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Jane Foster McConnell ’36

Jane Foster McConnell ’36, on February 21, 1998, in Santa Cruz, California. She graduated with a master’s in psychology from Chicago State University. In the late ’30s and after World War II, she and her late husband, Grant McConnell ’37, lived in a rustic forest cabin in the Stehekin Valley, near Lake Chelan, Washington. They became involved in conservation efforts throughout the world. She worked in a British hospital at the start of World War II; conducted research in Uganda; traveled to the Congo, Karamoja, and Rwanda; took three Himalayan treks; and lived in Kathmandu. She is survived by son James McConnell ’71, a daughter, and nephew David E. Fastovsky ’77.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 1998

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