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Reeve Edward Erickson ’50

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Reeve Edward Erickson ’50, April 15, 2013, in Portland. Reeve grew up in Gresham and joined the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1941.He later worked at the Oregon shipyard and then enlisted with the marines, serving with the 4th Marine Division in the Pacific Theatre. Following the war, he enrolled at Reed, where he earned a BA in psychology. “I will always remember Monte Griffith [psychology 1926–54],” he wrote. After graduation, he rejoined the corps and was sent to Korea. Injuries during this time led to his retirement from the corps and a return to school. He earned an MS in psychology from the University of Portland and the same year married Mitzi Jones. He was a school psychologist with Multnomah County until he retired in 1983. He also was a mental health examiner for the court in commitment hearings for 20 years. Reeve and Mitzi enjoyed travel, hiking, bicycle riding, ballroom dancing, and bowling with seniors. In addition, he wrote poetry. Survivors include his wife, his stepson and stepdaughter, a grandson and great-granddaughter, and two sisters.

Appeared in Reed magazine: March 2014

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