Lawrence Dewey Ramspott
Lawrence Dewey Ramspott died Oct. 21. He was 86.
Ramspott was born in Jacksonville, Florida to Francis Laurence Reed and Kathryn Pillsbury Reed. He graduated from Principia College in 1956 with a degree in geology. He received a Ph.D. in geology and geochemistry from Penn State in 1962. He taught in the geology department of the University of Georgia at Athens until 1967. He joined Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, retired in 1993 and worked for a nuclear waste subsidiary of TRW for six years. During his career he started and led many environmental projects at the Nevada Test Site. In addition to numerous scientific reports and papers, he wrote a book on a 1970 nuclear leak which had a profound effect on all subsequent nuclear testing at NTS. His 2010 book, "The Baneberry Vent: A Geologist Remembers," has had wide circulation.
He is survived by former wife Marianne Endriss, daughter Charlotte Reed (Brian O'Grady), and son Evan Ramspott (Julie); wife Anne, son Tad "Bax" Ramspott, and daughter Sarah Ramspott (Giovanni Arrigo); and five grandchildren: Ethan Ramspott, Giada Arrigo, Dylan Arrigo, Ambra Arrigo, and Daniel Lorenzo Arrigo.
A celebration of life will be held privately. In his memory, donations may be sent to DiscoveryBound, 5201 S. Quebec Street, Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111.