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George E. Young ’49

George was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and passed away the day before his 90th birthday. As an infant, he was adopted by George and Katherine Young, and when he was eight years old the family moved to Corvallis and then to Portland. George graduated from Benson High School and attended Reed. He served his country from 1946 to 1949 and became an avid supporter for veterans’ issues.

George worked in the banking industry for 40 years in various cities in the Northwest. After retiring, he and his wife, Jane, traveled and spent winters in the Phoenix, Arizona, area. He passed along his love of classical music to Jane, and they spent many enjoyable date nights at the Oregon Symphony. He kept abreast of current events, which often resulted in letters to the editor. He was always ready with a joke, advice, or an anecdote.

George is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jane Young, and his two daughters, Julie and Katherine.

Appeared in Reed magazine: June 2018

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