S. Morris West, Jr. Obituary

S. Morris West, Jr.

Long-term NARGS member, Morris West, has died at age 79 on October 23, 2014, at his home in Red Lion, Pennsylvania. Morris and his spouse of 53 years, Nicholas West, have been members of the Delaware Valley Chapter of NARGS and lately co-founders of the Mason-Dixon Chapter.

Morris was born in Clarksville, Texas, and worked as a microbiologist in quality control of analytical equipment, retiring from Becton, Dickinson Company in Hunt Valley, Maryland.

He was a member of NARGS since 1982 and the recipient of NARGS chapter Service Awards and the Award of Merit. He is the author of six articles in the NARGS Quarterly, including articles on seed propagation and bog gardening. He was a board member of the Horticultural Society of Maryland.

Condolences may be sent to Nick Klise at 127 Halls Road, Red Lion, PA 17356-8833.

Funeral services and burial will be private.  Memorial contributions may be sent to the North American Rock Garden Society, POB 18604, Raleigh, NC 27619-8604 or on-line at www.nargs.org.


Quarterly articles by Morris West:

The Bog Garden, 45 (4), 176
Big Horns, 46 (1), 1
Friendly Natives, 48 (2), 80
Seed Propagation in a Coldframe, 46 (3), 137
Pleasures and Problems of a Scree, 46 (4), 190
Ethical Scrounging, 47 (1), 50
Ethical Scrounging, 47 (2), 123