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Ann Helen Farber Baldwin ’70

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Ann Helen Farber Baldwin ’70, November 22, 2011, in Chinook, Washington. Born in New York City, Ann spent her early years in Queens, moving to Seattle when she was eight. She earned a BA in philosophy at Reed and spent a year studying at the London School of Economics. While living in Portland, she became familiar with the Mist Mountain Farm community in Clatskanie, Oregon. She taught in the Mayger School Head Start program there for several years before accepting the position of Head Start administrator for the northern Willamette Valley. She was also a licensed massage therapist and co-owner of the Evergreen Massage Clinic in Portland. In 1985, she married Ron Baldwin; they had one son, Alexander. The family moved to Chinook in 1993. Ann and Ron operated Lido Caffé Espresso in Astoria for 10 years and Aunt Clara’s Greenhouse, a retail nursery in Chinook. Ann taught a class, Massage for Relaxation, for 20 years at Clatsop Community College. She performed as a pianist for dances and played the banjo and guitar with a number of groups and in theatrical productions. Ann is remembered as being generous of spirit, time, energy, and compassion. “Our world is smaller with this loss.” Survivors include her husband and son and her brother and sister.

Appeared in Reed magazine: June 2012

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