Maynard Fosberg, a longtime Moscow resident, will turn 100 Sunday, and his friends and family will celebrate his birthday at 2 p.m. July 14 at the 1912 Center, 412 E. Third St., Moscow.
Fosberg was born July 7, 1919, in Turlock, Calif., to Axel and Helen Rose (Witner) Fosberg.
After serving in World War II, he studied soil science at the University of Wisconsin, receiving a bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. in the subject in 1947, 1948 and 1963. Fosberg took a position as a professor of soil science at the University of Idaho in 1949, and he retired in 1998. He is a member of the Cornell Bird Lab, 4-H, FFA, Rotary Club, Genesee Rim Riders and the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity.
Fosberg married Margaret Williams, and the couple had two children, Mark Fosberg and Stephanie Staniewski (Fosberg). They have six grandchildren.