William SandersFrom Richard Stucky, Curator of Paleoecology & Evolution
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
K. Don Lindsey
Dear all, one of our former curators, K. Don Lindsey, passed away at his home in Elizabeth this Sunday, September 12, from a long battle with cancer. He was 67 years old. Don came to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science in 1969 as the Curator of Paleontology and worked here through the middle 1980s. Don grew up in Sterling and graduated with a Master's Degree from the University of Colorado. I had the opportunity to share many good camp fires and collect a lot of dinosaur bones with Don in some of the most remote country of the Western Interior. I got my initial training from Don from 1971-74. One of our greatest adventures was walking back to civilization for 50 miles after our vehicle's battery went dead in the middle of the Washakie Basin in Wyoming. Don worked in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Oklahoma, Kansas, Utah, Alaska, North Dakota, South Dakota, New Mexico and Nebraska. Arrangements have not been finalized but there will be a wake for Don in the coming months at his farm in Elizabeth.
Please pass on to those who knew Don.
Photo courtesy of William Sanders.