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L. Franklin Evenson ’34

L. Franklin Evenson ’34, November 3, 2000, in Milwaukie, Oregon. Franklin attended Reed for two years and then transferred to the University of Oregon, graduating in 1936. He taught high school English in Eastern Oregon for five years before enrolling in the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, California. He was ordained in the Episcopal Church in 1944 and served in several churches before becoming rector at St. John Church in Milwaukie, Oregon in 1955. He spent 20 years in Christian education, retiring in 1977, and he served as interim rector for several churches in the Oregon diocese until 1990. In retirement, he and his wife traveled extensively in Europe, China, Japan, and the United States. His other interests included singing, stamp collecting, art, and natural history. He was a past board member of the Asian Art Council of the Portland Art Museum and was active in the Foster-Scholz Club. Survivors include a daughter, a son, a sister, and two grandchildren. His wife died in 1997.

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 2001

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