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Lawrence Marvin Skidmore ’64

July 4, 2020, in Clackamas, Oregon, from brain cancer.

Born and raised in Portland, Larry graduated from Franklin High School and then attended Reed. He completed his graduate studies at the University of Puget Sound and worked most of his career in marketing. But his real passion was building a better society through politics. Larry was an ardent supporter of the Democratic Party and served in multiple volunteer and leadership roles, including as chair of the Democratic Party of Clackamas County. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Donovan; his siblings, Steve Skidmore and Darlene Weisen; his children, Jeffrey Skidmore, Jill Showalter, Julie DeVore, Nathan Skidmore, and Sarah Sell; his stepdaughter, Kim Wong; and his stepson, Michael Schmunk.

Appeared in Reed magazine: December 2020

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