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Carl W. Larson ’27

Carl Larson ’27, September 11, 2001, in Port Townsend, Washington. After graduation from Reed, he accepted a job in the analytical laboratory of Goodrich Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio. He worked in the research and development units and in quality control before returning to the Northwest to seek a new position. In 1934, he began working for the grain inspection division of the Oregon Department of Agriculture in Portland. Less than six months later, he was loaned to the Wasco Warehouse Milling Company, The Dalles, and when their chemist decided not to return, he was offered the position. For 35 years, he remained with the company, which was purchased by the Sunshine Biscuit Company in 1944. He retired as chief chemist in 1970 and moved to Marrowstone Island, Washington. In 1936, he married Cecile Pelley, who died in 1978. He married Harriet Sollars in 1981. In retirement, Carl enjoyed gardening, and he produced fruits and vegetables for friends, family, and the local food bank. He was a member of the American Association of Cereal Chemists and the American Chemical Society, and was active in the Community United Methodist Church of Port Hadlock. Survivors include his wife; a son; a stepdaughter, six stepchildren, and two step-grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2002

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