Venetia Phair

 

 

 

Age: 90

 

Summary: British retired schoolteacher and granddaughter of retired Oxford University's Bodleian Library librarian Falconer Madan who suggested Pluto as the name for a newly discovered planet to her grandfather at breakfast as an 11-year-old in 1930, in which her late grandfather had connections to the planet's discoverer, Clyde W. Tombaugh of the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona before Pluto was downgraded to a dwarf planet in 2006.

 

 

Cause of Death: Undisclosed causes

 

Born: July 11, 1918

 

Died: April 30, 2009

 

Location: Epsom, England