2003

Roy Woenne, 1916-2003

Roy Woenne, trustee emeritus, died August 8. He was a committed supporter of Reed for over 30 years; past president Steven Koblik described Woenne as having a “significant role in the college, giving unselfishly of time and effort to promote Reed’s welfare.”

Born on June 7, 1916, Woenne made his home in northern California with his wife, Eleanor. He was an avid gardener, and enjoyed entertaining with goods fresh from his garden. He was elected to the Reed board of trustees in 1972 and became a trustee emeritus in 1985. He was also a member of both the Griffin and Anna Mann Societies, and an avid supporter of music and arts programs at Reed. Reed’s vice president and treasurer Edwin McFarlane said that Woenne was “sharp witted, generous, and always very thoughtful, both in the sense of being aware of people and their feelings and how things might affect them, and in the sense of thinking things through carefully.”

 

In 1948 Woenne joined Electrodynamic Corporation in San Carlos, a microwave tube manufacturer headed by Norman Moore, Reed trustee emeritus. Electrodynamic merged with Litton when Litton was founded in 1953. In 1960 Woenne was sent to Zurich, Switzerland, by Litton and received an honorary title of vice president. He returned to the U.S. in 1961 and became a consultant to Litton, a position that lasted until June 1981. He spent his later years as an investor.

Woenne is survived by his wife; his son, James, who graduated from Reed in 1966; his daughter, Linda Marshall; and three grandchildren. End of Article

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