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Dr Walter Nicholas Strickland

Dr Walter Nicholas Strickland

Birth
Harare, Harare, Zimbabwe
Death 17 Jul 2015 (aged 85)
Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Bloomington, Bear Lake County, Idaho, USA
Memorial ID 149681609 · View Source
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Walter Nicholas Strickland PhD was born in Salisbury, Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) on February 15, 1930 and passed away on July 17, 2015.

Nick earned his PhD in Genetics in Glasgow, Scotland and furthered his education at Stanford University, California.

He was a genetics professor in Cape Town, South Africa and the University of Utah. He both taught and did research.

Nick was an avid outdoorsman and travelled around the world. He especially loved watching birds. His greatest love was spending time in Southern Utah and he was instrumental in laying the ground work for the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.

Nick was kind, generous, and was beloved by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife, Heidi Strickland; daughter, Gina Strickland (Mike Uri); son, Robert (Amy) Strickland, step-children, Dan (Erin) Belnap, Melanie Lyons, Angela Belnap, and Debbie (Dave) Barlow; and eleven grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Jessica Lissaman and Maud Blair. He was preceded in death by his previous wife, Marie Strickland; and his brother, Robert Strickland.

We want to express many thanks to the love and care given to Nick by the Legacy Memory and Rehabilitation centers.

Friends may visit from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 28, 2015 at 5533 Eastview Drive, Kearns. A small memorial service for close friends and family will follow at 7:00 p.m.
Interment will follow a graveside service on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. in the Bloomington Cemetery, Bloomington, Idaho.
Published in the Salt Lake Tribune on July 26, 2015.


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  • Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
  • Added: 23 Jul 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 149681609
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Walter Nicholas Strickland (15 Feb 1930–17 Jul 2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 149681609, citing Bloomington Cemetery, Bloomington, Bear Lake County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by Ryan D. Curtis (contributor 46858513) .