434. LOREN BILLINGS9 ALMY (Billings Grinnell8, Horace Manchester7, John Edwin6, Sanford5, John4, Job3-2, William1),b. Ewing, NE, 19 Jan 1909; d. Olympia, WA, 11 Dec 1990.
He m. Lincoln, NE, 14 Apr 1934, JEAN AMELIA BOBBITT, b. Lincoln, 19 Apr 1912; d. Olympia, WA, 7 Dec 1989; dau of Charles Everett and Ruby (Simmons) Bobbitt.
|i||LORRAINE JEAN10, b. Lincoln, 20 Mar 1938; m. Pullman, WA, 22 Jul 1961, DONALD LEROY ALMY (Almy Descendant No. 1233-4668-151), son of Floyd Chester and Evelyn Melissa (McGillivray) Almy.|
|580||ii||GERALD BOBBITT, b. Grand Forks, ND, 23 Jan 1943; m. Seattle, WA, 2 Apr 1966, HELEN MANNING, b. 10 Jul 1944, dau of Ray and Bette Manning.|
Loren graduated from Lincoln High School in Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1925, and earned a degree in physics from the University of Nebraska in 1929. He earned a master's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1940. Loren, in the latter part of his career, was a Professor of Civil Engineering at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington.
Loren enjoyed traveling and bridge and was a member of numerous engineering and engineering eduaction organizations.
In the early 1960's, the Almys spent two years in Poona, India, where, on a U.S. Government-funded cooperative venture, he taught engineering teachers. He sponsored several Indian students who came to the U.S. for graduate work, some of whom remained here and became citizens.
Loren's SS No. is 501-20-4862; Jean's is 538-28-6913.
REFERENCES: FAMILY RECORDS, HORACE M. ALMY.