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Jean Ainslie Kalahan ’47

Jean Ainslie Kalahan ’47, April 13, 2013, in Tacoma, Washington. Jean grew up in Portland and studied for more than two years at Reed. In 1950, she married Clyde R. Kalahan, who became a vice president for the Weyerhauser Company in Washington. Jean devoted her time to caring for her home and raising three daughters, including Deborah Kalahan Altschul ’75. She also was a dedicated community volunteer for organizations such as the Children’s Industrial Home (Gateways for Youth and Families), the Dr. Edward S. Rich Orthopedic Guild, the Tacoma Art Museum, and the altar guilds at Christ and St. Mary’s Episcopal churches. She was a member of the Nine Hole Group at the Tacoma Country and Golf Club, and enjoyed playing bridge, gardening, and listening to the Mariners baseball games on the radio. “Her family will miss her astute observations as well as her great cooking.” Survivors include her husband, her daughters, and six grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: September 2013

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