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Elmo Ellingson Fadling ’48

June 16, 2015, in Wheeler, Oregon.

“I enjoyed to the fullest my two years at Reed,” Elmo said. Her favorite professors were F.L. Griffin [math 1911–56], Owen Ulph [history 1944–79], and Dorothy Johansen [history 1934–84]. Elmo married J.E. “Red” Fadling in 1946, and in their nearly 50 years together they operated the Flying R Ranch, breeding Arabian horses and training riders. She worked for years on the Washington State legislative staff and played violin in the Olympia (Washington) Symphony Orchestra and in the North Coast Symphony Orchestra.

Following the death of her husband in 1996, Elmo moved from Olympia, Washington, to Manzanita, Oregon, to be near her fun-loving siblings, Thelma, Wynona, Lu, Ardon, Pete, and Harold. They were a musical family, and Elmo, Wynona, and Thelma shared their music with residents of the Nehalem Bay House and Nehalem Valley Care Center, where Elmo later lived. She is survived by her sister Lu Ell.

Appeared in Reed magazine: March 2021

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