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Page 72 ï~~72 THE MICHIGAN BOTANIST Vol. 44 72 THE MICHIGAN BOTANIST Vol. 44 Barbara Jean Madsen led a field trip to Minden Bog in northern Sanilac County, Michigan, on Sunday, 29 May 2005. The trip was a part of the Spring 2005 Foray of the Michigan Botanical Club. Pamela Smith of Andrews University took the photograph and kindly volunteered it for this issue of the journal.
Page 73 ï~~2005 THE MICHIGAN BOTANIST 73 OBITUARY With deepest regret and sympathy to her family and her many friends and admirers, we have the sad duty to report that a former editor of The Michigan Botanist, Barbara Jean Madsen, passed away at her home on 3 June 2005, at age 50. She was born the daughter of Charles and the late Dorothy Madsen (n6e Loesch) in Oak Park, Illinois, on 7 September 1954. She graduated from Lyons Township High School, west of Chicago, in 1972. She then attended Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1976, magna cum laude, and was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She then went on to attend Cambridge University, UK, after having been awarded a Winston Churchill Scholarship; this is a one-year program, given only to students of unusual distinction. She completed her Master's degree in 1979, and her Ph.D. (Botanical Science) in 1987, both at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. She worked for a time at the University of Michigan field station. She enjoyed a career as an environmental consultant. In 1993, she became the Editor of The Michigan Botanist, beginning with 33(1) for January 1994, and ending with 37(3) for May 1998. She paid minute attention to detail and continued the distinguished tradition so ably begun by Ed Voss. Most recently, Barbara was employed at the Cranbrook Institute of Science, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, as a collections manager. Some of her other activities included being a member of the Academy of Early Music, whose vocal group sang at numerous churches in the Ann Arbor area. She also was an expert witness in environmental legal cases. In her memory, memorial contributions may be made to: Director's Office, Cranbrook Institute of Science, 39221 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303-0801, or to the Academy of Early Music, P.O. Box 7694, Ann Arbor, MI 48107. (Some of the details here are abstracted from an obituary that appeared in the Ann Arbor News for 12 June 2005, which may be read in its entirety at their website.) -Neil A. Harriman Biology Department University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54901 email@example.com