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Inez Felicitas Arend ’50

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Inez Felicitas Arend ’50, September 8, 2004, in her home in Mountain View, California, from cancer. At age 11, Inez arrived in the U.S. with her family, escaping the Nazi occupation of Prague, Czechoslovakia. She earned a BA in mathematics at Reed, then worked for the Army Corps of Engineers as a leading engineer—a unique position for a woman at the time. That precedence she continued at Santa Clara University, where she earned a master’s degree in electrical engineering. Inez lived in San Francisco and Mountain View, and worked for Lockheed, Bell Northern Research, and Nortel. Other accomplishments included her nine patents and membership in MENSA. She was a woman of courage and generosity, who possessed a zest for life. She made family and friends a primary focus, and enjoyed knitting, cooking, travel, music, and bridge. Survivors include her sister and extended family members.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2005

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