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Colleen Ruth Lamont Smith ’54

Colleen Ruth Lamont Smith ’54, August 5, 2010, in Riverside, California, from progressive supranuclear palsy. Colleen attended Cottey College, studied two years at Reed, and received a BA in English literature from University of California, Berkeley. In 1986, she earned an MA in counseling psychology from Chapman College and was a licensed marriage, family, and child therapist. As a breast cancer survivor in Eugene, Oregon, she became founder and state coordinator of the Oregon Breast Cancer Coalition and backed legislation for the Oregon Women's Health and Wellness Act of 1993. Survivors include three sons and four granddaughters. A son predeceased her; her husband, William Smith, to whom she was married for 22 years, died in 1977.

Appeared in Reed magazine: March 2011

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