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Elisabeth Bauman Lewis ’48

Elisabeth Bauman Lewis ’48, July 7, 2011, in Stockton, California. Betty earned a BA in biology from Reed. She did social work in Santa Rosa and was a member of the Girl Scouts, the Sierra Club, and the Mazamas. She was also adept at biological illustration, spinning, dying, weaving, and gardening. Toward the end of her life, she worked to restore a 311-acre stewardship forest in Philo, California. Betty married Fred R. Lewis ’44 in 1947 and raised three daughters and two sons; they later divorced. Survivors include her children, nine grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and a sister.

Appeared in Reed magazine: December 2011

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