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Harriet Phyllis Goodman Bodner ’42

Harriet Phyllis Goodman Bodner ’42, April 13, 2012, in Portland. Harriet grew up in Portland, attending Couch Grade School and Lincoln High School. She studied at Reed two years and also at the Museum Art School before enrolling at the Yale University School of Art. In 1943, she married Portlander George H. Bodner. He served as a dental officer in the naval reserve during World War II, while she worked in the Portland shipyards. Harriet volunteered for many organizations, including the PTA and scouting, and political causes, and was a member of Congregation Beth Israel and the Council of Jewish Women. She was a board member of Neighborhood House and was an art consultant for a number of years at Gallery West in southwest Portland before working in the rental sales gallery at the Portland Art Museum. For 13 years, she volunteered with the Oregon Jewish Museum, and was honored for her work in 2006 with the Song of Miriam award. Her family also honored her in Portland’s Walk of the Heroines in 2008. Harriet and George enjoyed their home at the Oregon coast and attending local symphony, theatre, and art events. Her artistic creativity found expression in her daily life and home and in the practice of calligraphy she learned at Reed with Lloyd Reynolds [English and art 1929–69]. Survivors include her husband, children, a granddaughter, and a great-grandson.

Appeared in Reed magazine: September 2012

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