Joys, Sorrows, and Well-Wishes
Leeds Bailey, Malheur County Agent from 1941-1975, passed away in an Ontario care center Friday, October 29, at the age of 95.
Gray Thompson, long time Extension Agent, and responsible for starting the OSU Master Gardener Program with then Agent, Duane Hatch of Lane County, passed away in Portland on Sunday, December 26. Service will be held at Moreland Presbyterian.
Sunny Hunt, Extension Clatsop County, died peacefully at home on Monday, January 10, 2011 following illness and cancer. Sunny worked as an OSU Extension FCH Education Program Assistant in Clatsop County from 2004 to 2007. In 2007 she became an FCH instructor and resigned in 2009. Sunny worked in the Oregon Family Nutrition Program and on community projects, including the Community Garden Project. Sunny was a wonderful colleague.
Lynn Jensen, Malheur County Staff Chair and Crops faculty, passed away January 14, 2011 in Ontario. Lynn has been the Crops agent in Malheur County since 1983 – focusing on onions and potato production. He has also served as Staff Chair in Malheur County for many years. He loved his work and the people he worked with in Malheur County.
W. Wayne Roberts, retired horticulturral extension agent for Yamhill, Polk and Marion counties passed away peacefully November 13, 2010. He served as president of the National Association of County Agriculture Agents, and after retirement, secretary of the Oregon Horticulture Society.
Our sympathy to Jeff Papke, on the death of his "amazing dad," Donald E. Papke, on January 30, 2011.