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Irene Josephine Carson ’41

A picture of Irene Carson

Irene Josephine Carson ’41, December 3, 2014, in Milwaukie, Oregon. Irene earned a BA from Reed in biology, writing her thesis, “The Anatomy of Lepas Fascicularis,” with Prof. Demorest Davenport [biology 1938–44]. She made her career as the head chemist for the Hercules Powder Company (now, the Ashland Company), and she was a consistent and generous donor to Reed. Survivors include her loving godchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: June 2015

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