In memory of
Richard Jimmy "Dick" Rankin
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In memory of
Richard Jimmy "Dick" Rankin
Richard Jimmy 'Dick' Rankin Dec. 23, 1931 - June 10, 2019 Richard Jimmy "Dick" Rankin was born Dec. 23, 1931 in Walnut Creek, Calif., to Sheldon and Marion Rankin. He passed away peacefully in Eugene, Ore., surrounded by family June 10, 2019, at the age of 87. Dr. Rankin grew up in Walnut Creek and married Patricia Williams Dec. 19, 1953. He received his B.A. (1953), M.A. (1954) and Ph.D. (1957) in educational psychology from the University of California at Berkeley. He was a professor of educational psychology at the University of Oregon from 1967 until 1993 when he was named Professor Emeritus. Dr. Rankin was widely respected for his research and teaching skills in the areas of learning and human intelligence. With his broad knowledge and tireless effort he guided many doctoral students through their training to become productive members of the psychology community. His passion was research. In his reviews for professional journals, he was adamant that papers use appropriate statistics and interpret them correctly. Dr. Rankin was also a skilled fisherman and woodworker. For many years, he and Pat guided their boat over the bar at Oregon's Winchester Bay in search of salmon. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Pat; and their children, George, Marybeth; and his brother, Edward. He was a kind, compassionate man with a great sense of humor who enriched the lives of his family, students and colleagues. He will be deeply missed. Arrangements by Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Springfield. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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In memory of
Richard Jimmy "Dick" Rankin
Richard Jimmy 'Dick' Rankin Dec. 23, 1931 - June 10, 2019 Richard Jimmy "Dick" Rankin was born Dec. 23, 1931 in Walnut Creek, Calif., to Sheldon and Marion Rankin. He passed away peacefully in Eugene, Ore., surrounded by family June 10, 2019, at the age of 87. Dr. Rankin grew up in Walnut Creek and married Patricia Williams Dec. 19, 1953. He received his B.A. (1953), M.A. (1954) and Ph.D. (1957) in educational psychology from the University of California at Berkeley. He was a professor of educational psychology at the University of Oregon from 1967 until 1993 when he was named Professor Emeritus. Dr. Rankin was widely respected for his research and teaching skills in the areas of learning and human intelligence. With his broad knowledge and tireless effort he guided many doctoral students through their training to become productive members of the psychology community. His passion was research. In his reviews for professional journals, he was adamant that papers use appropriate statistics and interpret them correctly. Dr. Rankin was also a skilled fisherman and woodworker. For many years, he and Pat guided their boat over the bar at Oregon's Winchester Bay in search of salmon. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Pat; and their children, George, Marybeth; and his brother, Edward. He was a kind, compassionate man with a great sense of humor who enriched the lives of his family, students and colleagues. He will be deeply missed. Arrangements by Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Springfield. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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Springfield, OR 97477
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