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William E. Lewis ’49

William E. Lewis ’49, February 10, 2006, in Vancouver, Washington. Bill served in the U.S. Marines in China prior to World War II, and with the U.S. Army in Europe during the war. He attended Reed for two and half years, where he met Barbara J. Lair ’49; they married, and had two sons and a daughter. The family lived in Portland, where Bill worked in a local finance company for 20 years; retiring in 1984. He was a soft-spoken individual, who demonstrated his compassion for others in numerous ways, including as housing counselor for the Northwest Pilot Project, serving low-income elderly for the last nine years of his life. Survivors include his wife and children, five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and a brother and sister.

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 2006

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