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Carol Sawyer ’62

Born in Maracaibo, Venezuela, Carol attended high school at Ruston Academy in pre-Castro Cuba. She remained a citizen of the world throughout most of her life. She attended Reed through her junior year, and spent most of her post-Reed life in South America, France, India, and Spain, returning to the United States in 1991. She worked as a teacher, freelance editor, and translator, and was fully multilingual in English, Spanish, and French and adept in Portuguese, Italian, and Hindi.

In the late 1990s, Carol was working on her doctoral dissertation at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco when her health declined. She moved to Vernonia, Oregon, in 2001, to live her retirement years in a quiet, green river valley. She passed away after four years of complications from diabetes and other conditions. She treasured her years at Reed.

Appeared in Reed magazine: March 2016

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