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John Haddaway McClendon 1921 ? 2004

June 29, 2004

John graduated from the University of Minnesota before — training as an officer in the U.S. Army. During World War II he studied — the Japanese language and served in Japan from 1945 to 1947. There he — met Betty Virginia Morgan, of Fort Worth, Texas. They both worked in Tokyo — in General MacArthur&

39;s headquarters.

After their marriage in 1947, they returned to the United — States. In 1952, John earned a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of — Pennsylvania. He taught at the University of Delaware in Plant Physiology — from 1954 to 1965 and the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, until his retirement — in 1989. He and Betty retired to Ashland that year.

Throughout his career and into retirement, John was the — author of many scientific and lay articles on population, recycling, evolution, — and plant physiology. He was a man of many interests, including world — population, democracy, wine-making, remodeling, genealogy, gardening, — birding, and Japanese art. (His father, as a visiting professor, took — the family, including an older brother, Stewart, to Japan for a year in — 1932.)

After retirement, John continued his interests in the — Native Plant Society, Ashland Tree Commission, and Alternatives to Growth — Oregon. His inquiring mind and passion for the earth remains an inspiration — to all who knew him.

John is survived by his wife, Betty, their three daughters, — Susan McClendon of Atlanta, GA, Lise Webb (Kipp) of Billings, MT, and — Natalie McClendon (Mark Turner), of Bellingham, WA; and four grandsons, — Evan and Nick Webb of Seattle, WA, and Zachary and Ian Turner of Bellingham, — WA. Also, surviving is his brother, J. Stewart McClendon, of New York, — NY, and family, and his cousin, Janet Stevenson, of Warrenton, OR, and — family.

A celebration of his life will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, — July 6, at the Unitarian Fellowship, 87 Fourth Street, Ashland. Scottish — attire welcomed.

Memorials may be sent to the Unitarian Fellowship, or — to the Environmental Defense Fund, at Environmental Defense, 1875 Connecticut — Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20009, or .

Vivian Lee — An informal gathering of family and friends will be held from — to 2 p.m. — Wednesday, June 30, 2004 at the Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland. — Grace Vivian Lee died Saturday (June 26, 2004) at Hearthstone, Medford.