February 01, 2003



Posted Jan. 15, 2003

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Richard A. Aysta

Dr. Aysta (MSU '51), 77, Albert Lea, Minn., died Oct. 23, 2002. Retired, he had worked for the Department of Agriculture in Albert Lea from 1965-1986. From 1951-1964, Dr. Aysta practiced small animal medicine in Chicago.

He served in the military during World War II, attaining the rank of 2nd lieutenant. Dr. Aysta's wife, Lorrayne, survives him.

Roger W. Baker

Dr. Baker (TEX '51), 79, South Riding, Va., died Oct. 23, 2002. Retired, he had served in the Army for 34 years. Awarded two legions of merit, Dr. Baker attained the rank of colonel. During his career, he also worked for Hill's Pet Products as a professional service representative in the Veterinary Products Department.

Dr. Baker was a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and a member of the American Association of Food Hygiene Veterinarians. His wife, Elinor, and two daughters survive him.

William A. Endacott

Dr. Endacott (OKL '57), 70, Springdale, Ariz., died Oct. 26, 2002. Retired, he was president of Butterfield Veterinary and Farm Supply Inc. in Springdale, from 1981-2000. From 1970-1993, Dr. Endacott co-owned and served as president of Endacott Wiggins Animal Hospital Inc. in Springdale.

He was a member of the Oklahoma VMA and helped organize the Northwest Arkansas VMA, serving as its secretary-treasurer for several years. Dr. Endacott's wife, Patricia; two sons; and a daughter survive him.

Arne G. Hansen

Dr. Hansen (WSU '49), 78, Arlington, Wash., died Aug. 29, 2002. Prior to retirement, he practiced in Arlington for 36 years. A Navy veteran, Dr. Hansen served in the Pacific during World War II.

He was a member of the Washington State University Alumni Board and served on the Arlington City Council for eight years. Dr. Hansen was named Arlington's Man of the Year, in recognition of his commitment to the community.

He is survived by his wife, Dolores; two sons; and two daughters. Memorials may be made to the Rotary Club of Arlington Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 3592, Arlington, WA 98223; or Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Pullman, WA 99164.

Robert C. Rost

Dr. Rost (COR '46), 78, Branchville, N.J., died Nov. 28, 2002. Prior to retirement in 1980, he practiced in Branchville. During his career, Dr. Rost also worked as the primary veterinarian for Ideal Farms in Augusta, N.J. A World War II veteran, he served in the Army.

Dr. Rost was a member of the Branchville Rotary Club and the Branchville Fire Department, and had served as manager and president of the Sussex County Farm and Horse Show. He is survived by a daughter.

Seth S. Swift

Dr. Swift (KSU '53), 90, Normal, Ill., died Oct. 29, 2002. From 1981 until retirement in 1992, he was animal control officer for McLean County, Illinois. Prior to that, Dr. Swift worked for the Illinois Bureau of Animal Health. During his career, he also practiced in Joliet, Ill., and was employed as county veterinarian in Bloomington, Ill. An Army veteran, Dr. Swift served during World War II and for two years in Korea. He retired with the rank of master sergeant from the Army Reserve.

Dr. Swift was a member of the Illinois State VMA and the Kansas VMA. He had served as president and district governor of the Bloomington Lions Club. Dr. Swift's wife, Alice, and two daughters survive him. Memorials may be made to the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Manhattan, KS 66506; Second Presbyterian Church, 313 N. East St., Bloomington, IL 61701; or Lions of Illinois Foundation, 2814 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL 60178.

William H. Woodard

Dr. Woodard (MSU '47), 79, Danbury, Wis., died Nov. 4, 2002. Prior to retirement in 1983, he owned Chetek Veterinary Clinic in Chetek, Wis., for 36 years. In 2001, Dr. Woodard received the 50-year Award from the Wisconsin VMA.

He was a former board member of the Chetek State Bank and the Housing Authority. Dr. Woodard's wife, Marian; two sons; and two daughters survive him. His nephew, Dr. Andrew F. Turner (MIN '75), is a veterinarian in Chetek.