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Dr. Elsie Quarterman, November 28th 1910 – June 9th 2014

Today Aunt Elsie stepped over the final fence, dying peacefully at her home in Nashville, Tennessee, attended by her nephew Patrick and his wife Ann, as she had wanted.

Arrangements are still in progress. Perhaps more about the family later. For now, here is a biography with some pictures.

The Wilson Post wrote 20 April 2011, Quarterman shares fervor for cedar glades,

…her passion for the plant life of Middle Tennesseeā€™s cedar glades blooms ever strong through the generations of students she inspired at Vanderbilt University from the 1940s into the mid-1970s. And those students, many now teachers themselves, continue to inspire new students and conservationists….

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