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Clara Pierce Shaffer ’40

Clara Pierce Shaffer ’40, March 19, 1997, in Mercer Island, Washington, where she had lived for many years. She worked as a librarian at the Portland Public Library for a year after graduating, and then worked for two years for the Row Lumber Company. She was then hired by Remington Rand Business Machines, who sent her to New York City for training on their machines and how to set up systems for businesses. She was assigned to the San Francisco office, where she set up business machine systems for companies and trained personnel to use them. She married Charles Shaffer in 1950, and in 1952 the couple moved to Mercer Island, where she became a homemaker and raised two children. She later worked as a bookkeeper. She was active in the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church and other community groups. After retirement, she and her husband enjoyed traveling and their four grandchildren. Survivors include her husband; a sister; a brother; a son; a daughter; and four grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 1998

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