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Estella Dee Cutler Brown ’52

April 1, 2019, in Eugene, Oregon, following a long struggle with asthma-related COPD.

Known as Dee at Reed, she married Richard Brown ’52 and wrote her thesis, “The Corps of Engineers in the Pacific Northwest, 1866-1890,” advised by Prof. Dorothy Johansen ’33 [history 1934–84]. Dee taught in elementary and middle schools and was an accomplished handweaver who was active in the Eugene Weavers’ Guild. She was passionate about organic gardening, woodworking, and art advocacy, but nothing was dearer to her than her family and friends. Survivors include her son, Brooks Brown ’83; daughter, Laura Coogan; and sister, LaRene Allen.

Appeared in Reed magazine: March 2022

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