September 01, 2010

 

 Obituaries

August 18, 2010

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Melvin R. Beemer

Dr. Beemer (ISU '41), 91, Corning, Iowa, died April 5, 2010. Prior to retirement in 1986, he practiced large animal medicine in the Iowa counties of Adams and Taylor. Dr. Beemer was a member of the Iowa VMA. His wife, Marney; four daughters; and a son survive him. Memorials may be made to United Methodist Church, Corning, IA 50841; or Corning Public Library, 603 9th St., Corning, IA 50841.

William J. Boudreau

Dr. Boudreau (MSU '69), 65, Saginaw, Mich., died June 17, 2010. A small animal practitioner, he retired in 2003 from Cole Veterinary Hospital in Saginaw. Earlier in his career, Dr. Boudreau practiced at Burns Animal Clinic in Dearborn, Mich., and in Saginaw at Center Veterinary Hospital and Mackinaw Veterinary Hospital. He was a member of the Saginaw Valley VMA and served on the board of directors of the Humane Society of Saginaw County. Dr. Boudreau is survived by his wife, Nancy, and a daughter. Memorials may be made to Saginaw County Animal Care Center, 1312 Gratiot Road, Saginaw, MI 48602; Hidden Harvest Food Pantry, 940 E. Genesee Ave., P.O. Box 1982, Saginaw, MI 48605; East Side Soup Kitchen, 940 E. Genesee, Saginaw, MI 48605; or Covenant Medical Center, 700 Cooper Ave., Saginaw, MI 48602.

Arthur Carlson Jr.

Dr. Carlson (KSU '50), 88, Overland Park, Kan., died July 12, 2010. Prior to retirement in 1986, he worked for what was known as Cutter-Haver-Lockhart Laboratories in Shawnee, Kan., for almost 25 years. During that time, he served as vice president of pharmaceutical research and quality control and director of quality assurance. Earlier in his career, Dr. Carlson practiced mixed animal medicine in Humboldt, Kan. He was a member of the Kansas VMA, American Society for Quality Control, Animal Health Institute, American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, and American Association of Corporate and Public Practice Veterinarians. Dr. Carlson served in the Army during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen, and three daughters. Memorials may be made to the Biblesta Committee, P.O. Box 222, Humboldt, KS 66748; or Parkinson Foundation of the Heartland, 8900 Stateline Road, Leawood, KS 66206.

Charles H. Goby

Dr. Goby (AUB '63), 72, Boca Raton, Fla., died May 21, 2010. He was a small animal practitioner. Dr. Goby's daughter and two sons survive him. Memorials may be made to the College of Veterinary Medicine, c/o Scott Ritchey Research Center, Auburn University, 1500 Wire Road, Auburn, AL 36849.

Herbert R. Gomez

Dr. Gomez (MSU '46), 94, San Juan, Puerto Rico, died June 4, 2010. He owned a small animal practice in the San Juan area, focusing on orthopedic and soft tissue surgery. Early in his career, Dr. Gomez worked for the Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, assisting with the brucellosis and tuberculosis eradication programs. He was a founding member of the Colegio de Médicos Veterinarios de Puerto Rico, having served on the board of directors of the association when it was still known as the Puerto Rico VMA. Dr. Gomez was a past member of the Puerto Rico Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. In 1974, he was named PRVMA Veterinarian of the Year. Dr. Gomez is survived by a son and two daughters.

Brian C. Harvick

Dr. Harvick (CAL '75), 60, Shasta Lake, Calif., died May 4, 2010. A small animal practitioner, he established Shasta Lake Veterinary Clinic in 1978 and practiced there for more than 30 years. Dr. Harvick's wife, Jeanette; a son; a daughter; a stepson; and a stepdaughter survive him. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

Victor Lammers Jr.

Dr. Lammers (CAL '57), 82, Redding, Calif., died March 18, 2010. Retired since 1999, he co-owned Lammers Veterinary Hospital, a small animal practice in San Pablo, Calif., with his brother, Dr. Robert W. Lammers (CAL '59), since 1960. Earlier in his career, Dr. Lammers worked at the Berkeley Humane Society in Berkeley, Calif., where he served as chief of staff. He was a member of the California VMA and American Animal Hospital Association. Dr. Lammers is survived by his wife, Marguerite; two sons; and three daughters. Memorials may be made to the California Veterinary Medical Foundation, 1400 River Park Drive, Suite 101, Sacramento, CA 95815.

Jonathan Meincke

Dr. Meincke (UP '64), 69, Blythewood, S.C., died Jan. 23, 2010. A small animal practitioner, he founded Coldstream Animal Hospital in Irmo, S.C., in 1972, and the Companion Animal Hospital in Blythewood in 1993. Dr. Meincke began his career at Miller Clark Animal Hospital in Mamaroneck, N.Y., where he practiced for a year. He then worked at Basking Ridge Animal Hospital in Basking Ridge, N.J., before moving to Irmo. Dr. Meincke's wife, Elaine, and three daughters survive him.

Jon J. Paulson

Dr. Paulson (MIN '70), 66, Brandon, S.D., died June 17, 2010. Prior to retirement, he was a technical service veterinarian in pharmacovigilance for Novartis Animal Health in Larchwood, Iowa. Dr. Paulson began his career practicing large animal medicine in California at Davis and Lockeford, and in Worthington, Minn. He later moved to Lake Benton, Mich., where he established the Western Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Paulson is survived by his wife, Gloria; two sons; and two daughters. Memorials may be made to the Christian Veterinary Mission, 19303 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98133.

Conway J. Rosell

Dr. Rosell (MIN '51), 84, Stillwater, Minn., died June 25, 2010. He was a small animal practitioner. Dr. Rosell's wife, Kay; a daughter; two sons; a stepson; and three stepdaughters survive him. Memorials may be made to Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 1616 W. Olive St., Stillwater, MN 55082.

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