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Alan Atkinson Jansen ’55

Alan Atkinson Jansen ’55, September 22, 2007, in Hawaii, while snorkeling. Alan attended Reed for three years, earning a BA in biology from Portland State College (University) in 1960. In 1957, he married Katherine J. Love; they had two sons and a daughter. Alan had a career in electronics at the University of Oregon Medical School (OHSU), then worked as a research biologist at Portland Veteran's Hospital (Portland VA Medical Center), and later became a nuclear medical technologist. He was a member of the Society of Nuclear Medicine. In 1992, he retired as administrative officer of medical services from the VA medical center. Alan and his wife were world travelers, and his photography and adventure tales were legendary. Survivors include his wife, children, and five grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 2008

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