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J. Frank Thibeau ’54

J. Frank Thibeau ’54, December 22, 2012, in Eugene, Oregon, from complications of emphysema and cancer. Frank studied at Reed for three years and earned a BA from Portland State University. He also studied at Tulane University and earned an MFA from the University of Oregon. He spent 11 years in urban planning, working with the Portland City Planning Commission, the Metropolitan Planning Commission, the Lane Council of Governments, and the Bureau of Urban Research of the University of Oregon. Following that, he spent seven years with the theatre department at the University of Oregon and in theatre programs at Memphis State University and Rhode Island Junior College. With his wife and son, he managed a paper-recycling firm in Portland, and retired from his various occupations in 1996. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Carol; a daughter and son; and six grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: June 2013

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