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Aug 29, 2020 7:05 AM CST Admin
Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Seed Starter Vegetable Grower Tomato Heads Vermiculture Garden Research Contributor
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Ukraine Garden Sages
Jack's wife tree-mailed us to let us know that @jmorth has passed away, following a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. His wife also passed along a message from him to us: "It's been a great run. I've enjoyed it very much. Thanks again"

Jack was an active member of the site here, and will be very missed.

Aug 29, 2020 7:18 AM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Region: United States of America
Purslane Garden Art Region: North Carolina Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
I so enjoy all his many beautiful photo's and his avatar with his sweet dog.

God bless Jack and his family. He will certainly be missed.
NATIONAL GARDENING ASSOCIATION ~ Garden Art ~ Purslane & Portulaca ~
Aug 29, 2020 9:57 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Jack had such a deep appreciation for his family, life, nature, and his dogs. He will be missed.
Aug 29, 2020 10:04 AM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
Forum moderator Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Level 1
Jack and I had email conversations on airplanes, aviation, 70s cars, rocks, animals and growing up in the 60s and 70s. Always interesting,he will be missed.
Pancreatic Cancer is a tough disease
As Yogi Berra said, β€œIt's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
Aug 29, 2020 10:27 AM CST
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Region: Ukraine Cactus and Succulents Plant Identifier Plays in the sandbox
Greenhouse Bromeliad Adeniums Morning Glories Avid Green Pages Reviewer Brugmansias
Thank you for posting this, Dave. I loved all of his posts and photos. He really loved that dog, Plato! Jack won't be forgotten.
Handcrafted Coastal Inspired Art SeaMosaics!
Aug 29, 2020 11:04 AM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
He is and will be missed. πŸ’šπŸŒ»πŸŒ³
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
Aug 29, 2020 1:19 PM CST
Name: Deb
Planet Earth (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level
I always enjoyed his calm reasonable posts, and will miss his presence. Condolences to his family and friends.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Aug 29, 2020 1:32 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: Ukraine Region: United States of America Bird Bath, Fountain and Waterfall Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
Such sad news, Jack was such a kind person and wonderful contributor here on My sympathy and prayers go out to his family.
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!

Aug 29, 2020 1:35 PM CST
Plants Admin
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Region: Ukraine Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses Clematis
Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Sages Plant Database Moderator Garden Ideas: Master Level
Jack certainly will be missed. Here's a record of his contributions to the database:

10,693 images
173 Plant Combinations
26,807 plants
15,969 data proposals
43,257 miscellaneous proposals

Always a courteous and kind gentleman, he provided thorough and helpful responses to questions and was generous with his advice on plants in the gardening forums and his recommendations of good books in the Sandbox.
Sep 2, 2020 8:20 PM CST
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
Plant Addict!!
Bee Lover Miniature Gardening Native Plants and Wildflowers Peonies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Region: United States of America Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Lilies Irises Region: Iowa
Jack will be missed. He was kind and generous and very helpful. Loved the dog Lovey dubby Prayers for his family.
Be a person that makes others feel special.
Sep 3, 2020 11:34 AM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Give PEACE a chance!
Adeniums Cat Lover Garden Photography Region: California Houseplants Plays in the sandbox
Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Composter Cactus and Succulents Dragonflies Hummingbirder
So sorry to hear about jmorth. He has been a good contributor here and I learned a lot from him.
He will be greatly missed. My condolences to his family. Rest in peace jmorth. Group hug
Sep 3, 2020 1:18 PM CST
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Plays in the sandbox Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Gulf Coast Tip Photographer The WITWIT Badge
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Native Plants and Wildflowers Birds Plumerias Hummingbirder Dog Lover
So sad...he will be missed. Love and hugs to the family. Puppy dog kisses for Plato from Dixie
Each cloud has a silver lineing if only you look for it.
Sep 3, 2020 2:11 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Garden Procrastinator Irises Hummingbirder Region: Ukraine Bee Lover Butterflies
Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan
Jack will be missed by many people. He was a kind, sweet fellow, always willing to "listen" and help if he could.

My condolences to Mrs. Morthole and the rest of his family and friends.
Group hug Group hug Group hug Sighing!
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
Sep 3, 2020 7:40 PM CST
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
Life & gardens: make them beautiful
Bee Lover Butterflies Garden Photography Cat Lover Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Region: Massachusetts
Region: Ukraine
I'm so sorry to hear this. He was such a nice guy. I really liked him, enjoyed his posts and comments. He'll be missed. Crying Crying Crying

Please pass deep condolences to his wife. Crying Crying Crying
You don't kick walls down, you pull the nails out and let them fall.
AKA Joey.
Sep 3, 2020 9:43 PM CST
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
Native Plants and Wildflowers Organic Gardener Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Butterflies Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Birds Cat Lover
He was a wonderful man who loved nature and animals. I loved his pictures of asters and goldenrod.
He will be missed very much. Group hug
Wildflowers are the Smiles of Nature.
Gardening with Texas Native Plants and Wildflowers.
Sep 4, 2020 5:26 AM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
Eat more tomatoes!
Bee Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tomato Heads Salvias Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Peppers
Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Morning Glories Master Gardener: Arkansas Lilies Hummingbirder
This was an exceptional man who lived an exceptional life.Jack was kind, funny and always generous with his expertise. I communicated with him through tree mails many times. I will miss his courtly manner. He was a true gentleman.
My prayers are for his family. I think for us participants on this website we will feel the void of his presence for some time to come.
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.
Mother Teresa
Sep 4, 2020 7:22 AM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Region: Ukraine Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Dog Lover
I imagine right about now, Jack is having some glorious conversations with Sharon about oh, just a little bit of everything. They got along so well.

Here's to your new adventures Jack!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown
Sep 4, 2020 7:30 AM CST
Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: United States of America Region: Indiana Vegetable Grower
Garden Ideas: Master Level Peonies Hummingbirder Cat Lover Dog Lover Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
I can only echo what everyone above has written. Our NGA home is enriched by Jack's contributions and presence here. He has not truly gone, but is with us in all of his wonderful posts, photos and comments. Thank you Jack for your membership in this family.
Even a fool, when he shuts his mouth, is counted (as being) wise.Proverbs 17:28
Sep 4, 2020 7:34 AM CST
Name: Will Currie
Hoke co NC (Zone 8a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Mr. Morthole's kindness and wisdom will be missed. I always enjoyed his posts. Prayers for his family.
Sep 4, 2020 10:16 AM CST
Springfield, IL
Dog Lover Lilies
Thank you all for your kind words. Jack was very proud of this website and
valued the good friends he made all over the country. He would be very grateful and humbled.
Deby and Plato

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