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Shirley Ann Berenson Mark ’44

July 30, 2019, in Portland, of natural causes.

Born in Portland to Max and Florence Berenson, Shirley went to the University of Washington and Reed. In 1944, she met Danny Fromer—on leave from the army—at a dance at the Jewish Community Center. They married and had three children, Eileen, Marty, and Jim. Danny died in 1982, and two years later, Shirley met Louis Mark in Palm Springs, California. They married later that year and spent many happy years together, dividing their time between Palm Springs and Portland, until Lou passed away in 2013. Shirley’s life revolved around family and friends, and she loved taking her children and grandchildren on cruises.

Appeared in Reed magazine: December 2019

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