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Irene Hinnells Cheldelin ’38

Irene Hinnells Cheldelin ’38, October 21, 1994, in Portland. She married Vernon H. Cheldelin ’38 shortly after graduation from Reed. They moved to Austin, Texas, where she worked part time as a scientific illustrator. In 1942, they moved to Corvallis, Oregon where Vernon began teaching at Oregon State University. After his death in 1966, she worked as a research assistant at Oregon State University in the departments of entomology, botany, and agricultural chemistry. She was an active community volunteer in the Corvallis area for 35 years. Ireme served on the Corvallis School Board for nine years, including two years as president, and also served on the Oregon State School Board. She was a past president of the Good Samaritan Hospital Auxiliary, a trustee of the Hospital Foundation, a past member of the Planned Parenthood committee on finance, and a founding member of the Unitarian Fellowship of Corvallis. Survivors include two daughters, a son, and seven grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 1995

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