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Chelsea E. Spooner ’92

July 31, 2019, in Rainier, Washington, from a fire.

Chelsea graduated as valedictorian of her class from North Mason High School in Belfair, Washington, where she was also a star basketball player. Following in the footsteps of her father, Robert Spooner ’67, and her grandmother, Emily Louise Spooner ’30, Chelsea studied at Reed for two years, majoring in English. She then began a career with the Washington State Labor and Industries Department in Tumwater, Washington. A free spirit, she was smart, funny, and a funky fashionista who referred to herself as “Mama Soo.” She and her beloved dog Koko Puffs died in a fire at her home in Rainier. She is survived by her mother, Jeanne Spooner.

Appeared in Reed magazine: March 2020

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