April 01, 2005

 

 Obituaries - April 1, 2005

 

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Obituaries
 
posted March 15, 2005
 
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Jim W. Antle

Dr. Antle (OKL '72), 58, Okmulgee, Okla., died Oct. 17, 2004. He owned Antle Veterinary Clinic in Okmulgee, a mixed practice that focused on equine medicine. Dr. Antle owned and trained Quarter Horses and Thoroughbred horses. His wife, Carol, and a son survive him.

Earl G. Blackburn

Dr. Blackburn (UP '53), 84, Sellersville, Pa., died Dec. 25, 2004. Retired since 1994, he worked for the Department of Agriculture as a veterinary supervisor and owned a house call practice. During his career, Dr. Blackburn had also practiced at the Quakertown Veterinary Clinic in Milford Township, Pennsylvania.

He was a life member of the Pennsylvania VMA. In 1987, Dr. Blackburn received the Certificate of Supervisory Excellence from the Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service. His wife, Rosanne; two daughters; and a son survive him. Memorials in his name may be made to St. Stephen's U.C.C Memorial Fund, 110 N. Sixth St., Perkasie, PA 18944.

Herbert H. Chance

Dr. Chance (OSU '57), 72, Wathena, Kan., died Dec. 25, 2004. From 1962 until retirement in 1988, he worked for the Department of Agriculture, first as a meat inspector, and, then, as a supervisory veterinarian. Following graduation, Dr. Chance practiced in Kentucky for five years. He was a member of the American Angus Association.

Dr. Chance's wife, Donna, and two sons survive him. Memorials toward the food pantry may be made to Elwood Community Church, P.O. Box 327, Elwood, KS 66024.

James A. Davis Sr.

Dr. Davis (AUB '44), 82, Madison, Fla., died Sept. 18, 2004. Prior to retirement in 1983, he was in mixed practice in Madison. During his career, Dr. Davis also worked with the Florida Livestock Board, helping to conceive and develop what is now the North Florida Livestock Show and Sale. He served as president of the Florida VMA in 1983.

Dr. Davis is survived by his wife, Edith; a son; and a daughter. His nephew, Dr. Jeffrey T. Davis (GA '73), is a veterinarian in Macon, Ga. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Building Fund, 102 S. Meeting St., Madison, FL 32340; or Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308.

Brian J. Kendrick

Dr. Kendrick (TUS '99), 32, Knoxville, Tenn., died Jan. 5, 2005. He was a partner at Asheville Highway Animal Clinic in Knoxville with his father, Dr. Joseph Kendrick (TUS '72), and his brother, Dr. Ricardo J. Kendrick (TUS '01). Dr. Kendrick also served as clinic manager and veterinarian at Knoxville Pet Emergency Clinic. He was a member of the Tennessee VMA.

Dr. Kendrick is survived by his wife, Dr. Reichla Kendrick (TUS '00), who practices at Asheville Highway Animal Clinic, and a son. Memorials may be made to Brian's Memorial Fund (to help indigent people), c/o Asheville Highway Animal Clinic, 4516 Asheville Highway, Knoxville, TN 37914.

Eileen M. Levicky

Dr. Levicky (AUB '01), 34, North Caldwell, N.J., died Aug. 4, 2004. She worked for Madison Veterinary Hospital in Madison, N.J. Dr. Levicky was a member of the American Animal Hospital Association and the Metropolitan New Jersey VMA.

While in veterinary school, she won second place in a national contest for innovations in health promotion and disease prevention from the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Dr. Levicky's husband, Brian, survives her. Her brother, Dr. Philip D. McHugh (NCU '85), is a veterinarian in Durham, N.C.

For memorials toward a scholarship in Dr. Levicky's name, contact her husband at 576 Mountain Ave., North Caldwell, NJ 07006.

Hollis Z. Lougheed

Dr. Lougheed (OSU '55), 83, Everett, Wash., died Aug. 14, 2004. From 1956 until retirement in 1985, he owned a practice in Everett. Dr. Lougheed was a member of the Snohomish County VMA and the Tri County VMA. He had served on the Lake Stevens School Board.

Dr. Lougheed's wife, Karen; two sons; and three daughters survive him. Memorials may be made to Lake Stevens Kiwanis, P.O. Box 350, Lake Stevens, WA 98258.

Lawrence E. Schmidt

Dr. Schmidt (MSU '50), 84, Holland, Mich., died Dec. 13, 2004. Retired, he was the founder of Schmidt Veterinary Clinic and Vetpo Distributors in Holland. Dr. Schmidt served as president of the Western Michigan VMA in 1955.

His wife, Eloise, and three sons survive him. Dr. Schmidt's son, Dr. John L. Schmidt (MSU '68) and nephew, Dr. Paul A. Busman (MSU '83), are veterinarians in Holland and Coopersville, Mich., respectively.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 57 W. 10th St., Holland, MI 49423; or Boys and Girls Club of Holland, 435 Van Raalte Ave., Holland, MI 49423.

Wayne D. Shipley

Dr. Shipley (COL '35), 94, Beaverton, Ore., died Nov. 12, 2004. From 1968 until retirement in 1984, he worked for the Maryland Department of Agriculture as state regulatory veterinarian. Prior to that, Dr. Shipley taught at the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine for three years. From 1936-1965, he served in the Army Veterinary Corps, retiring with the rank of colonel. During his career with the Corps, Dr. Shipley worked as staff veterinarian, remount veterinarian, and assistant chief of the Corps from 1962-1965.

He was also a consultant to the Bolivian army, receiving the Order of the Condor Award from the Bolivian government. In 1968, Dr. Shipley was appointed consulting veterinarian for the last remaining Army horse, Black Jack, the riderless horse at President John F. Kennedy's funeral. He was a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine. Dr. Shipley's daughter survives him.

Sylvia I. Taylor

Dr. Taylor (GA '86), 41, Temple Terrace, Fla., died Jan. 6, 2005. She worked for the Department of Agriculture's Animal Care Division, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

Louis E. Van Petten

Dr. Van Petten (GA '53), 80, Cambridge, Md., died Jan. 20, 2005. Retired, he worked as an animal pathologist for Norwich Pharmaceuticals in Norwich, N.Y. Earlier in his career, Dr. Van Petten practiced large animal medicine in Damascus, Md., served as senior research pathologist for the Ortho Pharmaceutical Corporation and the Squibb Institute for Medical Research in Princeton, N.J., and directed the Department of Pathology and Toxicology of the Huntingdon Research Center in Baltimore.

He was a member of the International Academy of Pathology, the So-ciety of Pharmacological and Environmental Pathologists, and the Society of Toxicology. Dr. Van Petten's two daughters and a son survive him. Memorials may be made to St. Mary Refuge of Sinners, P.O. Box 218, Cambridge, MD 21613.

Benjamin F. Ward

Dr. Ward (ISU '38), 89, Bonne Terre, Mo., died Feb. 1, 2005. Retired since 1985, he practiced in St. Louis for nearly 30 years and in Highland and Alton, both in Illinois, for eight years. Following graduation, Dr. Ward served in the Army Air Corps as a food and dairy inspector. A World War II veteran, he was the recipient of the Air Offense Medal, Eastern Mandates Medal, Victory Medal, American Theater Medal, General Air Force Medal, and two Bronze Stars.

Dr. Ward's wife, Marian; six daughters; and a son survive him.