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Beatrice Levy Israel ’27

Beatrice Levy Israel ’27, March 3, 1998, in Palo Alto, California. She married Delmer Israel ’24 in 1928, and they moved to Palo Alto shortly thereafter when he entered Stanford Law School. They opened a tennis shop in Palo Alto and later expanded its scope to business machines, and she worked for the company while raising their two sons and a daughter. In 1970, her husband died, and her older son took over the business in 1977, when she retired. She was active in the American Association of University Women, serving as president of the local group from 1962 to 1964 and again in 1972–73. She also worked as a volunteer with the International Center at Stanford, which helped foreign students with conversational English. In 1997, she was the only member of her class to attend its 70th reunion on the Reed campus. She is survived by her two sons, a daughter, and six grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 1998

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