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Wesley Charles Henwood ’53

A picture of Wesley Henwood

Wesley Henwood ’53 with his wife, Nadene, and son Stephen Henwood ’75, in 1953.

Wesley Charles Henwood ’53, April 17, 2012, in La Ceiba, Honduras, from a heart attack. Wes grew up with an older sister in Lakewood, Washington, where his English parents built some lovely homes. He earned a BA from Reed in biology and an MD at the University of Washington, and did an internship in radiology at the University of Chicago. He was certified as a roentgenographic interpreting physician by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and had a radiology practice in Minnesota for over 20 years. In Minnesota and in Mexico and Central America he hunted and fished—flying to destinations in his small aircraft. In the early ’80s, he went to Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras, for an early retirement and to complete the development of a 40-acre parcel of land he owned there. When tourism slowed, he returned to radiology, serving with the U.S. Army and achieving the rank of colonel. Following this portion of his medical career, he practiced in Virginia before taking a second retirement in Washington and in La Ceiba, Honduras. Nadene Goldfoot, who provided the details for this memorial, wrote, “Wes was a bundle of energy, always experimenting with businesses beyond his medical practice. He was an ardent reader, a great dancer and true adventurer, always admiring Ernest Hemingway.” Survivors include two daughters and three sons, including Stephen Henwood ’75; three grandchildren; and his sister.

Appeared in Reed magazine: September 2012

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