Council, the College Board, the University of Maryland University College, and the National Science Foundation. Then she shifted her career to the Department of Agriculture, where, as director of higher education programs, she oversaw the federal funding of programs in agriculture and renewable resources at state universities. She also served on several committees of the American Sociology Association, published in professional journals, and contributed to publications in student aid and to a series of annual almanacs of the National Education Association. During this time, Gwen also founded Reed’s alumni chapter in D.C. and was a member of the alumni board. She received the Babson Society award for outstanding volunteer work in 1989 from the alumni association and was elected an alumni trustee for 1994–98. In 1998, she took a sabbatical and discovered her passion for black-and-white photography. Her work appeared in more than 100 exhibitions in the D.C. area. She served as editor of the Brookdale Bugle, the neighborhood newsletter of the Brookdale community of Montgomery County, overseeing all areas of its production. She also saw to the planting of trees on neighborhood streets and in a local park and volunteered time for committees and campus ministry related to the River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation. Gwen was a volunteer tutor and photographer and a dedicated “weed warrior,” who helped rid Montgomery County of invasive species. Her cancer, of indeterminate primary origin, was diagnosed in August 2011. Survivors include Dave and Gwen’s brother. We learned from Bennett Barsk ’82 that attendance overflowed at the memorial service for Gwen in February. Bennett was there, along with Judith Bell ’63, Earl Metheny ’73, and Will Sibley ’51. “Gwen was an outstanding individual, and a real sweetheart to boot. She died far too young, and will be missed.” She was always grateful to Reed for the opportunities that the experience provided for her life.

Cornelia LeBoutillier Eyre ’46

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

Kenneth Richard Loveall MALS ’98

Kenneth Richard Loveall MALS ’98, May 29, 2012, in Vancouver, Washington. Ken served as a radar technician in the navy in the West Indies during the Vietnam War. Postwar, he earned a bachelor’s degree and worked as a drafter and later a web programmer for Clark County. He was a member of the Unitarian fellowship and volunteered for Habitat for Humanity. He also enjoyed home brewing. Ken retired from Clark County after 23 years, when he was diagnosed with myeloma. He then volunteered at Empower Up, an electronics donation and recycling center. Survivors include his wife, Kathie; two daughters and a son; three granddaughters; and a sister.

Lindsay Alyse Leonard ’08

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Lindsay Alyse Leonard ’08. November 1, 2009, in Portland. Lindsay was a psychology major who wrote her thesis on therapies for Hepatitis C. Just a few months after commencement, Lindsay and her roommate, Jessica Finlay ’09, were walking across Southeast Foster Road near 82nd Avenue in a marked crosswalk when they were struck by a car. Lindsay was killed; Jessica sustained multiple life-threatening injuries. People who saw the crash said a bus in the right lane had stopped to let the two cross, but it appears the driver of the car in the left lane did not see the pedestrians until it was too late. A statement from the family read: “Lindsay was our beloved daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. She was a dynamic young woman with a bright future ahead of her. Lindsay was a travel enthusiast, Magic Castle member, stellar student at Webb High School, and recent Reed College graduate. She had hopes of furthering her education to become a nurse practitioner or doctor. She wanted to explore the use of herbal medicines in her pursuit to help others. She was a ray of sunshine in all of our lives, and we are devastated by our loss.” A memorial service for Lindsay was held in the chapel in Eliot Hall.

Colleen Ruth Lamont Smith ’54

Colleen Ruth Lamont Smith ’54, August 5, 2010, in Riverside, California, from progressive supranuclear palsy. Colleen attended Cottey College, studied two years at Reed, and received a BA in English literature from University of California, Berkeley. In 1986, she earned an MA in counseling psychology from Chapman College and was a licensed marriage, family, and child therapist. As a breast cancer survivor in Eugene, Oregon, she became founder and state coordinator of the Oregon Breast Cancer Coalition and backed legislation for the Oregon Women's Health and Wellness Act of 1993. Survivors include three sons and four granddaughters. A son predeceased her; her husband, William Smith, to whom she was married for 22 years, died in 1977.

Fay Halpern Lande ’59

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

Robert A. Lee ’38

Robert A. Lee ’38, November 10, 2011, in Lakewood, Washington. Bob’s family moved from Spokane, Washington, to Portland when he was two. His interest in journalism led to a position as editor of the school paper and to a job as a stringer for the Oregonian while he attended Benson High School. He studied at Reed for two years, working nights at the Oregonian, before transferring to the University of Oregon, where he earned a BA in English. At the university he met another budding journalist, Catherine (Katy) Taylor, whom he married in 1941. Bob was a reporter and editor for the Oregonian for the next two decades. He also served as a radio technician in the navy during World War II and founded the Portland Reporter, an independent daily that ran for four years. In 1960, he accepted a position with the New York Times. He was managing editor of the West Coast edition and retired after 20 years as head of the make-up desk and associate news editor. Bob and Katy moved to Portland in 1981. Retirement provided opportunities for travel to Europe, South America, Africa, and Asia, and for visits with their daughter and two sons and their families, who survive him. Katy died in 2005. “Throughout his life, Bob was known for his kindness and compassion, his liberal politics, keen intelligence, and wit.”

Tania Gail Lipshutz Levy ’68

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Tania Gail Lipshutz Levy ’68, September 1, 2011, in San Francisco California, from complications following a heart attack. Tania earned a BA from Reed in Russian. After graduation, she homesteaded on 80 acres in Mendocino County, California, and earned certification in occupational therapy, working as a therapist for learning-disabled children. Her passion for the environment and for recycling led to a BA in environmental design from Sonoma State University and positions with Garbage Reincarnation, a nonprofit recycling and education center in Santa Rosa. During that time, she worked as a consultant and lobbyist on recycling and waste management issues, and cowrote “Garbage to Energy: the False Panacea” (Santa Rosa Recycling Center, 1983), a whole-systems look at the waste-to-energy concept. She also did graduate studies in energy and resources at the University of California, Berkeley. Among many accomplishments, she helped to establish and to implement California’s bottle bill in the late ’80s. Tania was a recycling specialist for the California Department of Conservation and recently retired from Berkeley’s recycling program. In retirement she planned to devote time to more environmental groups and causes, and, at the time of her death, she was working with Californians against Waste and with Marin County on a plastic bag ordinance. Tania married Andy Milberg, a video producer and artist, in 1985, and she raised a son, Daniel.

Linda Grace Ludwin ’73

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Linda Grace Ludwin ’73, September 2011, in Saltaire, West Yorkshire, U.K., from cancer. Linda was born in Buffalo, New York, the eldest of five daughters, and spent most of her childhood in Newton, Massachusetts. She earned a BA from Reed in fine art. As an undergraduate, she studied in Zaria, Nigeria, where she met Steve Daniels, whom she married upon graduation. Linda spent several years teaching sculpture at Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria and received an MA in fine art and sculpture from the university in 1977 for her thesis on Yoruba woodcarving. She worked as an assistant to the curator at the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ibadan, and then as lecturer in the department of fine arts at Ahmadu Bello. Linda and Steve relocated to Cornwall, England, where her daughter, Katherine, was born in 1979. Linda later got a job as coordinator and manager at the Milton Keynes Community Workshop Trust in Buckinghamshire. In 1986, she joined the faculty at Leicester Polytechnic as a lecturer in arts administration. She was a member of the technology faculty at the Open University Centre for Technology Strategy in Milton Keynes and cofounder of the film company Big Pond Productions. Film units formed the focus of her thesis, “The One-Shot Deal: Temporary Organizations, UK Feature Film Units, and Learning Organization Theory,” which earned her a PhD from the Open University in 2004. She became senior lecturer and program leader in arts and cultural management at Chester College, University of Liverpool. “Linda was a woman of integrity, extremely independent and always true to her ideals—a power to be reckoned with,” says her sister Judy. “She applied her gifts as a teacher not only to her students but also to many others who crossed her path. Her trait of being unapologetically unconventional, coupled with her compassion, had a life-changing influence on many.” Her daughter, her mother, and four sisters survive her. Our thanks to her friend and roommate, Liza Hirsch Medina ’74, and her sister, Judy, for their help with this memorial.

Isabelle Woodbridge Leggett ’38

Isabelle Woodbridge Leggett ’38, July 2, 2012, in Stockton, California. The daughter of Marguerite Woodbridge ’33 [French 1940–50] and Benjamin M. Woodbridge [French 1922–52], and sister of Benjamin M. Woodbridge Jr. ’36, Isabelle studied at Reed for three years before transferring to Western Washington College of Education. She taught in schools in Everett, Washington, and in Portland. In 1943, she married Robert D. Leggett ’42. They lived in California and Pennsylvania while he completed his medical training, then moved to Marin County. Following a divorce in 1962, Isabelle returned to teaching. A decade later, in retirement, she volunteed as an instructor in outreach programs for adults and the elderly, and as a French language instructor for middle school students. Survivors include a daughter and son.

Jean Geiter Landry ’36

Jean Geiter Landry ’36, October 11, 1996, in Redding, California, where she had recently moved. She married Arnold Landry in 1939 and they lived in Portland, where they owned and operated Arnold’s Beauty Salon. After retirement in 1983, they moved to Lincoln City on the Oregon coast. Her husband died in the spring of 1996. She is survived by her daughters and three grandchildren.

Annette Leonard ’21

Annette Leonard Homan ’21, October 1, 1998, in Portland. She attended Reed for one year and then attended the University of Oregon and the University of Washington, from where she graduated. She taught elementary school and was a singer in Burns, Oregon, in the early ’20s. She married Waldo Homan in 1928; he died in 1987. Survivors include four nieces and a nephew.

Harriet Johnson Lewis ’40

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

William G. Lamont ’41

William G. Lamont ’41, January 20, 2000, in Ellensberg, Washington. After graduating from Reed, he worked in the Portland shipyards during World War II and then taught school in the Vanport, Oregon School District until the 1948 flood destroyed the town. He and his wife, Lucy, whom he married while attending Reed, then moved to Snohomish County, Washington, where they bought land and hand built a log and cedar home. He returned to school and earned a master’s degree in English from the University of Washington. In 1957, he began teaching high school humanities, English, and orchestra at Bellevue High School, where he taught until retirement in 1984. He was also an avid folk music collector and musician, and he and his wife worked as music and craft teachers at a summer camp on Lopez Island. In 1974, his wife died of cancer, and in 1981 he married Lena DeCourcey. In retirement, they enjoyed traveling and music. He is survived by his aunt; two daughters; a son; six grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. His second wife also predeceased him.

John Wayne Loomis ’40

John Wayne Loomis ’40, October 20, 1999, in Portland. He earned a medical degree from the University of Oregon Medical School, now Oregon Health Sciences University, in 1944, with a specialty in radiology. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a medical officer in the U.S. Naval Reserves in 1944–46. From 1951 until his retirement in 1995, he had a private radiology practice in downtown Portland. He also served as clinical professor of diagnostic radiology at OHSU. He was a fellow of the American College of Radiology and a past president of the Oregon Radiological Society, Portland Academy of Medicine, and the Pacific Northwest Radiological Society. He married Ruth Condon in 1943. Survivors include his wife, a daughter, a son, a sister, and three grandchildren.

Edward O. Leigh ’38

Edward Leigh ’38, December 20, 2000, in San Diego, California. Shortly after graduating from Reed he joined the Carnation Company, where he was employed for 44 years. His first job, in Waverly, Iowa, involved crawling into large milk vats and scrubbing them. As he advanced in the company, he was assigned to 10 different locations across the United States during the first 10 years of his employment. In 1949 he was assigned to Carnation’s world headquarters in Los Angeles, where he continued to work until retiring in 1983 as CEO of the can division. He married Florence Nisbett in 1940 and they had three sons. In retirement, he devoted considerable time and energy to serving on the board of Goodwill Industries of Southern California. He became chairman of the board, headed numerous committees, and helped Goodwill grow and achieve its mission. He also enjoyed travel and golf. He is survived by his wife, sons, six grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.

Doris S. Lottridge ’45

Doris Lottridge ’45, April 23, 2001, in Portland. She attended Reed for two years and later attended Stanford University, earning a BA in 1947 and a master’s in psychology in 1950. She worked as a legal secretary and retired as corporate secretary for the JK Gill Company, Portland. She is survived by a sister, Ruth Lottridge ’44.

Alden E. Lind ’60

Alden Lind ’60, of heart failure, November 28, 2001, in Duluth, Minnesota. He earned a PhD in political science from the University of Oregon in 1966 and was a professor of political science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he was also active in civil rights and union activities. In 1974, he returned to his native Minnesota and settled in Twin Points on the shores of Lake Superior. There, he became a leading activist in the protection of Lake Superior from pollution. He joined the Save Lake Superior Association and worked on a successful campaign to force a major mining company to stop dumping toxins into the lake. For the next 20 years, he continued to lead fights against other potential environmental threats to the lake. He was a member of the Iszaak Walton League of America and the Parks and Trails Council of Minnesota, where he became president and chairman, and he became known as a relentless advocate for environmental protection in Minnesota. He earned a number of awards for his conservation work, including the Izaak Walton League’s Sigurd F. Olson Conservation Award in 1993. Survivors include his wife; a son; a sister; a grandson, and many nieces and nephews.

Thea Snyder Lowry ’53

Thea Snyder Lowry ’53, January 22, 2002, after being struck by a car in Novato, California, while helping to clear the road of a lawn mower that had fallen from a pickup truck. She was a writer, publisher, airplane pilot, artist, and marriage counselor, and in the ’50s was part of the Beat Generation with her brother, Gary Snyder ’51, Jack Kerouac, and others. She attended Reed in her freshman year, and in 1971 she earned a BA from New Mexico Highlands University. In 1973, she earned a master’s in psychology from Goddard College. She was a marriage counselor and graduate level instructor in the counseling department of San Francisco State University in the ’70s and ’80s, and she was codirector of the University’s Center for Counseling Skills. In 1972, she and her then husband served on the staff of the Masters and Johnson Clinic in St. Louis as part of the research team investigating sexual dynamics and relationships. After retiring from counseling, she wrote and published aviation manuals and started her own publishing firm, Manifold Press. She was the author of three books: Montgomery Remembered, Petaluma’s Poultry Pioneers, and Empty Shells: The Story of Petaluma, America’s Chicken City, working from dozens of oral histories she gathered over years of research. The books gained both popular and critical praise from genealogists, historians, and local poultry farmers. She is survived by her brother and a son.

Patsy Livesley Morgan MAT ’63

Patsy L. Morgan MAT ’63, Aug. 19, 2001, in Cannon Beach, Oregon. She was an English and journalism teacher at Lincoln High School and Portland Community College, retiring in 1988. In 1944, she married Stuart Bush; they later divorced. She married Fred Morgan in 1965, who died in 1971. Survivors include two sons, including Sam Bush ’71; and four grandchildren.

Oliver C. Larson ’44

Oliver Carl Larson ’44, September 9, 2002, in Portland, Oregon. Oliver attended Reed for a year before entering World War II in the U.S. Army and serving in the Aleutian Islands. He continued his studies at the University of Oregon, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1948. He then worked for the Lebanon Express newspaper as sports editor and circulation manager before beginning his career in the chamber of commerce, first in the cities of Lebanon and Springfield, then as industrial manager of the chamber of commerce in Tacoma, Washington. He returned to Portland in 1962 as industrial manager of the Portland chamber of commerce, and from 1965 until 1979, he served as executive director, leaving the post to launch the Hayward/Larson advertising and public relations agency. Oliver was a board member of the alumni association, and said of his time at Reed that it helped him handle abstract concepts and to apply them to practical situations. He served as an elder and as chairman of community services at the First Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Vivian Westerlund, two daughters, and a son. A brother, Morris Larson MAT ’38, also studied at Reed.

Chris Leeper Attneave ’54

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

Carol Glover Lockwood ’48

Carol Glover Lockwood ’48, October 10, 2000, in Olympia, Washington.

Dina Bush Rackowicki Le Gore ’54

Dina Rakowicki Bush LeGore ’54, November 14, 2002, of ovarian cancer. Born in Vienna, Austria, Dina's family immigrated to Portland when she was a child. She attended Reed and completed her undergraduate degree at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon. She earned an RN from the Sisters of Providence Nursing School in Portland, and worked as a nurse at Providence Hospital from 1949 to the mid-’90s. She married Jack E. Sinclair ’55; they had three children, and later divorced. In 1974 she married Richard G. (Gary) LeGore and they had three children. She is survived by her husband, six children including Kevin Sinclair ’79, who recounts his mother’s love of poetry, 14 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Margaret Helen Salz Lezin ’45

Margaret Helen Salz Lezin ’45, November 6, 2002, in her home in Santa Cruz, California. Margie received a BA from Reed in political science. In 1946, she married Norman S. Lezin ’48 and they had three children. She wrote of her time at Reed that she met lifelong friends, spent hours in great conversation, studied incredibly hard, and survived the "total terror" of her thesis orals. An "extremely difficult" statistics course in the economics department at Reed enabled her to get her first job as a test writer analyst for the Portland Civil Service, and she felt well grounded by the public administration focus of her major to undertake the community work that characterized her life. Margie served on Santa Cruz’s first Historic Preservation Commission; and was founder of the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County, of the Family Service Association, and of the Art Museum of Santa Cruz. She was a board member of both the county Mental Health Advisory Board and Planned Parenthood, and was chairwoman of the Santa Cruz chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. She was named woman of the year by both the Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club. Margie was a "guiding light," and a "principled person," who devoted her life to helping others. She was a painter, and enjoyed bridge, tennis, and skiing. She is survived by her husband, her daughter and sons, and eight grandchildren.

J. Patrick Lemon ’54

James Patrick Lemon ’54, November 26, 2003, in Seattle, Washington. James attended Clark College in Vancouver, Washington, and Reed, before joining the U.S. Navy and serving in the Korean War. Following military service, he attended Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, and law school at the University of Chicago. He worked with Pacific Mutual Insurance Company in Portland, and was vice president with an international brokerage firm in Seattle. He enjoyed golf, cooking, reading, and travel. Survivors include his wife, Elynor, a daughter and son, two stepdaughters and a stepson, and four grandchildren.

Ruth Axtell Lockhart ’54

Ruth Axtell Lockhart ’54, October 10, 2003, in California. Ruth earned a BA in general literature from Reed, and began her career in elementary education in Pittsburg, California. Specifically she was a first-grade teacher for Highlands Elementary School. In 1954 she married Robert P. Lockhart ’53, who died in 1985. They had two daughters.

Janet Elizabeth Hays Livermore Clemmer ’38

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

Sam Ben Liu ’36

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Sam Ben Liu ’36, January 27, 2005, in Greenbae, California. Sam emigrated from China to the U.S. in 1925. He received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Reed, and a degree in medicine from the Oregon Medical School (Oregon Health Sciences University) in 1939. His surgery residency was at Jersey City Medical Center in New Jersey. During World War II, he served as a surgeon with the U.S. Air Force 25th Airborne Unit in North Africa, Corsica, and Italy. He married Betty in 1946; they had four children, and lived in Portland where he practiced medicine until his retirement in 1987. They then moved to Tiburon, California, where he enjoyed bird watching, wine tasting, and being a grandfather. Sam was a very active member of his medical and city communities. He was president of the board of Meridian Park Hospital in Tualatin, Oregon, and a board member of Physicians & Surgeons Hospital and Metropolitan Hospitals in Portland. He served as president of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of Portland, and was a board member for the Portland chapter of the National Conference of Christians and Jews and for Portland State University Foundation. Sam was director of the Reed aumni board and also served a three-year term as an alumni trustee on the college’s board of trustees. A man of tremendous generosity in many areas of his life, Sam created the Sam B. and Betty Liu Lectureship in Biology fund, and a fund to support student summer research, the Betty C. Liu Memorial Biology Research Fellowship, for Reed College. He also contributed resources to the village in Canton, where he was born, in order to provide scholarship support and to enable the villagers to build a water tower. Survivors include three sons, a daughter, and five grandchildren. His wife died in 2002. A brother, Ben Y. Liu ’38, also attended Reed.

Charles William Lewis ’59

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Charles William Lewis ’59, January 30, 2007, in Hillsborough, North Carolina, following a brief illness. Chuck received a BA from Reed in physics, and then attended the University of Minnesota, earning an MS in 1961 and a PhD in 1964 in physics. He married Ruth H. Luhman in 1963. Chuck worked in university nuclear physics research and teaching until 1975, when he became a research physicist for the Environmental Protection Agency in Triangle, North Carolina. He was active for many years in the Pilgrim United Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, daughter, and half-sister.

Anna LoBianco ’92

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Anna LoBianco ’92, June 29, 2006, in New York City, from breast cancer. Anna received a BA from Reed in English. For several years following graduation, she lived in Portland, working as a youth counselor, playing guitar in the Reed psycho-rock band Lovebutt, training as a martial artist and self-defense instructor, and mentoring her beloved, crazy mutt, Puppa. She also worked in a Portland public elementary school classroom, assisting children with behavioral problems, before returning to her hometown, New York City. After earning a master’s degree in education from Bank Street College of Education, she took a position as a special-education high school teacher in Harlem. Informally voted “strictest teacher,” Anna spent extensive after-school hours, focused on resolving her students’ academic and personal issues, and received, in return, their love and devotion. After becoming a mother, she worked for Bank Street College and also as a trainer for All Kinds of Minds. Family and friends—including Hannah Demeritt ’92, who provided the details of this memorial—assert that while Anna's dedication to others may be somewhat understood in this brief recounting of her life, “her inimitable personality, for which she will undoubtedly be remembered, and for which is already so sorely missed, is difficult to describe: self-assured, bold, bewitching; generous, principled, driven; zestful, passionate, loving love.” Anna is survived by her common-law husband, Bolivar Avila, and their two children, Dario and Ruby; and her mother, father, and two sisters.

Laurita E. Abendroth Leuthold ’40

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

John R. Latourette ’44

John R. Latourette Jr. ’44, March 17, 2005, in Oregon. John attended Reed for a year, before attending the University of Virginia and the University of Oregon. He earned degree in law from Lewis & Clark Law School. During World War II, he served with the U.S. Army. He married Murielle Kahl, and raised a family, while practicing law in Portland. In 1972, the family moved to Montecito, California. John and his wife returned to Gearhart and Portland in 2002. He was a member of the several athletic and social clubs, including Waverly Country Club and the Multnomah Athletic Club. He enjoyed golf, tennis, bridge, pitch, and dominoes; travel; hosting gatherings with family and friends; and gardening. Survivors include his wife, his son and two daughters, three grandchildren, and a sister.

William E. Lewis ’49

William E. Lewis ’49, February 10, 2006, in Vancouver, Washington. Bill served in the U.S. Marines in China prior to World War II, and with the U.S. Army in Europe during the war. He attended Reed for two and half years, where he met Barbara J. Lair ’49; they married, and had two sons and a daughter. The family lived in Portland, where Bill worked in a local finance company for 20 years; retiring in 1984. He was a soft-spoken individual, who demonstrated his compassion for others in numerous ways, including as housing counselor for the Northwest Pilot Project, serving low-income elderly for the last nine years of his life. Survivors include his wife and children, five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and a brother and sister.

Angela Victoria Lane ’65

Angela Victoria Lane ’65, October 4, 2007, at her home in Washington, D.C. Angela received a BA from Reed in sociology. She earned an MA in 1967 and a PhD in 1972 in sociology from the University of Chicago. From 1972 to 1976, she was assistant professor in the sociology department at Indiana University–Bloomington. In 1976, she took a position as assistant professor with the sociology and social psychology department at Florida Atlantic University, in Boca Raton, where she engaged in research in stratification and sex roles. Angela was listed in the field of social and behavioral sciences in the 1977 edition of American Men and Women of Science. From 1977 to 1980, she was a member of the faculty at Temple University, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and researched the American industrial structure and its interpenetration with the stratification system as an NIMH postdoctoral fellow. Her work as a research associate in sociology continued at the University of Pennsylvania in 1981, where she was engaged in studying labor market effects on educational utilization by the labor force. In 1984, Angela accepted a position as senior research analyst for Blue Shield of Pennsylvania, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, and moved to Washington, D.C., in 1986, where she was survey statistician for the Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice. Angela suffered from heart disease at an early age, and had open-heart surgery while at Reed in 1964. A loudspeaker announcement in commons produced a flood of student blood donors, only one known to Angela. At the time of a second surgery in 1987, Angela revisited the event at Reed, and expressed her gratitude for the anonymous donors, and also for the instruction of professors John Pock [sociology 1955–98] and David French ’39 [anthropology and linguistics 1947–88]. She maintained lifelong friendships with many at Reed, including Steve McCarthy ’66 and Lucinda Parker McCarthy ’66 and Paul Siegel ’62. The Angela V. Lane Endowed Scholarship was created in her memory in support of Reed's financial aid program.

Marie Miller Louis ’25

Marie Miller Louis ’25, in July 1994, in Tualatin, Oregon, where she had lived since 1992. She attended Reed for several years before transferring to the University of Oregon, where she received a BA. She sold real estate for about 20 years, and later worked part time in property investment and management. Survivors include her second husband and a daughter.

Mark D. Listerud ’84

Mark D. Listerud ’84, September 15, 1994, in Seattle. After graduation, he was a research assistant in cell biology and anatomy at the Oregon health Sciences University. In 1987, he received a graduate fellowship award from the National Science Foundation to pursue advanced studies in neuroscience at Harvard. He later studied at Columbia University, concentrating on call biology and anatomy, and he earned a master's degree from Columbia in neurobiology in 1989. Survivors include his wife; a son; his parents; four brothers, and two sisters.

Florence Lafollette Putney ’30

Florence Lafollette Putney ’30, April 7, 1995, in Seaside, Oregon, where she had lived for the past several years. She worked as a receptionist for a financial institution in Portland until 1935, when she took a vacation to Asia, where she met her future husband. The couple spent several years traveling in Asia on business, choosing the Philippines as their headquarters. They then returned to the U.S., where they built a home at Agate Pass, Washington. There they acquired and operated Agate Pass Nursery, specializing in rhododendrons, azaleas, and unusual broadleaf evergreens. After her husband's death in 1945, Florence continued to run the nursery for over 20 years. She spent much of her later years traveling throughout the world. During her travels she especially enjoyed attending the opera in many different countries and visiting gardens. She lived in Seattle for many years and was a supporter of the Seattle Opera. She also lived in Honolulu before taking up residence in Seaside. Survivors include a sister, a brother, and seven nieces and nephews.

Gladys Leonards Bryan ’53

Gladys Leonards Bryan ’53, May 17, 1995, in Portland. Gladys taught school at Crater Lake and Monument, Oregon and was also a piano teacher. She is survived by a daughter, a son, seven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Anne Leton Kahn ’37

Anne Leton Kahn ’37, in May 1996, in Newark, California. She had lived in the San Diego area since the early ’70s and was a substitute teacher in high schools there. For most of her life, she was a homemaker. She and her husband, Robert, who died in 1987, raised two sons and a daughter. Their youngest son was killed at the age of 27 in a climbing accident.

Susan Levy Rice ’57

Susan Levy Rice ’57, August 17, 1995, in Syracuse, New York, of kidney and liver failure. She had been employed by the city of Syracuse since 1971 was a longtime civil rights and community activist. She earned a master's degree in public health from Yale University in 1959. In the ’60s, she was involved with the Congress of Racial Equality. During the height of the civil rights movement, she went to Louisiana to help rebuild churches that had been burned. She worked for the City of Syracuse in job training programs, special projects, and in the parks department until 1988, when she joined the research division. She was very involved in a variety of local issues in Syracuse and was a member of the mayor's Anti-Poverty Task Force, PEACE, Inc., the Juneteenth Committee, and Thornden Park Neighborhood Council. She was the city's representative on the Homeless and Housing Vulnerable Task Force and was involved in Housing Visions Unlimited. For many years, she volunteered with the Syracuse Chargers swim team. She was also known for her love of flower gardening. She is survived by her husband, Timothy Rice ’57, three sons, two daughters, a brother, a sister, and five grandchildren.

Robert D. Leggett ’42

Robert D. Leggett ’42, July 21, 1997, in Stockton, California. He earned an MD in 1945 at the University of Oregon Medical School and became an anesthesiologist, practicing in hospitals and in private practice in Wausau, Wisconsin. In 1974, he made a career change, entering a three-year residency program in psychiatry at the Mental Health Institute of Cherokee, Iowa. Upon completion of the residency, he took a position as staff psychiatrist with the San Joaquin County Mental Health Services, Stockton, California. After retiring from full time practice in 1992, he continued to work as a part time medical consultant for the California Social Services Department. He is survived by his wife, four children, and one grandchild. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the Reed College Endowment Fund.

Lois Lebeau Carr ’32

Lois Lebeau Carr ’32, May 31, 1998, in Federal Way, Washington. She became a medical record director for a hospital in Centralia, Washington, in 1957 and in 1964 she became a registered record administrator. She directed medical record departments at Maynard Hospital (now Seattle General) and on the S.S. Hope (Project Hope) in Tunisia and in Jamaica. In 1973 she spent her vacation on the S.S. Hope in Natal, Brazil, as a medical transcription volunteer. After retiring in 1979, she taught writing at Highline Community College. For 10 years, she edited a monthly newspaper in the Federal Way mobile home park where she lived. She is survived by a daughter and a son.

Gerald Tyson Larue ’50

Gerald Tyson Larue ’50, of sepsis, June 24, 1999, in San Francisco. After graduating from Reed, he moved his family to El Cerrito and El Sobrante, California. He wrote advertising copy for a San Francisco heating company. Later, he founded his own display advertising company with his brother-in-law. He subsequently wrote print and radio ad copy for two other San Francisco advertising companies. A cofounder of the Masquers Playhouse in Point Richmond and the Claypipers summer stock theatre, he wrote and performed melodramas in the Gold Country community of Drytown. In 1967, he tried professional theater, appearing in a production of Philadelphia Here I Come. Later, he spent 25 years as a bartender at Harrington’s in San Francisco; his poetry and wit were frequently quoted by San Francisco columnist Herb Caen. In the past year, he wrote a book about his wartime experience as a U.S. Army paratrooper and recipient of a Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts for his involvement in the Battle of the Bulge. Survivors include four children, a sister, two nieces, and six grandsons.

Kathryn Pierce Loustalot ’39

Kathryn Pierce Loustalot ’39, March 5, 1999, in Santa Barbara, California. After attending Reed for three years, she completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Oregon. She was married and had four children, and she was active in a variety of community affairs, including the Junior League. She later worked in real estate sales.

Marianne Lehmann Feldman ’49

Marianne Lehmann Feldman ’49, May 21, 2001, in Portland. After attending Reed for three years, she transferred to the University of Washington, where she earned a BA in 1950. In 1954 she married Philip Feldman and they had three children. She earned a master’s in library science from the University of Portland in 1967 and worked as a research librarian with the Oregon Historical Society for several years. She also taught first and second grade and high school German. She was a tournament-level bridge player, and she served on the board of Hopewell House Hospice. Survivors include three daughters, nine grandchildren, and her brother-in-law, Ernest Bonyhadi ’48. Her husband and her sister, Ilo Lehmann Bonyhadi ’51, predeceased her.

Marie Lazenby Fahey ’48

Marie Lazenby Fahey ’48, April 16, 2001, at her home in Scotts Valley, California. She earned a master’s degree from Stanford University in 1950 and was an English teacher for a brief period. She also wrote several books on American history. She married Frank Fahey in 1951 and they had three children. Her hobbies and interests included gardening, writing poetry, playing bridge, and spending time with her family. Survivors include her husband, a son, two daughters, and four grandchildren.

David D. Lapham ’60

David D. Lapham ’60, June 10, 2001, In Portland. Before attending Reed, he served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.He earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Washington in 1964. He was a social worker for Oregon Child Welfare for six years and for Dammasch State Hospital in Wilsonville, Oregon, for 20 years, retiring in 1984. He married Marcia Dalin ’51 in 1950; they later divorced. Survivors include two daughters, including Sarah Lapham ’76; a son; and 10 grandchildren. A memorial service was held in the Winch social room at Reed on July 22.

Constance Sumner Lapham ’43

Constance Sumner Lapham ’43, June 28, 2001, after a long illness from a series of strokes, at a care facility in Stanwood, Washington. She married Dudley Lapham ’43 in April of their graduating year. From 1945 to 1946 she worked as the Reed switchboard operator. Constance and Dudley moved to California, where he had a career in municipal management in La Mesa, Garden Home, Seaside, and other communities. She was active in the League of Women Voters and served a term as chairperson of the Seaside, California, Planning Commission. She had a keen interest in environmental and animal protection issues, and she was active in a successful campaign to reduce entrapment of waterfowl in plastic beverage holders. She also volunteered for Friends of the Sea Otter Center in Carmel, California. She was an avid gardener, with a special interest in old garden variety roses, and was frequently recognized for her trophy showings. She was the editor of the Bay Rose, a monthly newsletter of the Monterey Bay Rose Society. In the ’80s she wrote a weekly garden column for the Herald, a Monterey newspaper. In 1992, after several strokes, she and her husband, along with several other family members, relocated to Friday Harbor, Washington, where she entered a convalescent center. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Roseamber Rain Sumner ’73; a son; three grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Jonas C. Livingston ’78

Jonas Cohn Livingston ’78, February 6, 2000, in Los Angeles. He attended Reed for three years, earning a BA from Sarah Lawrence College in 1979. Jonas was a longtime music industry executive, designer, and automobile enthusiast. He is survived by his brother, sister, an aunt, and a great-aunt.

Marcus B. Latin ’79

Marcus Beckman Latin ’79, June 28, 2002, of cancer, in Portland. He earned a BA in psychology, then received a master’s in social work at Portland State University in 1990. From 1980 to 1984 he worked as consultant and adjunctive therapy assistant at Cedar Hills Hospital, as a mental health therapist at Providence Medical Center, and as an instructor at Portland Community College. He developed a private practice as a geriatric care manager, counselor, and psychotherapist. Integrity, truth, and human dignity were the three ideals that guided his life. He married Nancy Church in 1987, and the couple raised three children before divorcing. He is survived by a daughter and two sons, to whom he was devoted; his partner, Lilijoy; his father; and his brother and sister.

Lewis H. Larson ’49

Lewis H. Larson ’49, June 11, 2003, in Overland Park, Kansas. After receiving a BA in biology from Reed, Link attended the University of Oregon School of Medicine, earning an MD in 1951. His medical practice in Bakersfield, California, was in vascular surgery. A member of Alpha Omega Alpha honorary medical society, Link was also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and was certified with the American Board of Surgery. His wife, Margaret, and their daughter and son, survived him.

Jean Lee ’49

Jean Florence Grundy Lee ’49, June 15, 2004, in Mendocino, California, following a stroke. The daughter of English immigrants, Jean attended San Mateo Junior College and the California School of Stenotype. She worked for the Linde Air Products Company in San Francisco before enlisting in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corp in 1943. For the Auxiliary Corps, she commanded squadrons of 160 enlisted women, and earned the Corp medal, the World War II Victory Medal, and the American Theater Service Medal. She took her discharge in 1946. In 1944, she married Charles Hamilton Lee Jr. ’50, who was a flight engineer and training instructor in the army air force at that time. They then attended Reed for three years, before moving to Boston, Massachusetts, where she studied voice and piano at the Longy School of Music. Charles’ career with General Electric took the couple and their first child to California. Jean became a homemaker and mother with the arrival of a second child. Jean was a woman of faith, who held all creatures in reverence. She was also a remarkable gardener and was keenly interested in politics and the stock market. Survivors include her husband, her daughter and son, and a sister and brother.

David E. Lofgren ’39

David Edward Lofgren Jr. ’39, May 29, 2004, in New York. David received a BA from Reed in political science, and was employed in various capacities for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) before entering World War II in the U.S. Army. He was awarded the Bronze Star and the Army Commendation ribbon for his service in Northern Europe. After the war, he returned to the FSA, taking night classes at Northwestern College of Law (Lewis & Clark), from which he earned an LLB in 1950. He married June Housman in 1954, and they had two children. David worked for the U.S. Department of the Interior, later transferred to the Department of Energy, and was general counsel for the Bonneville Power Administration. In 1985, he retired and the many common interests he shared with his wife, including the symphony and opera, happily occupied their time. In addition the couple traveled to Alaska, the Caribbean, through the Panama Canal, and to Spain, Morocco, and Portugal. David also volunteered in the Reed alumni association, was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Lake Oswego, and the Multnomah Athletic Club. He lived in Portland until March, when he moved to be near his family. Survivors include his son, daughter, and two grandchildren. His wife died in 2001.

Leonard B. Logan ’70

Leonard B. Logan ’70, August 11, 2002, in Oregon. Leonard attended Reed for two years, earning a bachelor’s degree from Portland State University in chemistry in 1971. At one time he worked for U.S. National Bank.

Jean Lennard Chisholm MA ’58

Jean Lennard Chisholm MA ’58, July 29, 2005, in Lake Oswego. Jean earned a BA in biochemistry from the University of Oregon in 1933, and attended the University of Oregon medical school for a year. In 1937, she married Colin G. Chisholm; they had three children. At Reed her education focused on health, and she attributed the success of the biology and health programs she taught at Wilson High School in Portland to the Reed curriculum. In 1994, at age 83, she wrote, "When I evaluate the past and present, much of my happiest moments have been with Reed graduates, especially Marian Warne Cannell ’31 and Owen Cramer ’40 . . . " Jean received a doctorate degree from Alohem Institute for Transformation Studies in Cotati, California, and was a self-employed licensed massage therapist. Survivors include her daughter and two sons, six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Her husband died in 1990.

Karen Yvonne Foss Lightner-Tapper MALS ’68

Karen Yvonne Foss Lightner-Tapper MALS ’68, October 15, 2004. Karen studied at Marylhurst University before attending Reed, and she also did graduate work at the University of Washington. Her principal occupation was teaching junior high students in Washington State. Survivors include her husband, Charles Tapper; her daughter; and four grandchildren.

Ruth Elizabeth Ross Lomer ’43

Ruth Elizabeth Ross Lomer ’43, July 28, 2005, in Longview, Washington. Ruth earned a BA in history from Reed. Following graduation, she married Allan W. Lomer, and the couple moved to Longview. She enrolled in education courses at Portland State College (University) and the University of Washington, receiving certification for elementary and junior high school instruction in 1970. Ruth taught school in Longview for 20 years. Survivors include her husband, daughter and son, and seven grandchildren.

Edgar Lafayette Lowell ’49

Edgar Lafayette Lowell ’49, April 19, 2005. After high school, Edgar took a job with a construction firm that sent him to Midway Island in the Pacific. During World War II, he helped ready airfields before returning to the U.S. and enlisting in military service. Ten years after his high school graduation, Edgar utilized the G.I. Bill and took classes through the University of Oregon, while living in Portland, maintaining a job, and supporting a family. On his way to work one day, he saw Reed from the bus and decided that the college would offer him a more intense academic challenge than the one he was currently undertaking. He got off the bus, checked in with the admission office, and was enrolled on the spot. Edgar received a BA in psychology from Reed, an MA in psychology from Wesleyan College in 1951, and a PhD in social psychology form Harvard in 1952. He taught at Harvard for a few years, but found that his interest in psychological issues for children were paramount, leading to a position with the John Tracy Clinic, a private, nonprofit education center for infants and preschool children with hearing losses in Los Angeles. He stayed at the clinic for 35 years, retiring as executive director. He also taught at USC, and started a program at Cal State–Northridge for training superintendents of schools for the deaf and blind. He was a member of the board of fellows for Gallaudet College (University) in Washington, D.C., and received an honorary LLD from the college in 1979. Edgar married in 1944; he and his wife, Dorothy, had a daughter and son. A later marriage to Marilyn Olsen spanned 35 years. Together they traveled to Europe and through the U.S. He retired in Arizona.

Clifford Earl Lunneborg ’54

Clifford Earl Lunneborg ’54, August 10, 2005, in Seattle. Cliff attended Reed for two years, and then transferred to the University of Washington, earning BS, MS, and PhD degrees in psychology in 1954, 1957, 1959, respectively. He married Patricia Wells, a fellow graduate student, and the couple moved to Austin, where Cliff took his first faculty position at the University of Texas. In 1962, he joined the psychology department at the University of Washington, adding a joint appointment in 1979 to the department of statistics. In 1989, Cliff accepted a position as visiting research professor of statistics at the Open University in London, and split his time teaching there and at UW. He officially retired as professor emeritus of psychology and statistics and director of the Educational Assessment Center at the University of Washington in 1991, but continued a part-time teaching position there and at the Open University. In 1999, he and his wife visited six universities in Australia; they enjoyed travel and London theatre. Cliff wrote well over 100 articles and completed four textbooks. He stated in 2004, that Reed introduced him to intellectual life, and provided him sufficient confidence to pursue a career in academia. His classmates, who were "lively, curious, and demanding," remained a continuing source of inspiration to the end of his life.

Edward McMillan Larrabee ’55

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Edward McMillan Larrabee ’55, June 1, 2006, in Hurricane, Utah, from kidney cancer. At Reed, Edward took a strong interest in the college environment and traditions, including overseeing annual Campus Day and Canyon Day events. He also played a large part in perpetuating the totemic significance of the Doyle Owl. He began his career in historical archaeology with summer jobs while still a student at Reed, including working with Washington State Parks on reconstruction at Fort Simcoe and salvaging petroglyphs and pictographs near Celilo Falls, before that site was submerged behind The Dalles Dam. The 100-year history of the Yakima Treaty was the topic of his Reed thesis, which earned him a BA in history, and an MA thesis (University of Washington, 1958) was on Fort Simcoe as a frontier military outpost. For a doctoral dissertation at Columbia in 1970, he examined fortifications on the New Jersey frontier in the 1750s. For most of his career he lived on the East Coast, concentrating on contract projects in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. For a number of years, he was joined by fellow Reedie Bill Hershey ’56, to work on several notable projects for the National Park Service, including studies related to John Brown’s raid and the military facilities at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, Appomattox Court House in Virginia, and the Civil War defenses of Washington, D.C. Working with Parks Canada in the early ’60s, he was senior archaeologist at the restoration of the Fortress of Louisbourg in Nova Scotia. In 1966, he married anthropologist and archaeologist Susan Kardas, and in 1975 they formed the contracting firm of Historic Sites Research, based originally in Princeton, New Jersey, and since 1996, in Hurricane, Utah. They worked together on many site surveys, excavations and reports, and participated in the major National Park Service project at Fort Vancouver. In addition, Edward published a number of significant papers on the theory and practice of historical archaeology, which was emerging as a special field of study. He contributed to the compilation of a comprehensive scholarly bibliography covering sites in the United States and Canada, and taught in the anthropology departments of Hunter College and John Jay College (CUNY). He was a founding member of the Society for Historical Archaeology in 1967, and his professional associations also included the Archaeological Institute of America, Phi Alpha Theta, and the American Historical Association. He had a longstanding interest in frontier situations and the associated confrontations of cultures, primarily those between Native Americans and Europeans in North America, but also on the frontiers of the Roman Empire, especially at Hadrian’s Wall. His life and work were guided by the conviction that the conscientious study of history yields lessons that can and should be applied in contemporary society and world affairs. Both his father and mother, Edward Payne Larrabee ’23 and Consuelo McMillan Larrabee ’21, were graduates of Reed. Survivors include his wife and his sister, Consuelo Larrabee.

Elizabeth Stanton Lay ’32

Elizabeth Stanton Lay ’32, May 1, 2007, in Seattle, Washington. Betty received a BA from Reed in history. In 1937, she earned an MA from the University of Washington in political science and received a scholarship to the Academy of International Law at The Hague. For two additional years, she utilized a Carnegie Endowment in Geneva. In 1939, she accepted a newspaper position in Washington, D.C., returning to the West Coast a year later. Betty was selected for a position with the Federal Security Agency, and handled personnel duties until 1944, when she left for Europe to be a military historian. After a year in this capacity in Paris, she moved to Frankfurt, Germany, and worked as an historian for seven years. “Writing a two-volume history of the Berlin Airlift was perhaps my most interesting assignment,” she noted in 1984. She worked as a classifier in federal service in Washington State in 1955 before moving to Arizona and California, and finally returning to Rosedale, Washington, her family home. In retirement she became active in politics, specifically for issues related to the environment, civil rights, and wildlife and land preservation. Additionally, she improved her skill as an organist, joined workshops, gave recitals (including for the Reed Reunions 1992 Sound Experiment), and was a member of the Organ Club of England and the American Guild of Organists.

Lucille Catherine Lemmon Doyle ’36

Lucille Catherine Lemmon Doyle ’36, December 31, 2006, in Portland. Lucy received a BA from Reed in psychology. She entered graduate school in psychology at the University of Colorado-Boulder, earned an MA in 1938, and continued her studies at the school an additional year before returning to Portland. Her first position was as a caseworker with the Multnomah County Public Welfare Commission. She married James A. Doyle in 1942. During World War II, she worked for the First National Bank, leaving the position to raise a son and daughter. She returned to bank work in 1955, and retired in 1958, following a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. When possible, she engaged in volunteer work. “My husband deserves an incredible amount of credit for helping me to do what I can, and for giving me support in all my efforts,” she wrote to the college in 1986. “Perhaps most important, he has helped to make my disability tolerable.”

Hubert Ferguson Leonard ’37

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Hubert Ferguson Leonard ’37, May 4, 2008, in Portland. Hubert received a BA from Reed in political science. He married June G. Groth in 1938 and they had one son. Hubert worked for Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Company from 1937 to 1960, advancing through various assignments to an appointment as area personnel supervisor, with responsibilities in employment, college relations, management training, and development. In 1960, he accepted a position with Melridge in Vancouver, Washington, a private investment firm owned by Jack Murdock, cofounder of Tektronix. He later became executive director of the Millicent Foundation in Vancouver. Hubert was a volunteer and member of numerous organizations, including the Chamber of Commerce, the education committee of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, United Good Neighbor campaigns, the Portland Symphony Society, and the Reed alumni association. He was the Oregon delegate to the White House Conference on Education in 1955, and, in subsequent years, he maintained an active connection to the issues raised at the conference.

Charles Arthur Lave ’60

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Charles Arthur Lave ’60, May 2, 2008, at home in Irvine, California, of complications from myelodysplastic syndrome. Charlie received a BA from Reed in political science and economics and a PhD from Stanford University in economics. In 1966, he married Jean Carter. Their daughter, Rebecca Lave ’93, who provided the details for this memorial, was born in 1970; the couple divorced in 1973. In 1990, he married longtime partner Bethany Mendenhall. Charlie was a transportation economist at University of California, Irvine, best known for his influential work on the effects of the 55 m.p.h. speed limit, the economics of public transportation, and transportation safety, topics on which he published more than 100 papers over his 42–year career at UCI. He also wrote about transportation in Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the Atlantic Monthly, and appeared on the television program 60 Minutes. He served on 12 National Research Council Transportation Research Board committees, and chaired the State of California Blue Ribbon Commission on the safety effects of emission standards. Charlie was cofounder of the UC Transportation Center, and the editor of its journal, Access; he was a member of the editorial board of three other transportation journals. He served on the board of directors of the National Bureau of Economic Research (1991-97). He was a highly respected member of the UCI community, serving four terms as chair of the economics department and four terms as chair of the faculty of the School of Social Sciences. He received two campus-wide awards for his contributions to teaching and research, and was a superb teacher and mentor, noted for his ability to help students and colleagues clarify and sharpen their thinking. A dedicated member of the UCI community, Charlie made faculty and staff housing on the campus his primary project over the last 25 years, and served as chairman of the board of the Irvine Campus Housing Authority from 1983 to 1997. After his retirement in 1999 as emeritus professor, he and his wife traveled around the world. Rebecca writes: “I can't think how to summarize his attachment to Reed . . . he cared about it so very much.” Charlie was elected by the Reed alumni association to serve as an alumni trustee from 1978 to 1982; he did interviews with prospective students, hired Reed graduates in the School of Social Sciences at UCI, regularly attended Reunions, and donated to the college yearly in memory of his friends. He once wrote that his strongest Reed memories included the feeling in his freshman year that he was finally with people who were like him, “followed by the feeling that my only redeeming characteristic, intelligence, didn't look very special compared to them. Then, the feeling at graduation that I'd never again be in a group of people, or a community, that I cared about so deeply. (A correct prediction, though I've spent major amounts of time trying to create such a community.)” Steve Piker ’59 wrote that Charlie had “a sense of humor that combined intelligent and caustic wit with just the right amount of self deprecation, enabling others enjoyably to share chuckles with Charlie; 110 percent intellectual integrity, which included a superb, disciplined, always empirically oriented capacity for constructing lines of reasoning, which enabled Charlie often to make prima facie dubious or even down right objectionable points of view palpably worthy of serious consideration; and, suffusing everything Charlie did and said, bone marrow deep and warm interest in and appreciation of others, effortlessly and unfailingly conveyed, which—finally—is the main reason that Charlie was a treasured soul mate to so many.” Survivors include his wife; daughter; granddaughter; sister; and brother Lester B. Lave ’60.

Rhoda Irene Williams Lewis ’38

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Rhoda Irene Williams Lewis ’38, February 6, 2009, in Portland. Rhoda received a BA from Reed in French, and went on to earn an MA in foreign languages at the University of Washington (1942). She worked as export translator and correspondent for Sawyer's, later GAF View-Master, retiring in the 1970s. Rhoda enjoyed skiing, gardening, photography, and travel, including annual visits to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland. Her brothers, Lloyd B. Williams ’35 and David C. Williams ’45, also graduated from Reed.

Russell R. Lunstrum AMP ’44

Russell R. Lunstrum AMP ’44, May 11, 2009, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Russell attended Reed for a year in the premeteorology program. He received his education in optometry from Northern Illinois College of Optometry, and completed optometry school and licensing before returning to active duty with the air force in medical service in 1952. He married Barbara L. Hall a year later. The couple had three children. Russell retired from his position as chief of the department of optometry at the Keesler Air Force Base hospital in Mississippi in 1983, and began a woodworking hobby shop. He served on the committee on aging for the Biloxi department of human resources for eight years, and was recognized by the Boy Scouts of America as Scouter of the Year in 1993. He also was active with the Masons and the Methodist Church. In later years, Russell suffered from the effects of diabetes. In his correspondence with Reed, he shared some highlights of his experience in the AMP, including Sunday afternoon teas at the president's house. “The training I received there prepared me for a lifetime,” he wrote.

Marian Jean Lillig Lance ’42

Marian Jean Lillig Lance ’42, February 6, 2010, in Seattle, Washington. Jean earned a BA from Reed in sociology, leaving the college with a deep appreciation for the liberal arts education she obtained. “It helped me to remain open-minded, and to be productive in a wide range of activities.” Her life was an eloquent testimony to that idea: she was an aerographer in the navy in World War II, a mother and homemaker, a PTA volunteer, a social worker, and an employee of United Airlines. During her 40-year membership with Mt. Baker Park Presbyterian Church in Seattle, Jean served in a number of capacities, including as elder, treasurer, and trustee. Survivors include three sons, four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Her husband, William H. Lance, died in 1978.

Joann Cockrell Lampman ’45

Joann Cockrell Lampman ’45, May 31, 2009, in Madison, Wisconsin. Jo spent her sophomore year of college at Reed in 1943–44, while her husband, Robert Lampman, completed military duty in the Aleutian Islands. “It was my first real experience away from home (Madison). I was newly married and was the only married student on campus,” she reported. Courses with Lloyd Reynolds [English and art 1929-69] and Victor Chittick [English 1921-48] made a lasting impression on her. She stayed in touch with Victor and Edna Whitman Chittick[music 1931-39] to the end of their lives. Jo's many accomplishments included pastel painting and performing violin in the Madison orchestra. She and her husband, who was a faculty member at Madison, and who died in 1997, had four children, six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Ruth Lottridge ’44

Ruth Lottridge ’44, September 6, 2006, in Brookline, Massachusetts. Ruth earned a BA from Reed in general literature, and attended the college with her sister, Doris.

Betty Ruth Lehmicke Marmont Andre ’46

Betty Ruth Lehmicke Marmont Andre ’46, September 14, 2009, in Missoula, Montana. Betty transferred to Reed from Colorado Women's College and studied for a year before joining the WAVES. She served stateside during World War II, and married navy man William M. Marmont in 1944; they had three daughters. Betty completed a graduate degree in counseling and was on the faculty of Spokane Community College. William died in 1967; Betty later married Pat Andre.

Roland William Lovejoy ’55

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Roland William Lovejoy ’55, April 19, 2010, in Tucson, Arizona. Roland grew up in Portland and was the first in his family to attend college. After a year at Vanport College (now Portland State University), he transferred to Reed and earned a BA from the college in chemistry. Throughout his life, he retained fond memories of Professor Arthur Scott [chemistry 1923-79]. Roland spent 18 months working for Swift and Company, and then went on to receive a PhD in chemistry from Washington State University. He did postdoctorate work at the University of Washington, and joined Lehigh University in 1962. During his 32-year career, he did research in the area of molecular spectroscopy and structure, and received grants from Stanford and NASA to investigate the depletion of the ozone by taking measurements of molecules found in the stratosphere above the poles. Roland traveled with his wife, Deborah Daniels Lovejoy, on sabbatical to conduct research in infrared astronomy at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona. The trip led to their decision to retire in Tucson. Roland, who was an amateur astronomer, also built telescopes and had a passion for constructing and flying model airplanes. He was a member of the American Physical Society, Sigma Xi, and the Tucson Free Flight Club. Survivors include his wife, two daughters, three granddaughters, and a brother.

Corey Largman ’66

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Corey Largman ’66, October 2009, hiking in the Sierra National Forest. The college learned of Corey's tragic death through Jay Hubert ’66. Hiking near Fourth Recess Lake, Corey and his longtime friend and hiking partner William Bridger found their way blocked by snow. They split up to look for another route; when Corey failed to return, Bridger retraced Corey's path and discovered him lying at the bottom of a cliff. Bridger, a physician, treated Corey's head injuries, wrapped him in a sleeping bag, and set off to seek help, but was disoriented from cold and dehydration and did not reach rescuers for several days. By the time the search party found Corey, he had succumbed to his injuries. Corey earned his BA from Reed and a PhD from MIT in chemistry, and worked at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He had recently retired from the San Francisco VA Medical Center and in the biochemistry department at University of California, San Francisco, where his research focused on leukemia. Survivors include his wife, Rita, a daughter and son, and two grandchildren.

Brunhilde Kaufer Liebes ’35

Brunhilde Kaufer Liebes ’35, March 11, 2011, in Novato, California. “Books were always important,” Brunhilde once said in an interview. As a girl, she often visited the Belmont library in southeast Portland. “I read books from one end to the other. I said, 'books are my best friends,' because people sometimes changed.” Her love of books led her to Reed, inspired her to start a bookstore, and prompted her to volunteer at the library in Mill Valley, California, even in her 90s. Brunhilde earned her BA in sociology and anthropology, writing her thesis with Alexander Goldenweiser [sociology 1933-39]. She had strong memories of the political tenor of the time, when Reedites brought food and supplies to the Portland dockyards to support the longshoremen in the great West Coast waterfront strike, and hanged Adolf Hitler in effigy. (“We knew he was a horrible man.”) After graduation, she worked for the alumni association and typed the manuscript for Goldenweiser's textbook Anthropology: An Introduction to Primitive Culture. She did graduate work at the University of Hawaii, where she met Richard Liebes; they married in 1939, and were together until his death in 2006. Brunhilde was known as “a pillar of Mill Valley culture”; she lived in the city for over 50 years. She enjoyed Israeli folk dancing; hiking, camping, and backpacking; and was active with the Sierra and Alpine clubs. Survivors include two sons, three grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.

Lester Barnard Lave ’60

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Lester Lave ’60 in Eliot Hall in 2008 Raymond Rodriguez

Lester Barnard Lave ’60, May 9, 2011, at home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, following a brief struggle with cancer. 

One of the nation's leading environmental economists, a prolific scholar, and an inspiring professor, Lester commanded wide respect for his visionary approach to issues of global energy and public policy. He studied at Reed with economists Carl Stevens ’42 [1954–90], Arthur Leigh [1945–88], and George Hay [1956–83], who served as adviser for his thesis "Applications of the Theory of Games to Economics." “The most important experience in my intellectual life was Reed,” Lester said.


Alice Margaret Churchill Labovitz ’30

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Alice Margaret Churchill Labovitz ’30, April 30, 2012, in Mitchellville, Maryland, two weeks shy of her 105th birthday. Margo hailed from Marinette, Michigan, and came to Reed through the support of an uncle who lived in Portland. She earned her degree at Reed in general literature, writing her thesis on Montaigne. After Reed, she married Israel M. Labovitz; they moved to Chicago, where she worked in advertising and took courses at the University of Chicago in support of her position as a psychiatric social worker with the Cook County Psychopathic Hospital in Chicago. In 1936, Margo and Is left Chicago for Washington, D.C., where Is was a government economist at the budget bureau. They made their home in Maryland and raised three sons. In an interview in 2004, Margo talked about the loss of her mother at an early age, the positive influence of her grandparents, who lived nearby, and the importance of family. Margo believed, as did her grandparents, that a mother should raise her children, rather than find a career outside the home. “I was further propelled in that direction because I missed very much having a normal family, and my real desire all my life was to establish a family I didn’t have. So, I didn’t have any great wish to do anything else, and I think we did have a good family.” After her sons were grown, she taught part time in a nursery school and volunteered with the League of Women Voters and the Women’s Democratic Club of Washington. She was inspired to find ways to keep individuals intellectually motivated beyond the years of traditional schooling. “A group of us at the Women’s Democratic Club met every week to study subjects of political and general social interest, and to concoct a series of morning meetings on these subjects with the most knowledgeable speakers we could get.” Margo and Is moved to a retirement home in 1988. Through the years, Margo maintained connections to Reedites, including George Wheeler ’29 and Eleanor Mitchell Wheeler ’30, and traveled to Egypt with Dorothy Gill Wikelund ’29. Her cousin, John R. Churchill ’49, also attended Reed. Survivors include sons David, Peter, and John; four grandchildren; and two-great grandchildren. Is died in 1992.

Karl B. Leabo Jr. ’56

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Karl Leabo ’56 at the drawing table while convalescing in Hawaii during the Korean War.

Karl B. Leabo Jr. ’56, September 19, 2011, in Middletown, Connecticut. Karl was born in Portland and served in the Korean War before coming to Reed. While he focused his studies on history, he was an avid artist and cartoonist. In the late ’50s, he moved to Manhattan, where he became art director of Dance Perspectives and SHOW magazine. He married choreographer and dancer Loi Leabo and worked with the New York City Ballet. Karl’s graphic style was widely emulated; he was an award-winning editor and art director of several books, including Martha Graham and Kabuki. He also was cofounder and art director of Stagebill magazine. Survivors include three sons, six grandchildren, two sisters, and his companion and friend, Nancy Walsh.

Winifred Alice Lockwood Marsh MAT ’57

Winifred Alice Lockwood Marsh MAT ’57, February 4, 2012, in Groton, Massachusetts. Winnie was born in Karuizawa, Japan, the daughter of missionaries for the Congregational church in Japan, the Marshall Islands, and Hawaii. She met Howard Marsh ’58 in Hawaii, where he was stationed with the air force during the Korean War. They married and lived on Oahu and Maui, and began raising their four children before moving back to the mainland. Winnie earned an AS from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, and a BA in psychology and a BEd at the University of Hawaii. Her studies at Reed centered in behavioral science and gave her “confidence and the willingness to try new things, and to explore many possibilities, theories, and ideas,” she wrote. Clif’s work with the Smithsonian Institution took the family to Hawaii, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, and Maryland, before they made a home in his hometown of Groton in 1975. Winnie worked with special-needs students and was a substitute teacher in Shirley and Pepperell, Massachusetts. She was also a library assistant for the Groton Public Library. Some years after Clif’s death in 1986, she began dividing her time between Groton and Maui. She enjoyed travel in the Hawaiian Island, visits with her children on the East Coast and in Portland, and trips to New Zealand, Italy, Germany, England, and back to Japan. She sang in church choirs, both in Groton and Maui, and did volunteer work for each of the parishes. She also performed in the annual community Christmas concert with the Nashoba Valley (Massachusetts) Chorale. Survivors include three sons, including Ronald S. Marsh ’83; a daughter; two grandchildren; and a sister.

John G. Lake III MALS ’71

John G. Lake III MALS ’71, April 17, 2012, Petaluma, California. John completed his undergraduate studies at Portland State University and then earned a master’s degree from Reed. He taught special needs children in remote Alaskan villages and in San Francisco, helped establish a program for deaf students in Guam, worked on his family genealogy, did home remodeling, and traveled the world. Survivors include his wife, Jean; a son and two daughters; a granddaughter; and two sisters.

Irwin Carl Landerholm ’46

Irwin Carl Landerholm ’46, June 19, 2013, in Vancouver, Washington. Irwin studied at Reed for a year and half before enlisting in the air force in World War II. He returned to the college for a semester after the war and completed his undergraduate degree at Washington State University. He then attended the University of Oregon Law School, where he met Dovy, also a law student, whom he married in 1951. They raised two sons and two daughters. Irwin practiced as an attorney in Vancouver for 50 years and was a devoted member of the Vancouver First United Methodist Church. He volunteered as a Rotarian, assisted school children with reading, and helped form the Vancouver Counseling Center. He was a board member of both the Southwest Washington Community Foundation and the library. He worked on the Citizen Steering Committee, supporting efforts to bring a four-year university to Vancouver. In addition, he kept a daily diary and enjoyed reciting poetry, reading, singing, studying history, and learning new things. He played tennis, did bird watching and yard work, and also made time for his friends and for outdoor recreation and travel. Survivors include his wife and children, 13 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.

Robert Lothian ’82

Robert Lothian ’82, May 19, 2013, in Portland, from cancer. Bob began his college years at the University of Oregon in 1967–70 and completed a BA from Reed in political science. He also earned an MS in journalism from Columbia University in 1992. Bob worked as a welder, mechanic, firefighter, and wilderness ranger before beginning a career as a freelance journalist for the Oregonian, the Portland Observer, and the Catholic Sentinel. He also worked as a reporter and photographer for the Bandon Western World, the Ashland Daily Tidings, and the Ashland Democrat Herald. Bob later worked for Multnomah County Aging and Disability Services as a case manager and hearings representative. He was a member of the Mazamas and summited 11 of the major Pacific Northwest peaks, including Mount Rainier, Mount Olympus, and Glacier Peak. He served on the Mazamas conservation committee and as a board member for the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Multnomah County. Survivors include a son and three brothers.

David Ming-Li Lowe ’54

David Ming-Li Lowe ’54, September 24, 2013, in Los Angeles, California. Born in Shanghai to a father who was a foreign-service officer for the Chinese Nationalist Party, the Kuomingtang, and a graduate of the University of Chicago, David was educated in Calcutta, India, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the U.S., and was, in his early years, “a mirror of the political, social, and economic make-up of my diplomat parents.” At the encouragement of his older brother, David enrolled at Reed. “My two years at Reed were years of change and discovery. For someone as naive as I, secluded from society by gated prep schools, the freedom of action, the newly made acquaintance of the other sex, and the involvement of weightier issues all helped to form the person I am today.” In particular, he enjoyed the company of his good friend Karl Metzenberg ’54. David studied in the combined program in engineering with Reed and MIT, but left the program after being recruited by California State Polytechnic, where he earned a BS in architectural engineering. He then obtained a BS in architecture and environmental design from USC, graduating in 1957 with the honor award for best design by the American Institute of Architecture Students (now Association of Student Chapters, AIA). David and Willoughby Greenwood ’55 married in 1959; the couple had a son and parted ways five years later. During the time that followed, David decided to pursue his interest in film. He completed a master’s degree in theatre arts through the motion picture department at UCLA in 1972. He made numerous musical promotion films and 4 feature films in the nearly 12 years he worked in the field. With the revenue he earned, he invested in local property. He returned to architecture and later married Adrienne J. Lowe; they were together until her death in 2007 and raised a daughter. David taught architecture in the School of Environmental Design at California Polytechnic State University in Pomona and at Los Angeles City College. His own practice as an architect began with industrial, large-scale projects using steel. He did mid-scale residential, commercial, and institutional work, and designed buildings that were earthquake resistant, introducing and utilizing the GERB vibration control system. He was largely responsible for the Lockheed-Martin complex at Sunnyvale, and best known for a number of notable residences of imaginative design. In 1994, the Southern California Chapter AIA selected David as one of 100 California architects with significant work in the last 100 years. Survivors include his children, two grandchildren, and a sister.

Karla Sue Lapsley Baker ’64

Karla Sue Baker Lapsley ’64, March 4, 2009. Karla attended Reed for one year and completed an undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley. She was a computer programmer, an antique dealer, a master gardener, and an editor for scholarly works. Survivors include her husband, Walter Lapsley, and her daughter, Shigeko. [Memorial by Leslie Mueller Stewart ’64, based on an obituary in the Contra Costa Times, March 15, 2009.]

Mollie Levin Schnitzer ’35

Mollie Schnitzer Levin ’35, November 5, 2014. Born in Portland to Rose and Samuel Schnitzer, Mollie earned a BA in sociology from Reed. Her siblings, Edith Schnitzer Goodman ’35, Manuel Schnitzer ’28, and Leonard Schnitzer ’46, also attended Reed. On a visit to Los Angeles in 1938, she met Bernard Levin—they were happily married for 66 years and raised three children, Ellen, Harold, and Nancy. Mollie was self-employed as a realtor in Beverly Hills for many years. Survivors include her children, three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Her husband and one grandson predeceased her.

Beverly Bea Lipsitz ’72

Beverly Bea Lipsitz ’72, August 27, 2014, in Portland. Bev came to Reed from Stockbridge School in Massachusetts and studied at the college for a year and a half, and then took classes at Portland Community College and Portland State University, where she earned a BS in geography. In 1988, she completed an MA in geography at the University of Oregon and worked in climatology research. She also did computer programming and drove a school bus. When Bev received a diagnosis of ovarian cancer in 2008, she retired from her position as coordinator of the Banner student administrative database at Portland State. She studied photography and began traveling “just so she could use her camera in some of the most spectacular landscapes of the world,” says devoted friend Marie Reeder ’73. Bev went to Baja California, the Galapagos, Svalbard, Panama, and Costa Rica. She also traveled with photography instructor Eddie Soloway to California, Maine, Molokai, and Mexico. She supported other women with late-stage ovarian cancer at a weekly support group in Portland and at an annual retreat in Montana. She was active in the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance’s Survivors Teaching Students program. After living courageously for five years, supported by her family and close friends and her little dachshund, Scooby, she chose death with dignity. Survivors include her wife of 35 years, Rosalyn Basin; their son, Benjamin Basin, and his wife and son; and brother-in-law Daryl Bem ’60.

Alfred Stanley Levinson ’54

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Alfred Stanley Levinson 54, December 10, 2008, in Portland. Al received his BA from Reed in chemistry, and then entered the master s program in chemistry at Wesleyan University. I had had no intentions of going to grad school up to that point, but [Reed professor] Arthur Scott helped me make up my mind and I went. In 1958, he married Amy Perlson Levinson 54 and went to Indiana University for graduate work. Their two daughters, Rebecca and Ellen E. Levinson 84, were born during the time that Al completed his doctorate and post-doctorate work in chemistry and Amy had a full-time position in microbiology. In 1963, he joined the faculty of Portland State College. He retired as professor emeritus of organic chemistry in 1994. Survivors include daughter Ellen; a son; and his cousin, Toinette H. Menashe MALS 72.

Andrew O'Brien Linehan ’78

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Andrew O'Brien Linehan '78, January 8, 2010, in Portland, from metastatic melanoma. Andy was born in Paris and spent his childhood in Canada, Australia, Africa, and Washington, D.C., as the son of a U.S. diplomat. He earned his BA from Reed in international studies, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. Following that, he worked at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Brookings Institution. He joined the Peace Corps for a tour in Mauritania. On a fellowship, Andy studied at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, and graduated with a master's degree in public policy. He worked for the Bonneville Power Administration, the engineering firm CH2MHill, and PPM Energy, a wind-energy development firm based in Portland. In 2007, he was appointed to the federal advisory committee for wind power of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Andy was committed to community service. He was president of the City Club of Portland, and was appointed by the Portland City Council to the Citizen Campaign Commission, where he helped to develop and modify Portland's publicly financed election campaigns. He also was a founding board member of the American Wind and Wildlife Institute. Colleagues praised him for his professional ethic, reflected in his concern for the environment and wildlife, and for his leadership and teaching in the art of negotiation. He and his partner of 20 years, Carl Snook, enjoyed the landscapes and wildlife of the Pacific Northwest, the arts, and travel abroad. Toward the end of his life, Andy established the Andrew Linehan Scholarship. Survivors include Carl, and Andy's mother, brother, and sister. His cousin Alison Publicover Martinez '67 also attended Reed.

Dudley Nelson Lapham ’43

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Dudley (Six) Lapham ’43 with Constance Sumner ’43 in 1943 on their wedding day in Portland.

Dudley Nelson Lapham ’43, December 13, 2014, from complications related to old age.

Dudley “Six” was born in Stockett, Montana, to Pearl Beatrice Mann and Ray L. Lapham ’19. Before his first birthday, the family moved to a tiny town called Crane, in the wilds of Eastern Oregon, where Ray ran a school district consisting mainly of the kids from distant sheep farms. One night, in the winter of 1925, Dudley remembers being hauled out of bed and deposited into the front seat of the family’s Model T, while his mother was helped into the back. His dad cajoled and scolded his four-year-old son to advance throttle and retard spark levers while he spun the crank on the outside. They bumped their way for 30 miles through a blustery January night on the high plateaus to the nearest doctor’s house in the town of Burns where Dudley’s little sister Rosemary (Lapham Berleman ’48) was born.


Jane Foulke Leedom Byrne ’48

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Jane Foulke Leedom Byrne ’48, October 6, 2014, in Cannon Beach, Oregon. A Portland native, Jane earned a BA from Reed in psychology. Her thesis, “Personality Test Results and Delinquency,” was written with Prof. Monte Griffith [psychology 1926–54]. “Reed opened horizons I would never have come in contact with, and exposed my mind to great ideas. I learned how to defend my views in argumentation in a rational, positive, and scientific manner and developed self-esteem from this. My life in general was greatly enhanced by finding a husband at Reed with a very sharp mind.” We read that when John Richard Byrne ’47 spotted Jane in commons, he reported to a friend, “That’s the girl I’m going to marry.” They did marry in 1948, and Jane went with him to the University of Washington, where Dick earned a PhD in mathematics. At the university, Jane completed a teaching certificate in primary education, and she taught school for several years. The couple lived in San Jose, California, and then returned to Portland, where Dick joined the faculty at Portland State University and taught mathematics for 37 years. Their marriage was a happy one. Jane was occupied with the work of raising their daughters, Suzanne and Diana, and volunteering with the PTA and as a girls’ club leader; she also opened a nursery school. She loved travel, including trips to Disneyland, and summer stays at Cannon Beach. When Dick retired in 1992, the couple moved to a 30-acre farm outside Corvallis, where Jane thrived, deriving a great deal of pleasure in caring for lost and homeless animals. She remained on the farm following Dick’s death in 1996. Survivors include her daughters and three grandchildren.

Hildegard Lamfrom ’43

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One of the 20th century's most influential and accomplished women in the emerging field of molecular biology, Hildegard Lamfrom ’43, died on August 28, 1984, in La Jolla, California, from a brain tumor. 

She was born into a Jewish family in Augsburg, Germany, and fled with her parents and sisters, Eva Lamfrom Labby ’51 and Gertrude (Gert) Lamfrom Boyle, to Portland in 1938. Her father had owned the largest shirt factory in Germany, and in Portland purchased a hat company, which would later evolve into Columbia Sportswear, operated by Gert and her son, Reed trustee Tim Boyle.


Elizabeth Carpenter Lindsay MAT ’66

Elizabeth Carpenter Lindsay MAT ’66, February 8, 2015, in Portland. Betty earned a BA in English literature from Oberlin in 1943 and then moved to Brooklyn to work for Life magazine. She met Dennis Lindsay in New York and they married in 1944, moving to Portland four years later with their first child. Shortly after arriving, Betty volunteered with the relief efforts for the Vanport Flood. During the ’60s, she served on the Riverdale School Board and earned a master’s from Reed in English literature and social studies. “I will always be grateful for the MAT experience,” she remarked. “It was simply magnificent.” Betty taught English and humanities at Marshall High School for decades and retired in 1987. She was a volunteer with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Portland Center Stage. She enjoyed travel, books, and art, as well as her association with the Unitarian Church. Survivors include three daughters and a son, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Douglas Leedy, Faculty

Douglas Leedy [music 1973–76], March 28, 2015, in Corvallis, Oregon. Also known as Bhishma Xenotechnites, Doug was a composer, scholar, and teacher. He studied at Pomona and UC Berkeley, completing an MA in composition, and performed on French horn with the Oakland Symphony and the San Francisco Opera and Ballet orchestras. He also sang and played harpsichord. His interests included early European, ancient Greek, and South Indian music. He created chamber and theatre work, and traveled in Poland. He taught at UCLA, where he established the electronic music studio and an early music performance group, and also taught at Centro Simón Bolivar in Caracas, Venezuela. Reed students admired and respected Doug for his erudition, his passion, and his insistence on excellence. He also served as musical director of the Portland Baroque Orchestra and directed the Portland Handel Festival in 1985.

Daniel Harvey Labby ’35

The son of Russian immigrants, Dan grew up in Portland, along with brothers Robert ’43 and Arnold ’51. He sold newspapers on downtown street corners and played violin in the Junior Symphony, and at Reed, earned a BA in biology, with a thesis on the embryology of the heart. His adviser was Prof. L.E. Griffin [1920–45].

Dan went on to earn an MD from the University of Oregon Medical School (Oregon Health & Science University) in 1939. He interned at Johns Hopkins University and completed a fellowship in medicine at Cornell Medical College. After two years in the army medical corps, where he contracted hepatitis from a contaminated vaccine for yellow fever, he returned to New York to do a residency in internal medicine. During the final year of training, he was chief resident and an instructor in medicine and neuropathy at Cornell Medical College and Bellevue Hospital. Subsequently he joined the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research to study liver metabolism and was appointed acting chief of the division of liver disease in 1946.


Esther Christine Dorles Lewis ’42

Esther Lewis ’42 won the Babson Award in 1996.

Esther was the oldest of three daughters born to Harold and Lula Dorles, and spent her childhood in southeast Portland. She earned a BA in general literature writing a thesis on the evolution of Leaves of Grass with Prof. Victor Chittick [English 1928–41]. Following graduation, she married engineer David J. Lewis. They had four children and lived in Massachusetts, Washington, D.C., Venezuela, and Thailand. Their house in northeast Portland was Esther’s home for the last 58 years. She was a welcoming hostess and a devoted gardener; she was active in the public schools and philanthropic organizations; a patron of the arts; and an expert at living an active, long life. Following David’s death in 1985, Esther traveled, engaged in many civic endeavors, wrote, and swam. “She was a generous person,” says her family, “with a fierce belief in the ability of people to do what was right and ethical.” She received the Babson Award in 1996, honoring her long service to Reed and to the alumni association, including hosting students, organizing events, revising the alumni association’s constitution, and serving on the Foster-Scholz Club committee and the alumni board. She also assisted her friend Ruth Cahill ’43 in the final years of Ruth’s life. Survivors include her children, Christine (Tim) Kopp, Nancy Roth, Mark (Dianne) Lewis, and Reed (Margaret) Lewis; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; eight foster children; and her sister Edna C. Dorles ’46.

Elizabeth Lamb Tate ’39

Elizabeth’s father quit school as a boy to work in the cotton fields of Texas. It was his heart’s desire that his daughter attend Reed.

She was born after the Lambs moved to Portland’s Montavilla neighborhood and graduated from Washington High School. The country was still in the throes of the Great Depression when she went to Reed as a “day-dodger.”


Margaret Selling Labby ’40

In keeping with the way she lived, Margaret Labby died with her family around her. An avid reader, enthusiastic cook, curious traveler, and beloved teacher, she was first and foremost the openhearted, supportive center of her family. Every year Margaret gathered them around her at the house in Seaview, Washington, where she had spent summers as a child.

She was born into a Jewish family that included her grandfather, Oregon state senator and philanthropist Ben Selling, and her father, Laurence Selling, a founder of the Portland Clinic.


Ann Leo ’65

Journalist, teacher, and lifelong Oregonian, Ann was born in 1922 and raised on Clinton Street in Portland. She attended Hosford grade school and graduated from Franklin High School in 1940. Ann began her 48-year marriage to Gene Leo Sr. on Christmas Eve of 1942. After graduating from the University of Oregon School of Journalism in 1944, Ann began working as a reporter for the Oregon Journal. She wrote children’s stories and served in public relations capacities for the Portland Zoo, Goodrich & Snyder, and the Portland Reporter.

In 1965, she earned a master of arts in teaching from Reed, after which she taught English and literature at Portland’s Washington and Roosevelt high schools. Ann always maintained, “I don’t teach English, I teach kids.” But she considered her greatest accomplishment was raising “three fine boys.” Gene “Geno” Jr. was executive director of the Portland Zoo and Rose Festival and tourism director for the Portland Oregon Visitors Association, Greg has an active career in community and public affairs, and Roger is a successful Portland attorney.

She was predeceased by her husband and son Gene Jr. Her sons Roger (daughter-in-law Joy) and Greg and her grandson, William, survive her.

Betty Kaplan Lakey MALS ’79

Born in Brooklyn, New York, on November 2, 1933, Betty passed away two weeks after her 82nd birthday, with her husband of 63 years and her son, Bill, at her side.

Betty received her bachelor’s degree in home economics and teaching from the University of Wyoming in 1966 while raising five children. She taught middle school in Montana and began a new career in the food industry when they moved to Gladstone, Oregon, in 1974 after her husband, Richard, retired from the Air Force. She received her master’s degree in liberal studies at Reed in 1979, and then earned her credentials as a registered dietician, working as a consultant in the food industry until her retirement in 1995. She and Dick then traveled through North America and Mexico in their RV, until they moved to Rose Villa in Milwaukie in 2000. They continued to travel the world for the next 10 years.

Her husband and children, Bill, Becky, and Casey (daughter-in-law Jenny), and seven grandchildren survive Betty.

Robert Labby ’43

Bob grew up in Portland’s Laurelhurst neighborhood, the son of dentist Harry Labby and his wife, Sonia.  Bob graduated from Grant High School in 1939 and served in the 87th Mountain Infantry Regiment at Fort Lewis, Washington, and then in the 10th Mountain Division during the war. As a demolition expert, he served in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska and then was transferred to the Northern Apennines and Po Valley in Italy. He remained close to his comrades in arms throughout his life and made many trips abroad with members of the 10th Mountain.

When Bob returned from the war he attended Reed, the alma mater of his brothers Daniel ’35 and Arnold ’51, as well as their wives Margaret ’40, and Eva ’51. It was at Reed that he met his wife, Lore Caro ’47. Bob did not finish his bachelor’s degree at Reed, graduating instead from Lewis and Clark College in 1950.  He spent his entire career in the pharmaceutical industry, retiring from Schering-Plough in 1986.


Ralph Theodore Leber ’44

Having led a life of achievement and adventure, Ted passed away at the age of 94. Living life to the fullest, he spent every waking minute pursuing his wide-ranging interests. Born in Seattle, Ted spent his early years in Riverside, Washington, immersed in the rugged and self-sufficient life of the West, which he loved. His early years were spent on horseback, and in the great outdoors as a mountaineer, as a ski instructor at Sun Valley, and on the baseball field, where “Dutch” Leber was a star pitcher for Roosevelt High School. Summers were spent climbing the tallest mountains in the state or serving as fire lookout and fire fighter for the Forest Service. On one of his many ascents of Mt. Rainier, he met Ann Elise Ellsworth; he married her in 1943 and celebrated 72 years of marriage a few months before his passing.

Ted started college at the University of Washington, but was unimpressed with the level of mathematics. While skiing in Sun Valley, he met the daughter of a Princeton professor who said he should look into either Stanford or Reed. Ted’s father hated California so he went to Reed, arriving as a sophomore. Two of his brothers, Bruce and Lewis, also attended Reed, as did their wives.

During World War II Ted served in the Army Air Corps/Air Forces and was stationed throughout the U.S. as a flight instructor for fighter pilots. As time permitted, he took courses near his airbases, attending eight colleges and universities in Washington, Oregon, Wisconsin, and Texas. Due to wartime transfers he never obtained a college degree, but he always placed a high value on lifelong education. “Reed was head and shoulders above any other school,” he said. “It opened my horizons and was the best—hands down!”


Barbara Bauman Liveright ’51

Barbara attended Reed before switching to Johns Hopkins University, where she got her BS in nursing in 1953. She worked for years as a public health nurse with the Baltimore City Health Department. Once asked about the highlights of her post-Reed years, she answered, “One good husband. Three fine children. One steady job, which is interesting. This is enough for me!”

She is survived by her husband, Peter Block Liveright; son Todd and his wife Debi; daughters Susan L. Kline (Stephen) and Jennifer Murphy (Robert); nine grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

Merritt Linn ’58

Doctor, author, and philanthropist, Merritt was born in Chicago to Theodore and Dina Linn. When Merritt was nine the family moved to Salem, Oregon, where the family became influential in the city’s Jewish community.

After graduating from Reed he got his MD from Oregon Health & Science University. Merritt had a 40-year ophthalmology practice in Portland, which was especially dedicated to the study of diabetes and its impact on vision.


Patricia Karolchuck Livingston ’55

Born in Manila, the Philippines, Pat studied experimental psychology at Reed and wrote her thesis, The Use of the N Achievement Motivation Measure in Predicting Learning with Prof. Leonard Worell [psychology 1954–56]. “Attending and graduating from Reed was the most important event in my life,” she once said, “other than meeting my husband.”

After graduating, she worked as a statistical accountant for the U.S. Air Force in Mainz-Kastel, Germany, and for the Office Equipment Manufacturers Institute in Washington, D.C. While working as a consultant analyzing a paper company, she met a New York Post editor who offered her a job writing about business. Her syndicated column, “Minding Your Own Business,” explained business matters to a lay audience and appeared in the Post, the Chicago Daily News, and the Dallas Morning News.


Timothy Loeb ’57

Born in Oakland, California, to Edwin and Lisl Loeb, Tim wrote his thesis, Reactions of Apocynol with Prof. Marsh Cronyn ’40 [chemistry 1952‑89]. He earned his doctorate in biology from Rockefeller University. He taught biology for several years in Cali, Colombia, where he and his first wife, Mary, also founded the Instituto Tobias Emanuel, in honor of their son, Tobias. Tim loved music, especially playing the guitar, and he was an avid reader. He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Nancy Loeb; children, Julie Garcia, Paul Loeb, Christina Freed, Alejo Loeb, Marcelino Loeb, Pio Loeb, Sofie Loeb, Laura Loeb, and Emily Loeb; and siblings Barbara Kennedy, Peter Loeb, and Alison O’Briend-Schardt.

Henry B. Lamb ’58

After attending Reed, Henry earned a master’s degree from the University of Michigan School of Public Health in the organization and financing of health care services. He served in the U.S. Army for three years in the European theater of operations and for many years worked and traveled extensively throughout Europe, Algeria, Vietnam, and Saudi Arabia. He served as an expert consultant on health maintenance organizations to the assistant secretary of health during the Carter and Reagan administrations in Washington, D.C.

In the late 1960s, he joined Kaiser Permanente, serving as the founding administrator of its dental care program, and later as the administrator of the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research. Henry was the founding administrator of the SCAN Health Plan in Long Beach, California, and worked with the Hawaii State Human Services Department evaluating a major program to reduce Hawaii’s uninsured population to below 5% in the 1990s. He became a consultant to HCF, a large health care insurance corporation in Australia, and worked with the Royal Commission in Saudi Arabia in delivery of health care services

He is survived by his husband, Allan Robert Lamb, and siblings John Lamb and Elizabeth Lamb Hayes.

Lionel Livermore ’64

Lionel was born in Cornell, Wisconsin, and his family moved to California in 1936. After graduating from high school in Glendale, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was stationed at Whidbey Island, Washington, where he worked in air traffic control. In 1945, he married Jean Griffith in Woodland, Washington, where they lived and raised their family. From 1960 through 1965 he took several graduate classes at Reed. His higher education included Western Washington University and Oregon State University.

Lionel was an educator committed to learning, outstanding scholarship, and providing inspiration to students and colleagues. He taught at Long High School and Lower Columbia College in Longview, Washington, and was involved in the planning of Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and school science fairs. He valued his friendship with Dr. Linus Pauling and was an active American Chemical Society member. Lionel served on the Woodland School District board and was a longtime member of the Woodland Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his children, Shelley Stoll, Scott Livermore, Tamara Duemmer, Tracy Thomas, and Craig Livermore, and his sister, Claire Marlowe.

James Dee Logan MAT ’70

Born into a family of colossal storytellers who spun great adventure tales, James had an artist’s eye for the beauty of the cosmos. A prolific artist, his drawings and paintings were exhibited in Maine, Texas, and California, and he worked for Will Vinton Studios building models and doing clay animation.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in art from Gonzaga University, he got a master’s from Reed and made a career of teaching English literature and theater. He lectured at Rice University, the University of Maine, and the University of Houston, and taught for years at LaSalle High School in Milwaukie, Oregon, and at Holy Family Catholic School in Portland. James acted professionally in Houston, New York, and Edinburgh; directed Shakespeare; designed and built sets; and directed sound and lighting. He taught drama in Florence, Italy, and Lugano, Switzerland, and helped mainstream profoundly deaf students into regular classrooms at Tucker Maxon School in Portland.

An unimpeachable genius of a man, James was socially concerned and aware, embraced life, and lived in a golden place replete with deities of his choosing. He looked for the perfect vision of light, whether in a sketch or in the refracted light of friends.

Ellen Bilodeau Lacayo ’76

Born in San Antonio, Ellen grew up in New Orleans, and after majoring in anthropology at Reed, transferred to Tulane University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology. In 1999, she received a master’s degree in management and disability services from the McLaren School of Business at the University of San Francisco.

In Gallup, New Mexico, she served as the program director of Disability Services Inc. from 1990 until 1995, when she became executive director. Among her accomplishments were eliminating group home and sheltered workshop practices from the community. Instead, she worked with local businesses to create real jobs for people with disabilities and created a fine arts gallery and studio showcasing the work of outsider artists with developmental disabilities in the Gallup arts community.

Ellen devoted her life to social justice and equal rights, actively protesting the Vietnam War, holding a leadership role in the Students for a Democratic Society, and fighting for passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. She brought her passion for justice to the American Civil Liberties Union, where she served as a member of the board of directors for the New Mexico chapter.


Irene Langston ’60

Born in Corvallis, Oregon, Irene was the only child of Earl and Stella Jennings, and only 16 months old when her father died. Two years later, her mother married John Lance. Irene graduated from Washington High School, and the Oregon College of Education. She earned an MAT in education from Reed College, and then an administrator’s certificate from the University of Oregon.

Irene married Ralph Shea, and they had two sons, Thomas and Daniel. This marriage ended in divorce, and in 1962 she married Chalmer Jack Langston, with whom she spent 33 happy years until his death in 1996.


Kaye V. Smith Ladd ’63

Born in Seattle, Kaye V. graduated from West Seattle High School. At Reed, she majored in chemistry and wrote her thesis, An Attempt to Determine the Existence of a Tetramethylene Radical in the Pyrolysis of Cyclobutane at 450° C., with Prof. Frederick D. Tabbutt [chemistry 1957–71] advising. She remembered washing the glassware in Prof. Helen Stafford’s [biology 1954–87] lab to earn money for books. “Dr. Stafford was the only woman scientist at Reed when I was there (and for a long time afterward),” Kaye V. observed. “She was an important role model for many of us.”

After getting a divorce in the late 60s, Kaye V. decided to keep her married name. She received her master’s in physical chemistry from Brandeis University in 1965, and her doctorate in inorganic chemistry in 1974. Living in Boston, Massachusetts, she worked as a scientist at Tyco Industries, as a research consultant at the New England Aquarium in Boston, and as a chemistry instructor at Suffolk University. Beginning in 1974, she taught chemistry at Evergreen State College in Olympia for 22 years, and inspired many students with her enthusiasm and energy. She once mused, “Preparation for ‘life in general’ is done well before someone reaches college. If I’m successful I can develop better analytical abilities in my students (increase knowledge and tools) and I might inspire a career choice, but I’m not going to make behavioral changes.”


Michael E. Levine ’62

When he was eight years old, Michael’s family moved a mile and a half from Idlewild (now Kennedy) Airport in New York City. He would stand beneath the flight path of the planes and, as each aircraft took off, thrill to the liveries of the world painted on their wings and tails. It was the first blush of the romance he would have with aviation.

Michael went on to become an authority on aviation and a key player in the momentous decision to deregulate the airline industry in 1978. He devised many of the mechanisms and practices that underpinned deregulation, serving as general director of international and domestic aviation at the U.S. Civil Aeronautics Board during the transition. Later he served as executive vice president at Continental Airlines, executive vice president of marketing at Northwest Airlines—where he forged pioneering alliances with other airlines—and president and CEO of New York Air, guiding that postderegulation airline to its first profit. He served as a member of the Aviation Safety Commission, established by Congress in 1986 to evaluate airline safety following deregulation, and received the Civil Aeronautics Board’s Distinguished Service award. Airfinance Journal named him among the most influential pioneers in the history of commercial aviation.


Eva Lowen ’50

Following the Nazi annexation of Austria in 1938, Eva and her parents, Charles and Hedwig Reinhold, endured numerous challenges in their native Vienna. They fled to the United States in 1940, and after a brief residence in New York City—where Eva learned and mastered the English language—the Reinholds moved to Portland. In 1946, Eva enrolled in Reed, and through social acquaintances there, met and in 1950 married Gerald Lowen, a German native.

In 1962, the couple and their three children, Jeffrey, Shari, and Audrey, moved to Stockton, California, where Jerry worked for Tillie Lewis Foods. The family resided in the Central and Santa Clara valleys for the next 20 years. After retiring, Eva and Jerry returned to Portland to enjoy life with a close circle of family and friends. Jerry died unexpectedly in 1993. In the following years, Eva traveled extensively throughout the world. She volunteered as a docent at the Portland Art Museum and at a local branch of the Multnomah County Library. Throughout her adult life, she continued to cultivate her interests in foreign cultures and values, was an avid reader, and kept her mind sharp with the New York Times crossword puzzle, mah-jongg, and a passion for current events. Among her many acquaintances she was acknowledged as a warm and enthusiastic hostess, enjoying lively banter. Eva embraced a passion for social justice and supported many worthy causes. Her children, Jeffrey Lowen, Shari Lowen, and Audrey Lowen Cortez, survive her.

Rosalie Libbey Swanson ’51

Adopted as an infant by Fay and Rose Libbey, Rosalie lived in and around Phoenix, Arizona, until the family moved to Portland in 1936. She graduated from Catlin Gabel School and then attended Reed. At Reed, she met John Swanson ’51, who became both her husband and her best friend for 67 years. After he graduated in 1951, they moved to Richland, Washington, where they raised three children. Being a stay-at-home wife and mother gave Rosalie time to enjoy her family and friends, and to pursue her various interests as a volunteer. She is survived by her husband, John; her daughters, Libbey Brunette and Susan Swanson; and her son, Jack Swanson.

Alexis B. Long ’65

A weather modification scientist and educator, Alex was the valedictorian of his high school class in El Cajon, California. At Reed, he majored in physics and wrote his thesis, “Fluid Flow over a Ridge,” with Prof. William Parker [physics 1948–79] advising. He went on to get a master’s from Syracuse University and a PhD in atmospheric sciences from the University of Arizona. He then had a postdoctorate fellowship with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in Australia. Alex worked as a research associate at the University of Colorado, and was the design and evaluation group head at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, both in Boulder. He returned to Australia, where he was the principal research scientist in the division of atmospheric research at CSIRO. He was then an associate professor at the Atmospheric Science in Reno, Nevada. He and his wife, Loretto, had three children, Leonora, Andrew, and Louisa, and had lived in Australia for the last 30 years.

Prof. Arthur Leigh [economics ’45–88]

“Arthur Leigh was one of the nicest men I ever knew,” said Prof. Laurens Ruben [biology 1955–92]. “He was gentle, a gentleman. If he ever had harsh words for anyone or anything, he never used them in my presence. Despite a severe visual deficit, Art built his own home, made beautiful, functional furniture, and in general was able to accomplish things that were in his bucket list. With the help of others, he was able to serve his students, his department, and his college well.”

Born in Niagara Falls, Leigh lost most of his eyesight at the age of 10. His parents read to him and helped him through school. He got a scholarship to Colgate University, graduating in history and economics in 1941. He then got a scholarship at the University of Chicago, where he earned a PhD in economics and wrote a thesis having to do with capital and interest theory from the 18th century to about 1870. There he met his first wife, Dorothy Eaton. He applied for an opening at Reed, and was interviewed in Chicago by Prof. Maure Goldschmidt ’30 [political science 1935–81].


Karie Lazarus Friedman ’61

A poet and lover of languages, Kearvelle (Karie) studied Latin, Greek, Danish, Swedish, Chinese, and Portuguese. She grew up in Los Angeles and began writing poetry at Reed, where she majored in French and English literature. Karie wrote her thesis, “Common Hieroglyphicks: A Study of Sir Thomas Browne’s Pseudodoxia Epidemica and Other Works,” with Prof. William Whallon [English 1957–62] advising. “Learning to cut to the heart of the matter and to speak plainly were the two most useful lessons I brought away from Reed,” she said. She married fellow Reedie John Friedman ’60 in 1962, and the couple divorced in 1987.

For many years, Karie worked as an editor on small literary journals, for the Michigan State University Press, as assistant editor of the physics journal Reviews of Modern Physics, and as editor of the online newsletter ICAMNews.


Albert Chong Lee ’53

Albert was proud of his Chinese-American heritage. He was born in Portland and moved to China in 1930, where he attended elementary school. War broke out in China when he was 14, and Al and his older brother, Kay Fong Lee, returned on their own to the United States. Without parental support, Al worked jobs to support himself while attending high school. His academic success led to a dual-degree program at Reed and MIT.

Graduating with degrees in physics and electrical engineering, Al began a successful career as an electrical engineer. He started with General Electric in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, but his interests eventually led him across the country to Los Angeles, where he began working for America’s burgeoning space program. During his time in Los Angeles, he met and married his wife, Susan. After becoming an expert in solar cell arrays, Al moved to Houston to support the Apollo program. Al began designing electrical transformers with GE, first in Shreveport, Louisiana, and then in Hickory, North Carolina. He retired from GE in 1992 and was especially proud of the patents he developed at the company related to transformers and amorphous metals.


Norman Lezin ’48

Emeritus Trustee Norman Lezin was an optimist who always saw the glass as half full. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and his family moved often, relocating to new postings for his father’s work as an electrical engineer in the U.S. Navy. After graduating from Seattle’s Queen Anne High School, Norm took a solo bicycle tour across Canada.

At Reed, he majored in political science, but his studies were interrupted by the war and he enlisted in the army in 1943. Norm served in the Pacific theater in military intelligence under the command of Douglas MacArthur. After the war, he returned to Reed, where he wrote his thesis, “A Consideration of Federal Reduction in Force Procedures at the Bonneville Power Administration,” with Prof. Charles McKinley [political science 1918­–60] advising. It was at Reed that he met and married Margaret Salz ’45.


Laurie Levich, art director ’55–92

Artist and graphic designer Laurie Levich died peacefully at home at age 87. Born in Sioux City, Iowa, she attended Morningside College, where she met her future husband, Prof. Marvin Levich. She then graduated from the University of Wisconsin and moved to New York City, where she worked for an advertising art firm. In 1953, she and Marvin moved to Portland. He taught philosophy, and she worked as a graphic designer and art director at Reed.

Laurie brought sophistication and insight to the college’s graphic identity, producing books, booklets, catalogs, brochures, and posters that conveyed Reed’s distinctive character in a way that was striking but never slick. Generations of Reed students remember Laurie’s warm, reassuring presence and her sturdy easel, on which she sketched a delightful series of griffins whose whimsical expressions captured the essence of Reed.


Eli (Robert) Leon ’57

March 6, 2018, in Emeryville, California, of septic shock.

Those who relish the materiality of the material world sometimes get a bad rap. Demonstrating an unbridled affection for things that dazzle, they may be termed hoarders. But a zealous collector knows both the thrill of the hunt and the joy of lolling knee-deep in treasures.


Caroline Horner Locher-Stein ’67

November 15, 2018, in Chewelah, Washington.

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


Fred Leitz ’40

July 4, 2014, in Tacoma, Washington.

Fred’s father, a German-born florist living in New York City, had always wanted to see the legendary Columbia River. Eventually he brought his family west and opened a greenhouse in Clackamas, Oregon, where a high school teacher sparked Fred’s interest in chemistry, and Fred was given a scholarship to Reed when he was 15 years old.


Mary Piper Leber ’50

January 4, 2019, in Mercer Island, Washington.

Born to John and Marian Piper, Mary was raised on Seattle’s Queen Anne Hill and graduated from Queen Anne High School. She chose Reed because one of her best friends was going here.


Otavio Rodrigues Lima ’76

November 10, 2018, in Olympia, Washington, of multiple myeloma.

Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to Orbelia Carvalho Ramos and Otacilio Rodrigues Lima, Otavio moved to Oakland, California, at the age of 10 when his mother married Donald Robinson, an architect who had worked for Kaiser Engineers International in Brazil. After the family relocated to London, Otavio attended the Leysin American School in Switzerland and won its top prize at graduation.


Thomas Mason Landye ’60

May 8, 2019, in Portland.

Tom was the son of James Thomas Landye, a prominent labor and personal injury lawyer, who had immigrated to Portland from Wales. James died at the age of 44, and his wife, Ethel Mason Landye ’30, raised her three children. Active in the Oregon Democratic Party, Ethel cochaired the successful U.S. Senate campaign for Wayne Morse. After Tom graduated from Lincoln High School, he followed Morse’s advice and chose his mother’s alma mater for his college.


Charles Richard Lehne ’65

March 30, 2019, in Piscataway, New Jersey, after a long illness.

Born in Mineola, New York, Richard graduated from the Cambridge School in Weston, Massachusetts, and earned a bachelor’s degree from Reed. He went on to earn a PhD from the Maxwell School, Syracuse University.

Richard was a political science professor at Rutgers University, and during his academic career, authored seven books and numerous scholarly journal articles. He was a Senior Fulbright Scholar at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität in Heidelberg, Germany; a visiting professor at Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt/Main, and at the Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Universität Leipzig; and a faculty member for the Annual Seminar on American Politics at Rheinland-Pfalz, Atlantische Akademie.


Jon Lauglo ’66

March 17, 2019, in Oslo, Norway, of a heart attack following a gall bladder operation.

The consummate professor, Jon had a deep sense of social justice and practical application. He was committed to extending democracy and material progress based on reliable theory developed through rigorous research and practical application. Throughout his academic career, he gave intellectual service to the development interests of some of the least advantaged.


Walter LeBrun ’93

March 13, 2019, in Newport, Oregon.

Born in Texas to Thomas and Jan LeBrun, Walter earned his degree in chemistry from Reed, writing his thesis with Prof. Thomas Dunne [chemistry 1963–95]. He became a chemist brewmaster, including work as a brewing chemist at Rogue Ales. Walter is survived by his parents, Thomas and Jan LeBrun, and his sister, Amanda Andersen ’91.

Arthur Lezin ’49

July 6, 2019, in Bend, Oregon.

Born in Los Angeles, Arthur grew up in Seattle. He earned a BA in economics at Reed, where he wrote his thesis, “Certain Social and Psychological Aspects of Industrial Relations,” advised by Prof. Maure L. Goldschmidt [political science 1935–81].


John D. Loft ’73

August 5, 2019, in Long Beach, Indiana.

John’s career in social science research spanned more than 40 years, and he was widely recognized as a leading survey research expert among medical organizations, clinical providers, and patients.


Max Deen Larsen ’68

January 12, 2018, in Baden by Vienna, Austria, of a pulmonary embolism.

Born in Richfield, Utah, Deen majored in German and religion at Reed, writing his thesis, “Paradox and Pointe in Friedrich Schlegel’s Fragments,” with Prof. Ottomar Rudolf [German 1963–98]. He went on to earn a master’s degree in philosophy at Yale University, and both an MA and PhD from the University of Vienna.


George Lappas ’73

In 2016, in Athens, Greece.

A Greek citizen born in Cairo, George studied psychology at Reed and wrote his thesis, “The Social Immobilization of Chronic Mental Patients,” with Prof. Bill Wiest [psychology 1961–95]. Much later in life he said, “My enthusiasm for Reed never abated.” For a while after graduating he worked in state mental hospitals in Salem, Oregon, and in California. He became fascinated with Indian sculpture, and in 1974 went to India to study architecture and sculpture on a Watson Fellowship.


Kevin C. Lavelle ’80

November 15, 2019, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, of pancreatic cancer.

Kevin was born in Youngstown, Ohio, where his father, Joseph P. Lavelle, was completing his medical residency as an obstetrician-gynecologist. When a snowstorm prevented other doctors from reaching the hospital, Joseph delivered Kevin himself. The family moved to San Francisco, where Kevin roved his Richmond neighborhood, just blocks from Golden Gate Park, in a pair of square-toed cowboy boots and a holster. When he was four, his mother died after a short illness. His father remarried and the family eventually grew to nine children and moved to Burlingame.

After graduating from Serra High School, Kevin enrolled at California State University, Chico. At the urging of his college mentor, he transferred to Reed. Majoring in philosophy, he wrote his thesis, “The Function of Ideals in a Moral System,” advised by Prof. William Peck [philosophy 1961–2002]. At Reed, he met his first wife, Stacey Goodwin ’83, and they moved to Albuquerque to attend graduate school at the University of New Mexico, marrying the year after Kevin completed his master’s degree in philosophy. The couple moved to Santa Fe, where their daughter Sarah was born. The marriage ended in divorce in 2004. Kevin married Nancy Jane Broderdorp, who died of breast cancer in 2010.


Alice Goon Lowe ’48

March 2, 2020, in Daly City, California.

The CEO and driving force behind a major San Francisco advertising agency during the Mad Men era, Alice also played a major role in the establishment and development of San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum.


Judith Nan Lidovitch Emerson ’73

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

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


Hans A. Linde ’47

August 31, 2020, in Portland, Oregon, of natural causes.

Recognized as one of the greatest jurists of the 20th century, Hans gained a national reputation during his tenure at the Oregon Supreme Court for advancing a radical intellectual argument—that fundamental civil liberties, particularly the right of free speech, could be grounded in state constitutions, as well as the federal constitution. 


Adrienne Levy ’46

June 23, 2017, in Sacramento, California.

Following in the footsteps of her aunt, Edith M. Sobeloff ’23, Adrienne came to Reed. She left Reed, married, and had three children, David, Michael, and Richard Jacobsen. Years later, she completed her bachelor’s degree in history and then earned a master’s degree in social work from California State University, Fresno. She worked as a clinical social worker with Fresno Community Hospital and was married to Dr. Paul Levy, who predeceased her.

Craig Lauder

December 21, 2020 in Milwaukie, Oregon, of natural causes.

If you saw Craig on campus and asked, “How are you?” he would answer in the ironic tone that was his trademark, “Living the dream.” One suspected that he was, however, living his dream.


Ragan Lewis Cary ’60

August 30, 2020, in Union, Connecticut. 

Mentor to generations of children and a gracious host, Ragan was born in New York City. She and John Whittier Cary ’60 met as Reed students. It was not long before Ragan confided to friend Anne Wood Squier ’60 that here was the man she would spend the rest of her life with.  Oh, was she ever right!


Charles H. Lee ’50

May 5, 2015, in Ukiah, California.

Born in Berkeley, California, Charles served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, and then in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. He earned a bachelor’s degrees in physics at Reed, where he wrote his thesis, “Incidence of Neuroticism in Relation to Age, Sex, and Population Density,” with Prof. William Griffith [psychology 1926–54] advising. Charles went on to earn a BS in mechanical engineering from MIT.

He had a 35-year career in rocket engineering, and was accorded a NASA public service award. He and his wife, Jean, retired to Mendocino. Charles loved nature, animals, and the High Sierras. He wrote poetry, essays, a novel, and a book about his mother, who died five days after his birth. He is survived by his children, Alfred  Lee and Katherine Lee ’76.

Kenneth Love ’55

Kenneth Love and Inge Ruth Leeds Love ’58

March 1, 2021, in Portland

Ken was the youngest of four siblings growing up during the Depression in Lynden, Washington. He came to Reed as a Baker Scholar and wrote his thesis, “Peano Spaces,” advised by Prof. Joe B. Roberts [math 1952–2014]. Ken was student body vice president his senior year, and won a Rhodes Scholarship that allowed him to continue his math studies, with an emphasis on topology, at Christ Church, Oxford University.


Inge Ruth Leeds Love ’58

Inge Ruth Leeds Love and Kenneth Love ’55

May 13, 2021, in Portland.

Ruth came to the United States as a young child when her parents left Austria in 1938. The family originally settled in the Pittsburgh area, but relocated to the Seattle area after World War II.


Alan Lewis ’68

January 19, 2020, in Salem Oregon, from liver complications.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Alan enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard after high school. Upon finishing his enlistment, he moved to Oregon and attended Reed, where he met Sandra Lyons, whom he married in 1965.


Marc Lieberman ’70

August 2, 2021, in San Francisco, California, of prostate cancer.

As a “Jewish Buddhist” ophthalmologist, Marc brought sight back to thousands of Tibetans stricken by cataracts and was celebrated in word and film for organizing a dialogue between leaders of the Jewish faith and the Dalai Lama.


Patricia L. Lent ’61

April 17, 2021, in Portland.

Portland’s Lents district is named for Patricia’s ancestors, who came to Oregon over the Oregon Trail in 1852. Her mother, Ruth Gordon, came from orthodox Ashkenazi Jews, and while living in Seattle, Pat converted to Judaism in 1974. She graduated with honors from Jefferson High School and attended Reed for one year before finishing her bachelor’s degree in math and computer science at Portland State University.


Prof. Marvin Levich [philosophy ’53–94]

February 7, 2022, in Portland, following a period of illness.

Contributed by Chris Lydgate ’90


Jorge M. López ’67

December 30, 2021, in Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico.

Contributed by Peter Greenfield ’67


Michael J. Legge MALS ’72

July 6, 2022, on Bainbridge Island, Washington.

Mike grew up in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood and attended Franklin High School. He joined the U. S. Coast Guard Reserve, and where he served as a medical corpsman and played the clarinet and saxophone in the U.S. Coast Guard band. He paid his way through college at Seattle University by working as an orderly at Harborview Medical Center and playing music professionally. He attended commercial art school in Seattle and for several years worked at Boeing doing commercial art and graphic design. He completed a master’s in teaching at Reed and a master’s degree from the University of Washington, where he met his wife, Tecla Jung. Married in 1970, the couple raised their family in the Wedgwood neighborhood of North Seattle.


Alexandra Arnold Lynch ’56

October 6, 2022, in Portland, Oregon.  .

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


Niall Lynch ’80

August 2021, in Palm Desert, California.

Born in Oslo, Norway, where his father had a position with the U.S. Air Force, Niall was raised in Fairbanks, Alaska, 100 miles south of the Arctic Circle. At Reed, he wrote his thesis, “Cognitive Dissonance Theory and Apocalyptic Literature: Passion, Intrigue and the Lust for Explanation,” advised by Prof. Dennis McCann [religion 1976–80].


Norman Knight Linton ’58

March 3, 3023, after a long illness.

Norman was born in 1936 in Port Angeles, Washington, to Fred Linton and Ruby Oliva Linton, both first-generation immigrants from Norway and Switzerland/France. Growing up on the Olympic Peninsula between the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains, Norman fished, hunted, camped, and hiked from a young age. As a youngster, he also worked on Olympic National Park trail crews and purse seine salmon fishing boats in southeast Alaska.