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LaWanna Mae Cochran Judy ’40

LaWanna Mae Cochran Judy ’40, November 18, 2005, in Portland. LaWanna received a BA from Reed in French and education. In 1943, she earned a MA in speech pathology from the University of Oklahoma. She married Robert J. Judy ’48 in 1944. She taught speech therapy for developmentally disabled students in public and private schools in Multnomah County for 30 years. Judy was a member of the board of trustees for the Multnomah Association for Retarded Citizens, including 10 years as director, and a delegate to the national convention of the National Association for Retarded Citizens. She also was elected to the board of the Portland Habilitation Center, and was publicly recognized her 25-year service to developmentally delayed individuals. Judy coauthored Community Competencies for the Handicapped (Charles C. Thomas, 1978), and wrote a manual for parents and teachers, "What to do until the speech therapist comes," (Center Press, 1970). Additionally she appeared in three musicals at the Civic Auditorium. Survivors include her husband and son. Her cousins, Quinton Cochran ’40 and Kevin Cochran ’40, also attended Reed.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2006

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