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Ransom V

Ransom Leland Baldwin the fifth, 72, of Davis, passed away Friday, November 30, 2007 in Sacramento.

Ransom was born September 21, 1935 in Meriden, Connecticut. He was a Professor Emeritus at U.C. Davis Animal Science Division, a member or National Academy of Sciences and an author of over 300 publications dealing with animal nutrition.

Ransom is survived by his loving wife, Mary Ellen Baldwin of Davis; children: Cheryl Choat of Sacramento, Ramsom Baldwin the sixth of Finskburg, Maryland and Robert Baldwin of Placerville; six grandchildren as well as many other relatives.

A memorial service will be held Monday, December 3, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. at University Retirement Community, 1515 Shasta Drive in Davis.

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There is not a day that does not go by that I don't think about my mentor and friend. You are missed.

Kacey Jun 2 2008 12:00 AM

We were sorry to hear about your loss. Lee was a great friend,mentor and all around good guy. We will miss him. God bless Randy and Meg Smith

Randy and Meg Smith Dec 31 2007 12:00 AM

We are sorry to hear about Leeaas passing. We appreciated Lee and Mary Ellen hosting graduate students in their home. Eunice still has Mary Ellenaas homemade pizza recipe. Lee was a very good teacher. We liked his sense of humor. We enjoyed our time in Davis, 1966-70.

Eunice and Gary Korsrud Dec 13 2007 12:00 AM

Mary Ellen, Randy, Cheryl and Robbie, We are very sorry to hear about Lee. Our thoughts are with you, because Lee was also real friend of our family and my mentor. We were so lucky to have been 'stranded' in San Francisco two years ago, and called on Lee and Mary Ellen. Lee was in great shape, and thats the memory we will keep - along with the fun we had in the '70s. Garry and Alison

Garry and Alison Waghorn Dec 12 2007 12:00 AM

Wendy and I send our condolences to the family. Lee was a great friend and colleague. A letter has been sent by post.

Marc and Wendy Ulyatt Dec 5 2007 12:00 AM

I am very sorry to hear about Lee. He was a brilliant man and an unforgetable person. I have very fond memories of my animal science days. My prayers are with you. Sincerely Nada Khalaf

Nada Khalaf Dec 4 2007 12:00 AM

Mary Ellen and family: Our deepest condolences go to you during this very sad period. Lee was a very special person whom we valued as a colleague, and more importantly, as a friend. Don and Gloria

Don and Gloria Bath Dec 3 2007 12:00 AM

Mary Ellen, You are in our thoughts and prayers, Larry and Cathy

Larry Olsen Dec 3 2007 12:00 AM

Dear Baldwin family, I am deeply sorry to hear of Lee's passing. I feel truly honored to have known him as a mentor and a friend. He shared so much of his passion for scientific knowledge and enthusiasm for teaching with countless students, even those of us that started out cleaning glassware in the lab. Even more valuable to me are his kindness and generosity, and thanks also to you all I always felt like I had a family in Davis. I feel honored to have known him, and I hope that the good thoughts from his friends and colleagues will help you through this difficult time. I'm sorry for the times I forgot to mess up the couch cushions so that Cinder wouldn't get on the couch.

Kris Clothier Dec 3 2007 12:00 AM

Dr. Baldwin was an amazing educator, and brilliant mind, and a fun person to learn from. His classes were always the catalyst for much conversation. He will be missed for many reasons, including his ability to always say what needed to be said.

Jed Asmus Dec 3 2007 12:00 AM

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