Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe,95, leading landscape architect who...


Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe,95, leading landscape architect who designed the John F. Kennedy memorial near London and the planned Moody Historical Gardens in Galveston, Texas, died Wednesday in Devon, in southwest England.

His career spanned 70 years, and he was knighted in 1979. His work ranged from designing grand gardens for stately homes -- including Queen Elizabeth II's at Sandringham, 95 miles northeast of London -- to town planning projects and the landscaping of industrial sites.

He published a number of books in the 1960s and 1970s, including "The Landscape of Man" in 1975, which he co-wrote with his wife, Susan, who died in 1986.

Claudia Cassidy,96, former Chicago Tribune arts critic, died Sunday in Chicago after a brief illness. She joined the Tribune in 1942 and did free-lance work for the newspaper and other publications after 1965.

Gertrude Crain,85, a former chairwoman of Crain Communications, which was founded by her husband, died Saturday on Cape Cod, Mass. Mrs. Crain's husband, G. D. Crain Jr., founded the Chicago-based publisher of trade, business and consumer newspapers in 1916, and she took over after his death in 1973. She retired from the company in May.

Theo Cobb Landon,97, the mother of U.S. Sen. Nancy Kassebaum, a Kansas Republican, died Sunday in Topeka, Kan. Mrs. Landon was the second wife of Alf Landon, the 1936 Republican presidential candidate who died in 1987.

Pub Date: 7/23/96

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