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Elizabeth Carpenter Lindsay MAT ’66

Elizabeth Carpenter Lindsay MAT ’66, February 8, 2015, in Portland. Betty earned a BA in English literature from Oberlin in 1943 and then moved to Brooklyn to work for Life magazine. She met Dennis Lindsay in New York and they married in 1944, moving to Portland four years later with their first child. Shortly after arriving, Betty volunteered with the relief efforts for the Vanport Flood. During the ’60s, she served on the Riverdale School Board and earned a master’s from Reed in English literature and social studies. “I will always be grateful for the MAT experience,” she remarked. “It was simply magnificent.” Betty taught English and humanities at Marshall High School for decades and retired in 1987. She was a volunteer with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Portland Center Stage. She enjoyed travel, books, and art, as well as her association with the Unitarian Church. Survivors include three daughters and a son, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: September 2015

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