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William Robert Verry ’55

William Robert Verry ’55, September 29, 2010, in Hillsboro, Oregon. Bill attended Reed for two years and received a BS in general science from Portland State University. He earned an MA in chemistry education from Fresno State University and a PhD in systems engineering from the Ohio State University. He was a member of the research staff at the Riverside Research Institute in Arlington, Virginia, a systems engineer for the MITRE Corporation, in Bedford, Massachusetts, and later an administrator for Hillcrest Gardens in Livermore, California, and an administrator at Columbia Gorge Community College in The Dalles, Oregon. Survivors include his wife Jean Morrison Verry, to whom he was married for nearly 28 years; two sons and a daughter; and two stepsons and three stepdaughters. His mother, Maurine Houser Braden, and father, William R. Verry ’35, also attended Reed.

Appeared in Reed magazine: June 2011

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