Sharon Cotrell CAS ’64


Sharon Cotrell CAS ’64, August 23, 2020, age 77. After attending Lewis & Clark, Cotrell moved to Long Beach, California, where she worked for SeaLand as the West Coast’s first female dockworker. A cofounder of the Long Beach chapter of Teamsters for a Democratic Union, she fought on a national stage for the rights of workers. Cotrell was also a recognized advocate for equal rights for gay people, native peoples, and other underrepresented groups. Survivors include her sisters, Katharine, Shelley, and Gretchen, as well as many other family members and friends.