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Cecil Charles Rix AMP ’44

Cecil Charles Rix AMP ’44, December 9, 2012, in Houston, Texas. Cecil attended Reed in the premeteorology program. β€œIt was an excellent time of preparation for life at a critical time in my life.” During World War II, he served in Saipan and Guam, and after the war attended the University of Texas, Austin, where he earned a BS, MA, and PhD in geology. He worked as a research geologist with the Carter Oil Company in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and in the ’60s was part of the venture staff of Standard Oil responsible for the exploration and discovery of the first major gas field in the United Kingdom North Sea; his career continued in various capacities with Standard and Exxon. Cecil was a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Tulsa Geological Society, the Houston Geological Society, and the Geological Society of London. He also was a member of the Memorial Church of Christ and enjoyed gardening, music, photography, and travel. During his career, he visited six continents. Survivors include Martha Keller Rix, to whom he was married for 59 years; a son; and a grandson and granddaughter. A daughter predeceased him.

Appeared in Reed magazine: June 2013

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