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Dudley F. Church ’42

April 3, 2021, in Vancouver, Washington.

Dudley and his wife, Phyllis Bronaugh ’43, both grew up in Portland Heights and met in high school. They married in 1943. After two years at Reed, Dudley transferred to the University of Oregon for two years. Following three years of active duty in the U.S. Army, he finished his education at the MIT School of Chemical Engineering and got a job with Crown Zellerbach in Camas, Washington. He retired from the company 35 years later as manager of process control services.

The Churches then had the shell of a log cabin built on property they owned between Bend and Sisters, Oregon. Over the next few years, they did all the wiring, plumbing, interior carpentry, cabinetry, and furniture building. Dudley deemed it “a marvelous retirement project.” Phyllis survives him, as do his two sons, Gordon and Robert.

Appeared in Reed magazine: September 2021

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