William “Bill” T. Holser, a former editor of, and regular contributor to this journal, died at his home during the night of December 25, 1999 after battling Parkinson’s disease for several years. In the course of his 79 years, he achieved an honored place in the scientific world and a warm place in the hearts of all who knew him.

Like many who grew up during the depression, his early life was a constant challenge. His father, a self-taught surveyor, died when Bill was only eleven and his mother eked out a living by teaching in out-of-the-way places, including San...

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