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Herrick Kidder Allen ’39

Published in May†16, 1990, issue

KIDDER DIED Jan. 14, 1990, after a long illness. In spite of deteriorating health last year, he was determined to be with us for our 50th, and with the help of his wife‚€”the indomitable Bea‚€”he was. Posthumously let us award him the long-distance prize. The flight from Tacoma, Wa. cost him great effort and pain and it meant much to us as well as to him to have him with us one last time.

A civil engineer, Kidder pursued his entire career in Tacoma. As a lieutenant (U.S.N.R.) during the war, he served as inspector in the office of the supervisor of shipbuilding in Tacoma. He then joined the office of the Post Engineer, Fort Lewis, Wa. At his retirement he was Chief, Engineering Plans and Service Division, Fort Lewis. Always active in engineering societies, he was a former director of the National Society of Professional Engineers. He was a lay reader at Christ Episcopal Church in Tacoma.

Kidder, who was born in Brooklyn, once said he was glad he went west. There he found Bea (Beatrice Mac¬donald), and with her raised their daughter Caroline (Brenneman) and son Stuart and enjoyed watching four grandchildren growing up in what he called "God's Country, the Pacific Northwest."

To Bea and her family we offer not just our sympathy but our love and continuing friendship.

The Class of 1939

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