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Alexandra Arnold Lynch ’56

October 6, 2022, in Portland, Oregon.  .

Alexandra attended St. Helen’s Hall in Portland, followed by Brimmer and May School in Massachusetts. Returning to Portland to attend Reed, she married noted Portland artist Douglas Lynch in 1955. They made their home in Northwest Portland and had two sons, John and Jason.

In the ’80s, Doug and Alix opened the Design Source on the fifth floor of the Galleria in downtown Portland. Doug’s studio was in the back of the space, and Alix operated an import boutique in the front. With an eye for beauty, she curated the work of artisans from around the world in a boutique featuring delicate Mexican straw Christmas ornaments, exquisitely woven fabrics from Ethiopia and India, colorful tapestries from Peru, and jewelry from nearly every country on the globe. To step inside was to enter a treasured world of art and beauty.

Preceded in death by Douglas, her husband of 54 years, and her son Jason, she is survived by her son John.

Appeared in Reed magazine: March 2023

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