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Thomas W. Dench ’37

Thomas Dench ’37, July 8, 1997, in Salem, Oregon, where he had lived for 49 years. Between 1939 and 1948, he worked for the California Public Utilities Commission in Los Angeles as an assistant transportation rate expert. He married Catherine Hermann ’39 in 1940, and they had one child. In 1948, they moved to Salem, Oregon, where he joined the staff of the Oregon State Public Utility Commission as a rate regulator. He retired in 1979, and his wife died in 1980. In 1983, he married Betty Doucette. After retirement, they enjoyed traveling, gardening, hiking, and swimming. Survivors include his wife, a daughter, a stepson, two grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 1997

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