June 01, 2004



Posted May 15, 2004

Memorial contributions to the American Veterinary Medical Foundation are gratefully accepted. When making such contributions, please indicate the name and address of the individual who should receive notification of your donation. Contact: AVMF 1931 N. Meacham Road, Suite 100 Schaumburg, IL 60173-4360 (800) 248-2862, Ext. 6689 www.avmf.org

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William D. Buzard

Dr. Buzard (MO '54), 79, Excelsior Springs, Mo., died Oct. 12, 2003. He was a retired large animal practitioner. Dr. Buzard's wife, Bonnie; three sons; and a daughter survive him. Memorials in his name may be made to the Excelsior Springs Medical Center Foundation, c/o Gibson Funeral Home, 201 S. Main, Carrollton, MO 64633.

Albert D. Glover

Dr. Glover (COL '36), 96, Canton, Mo., died Feb. 16, 2004. A vice president of the AVMA from 1951-1952, he had owned a large animal practice in Canton prior to retirement. Early in his career, Dr. Glover worked as a meat inspector in New York City and St. Louis.

He was a member of the Missouri VMA, serving as president in 1951. Dr. Glover was named Missouri Veterinarian of the Year in 1962. A World War II veteran, he served from 1942-1946 in the South Pacific as a captain in the Army. Dr. Glover was a member of the American Legion. His two sons and a daughter survive him.

Memorials may be made to the Mildred and Downing Glover Memorial Trust, Immanuel United Methodist Church, 6th and Washington, Canton, MO 63435; Culver-Stockton College, Canton, MO 63435; or Otto Bruner Post 170, American Legion, North 4th St., P.O. Box 23, Canton, MO 63435.

Newell P. Groves

Dr. Groves (WSU '41), 94, Huntington Beach, Calif., died Oct. 2, 2003. Prior to retirement, he practiced small animal medicine. Dr. Groves was a member of the California VMA and the Southern California VMA.

Kenneth W. Harper

Dr. Harper (KSU '70), 63, Choctaw, Okla., died Feb. 16, 2004. Prior to retirement in 1997, he owned a mixed practice in Choctaw for 20 years. Earlier in his career, Dr. Harper practiced in Purcell and Pauls Valley, Okla. His wife, Barbara; two sons; and a daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Oklahoma Office, 5700 N. Portland, Suite 203, Oklahoma City, OK 73112.

William K. Lee

Dr. Lee (COL '53), 81, Tucson, Ariz., died Nov. 4, 2003. Retired, he had owned Broadway Animal Hospital in Tucson from 1955-1984. Dr. Lee served as president of the Arizona VMA in 1963. A veteran of World War II, he was a B-24 pilot, attaining the rank of captain.

Dr. Lee's wife, Eva; a son; and a daughter survive him.

Lowell J. Lyons

Dr. Lyons (KSU '65), 70, Ottawa, Kan., died Feb. 27, 2004. Semiretired since 1996, he owned a practice in Ottawa. Earlier in his career, Dr. Lyons practiced in Lawrence, Kan. He served in the National Guard from 1954-1960. Dr. Lyons is survived by a son and a daughter.

Memorials may be made to the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, 101 Trotter Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506.

Donald B. Lyvere

Dr. Lyvere (COL '44), 81, Littleton, Colo., died March 26, 2004. He owned Westwood Animal Hospital in Denver from 1946-1986. In 1948, Dr. Lyvere became veterinarian for the Denver Zoo, serving in that capacity until retirement 32 years later. The surgical room in the zoo's hospital building is dedicated in his name. Dr. Lyvere's wife, Marjorie, and four children survive him.

Memorials in his name may be made to the Denver Zoo, Development Department, 2300 Steele St., Denver, CO 80205.

Louis O. Nezvesky

Dr. Nezvesky (COR '53), 80, Fairfield, Conn., died Oct. 8, 2003. Prior to retirement, he operated a hospital in Ithaca, N.Y., and for more than 20 years, a hospital in Trumbull, Conn. Dr. Nezvesky had also served as head veterinarian for the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport, Conn. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.

Robert W. Richardson Jr.

Dr. Richardson (UP '01), 32, Philadelphia, died Jan. 14, 2004. He was a surgical resident at the University of Pennsylvania Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital since 2002. Prior to that, Dr. Richardson served as a small animal intern at the university's School of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Richardson was the Student AVMA delegate to the AVMA House of Delegates from 2001-2002, was president of SAVMA from 2000-2001, and had served as the SAVMA liaison to the AVMA Governmental Relations Division, Legislative Advisory Committee, Executive Board, and Committee on Veterinary Medical Informatics from 1998-2001. He was also the founder and a past president of the student chapter of the Veterinary Orthopedic Society. In 2001, Dr. Richardson received the Faculty SAVMA Award.

Memorials may be made to The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, Robert W. Richardson Jr. Scholarship, c/o Donna Carlson, Director of Development, Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital, 3800 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Kenneth B. Rowe

Dr. Rowe (ONT '40), 85, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, died Oct. 9, 2003. Retired, he had worked for the Canadian federal government in meat inspection until 1989. Earlier in his career, Dr. Rowe owned a practice. His wife, Edna, and three children survive him.

George A. Talbot

Dr. Talbot (GA '68), 63, Black Mountain, N.C., died Feb. 6, 2004. From 1970 until retirement in 1998, he practiced small animal medicine in Charlotte, N.C. Following graduation, Dr. Talbot worked in Newport News, Va. He was a member of the North Carolina VMA and had served as secretary of the Greater Charlotte VMA. Dr. Talbot's wife, Jane, and a daughter survive him.

Memorials may be made to the Presbyterian Home for Children, 80 Lake Eden Road, Black Mountain, NC 28711.

John E. Watts

Dr. Watts (AUB '60), 73, Gainesville, Fla., died Jan. 16, 2004. Prior to retirement, he owned Northlake Animal Hospital in Lake Park, Fla. A Korean War veteran, Dr. Watts served as a naval aviator. He attained the rank of lieutenant. Dr. Watts' three daughters and a son survive him.

Memorials may be made to the John Watts Tailhook Educational Fund, c/o Craig Watts, 11842 Research Circle, Alachua, FL 32615.

Clifford W. Wilder

Dr. Wilder (OSU '35), 94, Jefferson, Maine, died Feb. 19, 2004. Prior to retirement in 1973, he worked as veterinarian-in-charge for the Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service in Maine and New Hampshire for 11 years. During his 37-year career with the USDA-APHIS, Dr. Wilder was involved with animal disease control and eradication, serving as staff officer in the tuberculosis eradication division in Washington, D.C., from 1959-1963. From 1941-1946, he served in the Army Veterinary Corps at the Port of Embarkation, Fort Hamilton, N.Y. He attained the rank of captain.

Dr. Wilder was a life member of the Maine VMA and the National Association of Federal Veterinarians. His daughter survives him. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 3647, Portland, ME 04104.

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