In Memoriam

Recent Obituaries
In Memoriam Archive

William W. Matson ’57

William W. Matson ’57, April 2, 2002, in Portland. William was an Oregon State College (now University) graduate in 1943 before joining the air force in World War II, where he served in the 352nd fighter group based in Duxford, England. He received a master’s degree in education and did postgraduate work in mathematics at UCLA, the University of Wisconsin, Columbia University, the University of Michigan, and Reed. He taught school in Portland and Woodland, Washington, and in 1959 he became supervisor of mathematics for Portland Public Schools and maintained that position until retirement. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Marie Krohn, whom he met in high school in Molalla, Oregon, two daughters, three grandchildren, his mother, and his sister.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2003

comments powered by Disqus