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Helen Genevieve Smith Evans ’31, MALS ’68

Helen Genevieve Smith Evans ’31 MALS ’68, October 14, 2002, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Helen received a BA in French language and literature from Reed, was a National Defense Education Association Scholar, and studied at the Institute of Touraine in Tours, France. She married Leo M. Evans in 1935, and they later divorced. In 1968, she received MA and MALS degrees from Reed. She taught French and Spanish at Parkrose High School in Portland for nearly 28 years and was a member of the Oregon Retired Educators Association, receiving the Citizen of Dedication award in 1991. Additionally she served as president of the Business and Professional Women of Parkrose, the Multnomah County Classroom Teachers Association, and the Oregon State Spanish Teachers Association. In 1994, she moved to Pearl River, Louisiana. Survivors include five daughters, 18 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, and 17 great-great-grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 2003

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