Peggy Ann Pascoe, 55, historian at the University of Oregon

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Peggy Ann Pascoe, 55, of Eugene, Ore., died Friday, July 23, 2010, of ovarian cancer.

She was born on Oct. 18, 1954, in Butte to Jane and Frederick Arthur Pascoe Jr. She graduated from Butte High School in 1972. She earned a bachelor's degree in history from Montana State University in 1977, a master's degree in women's history from Sarah Lawrence College in 1980, and a PhD in history from Stanford University in 1986.

She taught women's history at the University of Utah from 1986 to 1996. She was the Beekman Chair of Pacific and Northwest History at the University of Oregon starting in 1996; in 2005 she also became a Professor of Ethnic Studies at UO.
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