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Steven Ashe ’72

Steven M. Ashe ’72, June 25, 2002, of metastatic pancreatic cancer, in Boulder, Colorado. Stevem attended Reed for two years before earning a bachelor’s degree in physics and music at Bennington College. He received a master’s degree in 1975 and a doctorate in 1978 in geophysics from Yale University, and did postdoctoral work at Harvard University and at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. He was an independent thinker, problem solver, and inventor, as well as a musician and artist. Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Clyde Rae Jolie-Ashe; two stepdaughters and stepsons; three grandchildren; and his mother.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2003

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