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Stan Shively

January 13, 1930 — December 9, 2022


Stan Shively

Stanley Edward Shively was born in Detroit, MI to Walter and Della Mae (Church) Shively. After graduating from Battle Creek High School he enrolled at the University of Colorado in Boulder. At the beginning of the Korean War he enlisted in the US Air Force and was discharged as a Staff Sergeant in Sept. of 1954.

Stan completed his Bachelors degree in Colorado, and continued his education receiving a PhD in Sociology from the University of Pittsburgh. He worked at Systems Development Corporation and Oklahoma State University before coming to Oregon State University in 1968.  He took a 2 year sabatical from OSU and taught from 1970-1972 at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.  In addition to teaching Sociology, Stan was instrumental in establishing the Peace Studies Institute at OSU.  One of his favorite classes was the Sociology of Revolution, using Cuba as an illustration.  He was finally able to travel to Cuba in 2017 visiting many historical sites.  Stan retired from Oregon State University in 1995.

Retirement gave Stan the opportunity to enjoy his hobbies.  He loved fishing with his sons, camping, kayaking, building boats, and traveling.  He married Tanya (Harbison Rogers) in 1997 and they had 26 wonderful years of adventure.

Stan was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister, Jane Knighton.  He is survived by his wife Tanya and his children:  son, David & Gretchen Aagaard Shively (Rio & Ari Aagaard-Shively); son, Daniel & Rachel Shively (Amber & Matthew Shively, and Matthew, Travis, & Ashley Cramer), and stepdaughter Meaghan & Eric Deering (Trevor & Madelei Marti, and Lynn & Michael Deering).  He will be missed by those he influenced as students, and those who loved him.

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