Putnam Aileen Putnam. The life of Aileen Leone Putnam will be honored in a memorial service at Plymouth Congregational Church, Minneapolis, on Saturday, January 25 at 10:30 am. Her death on January 16 completed a rich, full and active life of 86 years. She believed passionately in building a more humane and peaceful world, and worked with unswerving dedication to make it so. She never stopped marching for peace, a clean and nuclear free environment, women's rights, and social justice. She was a tireless worker for the Democratic party. She studied Home Economics at the University of Minnesota, where she was a founder of Clovia Sorority. She began her professional life as a County Agent and always loved the State Fair. She later worked in the College of Liberal Arts. She loved learning and in retirement continued her education with a full schedule of Elder classes, travel, and the New York Times crossword puzzle. She drew strength and inspiration from her Congregational heritage and enriched many church communities with her creative and joyful work in Christian Education. She was blessed with four daughters, her sons-in-law, ten grandchildren, their spouses, ten adored great-grandchildren, a global family of international students, and many, many cherished friends. It is her request that she be remembered with memorials to Habitat for Humanity, White Earth Indian Reservation Reclamation Project, and Scambler Union Church in Pelican Rapids, MN where she was born.

Published on January 21, 2003

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