Warren O. Addicott

1930-2009

Warren O. Addicott died peacefully at home July 11, 2009 from complications of cancer attended by his loving wife, Suzanne.

Born Feb. 17, 1930 in Fresno, Calif., to Irwin and Astrid Addicott, Warren was the eldest of two brothers. He received a B.S. degree from Pomona College, a Masters degree in Marine Biology from Stanford University and a PhD from U.C. Berkeley. Warren was a paleontologist. He authored more than fifty books and scientific papers in his field and coordinated the Circum-Pacific map project for the U.S. Geological Survey. He was a Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences, a research geologist and a professor of Paleontology at Stanford University during his distinguished career.

Warren married artist, Suzanne Aubin in 1976. They moved to Ashland, Ore., in 1986. He taught in the Geology Department of SOU and then sold real estate until his retirement in 1990. As a naturalist, he pursued his love of the land and transformed a neglected property into an enchanted garden in balance and harmony with nature. He was a renaissance mana gifted ceramicist, a poet and composer. He loved music and played jazz and blues on the piano.

Together Warren and Suzanne traveled the world. They pursued spiritual awareness as they explored many different traditions and cultures. They were active in local meditation groups and Peace House activities.

Warren is survived by his wife, Suzanne Addicott; two children of his first marriage; son, Eric Addicott, of Redwood City, Calif.; and daughter, Carol Kral and son-in-law, Ed Kral, of Morgan Hill, Calif.; two loving step-children, daughter, Christine LeDrew-Johnson, of San Rafael, Calif.; and son, David LeDrew and daughter-in-law, Fernanda LeDrew, of San Jose, Calif. Warren will be dearly missed by grandchildren, Lacey and Dylan Kral, Jake and Nicole Johnson and Melanie and Angela LeDrew. He was preceded in death by his parents; younger brother, Alan Addicott; and his first wife, the mother of his children, Susanne Smith-Addicott.

Warren touched many lives with his generosity and loving manner. Those who were blessed to be part of his life have cherished memories to console them in this time of loss. May he rest in peace.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16th at Unitarian Church, 87 Fourth Street, Ashland.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Warren's name to The Siskiyou Institute, 167 Harrison Street, Ashland, OR 97520.