gary Schaben, award-winning daylily hybridizer and American Daylily Society Region One Publicity Director (RPD) from 2000-2004, passed away peacefully this morning (9/15/2020) while watching the sunrise surrounded by his family.
The original version of this updated article (with title selected by gary) was first published on pages 66-72 in the Spring 2007 issue of The Daylily Journal. Here is the updated version, in tribute to our friend.
Kathleen M. Lamb and Mary Baker
|gary Schaben (pic courtesy of Chad Schaben)|
|gary and Rita Schaben and family (pic courtesy of Chad Schaben)|
|'North Wind Dancer' (pic courtesy of Janice Kennedy)|
|'Metabelle Beth' (pic courtesy of Mary Baker)|
|'North Wind Dancer' (pic courtesy of Phil Greenawalt and Judie Treangen)|
|'North Wind Billet Doux' (pic courtesy of Mary Baker)|
|'Captain Jack' (pic courtesy of Mary Baker)|
gary, thank you and Rita for all you have done for our region, for DSM, and the mentoring and inspiration you gave to so many daylily enthusiasts. You will be missed.