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Thomas Elton Barklow ’64

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Thomas Elton Barklow ’64, August 19, 2009, in Hoquiam, Washington, after a brief, courageous battle with brain cancer. Tom earned his BA from Reed and his PhD from the University of Oregon in chemistry. In 1963, he married Patricia Wolfe; they had three daughters and later divorced. Tom's occupation was repairing electronics, which he did at his business, ME TV Service in Aberdeen, Washington. From his public obituary, we learned that he had an inquisitive mind, shared his love of learning and reading with his children, enjoyed chess and cooking, and did lamp making and woodcarving. Tom had a 1928 Ford, which he maintained from boyhood, and he rode motorcycles. He was a 35-year member of the Aberdeen (Washington) Eagles. In 1991, he married Carol Johnson Libby. They shared numerous interests, including camping and bowling. Survivors include his wife, mother, daughters, two stepdaughters, six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Appeared in Reed magazine: March 2010

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