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Dora Peters Canfield ’38

Dora Peters Canfield ’38, August 17, 1996, in Falls Church, Virginia. She worked in the pathology department at a Portland teaching hospital after graduation from Reed. In 1939, she married Lee Canfield ’36, who was pursuing advanced study at Harvard. After World War II, the couple settled in Virginia and raised four children. Dora was a homemaker for most of her life and was active in the PTA and local government affairs. She served two terms as secretary of the Fairfax County Council of PTAs and for many years attended county school board sessions. Both Dora and Lee were also active volunteers for Common Cause. She was also known for her horticultural activities. Dora is survived by her Lee, two sons and two daughters, and one grandchild.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 1997

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