JoAnn Walton Flock
September 27, 1929 - March 14, 2011
JoAnn Walton Flock, of Boulder, died March 14, 2011, at age 81.
She was born Sept. 27, 1929, in Milwaukee to William Henry Walton and Mabel Fredrickson Walton. She married Warren Lincoln Flock in Altadena, Calif., on July 20, 1957.
Flock studied for three years as a botany major at UCLA and received her Bachelor of Science degree in botany from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks in 1963. She received a master’s degree in botany from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1968, and a Ph.D. in biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1976.
In her professional career she was a visiting lecturer in the Department of Biology at the University of Colorado at Boulder, a research associate in the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research at the university, and an assistant curator at the Herbarium in the University of Colorado Museum. At the time of her death, she was a curator adjoint at the museum.
Her special interest in botany was the study and distribution of mosses, liverworts and lichens in the arctic and Alpine environments. She spent three summers studying the flora of Cape Prince of Wales at the Bering Strait at the tip of the Seward Peninsula in Alaska.
Survivors include nephew Bill Walton and his wife, Barbara; niece Jane Hough and her husband, Brian; nephew Carl Flock and his wife, Judie; nephew David Flock and his wife, Randi; nephew Harry Flock and his wife, Josette; niece Beth Stoneback; niece Karen Flock; niece Anne Checkai and her husband, Ron; and many great-nieces, great-nephews and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren; her parents; a sister, Barbara Canfield; and a brother, William F. Walton.
Services will be private. Contributions may be made to the Herbarium at the University of Colorado Museum in Boulder.