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Alita Cavender Roberts ’51

December 14, 2021, in Modesto, California.

 At Reed, Alita wrote her thesis, “The Taft Policy in the Philippines,” advised by Prof. Dorothy Johansen ’33 [history 1934–84] and met her future spouse, Lyman Roberts ’51. She was a planning commissioner for the City of Modesto and was active on the Girl Scouts Muir Trail Council board of directors, served on the Christ the King Episcopal Church vestry, and was on the board of directors for the League of Women Voters of Modesto. Predeceased by her husband, Lyman, and her son, Keith, she is survived by her daughter, Lisa Winger.

Appeared in Reed magazine: September 2022

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