In Memory: Edith Kuhn Whitehead

With the greatest sadness, we learned today that our friend Edith “Doe Doe” Kuhn Whitehead passed away due to kidney failure on April 22, 2015. She was the daughter of J.J. Kuhn, without whom James Tanner’s study of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker would have been nearly impossible. Her recollections of her father and his work with Tanner and the ivorybills were entertaining and provided us with many insights about the birds.

She crossed over quietly in her sleep after gall bladder surgery the previous day. She had a long, full, happy life and will be fondly remembered by her many friends and family. We will keep them in our thoughts and prayers during this time of sadness.

Godspeed Mrs. Edith.