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Rita Lucille Leibrand Othus ’42, MAT ’64, MALS ’71

Rita Lucille Leibrand Othus ’42, MAT ’64, MALS ’71, March 28, 2007, in Portland. Rita met Byron J. Othus ’41 at Reed; they married in 1942. She later earned a bachelor’s degree from Lewis & Clark College. Rita worked as a freelance writer, taught English to juniors and seniors at Roosevelt High School, and was an instructor at Portland Community College for 20 years. Survivors include two daughters, including Jane Othus ’68, and two grandchildren. Byron died in 1969.

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 2007

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