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Elinore Fike Olson MAT ’62

Elinore D. Fike Olson MAT ’62, April 3, 2003, in Portland. Elinore earned a BS degree at Portland State University in humanities and general studies in 1957. She taught art at Cleveland High School in Portland for more than 20 years, during which time she completed an MAT at Reed, and retired as chair of the art department in 1974. Elinore was reported to have had a lifelong connection to her students, and to have lived and taught with great enthusiasm. Her connections to people were primary, and she generously nourished her relationships—as she did her intellect—through communication, travel, study, and artistic pursuits. She married Richard Olson, who predeceased her, and they had two children. She is survived by her daughter, son, and grandchild.

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 2003

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