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Gail Ann Abrahams Petersen ’61

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Gail Ann Abrahams Petersen ’61, January 28, 2014, in Reno, Nevada. Gail earned a BA from Reed in English literature, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. That same year, she and Fredric F. Petersen ’61 were married. Gail earned a postgraduate certificate in education from the University of London in England and an MA in reading instruction from the University of Nevada at Reno. Her vocation was elementary school teaching, and she taught in schools in Reno for many years before retiring in 2010. She had a number of interests, chief among which were folk dancing and listening to and playing early music. Survivors include Fred, children Soren Petersen ’87 and Sophie Petersen ’93, two grandchildren, and her brother, Karl. “She will be sorely missed.”

Appeared in Reed magazine: December 2013

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