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OSCAR CLARKE Oscar passed away on March 2nd, peacefully, in his own home with his wife Marsia nearby. Born in Colton, CA, in 1919, Oscar was a "self-taught walking encyclopedia of local natural history," active in education and conservation groups including the California Native Plant Society, Audubon Society, Sierra Club, and Tri-County Conservation League. Oscar founded the UCR Herbarium and was curator from 1966 to 1979. A memorial service will be held on Sunday afternoon, March 17, 3 p.m., at the UCR Botanical Gardens. In lieu of flowers, Marsia asks for donations to be directed to the UCR Herbarium via Professor Giles Waines, Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, UC Riverside, 92512. Arlington Mortuary, Directors (800) 275-4648 www.arlingtonmortuary.com
Published in Press-Enterprise on Mar. 10, 2013
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