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Elizabeth Catlin Rogers Walker ’42

Elizabeth Catlin Rogers Walker ’42 and staff member, February 17, 2010, at home in Portland. Betty grew up hiking and riding horses with her sisters on Mount Hood, where her father built and ran both Mount Hood Lodge and the Cloud Cap Inn in 1917-25, and her mother ran the lodge summer camp. Betty spent two years at Reed, and after World War II married Thomas Graham Walker ’47. She raised a family in Portland's Sabin neighborhood and was active throughout her life in the neighborhood's association. She volunteered for many organizations, including Reading Tree, the Irving Park Committee, the Democratic Party, and the League of Women Voters. In 1990, she received the Northeast Coalition award for 25 years of volunteer service. Betty also worked in Reed's Hauser Library for over 20 years. Survivors include a son, two daughters, six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and her sister.

Appeared in Reed magazine: September 2010

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