Richard Stephen Felger
1934 - 2020
FELGER, Richard Stephen


Richard passed away October 31, 2020 on the Blue Moon of Halloween. Ethnobotanist, botanist, desert researcher (, author of numerous books and articles, poet, proponent of dryland food crops, political activist, conservationist, teacher, friend. Richard died in Silver City, NM, with his beloved wife Silke Schneider at his side. A Celebration of his Life will take place at a later time. Contributions may be made in his memory to: Gila Native Plant Society (PO Box 457, Silver City, NM 88062); Arizona Native Plant Society (PO Box 41206, Sun Station, Tucson, AZ 85717); University of Arizona Herbarium (1130 E. South Campus Dr., Herring Hall, Tucson, AZ 85721).

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Published by Arizona Daily Star on Nov. 15, 2020.
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Richard was a terrific friend, scholar, host and story-teller. There are a lot of people who'd not be where they are if not for Richard's influence and advice, and not just in the fields of botany or zoology. He will be missed but I am grateful for the impact he had on my life.
Debbie Zeller
November 19, 2020