Posted on February 13, 2013
AVMA Honor Roll Member
George W. Daily
Dr. Daily (KSU ’61), 83, Loveland, Colo., died Oct. 16, 2012. Prior to retirement in 2007, he owned Loveland Veterinary Clinic, a mixed animal practice. Earlier in his career, Dr. Daily worked in Ashland, Kan., and David City, Neb. He helped establish the Larimer Humane Society in Fort Collins, Colo., and was a member of the Colorado VMA and American Quarter Horse Association. Dr. Daily served in the Air Force for four years. Active in civic life, he was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Loveland Rotary Club. Dr. Daily’s wife, Jo Ann; a daughter; and a son survive him.
Memorials toward the Kansas State University Foundation may be made c/o Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home, 1102 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, CO 80537.
Winthrop G. Dale
Dr. Dale (WSU ’56), 87, Thayne, Wyo., died Oct. 23, 2012. Prior to retirement, he established and practiced at mixed animal clinics in Nevada at Carson City and Incline Village. Dr. Dale served in the Army during World War II and the Korean War. Memorials may be made to the Winthrop G. Dale DVM and Dawn Jacobs Dale Endowed Veterinary Scholarship, Washington State University Foundation, Office of the President, P.O. Box 641048, Pullman, WA 99164.
Dr. Eid (CAI ’67), 70, Emmaus, Pa., died Sept. 21, 2012. After obtaining his DVM degree from Cairo University, he immigrated to the United States and practiced mixed animal medicine in Emmaus. Dr. Eid cofounded the Muslim As-sociation of Lehigh Valley. He is survived by his wife, Dr. Awatif Eid, also a graduate of Cairo University, and three children. Memorials in his name may be made to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (Cancer Research and Treatment), P.O. Box 5028, Hagerstown, MD 21741; The Manarah Foundation Expansion Project (School/Education Fund), 1988 Schadt Ave., Whitehall, PA 18052; or The Sanctuary at Haafsville (Animal Sanctuary), P.O. Box 921, Fogelsville, PA 18051.
Donald C. Ford
Dr. Ford (GA ’55), 83, Forest Park, Ga., died Oct. 17, 2012. He practiced small animal medicine in Georgia’s Clayton County. During that time, Dr. Ford helped with efforts to eradicate rabies in the county through weekend clinics in the area. He was a founding member and a past president of the local Rotary Club. Dr. Ford’s wife, Elizabeth; four sons; and two daughters survive him. Memorials may be made to the ALS Association of Georgia, 1955 Cliff Valley Way, Suite 116, Atlanta, GA 30329.
Donald D. Ford
Dr. Ford (OKL ’61), 77, Wann, Okla., died Nov. 19, 2012. In 1979, he established Ford Veterinary Clinic in South Coffeyville, Okla., where he practiced for 33 years. Earlier in his career, Dr. Ford worked in Montana and South Dakota and taught at Oklahoma State University. He was a member of the Oklahoma VMA. Dr. Ford served in the Army from 1954-1956. He is survived by his wife, Judith; a daughter; a son; a stepdaughter; and a stepson.
Michael W. Hougan
Dr. Hougan (WSU ’66), 73, Olympia, Wash., died Sept. 7, 2012. A small animal practitioner, he owned the Animal Medical Hospital in Olympia from 1968 until retirement in 2004. Early in his career, Dr. Hougan practiced at Pilchuck Veterinary Clinic in Snohomish, Wash. In retirement, he worked as a plant inspector for the Washington State Department of Agriculture. Dr. Hougan’s wife, Christine, and five sons survive him. Memorials in his name may be made to the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Pullman, WA 99164.
Edwin W. Kay Jr.
Dr. Kay (KSU ’49), 89, San Jose, Calif., died Sept. 19, 2012. A small animal veterinarian, he practiced in San Jose for more than 40 years. Dr. Kay served in both the Army and Navy during World War II. He is survived by three sons and three daughters.
Lawrence L. Lemanski
Dr. Lemanski (ISU ’53), 90, Verona, Wis., died Nov. 16, 2012. He practiced large animal medicine in Verona from 1953 until retirement in 1989. Dr. Lemanski served in the Army during World War II in the European theater and was taken prisoner of war. He was awarded a Purple Heart. Dr. Lemanski was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, and Ex-Prisoners of War. He was active with the Boy Scouts of America. Dr. Lemanski is survived by his wife, Mary; a son; and three daughters. Memorials may be made to the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ames, IA 50011.
Kay A. Magby
Dr. Magby (KSU ’70), 66, Independence, Mo., died Oct. 20, 2012. She practiced small animal medicine in Independence.
Judith A. Montgomery
Dr. Montgomery (MIN ’77), 66, Gordon, Wis., died Aug. 18, 2012. A small animal practitioner, she established Southwest Veterinary Clinic in Palm Springs, Calif., in the mid 1980s, retiring in 2002. Earlier in her career, Dr. Montgomery owned Lake County Veterinary Clinic near Two Harbors, Minn. She is survived by her life partner, Mary Conway, and a son. Memorials toward the preservation of Ojiketa Regional Park may be made to Chisago City-Ojiketa Fund, 10625 Railroad Ave., P.O. Box L, Chisago City, MN 55013.
Albert K. Robinson
Dr. Robinson (GA ’54), 89, Waycross, Ga., died Aug. 2, 2012. He practiced small animal medicine in Georgia. During his career, Dr. Robinson also served as a veterinary adviser for the Ware County Cattle Association and 4-H Club and was the Okefenokee Fair veterinarian. He was a past president of the South Georgia VMA, served five years on the Georgia State Board of Veterinary Medicine, and was a member of the Georgia VMA. Active in civic life, Dr. Robinson served on the Salvation Army Board and South Georgia Rehabilitation Board and was a member of the Waycross Exchange Club. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II. Dr. Robinson’s wife, Lulu, survives him.
Samuel E. Thomas
Dr. Thomas (COL ’65), 85, Woodland Hills, Calif., died Sept. 10, 2012. Prior to retirement, he owned Fallbrook Pet Clinic in Woodland Hills. Dr. Thomas also helped establish the Emergency Vet Clinic in Woodland Hills. His children survive him.
Merrill M. Townley
Dr. Townley (MO ’63), 78, Chamois, Mo., died Nov. 6, 2012. He practiced mixed animal medicine, focusing on large animals, first in Jefferson City, Mo., for 12 years, and, later, in Chamois for 33 years. Early in his career, Dr. Townley worked in Hermann, Mo. He was a member of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, Missouri and East Central Missouri VMAs, Missouri Cattlemen’s Association, and Missouri Farm Bureau. Dr. Townley authored “The Strangest Species: Observations of People by a Country Vet” and “A Ride with a Country Vet.” He was a member of the Chamois Lions Club, served on the Osage County Ambulance Board and Chamois School Board, and was active with the Osage County Historical Society. Dr. Townley served 20 years in the Army Reserve before retiring with the rank of lieutenant colonel and was a member of the American Legion. He was a past state veterinarian for the Missouri National Guard, conducting food inspection for guard posts in the state. Dr. Townley is survived by his wife, Norma Jean; two sons; and a daughter. Memorials may be made to the Dr. Merrill Townley Scholarship Fund, c/o Norma Jean Townley, 387 Townley Lane, Chamois, MO 65024.
Donald L. Wainscott
Dr. Wainscott (KSU ’57), 80, Tucson, Ariz., died July 30, 2012. He owned a practice in Normal, Ill., serving the greater Bloomington-Normal community for more than 40 years prior to retirement. Dr. Wainscott’s wife, Rena; three daughters; and a son survive him. Memorials may be made to the University of Arizona Cancer Center, Development Office, 1515 N. Campbell Ave., P.O. Box 245013, Tucson, AZ 85724.
Glenn K. Weir
Dr. Weir (ONT ’49), 86, Lloydminster, Alberta, died Aug. 24, 2012. He was the founder of Weir Veterinary Clinic in Lloydminster. Dr. Weir was named Alberta Veterinarian of the Year in 1991 and was inducted into the Lloydminster Agricultural Hall of Fame in 2008. He volunteered with many organizations, including Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and Rotary Club. Dr. Weir is survived by a son and a daughter.
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