Category: Memoriam

Marilyn Masurat passes away December 2018

Marilyn and Ken
with some mighty big dahlias


Marilyn Masurat passed away late December 2018.  Her health challenges had been significant the past couple of years and during the last few months she was cared for by family and caregivers that were very amazing.

Marilyn, along with her husband Ken, have been involved in the west coast dahlia world … See entire post.

Bill McClaren passes away 3/13/2018

Our beloved Bill McClaren, former owner of Alpen Gardens, and founder of the Montana Dahlia Society, passed away on March 13, 2018 at the age of 89.  Bill is survived by his wife, Lois; children, Steve, Marla, Mary, and Marjory; grandchildren, Jacy, Mandi, Dylan, and Jesse; and, great-grandchildren, Greta, Thomas, Vaida, Zachary, Ania, Drew, Devin, Will, and Addy.

For nearly … See entire post.

Nancy Moore passes away 4/30/2018

With heavy heart we need to inform the dahlia community of the passing of Nancy Moore, who for more than the past half century, was a prominent member of the American Dahlia Society. Nancy was fully one-half of the “Moore Team” along with her late husband and past president of the ADS, James C. “Bud” Moore.

She passed on April … See entire post.