Paul R. Nordstrom BS ’52
Paul R. Nordstrom BS ’52, October 29, 2017, age 89. Nordstrom earned a BS in business administration from Lewis & Clark. His long and distinguished career included serving as vice president at U.S. Bank; director of planning and economic development for the State of Oregon under Governor Tom McCall; vice president at Orbanco & Oregon Bank; vice president of marketing at Oregon Mutual Savings Bank; chief analytics officer at Pihas, Schmidt, Westerdahl; and operations director at High Reach/Service Steel.
An active community member, Nordstrom played a key role in numerous organizations, including the Junior Chamber of Commerce, the Portland Art Museum, the Salvation Army, the YMCA, the Portland Japanese Garden, the Portland-Sapporo Sister City Association, and many more.
Nordstrom was a fitness enthusiast and worked out five days a week for more than 40 years. An avid jogger and tennis player, he loved being outdoors and enjoyed tropical Hawaiian vacations as well as visits to Sunriver and the Oregon Coast. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Patricia Heilig Nordstrom BA ’52; his children, Kim, Marc, and Krista; his grandson; and many nieces and nephews.