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Barbara Pierce Wilkinson ’37

Barbara Pierce Wilkinson ’37, May 5, 2005, on Mercer Island, Washington. Barbara earned a BA from Reed in economics. In 1938, she married Dudley Wilkinson; they moved to Mercer Island in 1950 with their three children. Wilkinson enjoyed hiking, camping, and traveling especially to the Oregon and Washington coasts. She was a member of the Mercer Island PEO, the Garden Club, and she also belonged to bridge and book clubs. She and her husband were charter members of the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church. Barbara was a “warm, gracious, loving presence.” Survivors include two daughters; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and her brother and sister-in-law, Sam Pierce and Lucille Harris Pierce, class of 1943.

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 2005

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