JACKSON, Wyo. —Louise Murie MacLeod, a botanist who documented wildflowers in Alaska and was a member of the Murie family of naturalists, has died. She was 100.
MacLeod was married to Adolph Murie, who studied grizzlies, wolves and coyotes in Alaska and Wyoming. He died in 1974. She then married Donald MacLeod, who died in 1983.
MacLeod's half-sister, Mardy, was married to Adolph Murie's brother, Olaus, a biologist who worked in Alaska and Wyoming. The two couples were instrumental in establishment of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
The four bought a Wyoming ranch in the 1940s. It's now surrounded by Grand Teton National Park and is home to The Murie Center, a conservation education group.