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Estelle Fisher Singleton MA ’62

Estelle Fisher Singleton MA ’62, October 6, 2008, in Eugene, Oregon, of age-related causes. Estelle was born in Ontario, Canada, and attended Canadian schools through high school. She studied at Barnett Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Patterson, New Jersey, and received a BS from Columbia University School of Nursing in nursing education in 1948. In 1949, she married Harold Singleton. During her years in Portland, Estelle worked for the Oregon Department of Nursing Accreditation for nursing education, was a member of the faculty of University of Portland, a research assistant on open-heart study team at the University of Oregon Medical School (OHSU), and earned an MA from Reed in educational administration. She developed and supervised nursing programs at Lane Community College and Southern Colorado State College, and was named professional nurse of the year by the Colorado Nurses' Association in 1973. She also served with Project Hope in Tunisia, and was a consultant for nursing education with the Peace Corps; she retired in 1982. Survivors include her daughter and son, Kenneth Singleton '73; three grandchildren; and a sister. Her husband died in 1986.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2009

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