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Dorothy Hardman Hake ’37

Dorothy Hardman Hake ’37, August 23, 2003, in Portland. Dorothy attended Reed for two years. She married Chester W. White, and they had a daughter and son. Chester died in 1985. Dorothy's career at U.S. National Bank, where she was vice president for salary administration, spanned 32 years; she was one of the first women in Oregon to attain official status in banking. After retiring from banking, she worked briefly as a real estate associate, then concentrated on travel and her enjoyment of the arts, particularly piano, oil painting, and dance. She was a founding member of the Northwest Senior Theatre—dedicated to building intergenerational awareness—and performed as an actress, singer, and dancer. For a number of years she was the company’s dance captain and participated in film, television, and video performances. In 1989 she married David L. Hake, with whom she enjoyed a common interest in stage performance, even in productions at their retirement community, Holladay Park Plaza in Portland. For the millennium, Dorothy stated that she would dance in the streets. She is survived by her husband, children, five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2004

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