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Kathryn M. Turner ’40

Kathryn McCall Turner ’40, August 18, 2006, in Portland. Kay received a BA from Reed in mathematics. During her years at Reed, she worked for Sears Roebuck & Company as a personnel manager, and continued the work after graduation. She married Ritchie M. Turner in 1945; they had five children, and later divorced. From 1962 to 1994, Turner worked for the state of Oregon, first at Fairview Hospital and Training Center as a patient-work therapist, and then as a coordinator in supervisory and management training and as the state management development coordinator. She created policies, procedures, and guidelines for use by all state agencies, and served on Oregon governor's committees for management selection, recognition, and development. In 1979, she joined the Oregon Department of Transportation as manager of the civil rights program, and became manager of the highway division's civil rights and labor compliance programs. Survivors include four children, eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and a sister.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2007

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