March 01, 2014

 

 Obituaries

​Posted Feb. 12, 2014   

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Crager J. Boardman Sr.
Dr. Boardman (COR ’53), 87, Mount Dora, Fla., died Oct. 28, 2013. He practiced mixed animal medicine in Camden, N.Y., for 46 years. Dr. Boardman served in the Navy during World War II. He was active with the Rotary Club. Dr. Boardman’s wife, Jean; two sons and two daughters; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren survive him. One son, Dr. Crager J. Boardman Jr. (COR ’79), is a small animal veterinarian in Brattleboro, Vt. Dr. Boardman’s brother, Dr. Don A. Boardman Jr. (COR ’43), is a retired mixed animal practitioner in Lake Delta, N.Y. Their late father, Dr. Don Boardman Sr. (COR ’18), practiced mixed animal medicine in Rome, N.Y. Memorials may be made to Rotary International, 14280 Collections Center Drive, Chicago, IL 60693. 

 
Emory H. Bull
Dr. Bull (WSU ’61), 83, Broomfield, Colo., died Jan. 4, 2014. Following graduation, he established Chinook Veterinary Clinic, a mixed animal practice in Chinook, Mont. He later sold his practice and moved to Fort Collins, Colo., where he attended Colorado State University and earned an advanced degree in radiation biology. Dr. Bull subsequently worked for Ralston Purina and Syntex Corporation. Later, Dr. Bull bought Adams Valley Veterinary Hospital in Thornton, Colo., where he practiced until 1988. Dr. Bull ended his veterinary career as a civilian veterinarian for the Army in Germany. After returning to the United States, he served as a radiation specialist in the decommissioning of Rocky Flats Weapons Plant near Denver.
 
Dr. Bull was a member of the Colorado VMA and a past member of the Senior Resources of Broomfield board of directors. He is survived by his wife, Jean; two sons and a daughter; and two granddaughters. Memorials may be made to Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 12099 Lowell Blvd., Broomfield, CO 80020; or WSU Class of 1961 Professional Endowment, P.O. Box 64197, Pullman, WA 99164.
 
 
Corissa L. Crowder
Crowder (COL ’15), 29, Fort Collins, Colo., died Sept. 10, 2013. She was a student at Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and a member of its student chapter of the AVMA.
 
 
Iva M. English
Dr. English (TEN ’07), 35, Knoxville, Tenn., died Dec. 7, 2013. A small animal practitioner, she worked at Village Veterinary Clinic in Farragut, Tenn., and Powell Animal Hospital in Powell, Tenn. Memorials may be made to Greyhound Rescue Foundation of Tennessee, P.O. Box 32554, Knoxville, TN 37930; or Peace Lutheran Church, 621 N. Cedar Bluff Road, Knoxville, TN 37923.
 
 
Forris B. Frick
Dr. Frick (KSU ’52), 87, Portland, Ore., died Dec. 23, 2013. He was the founder of Woodstock Veterinary Hospital, a small animal practice in Portland. Dr. Frick was a member of the Oregon and Portland VMAs. He was a veteran of the Army. Dr. Frick’s wife, Joana; two daughters and a son; five grand-children; and three great-grandchildren survive him. 
 
 
William H. Halliwell
Dr. Halliwell (AUB ’64), 74, Stuart, Fla., died Dec. 27, 2013. Following graduation, he practiced mixed animal medicine, focusing on equine medicine, in Garner, N.C. In 1965, Dr. Halliwell was drafted into the Air Force. During his military service, he served as a base veterinarian; taught physiology, embryology, and comparative anatomy; directed the Falcon Mascot Program, supervising the care and flying of falcons at football games; and was a military courier during the Vietnam War. Dr. Halliwell went on to earn his doctorate in comparative pathology at the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1974 and remained at the university as an associate professor, teaching in the College of Veterinary Medicine and School of Medicine and the Ellis Fischel State Cancer Hospital. During his tenure, he also initiated the first raptor rehabilitation program in the Midwest.
 
A diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, Dr. Halliwell moved in the late 1970s to Fort Collins, Colo., and established Westpath Laboratories, providing toxicologic pathology services to the pharmaceutical and environmental industries. He later worked for Hoffmann-LaRoche as director of pathology and at Schering- Plough Research Institute, where he was involved in the development of cholesterol-lowering drugs. Dr. Halliwell retired in 2003.

He is survived by his wife, Dr. Nancy Winjum (MO ’75), a retired clinical pathologist; a daughter and a son; and five grandchildren. Memorials may be made to The Perigrine Fund, World Center for Birds of Prey, 5668 W. Flying Hawk Lane, Boise, ID 83709.
 
 
John R. Langford
Dr. Langford (AUB ’51), 87, Dozier, Ala., died Dec. 10, 2013. In 1962, he established Driftwood Animal Hospital in Daytona Beach, Fla., where he practiced mixed animal medicine until retirement in 1993. Earlier in his career, Dr. Langford was in mixed animal practice with his late brother-in-law, Dr. Benjamin H. Rawls (AUB ’33), at Rawls Veterinary Hospital in Daytona Beach. He was a past president of the Florida Board of Veterinary Medicine and Florida VMA and a founding member and a past president of the Volusia County VMS. Dr. Langford received a 1996-1997 Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine Distinguished Alumnus Award. In 1997, he was the recipient of the FVMA Distinguished Service Award.

In retirement, Dr. Langford attended forestry school and served as chair of the Covington County Forestry Committee. He received several awards for his work, including the Covington County Outstanding Treasure Forest Award and Southeast Regional Helene Mosley Treasure Forest Award and being named Statewide Outstanding Tree Farmer and Outstanding Landowner. Dr. Langford served in the Navy during World War II. He was active with the Sons of the American Revolution and Masonic Lodge.

Dr. Langford is survived by his wife, Rebecca; a son; and four grandchildren. His son, Dr. Gary Langford (AUB ’84), now owns Driftwood Animal Hospital. Dr. Langford’s nephews, Drs. David Langford (AUB ’77) and B.H. Rawls Jr. (AUB ’68), are small animal veterinarians in Bessemer, Ala., and Daytona Beach, respectively.

Memorials may be made to Crossover Ministries, 508 Highway 52, Opp, AL 36467; or Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, First Baptist Church of Andalusia, 700 E. Three Notch St., Andalusia, AL 36420.
 
 
Abraham Linder
Dr. Linder (MID ’51), 93, Richmond, Va., died Dec. 25, 2013. A small animal veterinarian, he owned Ambassador Animal Hospital in Henrico, Va., prior to retirement. His wife, Tillie, survives him.
 
 
Peter S. MacWilliams
Dr. MacWilliams (COR ’69), 68, Madison, Wis., died Jan. 1, 2014. A diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, he was a professor in the Department of Pathobiological Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine prior to retirement in 2007. Dr. MacWilliams also served as a clinical pathologist at Marshfield Clinic in Marshfield, Wis., until 2011. He was a past president of the Wisconsin VMA, served as chair of the ACVP Examination Committee in 1989, and was a member of the American Society of Veterinary Clinical Pathologists.
 
Dr. MacWilliams received the University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1994, was named Wisconsin Veterinarian of the Year in 1998, and received the Walter F. Rank Distinguished Professor Award in 2002. He was also the recipient of what is now known as the Zoetis Distinguished Veterinary Teacher Award several times at UW-Madison, receiving national recognition in 2005.
 
Dr. MacWilliams is survived by his wife, Galeann; a son and a daughter; and three grandchildren. Memorials in his name toward a future scholarship fund may be made to University of Wisconsin Foundation, School of Veterinary Medicine, 2015 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706.
 
 
George P. Morgan
Dr. Morgan (MIN ’58), 79, Battle Lake, Minn., died Dec. 10, 2013. He owned Battle Lake Veterinary Clinic from 1962-1992. Dr. Morgan practiced part time from 1992-1994. Earlier in his career, he served as a captain in the Air Force and worked at the Ortonville Veterinary Clinic in Ortonville, Minn. Dr. Morgan’s wife, Kathy; two sons; and four grandchildren survive him.
 
 
Robert W. Oman
Dr. Oman (MIN ’76), 67, Barron, Wis., died Oct. 23, 2013. Prior to retirement, he practiced large animal medicine, servicing dairy farms in Wisconsin. Active in civic life, Dr. Oman was a member of the Barron Kiwanis and served on the Barron Light and Water Commission. He is survived by his wife, Pamela; three sons; and four granddaughters. Memorials may be made to Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018; or First Lutheran Church, 4 W. La Salle Ave., Barron, WI 54812.
 
 
Alfred L. Schuetz
Dr. Schuetz (KSU ’62), 81, Denmark, Wis., died Sept. 21, 2013. He practiced large animal medicine in the Denmark area for 34 years. Dr. Schuetz was a veteran of the Army. He is survived by his wife, Hedi; two daughters; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Maribel Lions Club, Maribel, WI 54227.
 
 
Norman S. Silverstein
Dr. Silverstein (IL ’65), 73, Chicago, died Nov. 19, 2013. A small animal practitioner, he owned Villa Park Veterinary Hospital in Villa Park, Ill., from 1966 until retirement in 1999.
 
Dr. Silverstein’s wife, Mimi; three sons; and three grandsons survive him. His nephew, Dr. Richard Silverstein (IL ’88), is a veterinarian in Maple Plain, Minn. Memorials may be made to Les Turner ALS Foundation, 5550 W. Touhy, Suite 302, Skokie, IL 60077.
 
 
Robert S. Titus Jr.
Dr. Titus (OKL ’59), 82, Sun City Center, Fla., died Sept. 4, 2013. He owned a small animal practice in Brandon, Fla., prior to retirement. Before that, Dr. Titus owned a small animal practice in Panama City, Fla. Early in his career, he served on the veterinary faculties of Texas A&M University and Kansas State University. Dr. Titus was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Valerie; two sons and two daughters; and 12 grandchildren.
 
 
Roger E. Wilsnack
Dr. Wilsnack (MIN ’58), 81, Raleigh, N.C., died Jan. 8, 2014. A diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine, he was director of Becton Dickinson Research Center in Research Triangle Park, N.C., prior to retirement in 1996. Following graduation, Dr. Wilsnack served two years with the United States Public Health Service. He then became a partner in a large animal practice in Plymouth, Wis. Dr. Wilsnack later switched to a career in industrial veterinary medicine, beginning as a microbiologist at Baltimore Biological Laboratories in Baltimore. He moved on to Huntingdon Research Center, a division of Becton Dickinson. Dr. Wilsnack guided the consolidation of Becton Dickinson’s research and development operations to North Carolina, where he served as director.
 
His wife, Julie; two sons; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren survive him. One son, Dr. Eric Wilsnack (VMR ’84), is a small animal veterinarian in Sebastian, Fla. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001.
 
 
Robert S. Wilson
Dr. Wilson (TEX ’71), 69, Tyler, Texas, died Dec. 27, 2013. Following graduation, he joined Turman-Hull, a mixed animal practice in Tyler. In 1976, Dr. Wilson took ownership of the practice, now known as Glenwood Animal Hospital. He also raised Charolais and Holstein cattle. During his career, Dr. Wilson served as veterinarian for the Caldwell Zoo, East Texas State Fair, Smith County sheriff’s office, and sale barns in Tyler and Jacksonville, Texas, and was active with the Smith County Rabies Clinic.
 
A member of the Texas VMA, he was a past recipient of the TVMA Mixed Animal Practitioner of the Year and Non-Traditional Species Animal Practitioner of the Year awards.
 
Dr. Wilson is survived by his wife, Charlotte; two daughters; and five grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Children’s Village, P.O. Box 6564, Tyler, TX 75711.
 
 
Richard E. Wooley
Dr. Wooley (COR ’60), 78, Athens, Ga., died Nov. 18, 2013. A diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists, he taught and conducted research at the University of George College of Veterinary Medicine for 40 years.
 
Dr. Wooley’s wife, Sandra; two sons; and two grandchildren survive him. Memorials may be made to The Ark, 640-A Barber St., Athens, GA 30601; or Sundown Surgery Fund, University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, Athens, GA 30602.