[ESIP-all] Dr. M Lee Allison Passed Away on August 16, 2016

Erin Robinson erinrobinson at esipfed.org
Wed Aug 17 23:25:13 EDT 2016

Hi All -

It is with a very sad heart that I share news many of you have already
heard. Lee Allison, the Arizona State Geologist and director of the AZ
Geologic Survey, passed away earlier this week, on Tuesday, August 16.

I am grateful to Lee for moving the field of Earth science informatics
forward by championing the collaborative, community process. He had been an
active member of the ESIP community and his presence will be missed in our
community and many others that he touched.

Details are below on a suggested memorial fund and any condolence notes can
be sent to the AZGS.

Best -

Executive Director

From: Arizona Geological Society <noreply at arizonageologicalsoc.org
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Reply-To: "CONWAY, MICHAEL" <michael.conway at azgs.az.gov
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Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 1:55 PM
Subject: Dr. M Lee Allison Passed Away on August 16, 2016

Dr. M. Lee Allison, State Geologist and Director of the Arizona Geological
Survey, passed away Tuesday, August 16th, at noon after suffering a
critical head injury from a fall at his home on Saturday.

Lee’s passing is a tragic loss for his wife, family, staff of the Arizona
Geological Survey, the geologic and geoinformatics communities, and Lee’s
broad circle of friends, colleagues, and acquaintances around the world. He
was an incredibly dynamic leader of our agency, and a world-wide leader in
many areas that were important to him. We mourn his passing, and will do
our best to carry on his legacy.
There will not be a memorial service. Lee’s family has requested they not
be contacted. Any messages of condolence can be addressed to AZGS team
members; we will pass them along to his family.
Lee's wife, Ann, suggested donations be made to the Association for Women
Geoscientists/Salt Lake Chapter or at a fund to be established at UMass to
honor Lee.
Words of Emily Dickinson aptly apply: Because I could not stop for Death,
he kindly stopped for me. The carriage held but just ourselves and
We miss you Lee.
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