September 15, 2004

 

 Obituaries - September 15, 2004

 posted September 1, 2004

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Christine A. Apple

Dr. Apple (OSU '76), 55, Columbus, Ohio, died Jan. 16, 2004. She practiced small animal medicine for 24 years at the hospital founded by her parents, Drs. Henry Apple (OSU '35), and Ella Ackerman (OSU '49), in Columbus. Dr. Apple was a member of the Columbus Academy of Veterinary Medicine. Her three stepsons survive her. Memorials may be made to Mount Carmel Hospice, 1144 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43215.

ohn L. Barkley

Dr. Barkley (TEX '60), 78, Granbury, Texas, died July 3, 2004. He retired from the Department of Agriculture as assistant veterinarian-in-charge of Missouri in 1993. Prior to his 17-year career with the USDA, Dr. Barkley was in mixed practice in Whitewright, Texarkana, and Cedar Hill, all in Texas.

He was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War. Dr. Barkley's wife, Ruth; two sons; and a daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to the Community Hospice of Texas, 6100 Western Place, Suite 500, Fort Worth, TX 76107.

Lloyd L. Boxwell

Dr. Boxwell (ISU '40), 86, Cedar Falls, Iowa, died Jan. 31, 2004. From 1942 until retirement in 1982, he was in mixed practice in Cedar Falls. Prior to that, Dr. Boxwell practiced in Nashua, Iowa. He was a member of the Iowa VMA. Dr. Boxwell's son and two daughters survive him. Memorials may be made to Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ames, IA 50011.

Sydney R. Byrd

Dr. Byrd (KSU '50), 85, Lubbock, Texas, died June 28, 2004. Prior to retirement in 1982, he owned Byrd's Animal Clinic and Shady Kennels in Lubbock. Early in his career, Dr. Byrd practiced in Anadarko, Okla. He served in the Army Air Force from 1941-1945. Dr. Byrd's wife, Yvonne; a son; and a daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to Trinity Church's Prime Timers, Lubbock, TX 79413.

Herbert M. Fisch Jr.

Dr. Fisch (ISU '45), 82, Spring Valley, Minn., died June 28, 2004. He owned a practice in Spring Valley since 1946. Dr. Fisch's wife, Dorothy, and a son survive him.

Giulio C. Gobbato

Dr. Gobbato (WSU '55), 76, Maple Falls, Wash., died March 13, 2004. From 1956 until retirement in 1985, he owned Sumas Veterinary Clinic in Sumas, Wash. Dr. Gobbato was a past president of the Tri County VMA. He served in the Marine Corps from 1945-1947. Dr. Gobbato's wife, Ethel; two sons; and two daughters survive him. Memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Washington Chapter, 520 Pike St., Suite 1075, Seattle, WA 98101.

Henning Haugard

Dr. Haugard (MSU '51), 89, Lawrence, Mich., died April 18, 2004. Prior to retirement, he worked for the state of Michigan in cattle inspection, helping to eradicate brucellosis and tuberculosis in a three-county area. A World War II veteran, Dr. Haugard served as a medic in the Army. His wife, Dorothy; four sons; and a daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, GA 30368.

James B. Johnson

Dr. Johnson (MIN '65), 65, Litchfield, Minn., died June 16, 2004. From 1995 until retirement in 2003, he worked for Willmar Poultry Company in Minnesota. During his career, Dr. Johnson also practiced large animal medicine in Annandale, Minn., worked for Earl B. Olson Farms and Britnon Veterinary Supply Inc., and owned a turkey consulting business.

In 2004, he received the Ranelius Award from the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association. Dr. Johnson was an Air Force veteran. His wife, Barbara; three sons; and two daughters survive him.

Thomas M. Lembo

Dr. Lembo (TEX '93), 49, Houston, died Jan. 18, 2004. He worked for the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston for 23 years, the last 10 years as a clinical veterinarian. Dr. Lembo's wife, Susan, survives him.

William E. Martin Jr.

Dr. Martin (OSU '40), 86, Wapakoneta, Ohio, died June 9, 2004. Prior to retirement in 1982, he worked for the Department of Agriculture as a poultry inspector in North Carolina. Earlier in his career, Dr. Martin owned a practice in Wapakoneta for 26 years. He was a member of the Ohio VMA.

Dr. Martin served on the Wapakoneta City Council and was a past president of the Wapakoneta Rotary Club. His three daughters survive him. Memorials may be made to the Otterbein-Cridersville Retirement Community, 100 Red Oak Drive, Cridersville, OH 45806.

Karen W. Prescott

Dr. Prescott (MSU '61), 66, Weston, Mass., died May 25, 2004. From 1968 until retirement in 1998, she co-owned The Weston Veterinary Clinic with her husband, Dr. Roger G. Prescott (now deceased). Earlier in her career, Dr. Prescott practiced in San Francisco and Framingham, Mass. She was a member of the Massachusetts VMA. Dr. Prescott is survived by two daughters and two sons. Memorials may be made to the Stanley O. Travis Fund, Tufts Veterinary School, Grafton, MA 01519.

Jess W. Smith

Dr. Smith (MSU '43), 86, Brunswick, Mo., died May 30, 2004. Prior to retirement, he practiced in Brunswick for 60 years. Dr. Smith was a lifetime member of the Missouri VMA. He was also a member of the American Angus Association.

Dr. Smith is survived by his wife, Evelyn, and a son, Dr. Steven O. Smith (MO '69), who is a veterinarian in Salisbury, Mo. Memorials may be made to the Lion's Eye Bank, P.O. Box 133, Brunswick, MO 65236; or United Methodist Church, 201 N. Jackson St., Brunswick, MO 65236.

Jim A. Stunkard

Dr. Stunkard (COL '59), 69, Edgewater, Md., died July 12, 2004. He owned the Bowie Animal Hospital in Bowie, Md., for 25 years. Dr. Stunkard also served as a consultant to several federal agencies. He was a diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine and the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners.

Dr. Stunkard served as president of the District of Columbia VMA and the District of Columbia Academy of Veterinary Medicine in 1978 and 1979, respectively. An Air Force veteran, he attained the rank of colonel. In 1971, Dr. Stunkard received the Navy Achievement Medal for his service as director of the National Naval Medical Center's Veterinary Medical Sciences Department in Bethesda, Md.

His wife, Patricia, and two sons survive him. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, GA 30368.

Kenneth A. Threadgill

Dr. Threadgill (TEX '86), 51, Port Arthur, Texas, died Jan. 23, 2004. He was a small animal practitioner.

Marvin J. Twiehaus

Dr. Twiehaus (KSU '36), 92, Lincoln, Neb., died Jan. 27, 2004. He was professor emeritus of veterinary science at the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Early in his career, Dr. Twiehaus practiced in St. Charles, Mo. He joined the faculty of Kansas State University in 1950, serving as head of the Department of Veterinary Pathology from 1953-1963. From 1964 until retirement in 1976, Dr. Twiehaus was chairman of veterinary science at the University of Nebraska.

He served on the Nebraska, AVMA, and Department of Agriculture hog cholera eradication committees. In 1976, Dr. Twiehaus was selected by the Department of Agriculture as one of five veterinarians to travel to what was then the Soviet Union to evaluate that country's research and livestock production.

He was recognized by the Nebraska Hall of Agriculture Achievement as its 1978 honoree. In 1989, the 70th annual meeting of the Conference of Research Workers in Animal Disease was dedicated to Dr. Twiehaus. An Army veteran, he served in the Pacific Theatre. Dr. Twiehaus' two sons and a daughter survive him.