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Earnest Archibald Movius ’37

Earnest Archibald Movius ’37, September 20, 2004, in Cashmere, Washington. Bud graduated from high school at 14, and worked as a box boy at a grocery store to earn money while attending Yakima Junior College, in Yakima, Washington. At the invitation of an aunt, he moved to Portland and entered Reed. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology, and went on to earn an MD from Oregon Medical School (Oregon Health Sciences University) in 1941. In 1942, he married Elieen Garnett and also heenlisted in the U.S. Army medical corps. In the German Alps, Bud offered to deliver a baby in exchange for using a home for a hospital facility. Returning from the war, he specialized in obstetrics and gynecology, and took his residency at Emanuel Hospital. During his 35-year career as an obstetrician at the Wenatchee Valley Clinic in Wenatchee, Washington, he delivered 7,000 babies. He helped organize and led the Chelan-Douglas County Family planning clinics, and volunteered weekly in clinics in retirement. Bud volunteered in other community organizations, including the YMCA, and the Calvary Bible Church. He enjoyed classical music, attended community concerts, and traveled to Seattle for opera seasons. A summer cabin at Lake Chelan, badminton, and bridge club also provided enjoyment. His daughter, Rosalie L. Movius ’73, who provided details for this obituary, wrote that her father had "definite opinions about things," and openly expressed them. "I admired him for living what he preached, no matter what the political consequences might be. To me that is an uncommon kind of courage." Survivors include Rosalie, her sister, and an extended family. Eileen died in 1979, and one daughter died in 1993. Bud's sister, Myrta O. Movius Williamson ’35, also graduated from Reed.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2005

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