Julian Hooper Woolford ’50

Julian Hooper Woolford ’50 died on October 16, 2004, in Portland, Oregon.

Born on December 22, 1928, in Philadelphia, PA, he prepared for college at the Lakeside School in Seattle, WA, and became a member of Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in February of 1951 as a member of the class of 1950, he joined the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad, for which he worked in Milo, Bangor, Houlton, and Oakland. In 1957, he joined the Great Northern Railway in Washington, with which he worked for 30 years in various operating supervisory positions in Seattle and Spokane, WA; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; St. Paul, MN; Minot, ND; Great Falls and Havre, MT; and Portland, OR, before his retirement in 1987 as superintendent of operations. Surviving are his wife, Roberta Roehm Hill Woolford, whom he married in 1970; two stepsons, Daniel Hill and Whitney Hill; a stepdaughter, Kathryn Ristow; and two grandchildren.