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Lloyd Drew Pennington ’39

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Lloyd Pennington and Mary Kuylaars Jones Pennington

Lloyd Drew Pennington ’39, March 6, 2007, in Medford, Oregon. Lloyd received a BA from Reed in chemistry. During an adventure with the Reed Hiking Club, he met Hazel P. Franke ’39; they married in 1942 and had two daughters and two sons. He earned an MA from Oregon State College (University) in 1941; he earned his PhD from the college in 1956. Lloyd began his teaching career at Southern Oregon College of Education in chemistry in 1946. During his tenure, he recruited faculty and developed facilities for the department—including designing and supervising the construction of two science buildings (1959 and 1968). He also served as chairman of department and head of the science division, and retired in 1979 as professor emeritus. He also built his home, and, with Hazel, created extensive park-like gardens on the property. They traveled abroad, and relished the experiences of outdoor living, hiking, camping, travel, gardening, woodworking, and photography. They were members of the First Presbyterian Church for over 50 years. Hazel Pennington died in 1995. Lloyd married classmate and widow Mary Kuylaars Jones ’39 in 1996. Survivors include Mary, four children, 11 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 2007

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