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Hybridizer Richard S. Rosenfels (1905-1973)

Richland, Washington, USA

From The Bulletin of the American Iris Society No. 213(April 1974): Dr. Rosenfels died on December 20, 1973, following surgery. Dick was a Region 13 irisarian for over a quarter-century. He held various offices in the Richland Iris Society, was a Senior AIS judge, participated in robins,' and stimulated the interests of community newcomers. His personal interests centered on the miniature and standard dwarfs. For each of the last ten years he introduced one, two, or three worthy members of these classes. These range from the highly regarded SUNLIT CHARM ('63) to recent introductions such as EASY ACE (SDB '73) and MILLPOND (MDB '73), made available to a wider audience through the Northwest Hybridizer's group. Dick retired 5 years ago, and used the last years, to the extent that health permitted, to further the work of minority groups in his community, and to continue his iris work. His quiet effectiveness will be missed in both these fields.


Intermediate Bearded: 'Black Watch', 'Blue Tip', 'Coming Up', 'Cool Perfection', 'Muted Charm', 'Spot Ballet'.

Miniature Dwarf Bearded: 'Easter Gift', 'Irish Whisper', 'Mill Pond', 'Spring Angel', 'Twilight Joy'.

Miniature Tall Bearded: 'Cascade Frolic'.

Standard Dwarf Bearded: 'Blue Ace', 'Cottontail', 'Easy Ace', 'First Night', 'Singing Sword', 'Sunlit Charm'.

Tall Bearded: 'Dawn's Harbinger', 'Golden Sheen'.

-- Main.RPries - 2012-05-18
Topic revision: r2 - 03 Dec 2017, davepote
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