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G. Kenneth Davidson ’28

G. Kenneth Davidson ’28, July 9, 2002, in Kirkland, Washington. Kenneth spent a year studying at Reed, eventually graduating from the Pasadena Playhouse School for Theatre Arts in 1940. He served with the American Infantry Division for four years in World War II, including two in the Philippine Islands. In 1949 he earned a CLU degree; he was an insurance agent with Lincoln National Life Insurance Company in Billings from 1959 to 1981. He then moved with his wife to Kirkland, Washington. Theatre was said to have been his lifelong passion and he acted in and directed many productions in his hometown of Great Falls and in Billings. In retirement he performed in a variety of roles in Seattle theatre productions and in several movies. His ability to recount stories of his Scottish grandparents in dialect was one demonstration of his broad humor and wit. Kenneth was said to be a loving and caring family man, gracious, kind, and full of joy. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, two sons, a daughter, six grandchildren, and a brother.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2003

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