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Jonathan Bealer ’69

Jonathan Bealer ’69, of a ruptured intracranial aneurysm, April 27, 1999, in Hereford, Arizona. He was a high school science teacher in Sierra Vista Public Schools. He attended Reed for three years, where he met and later married Virginia Caretto ’70. He graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and then obtained a teaching certificate from San Jose State University. In 1979, he earned a master’s of natural science from Arizona State University. He began teaching at Sierra Vista Junior High in 1971 and decided to settle there after falling in love with the natural beauty of the area. He taught environmental and natural science and established a natural studies’ area at the high school. In recent years, he also served as computer coordinator for Buena High School and coached soccer. He was remembered by his students for his dedication and excellence in teaching. An accomplished musician, he performed with the Four Mugs barbershop quartet and the Meistersingers. Survivors include his wife, mother, son, and daughter.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2000

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