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James Albert Dykstra ’42

James A. Dykstra ’42, January 20, 1999, in Gresham. He attended Reed for three years and then transferred to Oregon State University, where he earned a BS in 1942. He was a district representative for the Washington–Alaska Division of Nalco Chemical Company, until his retirement in 1981. He lived in Walla Walla and Tacoma, Washington, and Bend, Oregon, before moving to Gresham in 1988. Survivors include his second wife; three daughters; a son; six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. his first wife, whom he married in the 1940s, died in 1987.

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 1999

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