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Harriette Lewis Akin Thompson ’37

A picture of Harriette Akin Thompson

Harriette Lewis Akin Thompson ’37, April 22, 2009, in California. Hattie earned a joint degree in art from Reed and the Art Museum School. In San Francisco, she taught art, sewing, and art history at the Katherine Delmar Burke School, and was a trustee of Grace Cathedral. In 1969, she married San Francisco internist James H. Thompson, who died in 1977. She moved to Spring Lake Village in 1986, splitting her time between Santa Rosa and Lake Tahoe, and participated in the work of the M.H. deYoung Museum's tapestry restoration guild. Survivors include her longtime companion, Stuart C. Burdick II, and five stepchildren. Her brother, Henry F. Akin II ’33, also attended Reed.

Appeared in Reed magazine: March 2010

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