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Orville Noble Jones ’31

Orville Noble Jones ’31, November 17, 2004, in Portland. Mo received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Reed, and received his MDCM from McGill University, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in 1937. He interned in traumatic surgery in Seattle, and then took a fellowship in a relatively new area of medicine, orthopedic surgery, offered at the Willis C. Campbell Clinic in Memphis, Tennessee (1939–42). With the onset of World War II, Mo enlisted in the U.S. Army Medical Corps and served in Europe (1942–46). From 1946 until 1975, he had an active orthopedic surgery practice in Portland and Hillsboro. In 1972, he became a founding partner of Orthopedic Consultants, a litigation intermediary, and worked as an examining physician until his retirement in 1984. Mo affiliated with numerous professional societies, including the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He was a committee member for the Oregon State Medical Association committee on professional consultation for 14 years, chairing it for five years. He also offered his medical skills in a volunteer capacity throughout his career, including with Care-Medico in Afghanistan in 1972. Mo married Elizabeth Beattie in 1939; they had two sons. His hobbies included travel with his wife, sailing and power boating, fishing, skiing, and hiking. Survivors include his sons, three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and his sister. His wife died in 2000.

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 2005

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