April 21, 2001, Bureau Research Associate Eddie Collins and Austin-area
geological consultant Dr. Charles ("Chock") Woodruff led a local
field trip in honor of the late Ed Garner, who passed away September
3, 1999. Ed worked for the Bureau for nearly 40 years, during which
he published many fundamental and often-cited geological papers.
In addition to his excellent contribution to research, Ed served
as the Bureau's public information geologist, answering questions
about Earth science for thousands of citizens.
Ed was well
known for his expertise in Austin geology. The field trip, sponsored
by the Austin Geological Society and attended by a sellout crowd
of 50 enthusiasts, was a fitting tribute to this wonderful man.
A guidebook for this event was prepared by field trip leaders Eddie
Collins and Chock Woodruff titled "Austin, Texas, and BeyondGeology
and Environment, A Field Excursion in Memory of L. Edwin Garner."
The guidebook is published by the Austin Geological Society. Attending
the field trip and representing the Garner family were Ed's wife,
Cheryl Garner, and their granddaughter, Hope.