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William Terry ’54

March 16, 2015, in Riverside, California from Parkinson’s disease.

Born in St. Maries, Idaho, Bill was a longtime resident of Oregon. After serving in World War II in the U.S. Army, he studied psychology at Reed and went on to get his JD from Lewis & Clark College. He joined a law firm in Portland and then established a partnership with Ben Madison in eastern Oregon as an independent claims adjuster. Bill was married for 64 years to Myrtle Terry, who predeceased him. The couple dreamed of living in sunny Southern California, and he found employment as a claim manager and settlement specialist for Ohio Casualty Insurance Company in Riverside, California.

Bill was a world traveler, photographer, pilot, golfer, and patron of the arts and of music. He was a quiet man who lived for his family and is survived by his sons, Mark, Mike, and Mitchell.

Appeared in Reed magazine: September 2018

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