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Betty Jean Perry Fox ’45

Betty Jean Perry Fox ’45, February 10, 2007, in Tacoma, Washington. B.J. received a BA from Reed in economics. She married Seymour Fox in 1946; they had five children. In 1969, she earned a teaching certificate from the University of Puget Sound, and taught mathematics, computer programming, and journalism in public and private schools. She volunteered for her church and community, including as a chaplain’s assistant in the Washington State Correctional Center for Women in Purdy. In retirement, she spent winters in Desert Hot Springs, California, worked on computers, tutored in mathematics, and was a member of various choral groups. Survivors include her husband, two daughters, three sons, 12 grandchildren, one great-grandson, and a brother.

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 2007

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