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Cecil Bruce Burt Jr. ’64

Cecil Bruce Burt Jr. ’64, December 9, 2012, at home in West Linn, Oregon. Cecil graduated from Gresham High School and attended Reed in 1960–62 before transferring to Portland State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business. Following graduation, he accepted a position as business manager at Portland State and worked in that capacity for 10 years. For 20 years, he was director of institutional research at Oregon Health & Science University, and retired from that position in 2004. Cecil and Barbara Jean were married in 1964, and they had a daughter, Heidi Jean. Family life was very important to Cecil. He was extremely proud of his daughter’s accomplishments in school and in sports, which kept them both busy, and he welcomed and mentored her friends. Cecil was overjoyed when his grandson, Anthony, arrived, and he took his new role as Grandpa very seriously. Barbara died in 1979. Survivors include Cecil's second wife, Doris Engstrom, whom he married in 1982; his daughter and grandson; and his sister, Barbara. "His sense of logic and expression of no judgment allowed everybody he came in contact with to feel loved and at peace. May his strength reside in all of us."

Appeared in Reed magazine: online only

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