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Life Trustee Remembered

June 13, 2005

John H. Geiger ‘58, a life trustee of Lewis & Clark College, died January 27, 2005, following a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.

A native Oregonian, Geiger graduated from Beaverton High School in 1946. He married Flora B. LaRue in 1950 and earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Lewis & Clark in 1958. He was named a trustee of the College in 1984, a Distinguished Alumnus in 1990, and a life trustee in 1993.

Geiger served as chief financial officer and executive vice president for PacifCorp, where he worked for 42 years. He was also president of Flight Dynamics, EyeDentify, and Cardkey, and was chairman of the board of AmNet. He volunteered extensively with 4-H, Christian Endeavor, and Junior Achievement, and served as an elder of the Presbyterian Church.

Geiger enjoyed tennis, photography, hiking, backpacking, fly-fishing, bridge, music, and playing with his grandchildren. He was also a master gardener and worked in the Fort Vancouver Historical Reserve Garden.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Flora, and childrenRichard ‘77, Phyllis, Deanna, and Thomas ‘86, plus six grandchildren.

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