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Jean Lennard Chisholm MA ’58

Jean Lennard Chisholm MA ’58, July 29, 2005, in Lake Oswego. Jean earned a BA in biochemistry from the University of Oregon in 1933, and attended the University of Oregon medical school for a year. In 1937, she married Colin G. Chisholm; they had three children. At Reed her education focused on health, and she attributed the success of the biology and health programs she taught at Wilson High School in Portland to the Reed curriculum. In 1994, at age 83, she wrote, "When I evaluate the past and present, much of my happiest moments have been with Reed graduates, especially Marian Warne Cannell ’31 and Owen Cramer ’40 . . . " Jean received a doctorate degree from Alohem Institute for Transformation Studies in Cotati, California, and was a self-employed licensed massage therapist. Survivors include her daughter and two sons, six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Her husband died in 1990.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 2005

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