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Nelda Vivien Butt Goetzl Stage ’38

Nelda Vivien Butt Goetzl Stage ’38, February 27, 2013, in Corvallis, Oregon. Nelda studied at Reed for one year. She and Edmund H. Goetzl ’36, an editor with the Oregon Journal, were married and had two daughters. They owned the Lucky Horseshoe Dude Ranch in Republic, Washington, until 1980, when they sold the business and moved to Colville, Washington. Edmund died in 1986. Nelda later married George Stage. She also worked for the Poorman-Douglas Corporation in Portland. In 2007, at 90, Nelda decided to move into a retirement community, she told Reed, as she was finally ready to “let someone else do the work.”

Appeared in Reed magazine: September 2013

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