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Ma'Carry Webster Hull ’38

Ma’Carry Webster Hull ’38, June 12, 2003, in Portland, Oregon. Ma’Carry attended Reed for a year before entering the Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School. Following that, she was hired by the Oregon Journal newspaper, married Robert B. Hull, and moved to Providence, Rhode Island. She then moved to Newton, Massachusetts, and worked for the school department on data processing, a newly developed field about which she knew nothing but still succeeded in supporting. In the early ’60s, she enrolled at Northeastern University’s program for adult women, studied, and worked part time as an assistant to the program director. In 1967, her husband retired and they moved to the Virgin Islands. She later returned to Boston, divorced, and worked as an administrative assistant in the sociology department at Boston University. She earned a BA in sociology in 1972, and retired from her position as an executive department secretary. Until 1980 she lived in a house in a forest reserve on a New England pond, after which she moved back to Portland. She enjoyed time with her four children and extended family, and gardening. In 1988, she published a book, Dear Lizzie, with the Oregon Colonial dames, and anticipated travel to Australia and New Zealand. She wrote that Reed "fostered intellectual curiosity which has given joy to ensuing years."

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 2004

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