Category: Memoriam

Don Dramstad passes, 3/28/2024

It is with heavy hearts that the National Capital Dahlia Society reports the death of long-time member, Don Dramstad.  Don died March 28, 2024 at his winter home in Florida.  At Don’s request, there will be no funeral.  Rhonda plans to have a celebration of Don’s life in the fall during dahlia season.

Don joined the National Capital Dahlia Society … See entire post.

Dr. Amoz Chernoff Passes


With heavy hearts, The National Capital Dahlia Society and American Dahlia Society mark the passing of our close friend and long time member, Dr. Amoz Chernoff, who passed away at his home on March 25, eight days after celebrating his 100th birthday with his family.

Dr. Amoz Chernoff came from a highly educated family.  His father, Rabbi Isaiah Chernichovsky, … See entire post.

Marilyn Masurat passes away December 2018


Marilyn Masurat passed away late December 2018.  Her health challenges had been significant the past couple of years and during the last few months she was cared for by family and caregivers that were very amazing.

Marilyn, along with her husband Ken, have been involved in the west coast dahlia world for a long time.  They were the driving … See entire post.

Bill McClaren passes away 3/13/2018

Our beloved Bill McClaren, former owner of Alpen Gardens, and founder of the Montana Dahlia Society, passed away on March 13, 2018 at the age of 89.  Bill is survived by his wife, Lois; children, Steve, Marla, Mary, and Marjory; grandchildren, Jacy, Mandi, Dylan, and Jesse; and, great-grandchildren, Greta, Thomas, Vaida, Zachary, Ania, Drew, Devin, Will, and Addy.

For nearly … See entire post.

Nancy Moore passes away 4/30/2018

With heavy heart we need to inform the dahlia community of the passing of Nancy Moore, who for more than the past half century, was a prominent member of the American Dahlia Society. Nancy was fully one-half of the “Moore Team” along with her late husband and past president of the ADS, James C. “Bud” Moore.

She passed on April … See entire post.