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Jane Hartwell Stevens ’46

October 21, 2019, in Seattle, Washington.

Jane was born in Portland and attended Reed College. She graduated from Cornell University– New York Hospital School of Nursing and worked as a public health nurse in New York City. She married Alexander Stevens, and, except for the two years Alec served in the army in Heidelberg, Germany, they made their home in Seattle, where they raised three daughters.

Jane was a phenomenal mother and homemaker who made her own bread, kept fresh flowers in the house, and was a generous entertainer. She and her sister, Tory, spent wonderful summers on the Oregon coast with their children. Jane was a founder of the Wednesday Walkers, enthusiast hikers who walked every Wednesday from the mid-’60s until shortly before her death. This was typical of Jane, who was always game for any adventure. She volunteered at many places, including food banks, the Seattle Young Artists Music Festival, and St. Stephen’s Church.

Jane is survived by her husband, Alexander, and her three daughters, Mary Lane, Victoria, and Eugenia.

Appeared in Reed magazine: March 2020

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