Frank A. Helseth, age 76, of Boone, passed away Thursday, February 6, 2014, in Fort Pierce, Florida.

Born on November 8, 1937 in Vero Beach, Florida, Frank was the son of Edwin and Flossie Helseth. He was a 1962 graduate of Appalachian State University and a 1968 graduate of the University of Georgia where he earned his PhD. in Plant Physiology. His entire academic career was spent as a faculty member in the Biology Department of Appalachian State University. He also taught in the Honors Program and was one of the founding members of the Earth Studies Program which has become the Sustainable Development Program.

In the words of his niece Leslie,

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