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Paul Meilleur ’65

May 28, 2021, in Ukiah, California, after flipping over in an ATV.

Paul was born in Spokane, Washington, and graduated from North Central High School. At Reed, he wrote his thesis, “An Analysis of the Concept of Teaching,” advised by Prof. Edwin Garlan [philosophy 1946­–73]. After graduating, he moved to California, where he lived the rest of his life and worked as a computer consultant and handyman. He was driving an ATV up a steep hill when it began to flip over. His passenger escaped before it turned over, but Paul remained on the vehicle and was killed as it flipped over.

A neighbor and friend said, “My understanding is he was climbing a steep path from his house to Clow Ridge Road. I do believe the path he was on had only been used going downhill. While quite the hermit, Paul was well educated. When in conversation, he had many good points to add. His presence, thoughts, and friendship will be missed.”

Paul is survived by his sister, Marie Johnson.

Appeared in Reed magazine: March 2022

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