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Byrd Weston Tucker ’51

Byrd Weston Tucker ’51, November 15, 2004, in Lincoln City, Oregon. Weston began his undergraduate education at Reed, and then transferred to Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho, where he majored in religion. He served as a pastor for 12 years in Idaho, Montana, and Washington. Later he entered Montana State University, earned a degree in mathematics, and began teaching. He was awarded a National Science Foundation scholarship for summer graduate work in Seattle, during which he earned a master’s degree in science. For 23 years he taught mathematics at Taft High School in Lincoln City, maintaining an interest in physics, and reading and studying the Bible. He had many hobbies, including the ham radio, and built a satellite dish before the technology was marketed. In 1951 he married Viola Horne; they had two daughters and three sons. Survivors include his wife and children, 14 grandchildren, and a brother.

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 2005

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