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In memoriam: Ida Davies

Alum Ida Davies (M.S.W., ’55), a pioneer in the care of the mentally ill, died November 27 at the age of 96. As a social worker, Ida worked tirelessly to make large mental institutions a thing of the past in Minnesota.

She trained volunteers to help patients in mental hospitals and helped patients live productively in the community. During her long career, Ida established programs, supervised graduate interns, and served as a clinical assistant professor at the University. She was a faithful and dedicated supporter of the School of Social Work and with her husband of 64 years, Jack, established yearly scholarships for many of the school's graduate students.

Services are planned for 1:00 pm on December 15 at the First Unitarian Society at 900 Mount Curve in Minneapolis.

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