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Robert H. Bibler ’38

Robert Bibler ’38, February 15, 2002, in Corvallis, Oregon. He attended Reed for one year and then worked with his father as a painter. During World War II he worked in the Swan Island Shipyards in Portland. He married Helen Ruley in 1940. After the war, he began working as an appraiser in the Multnomah County Assessor’s office, where he eventually became chief industrial appraiser. He retired in 1977 and he and his wife moved to Yachats, Oregon. They became active in community affairs, and in 1986 he helped design and supervise construction of the town’s new library. The couple enjoyed travel in later years and spent several months at a time in Maui, Hawaii. They moved to Corvallis in 1991. In a note to Reed in 1994, he wrote, "though my scholastic contact with Reed was relatively brief, the Reed ethic has remained with me and has been of great joy." He is survived by his wife.

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 2002

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