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Richard Dean McQueen


February 28, 2018

March 25, 1932 - Feb. 23, 2018

Richard Dean McQueen, 85, died peacefully on Friday Feb. 23, 2018, following a lengthy illness.

He was at his home in Holley, Oregon surrounded by loving family and close friends.

Dean was a counselor and teacher at Sweet Home Junior High for 22 years from 1973 until retiring in 1995. Among the greatest joys of his life was inspiring students around the aspects of early computer technology and math.

Prior to that he was instrumental in creating the counseling department at the first residential Job Corps in the United States, in 1965 in Astoria.

From 1971 t...

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