July 15, 2009

 

 Obituaries

 
 
posted July 1, 2009
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Ernest D. Beauchamp

Dr. Beauchamp (GA ’71), 62, Manassas, Va., died Jan. 18, 2009. He was a partner at Woodbridge Animal Hospital in Woodbridge, Va., and Morganna Animal Clinic in Manassas. Dr. Beauchamp’s wife, Lucy, and two daughters survive him. Memorials may be made to Children’s Educational Farm, PWC Animal Shelter, 14807 Bristow Road, Manassas, VA 20112; or National Multiple Sclerosis Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, NY 10163.
 
James B. Bostic
 
Dr. Bostic (GA ’59), 78, Virginia Beach, Va., died March 28, 2009. Retired since 1990, he was the founder of Bostic Veterinary Hospital and a co-founder of Kempsville Veterinary Hospital and Tidewater Emergency Veterinary Hospital, all in Virginia Beach. Dr. Bostic was a member of the Virginia VMA. His wife, Lois, and four sons survive him. Memorials may be made to the Virginia Tech Foundation, University Development, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
James E. Carmichael

Dr. Carmichael (PUR ’71), 62, Sullivan, Ind., died Feb. 28, 2009. An equine practitioner, he owned Carmichael Stock Farm in Sullivan and operated a racetrack practice for several years. Dr. Carmichael served as chair of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission’s Thoroughbred Breed Development Advisory Committee and was a board member of the Quarter Horse Racing Association of Indiana. His wife, Jan, survives him.  Memorials may be made to Peacefield Equine Sanctuary Inc., 9811 East Davis Ave., Terre Haute, IN 47805.
Harry B. Crawford

Dr. Crawford (OSU ’49), 92, West Jefferson, Ohio, died May 30, 2009. Retired since 1986, he founded what is now known as the West Jefferson Animal Hospital in 1962. Earlier in his career, Dr. Crawford practiced in Seymour, Ind., and London, Ohio. He was active in the Columbus Academy of Veterinary Medicine and was a member of the Ohio VMA. Dr. Crawford served in the Army Veterinary Corps during the Korean War, attaining the rank of captain.
He is survived by a son and two daughters. Dr. Crawford’s daughter and granddaughter, Drs. Mary A. Crawford (OSU ’78) and Sarah E. Crawford (ROS ’07), are veterinarians in Wyckoff, N.J., and Austin, Texas, respectively. Memorials may be made to St. Simon & Jude Catholic Church, 9350 High Free Pike, West Jefferson, OH 43162; or the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Foundation, 1997 Wadsworth Blvd., Suite B, Lakewood, CO 80214.
Bruce E. Dietrich

Dr. Dietrich (ISU ’78), 57, Charles City, Iowa, died March 27, 2009. In 1980, he co-founded Cedar River Animal Hospital with his wife, Dr. Deborah L. Dietrich (ISU ’78), in Charles City. Dr. Dietrich also founded Cedar River Laboratories, manufacturing animal cages designed by him. Early in his career, he practiced in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Dr. Dietrich was a member of the Iowa VMA and the Floyd County Board of Health. His wife and daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ames, IA 50011.
Laurie G. Doyle

Dr. Doyle (OSU ’81), 52, San Diego, died May 5, 2009. She was a relief veterinarian in San Diego. Dr. Doyle volunteered with the Feral Cat Association and the Turtle and Tortoise Society. Her husband, Rick Benjamin, and a son survive her. Memorials may be made to San Diego Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 1604, Lakeside, CA 92040.
Nils O. Isachsen

Dr. Isachsen (COR ’51), 86, Troy, N.Y., died May 6, 2009. Prior to retirement in the early 1980s, he owned Troy Veterinary Hospital. An Army veteran of World War II, Dr. Isachsen served as a 1st lieutenant in the Europe-Africa-Middle East theater, receiving a Purple Heart and Silver Star. His wife, Mary; a son; and a daughter survive him.
Howard O. Koch

Dr. Koch (ISU ’58), 83, Oswego, Ill., died April 27, 2009. Prior to retirement in 1992, he owned River Heights Veterinary Clinic in Oswego. Dr. Koch also raised and showed Quarter Horses. He was a past president of the Illinois Quarter Horse Association and a past national director of the American Quarter Horse Association. Dr. Koch served in the Army during the Korean War. His wife, Helen; a son; and a daughter survive him.
Kathleen M. Siebeck

Dr. Siebeck (ISU ’91), 43, Camano Island, Wash., died March 22, 2009. She was an associate veterinarian at the Silver Lake Animal Hospital in Everett, Wash., for the past seven years. Earlier in her career, Dr. Siebeck practiced at Northwest Veterinary Hospital in Arlington, Wash.; Worth Animal Hospital in Palos Hills, Ill.; and Niles Animal Hospital in Niles, Ill. Memorials may be made to Stafford Animal Shelter, 3 Boulder Business Park, Livingston, MT 59047.
Eugene H. Williams

Dr. Williams (TEX ’57), 89, Leon Springs, Texas, died May 22, 2009. From 1964 until retirement in 2007, he was in mobile equine practice in Louisiana, Texas, and New Mexico. Earlier in his career, Dr. Williams owned a practice in Houston. In 2002, the Texas Horse Talk magazine recognized him as the oldest practicing equine veterinarian in Texas. Dr. Williams is survived by two daughters and a son. Memorials may be made to Ropin’ Dreams, 323 Short Weyel Road, Marion, TX 78124.