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A. Elizabeth Thurber Kuhlman ’49

A. Elizabeth Thurber Kuhlman ’49, May 22, 2006, in Hughson, California. Betty came to Reed after serving in the U.S. Navy WAVES during World War II. She studied three years, before transferring and receiving a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon. She worked for the navy in San Francisco before returning to Portland. In 1962, she earned a secondary teaching credential at Portland State University, and taught social studies at Roosevelt High School (1963–65). She studied at the American University in Lebanon on a Fulbright scholarship, and completed a trip around the world at the end of that time; travel was of primary interest to her. She also attended MAT summer program sessions at Reed before moving in 1965 to Modesto to marry Mervin Kuhlman. There, she was active in the American Association of University Women, P.E.O. Sisterhood, and the Family Services Agency. Survivors include her husband and sister.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 2006

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