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Ramon Shoen ’56

November 17, 2018, in Eagle, Idaho, of cancer.

Ramon was born in a farmhouse in Turner, Oregon, the youngest of seven children. After graduating from Reed, he earned a medical degree from the University of Oregon Medical School. He was working as a physician for Douglas Aircraft in Southern California when he met his wife, Elissa Dudley. They were married in 1964 in Hollywood, California, and later moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, where they had two sons, Jay and Jon. In 1978, the family moved to Las Vegas, where Ramon worked as a physician for the Nevada Test Site before deciding to specialize in emergency medicine. He worked as an ER physician in Las Vegas until his retirement in 1995. During retirement, he enjoyed skiing and fishing with his family. When Elissa died in 2006, Ramon moved to Boise, Idaho, to be near his son, Jay. In Boise, he met his dear friend WenHua Hawkins, with whom he enjoyed dining out and playing ping pong at Boise State University. Ramon is survived by his two sons, Jay and Jon.

Appeared in Reed magazine: March 2018

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