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Ruth Consuelo Babb ’19

Ruth Consuelo Babb ’19, October 28, 1993, in Portland. She attended Reed as part of the Reconstruction Aide Program and received a certificate in physical therapy. She then moved to Washington, D.C., and worked at the Walter Reed Hospital. Ruth later returned to the Northwest and worked for the Oregon State Industrial Commission, then went to Tacoma, where she was head of Tacoma General Hospital's physical therapy department for many years. During this time, she cofounded the Association of American Physical Therapy Societies. She returned to Portland after her retirement and worked for a local doctor until 1965. She is survived by her nieces, Ellen Coleman Simpson ’36 and Mary Coleman ’37, a nephew, and her sister-in-law.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 1994

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