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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.

Appeared in Reed magazine: December 2017

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