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To every thing there is a season, and a time atime to every purpose under the heaven. Atime to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and time to gather stones to gether; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to mend and a tiem to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; atime of war, and a time of peace. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 Morgan "Bill" Evans Disney Legend and retired Imagineer Morgan "Bill" Evans died on August 10, 2002 at a Santa Monica, Calif. hospital. He was 92. Evans started out landscaping the Holmby Hills, Calif. home of Walt Disney in 1951. Disney later hired Bill Evans to help him design Disneyland. He subsequently became director of Landscape Design at Disney Imagineering, where he worked closely with Walt in developing the distinctive landscape design of the park. Evans also headed the landscape design effort for the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. In 1980 he and his former partner, Joe Linesch, created the design for the landscaping at Epcot. Although he retired in 1975, Evans consulted with Imagineering on the landscaping for every other Walt Disney World park. Evans was known for using unusual plants in his environments. In the Jungle Cruise at Disneyland, he planted a group of orange trees upside down, deciding the gnarled roots looked like exotic jungle branches. In 1992, Evans was named a Disney Legend and in 1996 he was honored by the Landscape Architecture Foundation with a "Special Tribute" award. A Landscape Architect and third-generation horticulturist, Evans was born June 30, 1910 in Santa Monica. After high school he spent a year traveling as a merchant marine. He attended Pasadena City College and Stanford University, and embarked on his horticultural career with his father and brother in 1934. Evans is survived by his wife Natalie, son Pete and daughter Barrie Evans-Blattau; stepdaughters Michele Novak and Stephene Scott; grandchildren, Caitlin, Jackson and Morgan Lili; and great-granddaughter Isabella. Nanyu Tomiyasu Noted horticulturist and landscaper Nanyu "Tomi" Tomiyasu died in October 2002. He was 84 years old. Tomiyasu's father, Yonema "Bill" Tomiyasu, was one of the first Asian Americans to settle in Clark County, Nevada and introduced innovative farming techniques to help fruits and vegetables grow in the desert. Tomiyasu, a self-employed landscaper, was a volunteer for the Desert Demonstration Gardens and former leader with the Boy Scouts of America. He was also a popular speaker at many green industry events. Tomiyasu was always willing to lend a hand to help educate people on proper planting and maintenance techniques for challenging growing conditions. A lifelong resident of Clark County, Tomiyasu is survived by his wife, Setsuko; sons Bill and Bob; and daughters Susan Tomiyasu-Hinton and Ann Pratt, all of Clark County. He also leaves behind a brother and sister. He had six grandchildren. Charles W. "Bill" Springer Charles W. "Bill" Springer, 83, of Huntington, West Virginia died September 14, 2002, in Woodlands Healthcare. He was a graduate of Penn State University, where he received his degree in Landscape Architecture. He was co-founder and owner of Lavalette Nursery, member of the Huntington Rotary Club, past president of the W.Va. Nursery and Landscape Association, worked as a landscape architect for the Huntington Corps of Engineers, Treasurer for the Board of the Huntington Humane Society and was a member of the house committee for the YMCA. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and a former deacon. He was a veteran of WWII, having served in the U.S. Army 27th Infantry Division. Philip Myron White, Sr. Philip Myron White, Sr., 92, of Mecklenburg, NY, died September 3, 2002. Born on April 19, 1910 in Schenectady, New York, White was the son of Arthur J. and Mary Eleanor Fish White. In 1934, he received his B.S. Degree in Nursery Management and married college sweetheart Nenetzin Lucina Reyna. The couple founded and became life-long partners in White Nurseries, Inc. The business was an innovative garden center concept located initially in the original Ithaca Shopping Plaza. Ahead of their time, the business offered: commercial and residential design/landscaping, outdoor garden equipment like lawn mowers (and repairs), yard carts/tools, and bird feeders and food. Inventory included everything from lawn seed, fertilizer and pesticides to flower seeds, bulbs and dog food. Nenetzin White was "The Girl with the Green Thumb," on WHCU radio for 15 years. This talk show aimed at helping the novice gardener and promoting business. His wife Nenetzin died in 1999. White was one of the earliest members of the NY Christmas Tree Growers Assn., actively promoting the U-Cut concept as well as being active in the Eastern Region of the American Nurseryman's Assn. and a licensed Landscape Architect. Edward E. Evans Edward E. Evans, 57, past-president and longtime member of NC ASLA died August 2, 2002. Evans earned a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from N.C. State University in 1969 and a Master of Landscape Architecture from Harvard University in 1974. He served as an officer in the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers in West Germany from 1969-1972. During his career, Evans worked in Maryland, Kentucky, Minnesota, Florida, Hawaii, South Carolina and North Carolina. He was a co/owner in the Charlotte firm of Jordan/Evans Associates. He also served as Director of Landscape Architecture at Freeman-White Associates and The FWA Group. Most recently, he was Senior Project Manager for DPR Associates Inc., of Charlotte. Evans' career was marked by many honors, awards and recognition for his work in Landscape Architecture and related fields. Some of the most notable are: a 1970 U.S. Army Commendation Medal for service, design and construction while in West Germany; the NCASLA Award of Excellence for the Sonora Desert Pavilion for the N.C. Zoo in Asheboro; a NCASLA Merit Award for the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport; the NCASLA Award of Excellence for Chapel Lane, Linville Resort, Linville, NC; a NCASLA Merit Award for Hornet's Next Park of Charlotte; and an ASLA National Award of Merit for a study of Lanai Island, Hawaii. Evans recently earned the NCALSA Award for Lifetime Achievement in Landscape Architecture for the State of North Carolina. Evans had been a member of the American Society of Landscape Architecture since 1974 and served as President of the N.C. Chapter from 1997-1998. Justine M. Liff Justine M. Liff, 55, died Sept. 11, 2002 at her home in Jamaica Plain, Mass. after a four-year battle with ovarian cancer. Born Justine Mee in New York City and raised in New Jersey, she graduated from Barnard College in 1969, and did graduate work at the Columbia University School of Architecture. She was director of real estate and planning for the South Street Seaport Museum in New York before coming to Boston, where she earned an MBA from Simmons College in 1985. She was also a Loeb fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 1989-90. Liff was credited with bringing Boston's parks to national prominence during her six years as the city's parks commissioner. Liff believed in parks that were both clean and lively. The variety of programs she introduced made many parks into common ground for a wide range of Bostonians, helping to build a sense of community. Her tenure as Boston's parks commissioner will be remembered for the highly popular renovation of the Frog Pond and skating rink on Boston Common, for her devotion to restoring Frederick Law Olmsted's Emerald Necklace, for the new 10,000-square-foot clubhouse at Franklin Park, for the professional-grade facilities at Sartori Stadium in East Boston, for the opening of the 100-acre Millennium Park in West Roxbury last year, for the commitment to the dredging and restoration of the Muddy River on the Boston-Brookline border, for the planting of an estimated 7,500 trees along city streets, and many other visible improvements. In addition to her husband, she leaves three daughters, Ursula of Brookline, Ingrid, a student at Harvard, and Olivia, a student at Barnard; her mother, Christine Mee of Shelter Island, N.Y.; two sisters, Christine Emery of New York City and Ann Mee of New Rochelle, N.Y.; and two brothers, Maurice of Thailand and Brendan of South Orange, N.J. Laura E. Storer Laura E. Storer, ASLA, 42, died in February - the result of a tragic automobile accident while she was vacationing in Florida. Born in Kenmore, New York, Storer held a B.A. degree in art and design from Buffalo State College and a B.S. in Landscape Architecture from Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Storer joined ASLA in 2001. In addition to serving as an ASLA chapter secretary, she was a member of organizations including the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy and the National Association for Interpretation (NAI). Storer's work was honored by ASLA, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Landscape Architecture Foundation. Ralph Christian Saunders Ralph Christian Saunders, 93, of Smithville died Aug. 16, 2002, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Dec. 1, 1908, at Manassas, Va., he was the son of Randolph and Mattie Decker Saunders. He was a retired landscape architect, owned and operated Saunders Landscaping in Hunting Park, Calif., for many years, was past president of Southern California Landscape Association and was of the Southern Baptist faith. James "J.D." Grussendorf James "J.D." Grussendorf died unexpectedly Jan. 29, 2002 in a Duluth, Minn. hospital. He was 63. He was born in Duluth to D.T. "Deke" and Hulda Grussendorf. He graduated from Hermantown High School in 1956. Jim attended the University of Minnesota-Duluth, and subsequently joined the Duluth Winnipeg and Pacific Railway. He held a position with Minnesota Power and Light, and in 1952, together with his father D.T. Grussendorf, founded Grussendorf Nursery in Hermantown. Jim served as president and landscape architect for their family-owned nursery. Michael M. Laurie Michael M. Laurie, 69, a professor emeritus in the University of California, Berkeley's Department of Landscape Architecture and a former chair of that department, died March 19, at his home in San Francisco. A memorial service is planned for late spring. Laurie, who specialized in design, the history of landscape architecture, and landscape architecture education, was a faculty member in the department since 1962, starting as a lecturer and becoming a full professor in 1979. He served as chair from 1991 to 1998, and had been an emeritus professor since then. The native of Perthshire, Scotland, won the 1988 Outstanding Educator Award from the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture in recognition of excellence in teaching, research and service to education. He also won the Bradford Williams Medal from the American Society of Landscape Architects for his written articles. Laurie received a diploma in landscape architecture from the University of Reading, England, in 1956. From 1956-58, he was a design assistant to Sylvia Crowe, a landscape architect in London, and helped her with the illustrations and research for her book, "Landscape of Power." From 1958-1959, he held a research post at the University of Liverpool. In 1962, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a master's degree in landscape architecture. The following is a list submitted by the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects of members of component associations who have recently passed away. Bill Porter - Alberta Association of Landscape Architects Guenter Edel - British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects Desmond Muirhead - British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects Carl R. Nelson Jr. - Manitoba Association of Landscape Architects John Schreiber - L'Association des architects paysagistes du Quebec Stuart Moore - Ontario Association of Landscape Architects V.W. Poushinsky - Ontario Association of Landscape Architects Juri Roht - Ontario Association of Landscape Architects Laura Simmons - Ontario Association of Landscape Architects Kenneth Vanden Bosch - Ontario Association of Landscape Architects

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