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Renate Hayum ’53

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Renate Hayum ’53, January 27, 2011, in Seattle, Washington, from breast cancer. Born in Tüningen, Germany, Renate emigrated with her parents to the U.S. in 1938. She spent two years at Reed, later earning a BA in business administration and an MLS from the University of Washington. Renate entered the Sisters of Providence in 1986—in deference to her parents, who would have opposed her, she did not enter the order until they had died—and professed final vows in 1992. Her ministry assignments during her 25 years with the order included work as an auditor, an accountant, an editorial assistant, a librarian, an administrator, a research assistant, and an accounts representative, taking her to numerous locations in Washington and California, and in the Philippines. She retired in 2007. Renate loved classical music and reading. Our thanks go to Elaine Miller Meuse ’52, who notified the college of Renate's death.

Appeared in Reed magazine: September 2011

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