were frequently packed on these trips, as Paul had what one daughter has described as a ‘hate-love’ relationship with that sport.2

In order to support education and research in the department he had founded, he and his wife, Ruth, endowed the Paul K. and Ruth R. Stumpf Professorship in Plant Biochemistry in the Section of Molecular and Cellular Biology at UC Davis in 1999.

Paul Stumpf died February 10, 2007, at his home in the University Retirement Community at Davis. He was 87 and had been ill for some time. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ruth Stumpf, five children, and their spouses: Ann Shaw (Michael), Kathryn Fruh (Bill), Margaret Noonan (Mark), David Stumpf (Susan), and Richard Stumpf (Patrice), 11 grandchildren, and one great grandchild.



1. T. A. McKeon and R. A. Moreau. A tribute to Paul K. Stumpf. INFORM 18(3)(2007):193-194.


2. E. E. Conn and J. B. Ohlrogge. Paul Karl Stumpf obituary. Am. Soc. Plant Biol. Newsl. 34(3)(2007):23-24.

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