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Dorothy Young Rosenberg ’41

Dorothy Young Rosenberg ’41, May 1, 2002, in Vancouver, Washington. Dorothy attended Reed in general studies for two years, focusing on a driving interest to write. She married Harrison S. Croman in 1943, and they later divorced, although she retained Croman for her pen name. Dorothy published 13 books for children and young adults, ranging from adventure to biography, and published a variety of magazine articles. She worked in Petersburg, Alaska, and was later employed by the Seattle Public Schools on the secretarial staff and as a writer. She then worked as a dormitory night supervisor at the University of Washington and resumed her studies by taking night classes. In retirement she taught old-time pattern dances to senior citizens, and swimming—her 50-year hobby. She was a member of the National League of American Pen Women, serving as president of the Seattle branch and editor of the newsletter, Whistling Swan. She is survived by a son and daughter and their family members, as well as by two brothers. Her second husband, George Rosenberg, and one daughter preceded her in death.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2003

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