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Elizabeth Chelan Mohr ’36

Elizabeth Chelan White Mohr ’36, on June 29, 2005. Betty attended Reed for four years, and earned a BA in home economics from Oregon State College (University) in 1938. In 1940, she married Herbert A. Mohr; they had three daughters. In addition to caring for her family, Betty worked as an office manager for her husband’s civil engineering firm in Hillsboro, Oregon. She also performed on the organ for All Saints Episcopal Church in Hillsboro, was a concertmaster for the Pacific University Community Orchestra, played violin, and taught piano. In 1994, she noted that her experience at Reed had enriched all areas of her life. "It taught me to think, expanded my interests, and gave me a rich background from which to draw in raising my children." Survivors include her daughters and six grandchildren. Her husband died in 1997.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 2005

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