July 01, 2007

 

 Obituaries

Posted Jun. 15, 2007

 

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John L. Anthony
Dr. Anthony (AUB ’58), 75, Greenwood, Miss., died May 7, 2007. He practiced in Greenwood for 40 years. Dr. Anthony was a member of the Mississippi VMA and served on the advisory board that helped found the Mississippi State University School of Veterinary Medicine. He was an Infantry veteran of the Korean War. A past president of the Greenwood Kiwanis Club, Dr. Anthony chaired its Special Olympics Committee. He was also a member of the Greenwood Public School Board for more than 10 years. 
 
Dr. Anthony’s wife, Sarah; a son; and a daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 485, Greenwood, MS 38930; American Parkinson’s Foundation, 1501 N. West 9th Ave., Miami, FL 33136; or Leflore County Humane Society, P.O. Box 602, Greenwood, MS 38930.
 
William H. Boyer
Dr. Boyer (ONT ’51), 83, Magnolia, Del., died Jan. 8, 2007. Prior to retirement in 1992, he owned a practice in Magnolia for 30 years, focusing on equine medicine. Earlier in his career, Dr. Boyer served as veterinarian for the state of Delaware. He was a Royal Canadian Air Force veteran of World War II. Dr. Boyer’s wife, Helen, and four daughters survive him. One daughter, Dr. Karen S. Cunningham (TEX ’87), is a veterinarian in Manassas, Va. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, GA 30368.
 
William R. Eastman
Dr. Eastman (KSU ’82), 58, Scottsbluff, Neb., died April 17, 2007. He practiced at Pioneer Animal Clinic in Scottsbluff. From 1982-2001, Dr. Eastman practiced in Dallas, first at the Holt Veterinary Clinic, then at the Cat Hospital of Dallas, co-established in 1988 with his wife, Dr. Cathy B. Eastman (KSU ’82). He was a member of the Nebraska VMA. An Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War, Dr. Eastman served as a 2nd lieutenant, flying KC-135 tanker aircraft. His wife and two sons survive him. Memorials may be made to Community Christian Foundation, 511 W. 14th St., Scottsbluff, NE 69361.
 
Clint Franks
Dr. Franks (IL ’07), 25, Port Byron, Ill., died Dec. 17, 2006, and was granted a DVM degree posthumously. He was a member of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign student chapter of the AVMA. Dr. Franks was also a member of the Illinois State VMA, American Association of Bovine Practitioners, and American Association of Swine Veterinarians. Memorials may be made to the Clint Franks Memorial Fund, University of Illinois Foundation, 2001 S. Lincoln Ave., Room 3505, Urbana, IL 61802.
 
Francis H. Goldsmith Jr.
Dr. Goldsmith (OSU ’64), 67, San Diego, died May 4, 2007. He owned Rancho Bernardo Veterinary Clinic in San Diego since 1973. Earlier in his career, Dr. Goldsmith served in the Army Veterinary Corps. He was a member of the California and San Diego County VMAs. Dr. Goldsmith served as honorary deputy mayor of Rancho Bernardo (California) from 2004-2005.
 
A past president of the Rancho Bernardo Rotary Club, he established the Clean Foundation and the San Diego Prevention Coalition to help prevent substance abuse in young people. Dr. Goldsmith served as vice president of programming for the Poway Center for the Performing Arts Foundation. He received several honors, including an Army Commendation Medal and the Rotarian of the Year Award in 1994.
 
Dr. Goldsmith’s wife, Sandy; a daughter; three sons; and two stepchildren survive him. Memorials may be made to the McCarthy-Goldsmith Theatre Fund, Poway Center for the Performing Arts Foundation, 15498 Espola Road, Poway, CA 92064.
 
Barry G. Harmon
Dr. Harmon (AUB ’79), 52, Athens, Ga., died Jan. 19, 2007. He was professor and head of the Department of Pathology at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine since 2002. Following graduation, Dr. Harmon practiced at Skyline Animal Clinic in Hopkinsville, Ky. He joined the veterinary faculty at UGA as an associate professor in 1986.
 
A diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, Dr. Harmon was a member of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, American Association of Avian Pathologists, and Georgia VMA. His wife, Jan; a daughter; and a son survive him. Memorials may be made to the Barry Harmon Memorial Fund Arch Foundation, College of Veterinary Medicine Development Office, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602.
 
James F. Hughey
Dr. Hughey (OKL ’57), 79, Gastonia, N.C., died Jan. 21, 2007. Prior to retirement, he was in mixed practice in Gastonia for 32 years. Dr. Hughey held the rank of navy captain in the U.S. Public Health Service Reserve. He also served as a sergeant in the Army for two years in Italy after World War II. Dr. Hughey was a member of the Gaston County Mental Health Board and Lenoir Rhyne College Development Board. His wife, Marjorie; two daughters; and a son survive him. Memorials may be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church Building Fund, 1915 S. New Hope Road, Gastonia, NC 28054.
 
Milton P. Lipson
Dr. Lipson (MSU ’44), 86, Tucson, Ariz., died April 28, 2007. He served as an adjunct professor in wildlife sciences at the University of Arizona’s School of Natural Resources. Earlier in his career, Dr. Lipson owned Harvey Animal Hospital in Detroit for more than 35 years; practiced large animal medicine in Homer, La.; served as a federal and county meat inspector in Michigan; and volunteered on several of Arizona’s American Indian reservations. He was a member of the American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians. Dr. Lipson is survived by his wife, Marilyn Heins, MD; two sons; and two daughters.
 
Daniel W. Marshall
Dr. Marshall (VMR ’95), 39, Norvolk, Va., died Nov. 9, 2006. He was director of the Tidewater Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Center in Norfolk. 
 
Robert J. O’Hern
Dr. O’Hern (MIN ’52), 83, Comstock, Wis., died Feb. 27, 2007. He retired in 1981 from Cumberland Veterinary Clinic in Cumberland, Wis. Dr. O’Hern was a past president of the Northwestern Wisconsin VMA. He served as a lieutenant junior grade in the Navy Air Corps. Dr. O’Hern’s wife, Liz, and two sons survive him. 
 
Delvin D. Randolph
Dr. Randolph (KSU ’67), 63, Sterling, Kan., died March 9, 2007. He owned Ark Veterinary Clinic in Sterling for 37 years. During his career, Dr. Randolph also served as a consulting veterinarian with the state of Kansas for eight years. He was a lifetime member of the Kansas VMA. An Army veteran of the Vietnam War, Dr. Randolph attained the rank of captain. He was a member of the American Legion.
Dr. Randolph’s wife, Barbara; a son; and a daughter survive him. His son and daughter, Drs. Scott W. Randolph (KSU ’97) and Debra A. Randolph-Zwick (KSU ’00), are veterinarians in Sterling. Memorials may be made to the Main Street Memorial Fund for Del Randolph, c/o Sillin Funeral Home, 203 N. 7th St., Sterling, KS 67579.
 
Edgar A. Renaux
Dr. Renaux (OSU ’49), 80, Glenshaw, Pa., died Feb. 13, 2007. Prior to retirement in 1990, he worked for the Department of Agriculture as a meat inspector. Before that, Dr. Renaux served in the same capacity with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Early in his career, he practiced at Allegheny Animal Hospital in Pittsburgh for 20 years. Dr. Renaux is survived by his wife, Margaret, and two daughters.
 
Laurence H. Shockey
Dr. Shockey (KSU ’52), 87, Wichita, Kan., died Dec. 24, 2006. Prior to retirement, he practiced in the Mildred area of Kansas. Dr. Shockey served in the Army during World War II. His two daughters survive him. Memorials may be made to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market St., Wichita, KS 67203.
 
Richard A. Simmons
Dr. Simmons (COL ’51), 85, Fort Morgan, Colo., died May 5, 2007. He practiced in Fort Morgan for almost 50 years and co-established the Fort Morgan Veterinary Clinic in 1976. An infantry veteran of World War II, Dr. Simmons received the Silver Star, Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal, and Purple Heart. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Dr. Simmons is survived by two sons and two daughters.  
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, Department 20-1122, P.O. Box 5940, Carol Stream, IL 60197-5940 www.avmf.org