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Beepske Brevet Selhorst ’41

Beepske Brevet Selhorst ’41, August 19, 2003, in her home in Alameda, California. Beepske received a BA in psychology at Reed, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, then attended American University’s graduate program in mathematics. She married Henry H. Selhorst in 1942 in Washington, D.C. In 1947 they moved to Alameda, and moved again to Baltimore, Maryland, for Henry’s position with the Social Security Administration. For the next 16 years they lived in Baltimore and raised their 13 children. After her husband’s death in 1973, Beepske moved back to Alameda. She was well known in the town for, amongst other things, her enjoyment of tricycling. She also swam, studied Cantonese, supported community charities, and attended St. Barnabas Catholic Church. Survivors include her children, 32 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and her brother, Frits Brevet ’50.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 2003

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