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Maude Bauguess Cumbow McKinley ’39

Maude Bauguess Cumbow McKinley ’39, September 1, 2004, in Portland. Maude graduated from Reed with a BA in sociology and psychology. That same year she married Donald McKinley ’40, and entered a newly established in-service social work training program through the welfare department of the state of Oregon. She worked for the Multnomah County Children’s Division until 1942, when Donald completed medical school, and they moved to Seattle and military duty. Maude worked in the children’s division of King County until 1944, then began her career with family. For Donald’s work and continuing education, the family moved to Michigan in 1946, returning to Portland in 1958, when he opened a private practice in psychiatry. The family enjoyed hiking and backpacking, eventually developing property for their gatherings in the North Cascades. Hiking became a regular occupation for Maude, who also volunteered with children’s services and the Girl Scouts. Maude became a member of the Saga School of Japanese flower arranging, and the Portland chapter of Ikebana International, for which she served as president; her interest in the art also took her to Japan. Environmental issues were of interest to both Maude and Donald. Survivors include two daughters, a son, and six grandchildren. Donald and their son, Donald C. McKinley ’67, predeceased her.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2005

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