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Evelyn Louise Boese Dostal ’50

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Evelyn Louise Boese Dostal ’50, March 8, 2015, in David City, Nebraska. Evelyn served with the U.S. Marines during World War II, and during an army-marine dance event, met Louis Q. Dostal, a Nebraska grain farmer. They corresponded for 10 years before marrying in the Eliot Hall chapel in 1954. Evelyn earned a BA from Reed in political science, writing a thesis, “The Public Reaction to the 1906 Campaign of Jonathan Bourne Jr., for the U.S. Senate,” with Prof. Maure Goldschmidt [1935–81]. After college, she went to work at Jantzen clothing as an export clerk. In Nebraska, she led a home extension club, gardened extensively, quilted, and sewed. She enjoyed genealogy and researching iron crosses in Czech Catholic cemeteries. Louis died in 2014. Survivors include their two sons and four grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: September 2015

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