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Hazel Franke Pennington ’39

Hazel Franke Pennington ’39, July 31, 1995, in Ashland. After graduating from Reed, Hazel received training in medical technology at Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland and worked in Spokane, Washington, for three years before returning to Portland in 1942 to marry Lloyd Pennington ’39. They moved to Ashland in 1946, when he joined the faculty of Southern Oregon State College. She was employed for 23 years as a medical technologist for Providence Hospital in Medford. She and her husband raised four children. She was active in community, church, and social organizations and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Ashland and the American Association of University Women. She was also an active supporter of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Rogue Valley Symphony, and Ashland public schools. Survivors include Lloyd, two sons, 2 daughters, and 11 grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 1995

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