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Phyllis G. Roff ’51

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Phyllis G. Roff ’51, October 20, 2006, in Concord, California, from lung cancer. Phyllis received a BA from Reed in political science. In 1962, she earned an MA from University of California, Berkeley, in political science, and worked for the state of California’s employment development program until 1982. In retirement, she was a freelance political writer, and was involved in local issues in Contra Costa County and in Walnut Creek. In particular, she addressed those concerning open space and parklands, water, and transportation, and was a member of the advisory committee of the Contra Costa Transportation Authority. She regularly attended city council and regional council meetings, and was identified not only as the "community watchdog," but also as a "community treasure," whose passion was civic involvement. Survivors include her sister-in-law, and her nieces and nephews.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2007

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