Paleonet: Art Boucot

Sandy Carlson sjcarlson at
Wed Apr 12 14:12:45 UTC 2017

Art was certainly a giant in the field, a remarkable brachiopod paleontologist, and an extraordinary person.  His outstanding generosity to the Paleontological Society established an award program bearing his name, that has assisted, and will continue to assist, early career scientists each year to conduct paleontological research all over the world.  He will be missed enormously.

> On Apr 11, 2017, at 8:21 AM, Sally E Walker <swalker at> wrote:
> Dr. Art Boucot passed away yesterday in Denver while being operated on for congestive heart failure.  He was 93 and hopeful the new technique the doctors were using to repair his heart would give him another five to six years so he could finish his next book with his wonderful companion (wife in love), Kathy Nichols, a noted Triassic paleontologist.   Peter Boucot, his son, was also with him. 
>  If you would like to send your condolences to his family, please send to the Boucot family's address:  2850 SW Fairmont Ave, Corvallis, Oregon 97333.   Kathy’s email is:  SLBRLNG at  
> The family is planning a celebration of his life in August. 
> Sally
> Sally E. Walker
> Professor, Geology
> Professor, Marine Sciences
> University of Georgia
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Sandra J. Carlson
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