The Full Spectrum of Life

The Full Spectrum of Life


At the age of 95, Ramona Klatt Pinkepank ’35 still exercises with a personal trainer twice a week and walks a quarter mile each way to the bus when going to the senior center in Seattle, using a Maori-carved walking staff from New Zealand to add confidence to her stride.

Pinkepank has enjoyed life. She was a career woman who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees, which was uncommon for women of her generation, and now she is an artist.

Pinkepank worked as a beautician, a health lab technician, a middle school teacher of home economics, and a school librarian before retiring in 1972.

She then took up painting with acrylics. She has sold her paintings and exhibited her work in a one-artist show.

Summer Outlook 2012