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David Murdock Rockwood ’39

David Murdock Rockwood ’39, August 6, 2004, in Vancouver, Washington. David attended Reed for one year before transferring to Oregon State College (University), from which he earned a BS in civil engineering in 1939. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the Pacific Theatre. He returned to Portland after the war, and worked as a civil engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, North Pacific Division, as chief of the water control branch. He moved to Vancouver in 1977, and worked for SAR Consultants. In retirement in 1980, he spent three months in Indonesia as a consultant on river forecasting and water management for the United Nations. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie K. Hewitt, whom he married in 1943; two daughters; three sons; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 2005

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