July 15, 2014

 

 Obituaries

​Posted July 1, 2014

 

AVMA member
AVMA honor roll member
Nonmember

Richard A. Daugherty
Dr. Daugherty (Auburn ’70), 69, Louisville, Tennessee, died April 5, 2014. A mixed animal veterinarian, he owned Airport Animal Clinic in Alcoa, Tennessee, where he practiced for 40 years prior to retirement. Dr. Daugherty served on the alumni advisory council for the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. He was a past president of the Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association, Blount County Livestock Association, Southeastern Livestock Network, Tennessee
Livestock Network, Smoky Mountain Feeder Calf Association, and Blount County 4-H Club. In 2006, Dr. Daugherty received the Blount County Soil Conservation Award. He was a veteran of the Army and attained the rank of captain.

Dr. Daugherty’s wife, Martha; two sons; and a grandson survive him. One son, Dr. Richard A. Daugherty (Tennessee ’97), is a veterinarian in Louisville, Tennessee. Memorials may be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210, or Thompson Cancer Survival Center Foundation, 1915 White Ave., Knoxville, TN 37916,
 
Thomas Mac Devin

Dr. Devin (Texas ’89), 63, College Station, Texas, died April 7, 2014. He was senior professional services veterinarian with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. since 2009, supporting the Southwestern region. Prior to that, Dr. Devin worked for Fort Dodge Animal Health. Early in his career, he was in general practice in Texas at Beaumont, Frisco, and Clarendon, focusing on cattle herd health, feedlot medicine, and equine medicine.

Dr. Devin was a member of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, Academy of Veterinary Consultants, and Texas Southwest Cattle Raisers Association. His wife, Karla, and two sons survive him. His daughter and a son predeceased him. Memorials toward the Dr. Thomas Mac Devin ’89 Endowed Memorial Scholarship (with checks made payable to the Texas A&M Foundation) may be sent to the Dean’s Office, College of Veterinary Medicine, 4461 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843.

Alfred O. Gigstad

Dr. Gigstad (Kansas ’54), 85, Nebraska City, Nebraska, died Feb. 23, 2014. He owned Arbor Valley Animal Clinic, a mixed animal practice in Nebraska City, prior to retirement in 1995. A life member of the Nebraska VMA, Dr. Gigstad was a past chair of its Nutrition Committee and served on its Legislative Committee. He also served on the Nebraska Board of Examiners in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery.  

Dr. Gigstad was a member of the American Angus, Nebraska Junior Angus, and Southeast Nebraska Junior Angus associations. He twice served as mayor of Nebraska City and was a past president of the Nebraska City Chamber of Commerce, Nebraska City Board of Education, Nebraska City Rotary International, and Nebraska City Jaycees. Dr.

Gigstad was a member of the Nebraska Agriculture Council, Nebraska City City Council, Nebraska Water Congress, Nebraska Water Resources Association, and Nebraska Boundary Commission. 

He was named Nebraska Veterinarian of the Year in 1993, received the NVMA Distinguished Service Award in 2001, and was honored by the Kansas State University Veterinary Medical Alumni Association in 2005. Dr. Gigstad was also a past recipient of the Nebraska City Optimist Community Service Award. The Nebraska City Jaycees presented him with their Distinguished Service Award and named him Outstanding Member of the Year. The Nebraska City Rotary International honored him as Rotarian of the Year and as a Paul Harris Fellow. He was the Nebraska City Chamber of Commerce’s
Outstanding Member of the Year.

His wife, Roberta; three sons and a daughter; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren survive him. Dr. Gigstad’s sons, Drs. Alfred O. Gigstad III (Kansas ’76) and James F. Gigstad (Kansas ’93), own Arbor Valley Animal Clinic. His grandfather and brother, the late Drs. Frank M. Linscott  and Dale C. Gigstad (Kansas ’55), were also veterinarians.

Arnold E. Glarborg
Dr. Glarborg (Washington ’54), 91, Tucson, Arizona, died Feb. 14, 2014. He practiced mixed animal medicine in Blackfoot, Idaho, from 1959 until retirement in 1987. Prior to that, Dr. Glarborg worked in Aberdeen, Idaho. He was a past chair of the Idaho Board of Veterinary Medicine, a past president of the Eastern Idaho VMA, and a member of the Idaho VMA. In 1987, Dr. Glarborg was named Idaho Veterinarian of the Year. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Dr. Glarborg is survived by his wife, Estelle; three sons and two daughters; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Luther Heights Bible Camp, P.O. Box 389, Shoshone, ID 83352; or Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

William J. Langill
Dr. Langill (Guelph ’50), 87, Dorval, Quebec, died May 5, 2014. He founded Liesse Animal Clinic, a small animal practice in Dorval, in 1955. Earlier in his career, Dr. Langill practiced primarily equine medicine at the Liesse Hospital for Pets and Horses in Dorval. He was a founding member of the Quebec Academy of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Langill is survived by his companion, Lynne; two sons and two daughters; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. One son, Dr. Robert Langill (Guelph ’86), has owned Liesse Animal Clinic since 2004. Memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Quebec, 550 Sherbrooke St. W., East Tower, Suite 1010, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 1B9.
 
Jack D. Levengood

Dr. Levengood (Pennsylvania ’65), 80, Coatesville, Pennsylvania, died May 1, 2014. A mixed animal practitioner, he owned Towerville Veterinary Clinic in Coatesville since 1976. Earlier in his career, Dr. Levengood practiced at Brandywine Valley Veterinary Hospital in Coatesville. He was a member of the Pennsylvania VMA. Dr. Levengood served in the Navy during the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; four children; and five grandchildren. Memorials may be made to The Race for Adam Foundation, Attn: Matt Tobias, 2020 Harold Ave., Allentown, PA 18104. 

 
Joseph E. Paddock

Dr. Paddock (Cornell ’52), 86, Bath, New York, died May 2, 2014. He practiced in Bath for 42 years prior to retirement. Dr. Paddock was a past president of the Finger Lakes Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, a member of the Southern Tier VMA and New York State Association of Professions, and a life member of the Steuben County Historical Society. A veteran of the Army and Army Veterinary Corps, he was also a member of the American Legion. In 2007, the Paddock Lecture Hall at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine was dedicated to Dr. Paddock and his uncle and brother, the late Drs. Arthur Paddock (Cornell ’21) and Nicholas Paddock (Cornell ’43).

Dr. Paddock is survived by his wife, Mary; three daughters; two stepdaughters; three grandchildren; and four stepgrandchildren. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church-Bath, 6 E. Morris St., Bath, NY 14810; St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, 122 Liberty St., Bath, NY 14810; Steuben County Historical Society, 1 Cohocton St., Bath, NY 14810; or Finger Lakes Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 7315 New York 54, Bath, NY 14810. 

Frank H. Platt
Dr. Platt (Auburn ’55), 85, Okee­chobee, Florida, died May 14, 2014. He practiced mixed animal medicine at Platt Veterinary Hospital in Okeechobee for 41 years prior to retirement in 1997. Dr. Platt volunteered at the Okeechobee Humane Society and was a member of the Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Association. Active in civic life, he served on the Okeechobee County School Board and was a Boy Scout leader. Dr. Platt was a veteran of the Army.

His wife, Reba; two sons and a daughter; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren survive him. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Peter M. Rounds
Dr. Rounds (Colorado ’61), 85, Greer, Arizona, died Dec. 9, 2013. A mixed animal practitioner, he was a co-founder of Emergency Animal Clinic, with multiple locations in Arizona’s Valley area. Dr. Rounds served as a fire engineer for the Greer Fire District and was an Apache County sheriff’s posse deputy. He served in the Army during the Korean War. Dr. Rounds is survived by his wife, Beverly; two sons; two stepdaughters; five grandsons; and five great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box  758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

Katherine Runde-Jarrell
Dr. Runde-Jarrell (Washington ’87), 62, Mount Hood Parkdale, Oregon, died Jan. 20, 2014. A mixed animal practitioner, she owned Upper Valley Veterinary Clinic in Mount Hood Parkdale since 1991. Earlier in her career, Dr. Runde-Jarrell worked for Alpine Veterinary Group in Oregon. She is survived by her husband, Sid; a son; and a daughter.

Paul J. Small
Dr. Small (California-Davis ’82), 67, Orland, California, died Feb. 8, 2014. A small animal veterinarian, he practiced at Walker Street Veterinary Clinic in Orland.
 
Russell S. Stanger Jr.
Dr. Stanger (Texas ’45), 91, Brazoria, Texas, died Feb. 27, 2014. He practiced in Brazoria for more than 64 years, initially in mixed animal practice and later focusing on large animals. Dr. Stanger was a member of the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame. He served in the Army during the Korean War, attaining the rank of captain. Dr. Stanger is survived by his wife, Kathryn; a son and two daughters; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 409 Lazy Lane, Brazoria, TX 77422.

Arthur G. Steiner Jr.
Dr. Steiner (Georgia ’72), 67, Warrenton, Virginia, died March 6, 2014. A bovine practitioner, he owned Fauquier Herd Health Services in Warrenton. Dr. Steiner served on the board of directors of the Fauquier County Fair. His wife, Lynn; two daughters and a son; and five grandchildren survive him.

Frank E. Woodson
Dr. Woodson (Ohio ’62), 81, Spring­field, West Virginia, died March 2, 2014. He worked as a researcher in what was known as the Animal and Veterinary Science Division at West Virginia University. Dr. Woodson was a veteran of the Army. His wife, Janet; three sons; and five grandchildren survive him.

Theodore Zimmerman
Dr. Zimmerman (Cornell ’43), 94, Stamford, Connecticut, died Dec. 2, 2013.