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Jeannette Mejdell Elliott ’48

October 27, 2022, in Portland, Oregon.

Growing up in Portland, Jeanette attended Woodstock Elementary and Franklin High schools. She worked as a maid through high school, and during World War II worked in the shipyards. At Reed, she met her husband, Robert Elliott ’49. She became a librarian at Arleta Grade School. Remembered for her intelligent, down-to-earth comments and humor, she generously gave to her community. She is survived by her brother, Harry; sister, Elizabeth; son, Robert; and daughter, Karen Krettler.

Appeared in Reed magazine: March 2023

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