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Chris Leeper Attneave ’54

Alice Lynn Leeper Attneave ’54, December 2, 2002, in Eugene, Oregon. Chris received a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Reed, and became a Genevieve McEnerney Fellow in Psychology at University of California, Berkeley. Her graduate work in physiological psychology nearly satisfied requirements for a PhD. Alice had extensive involvement with energy issues on local, state, regional, and national levels, and lobbied for public power. She was a member of Lane Electric Cooperative for 40 years, representing the utility’s central district for 20 years, and held the position of director at the time of her death. She supported conservation programs, energy planning, preservation of the environment, and efficient generation of electricity. Her involvement in energy included unpaid activism in Zero Population Growth, Planned Parenthood, the Northwest Energy Coalition, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, and the Oregon Rural Electric Cooperative Association. She enjoyed music, folk dancing, the coastland and forests of Oregon, old mysteries, and genealogy. Her enjoyment of people and her original and formidable enthusiasm are described as memorable. Survivors include a stepdaughter and stepson, and two brothers. Her husband, Fred Attneave, preceded her in death.

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 2003

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