October 01, 2014

 

 Obituaries

​Posted Sept. 17, 2014


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Eugene A. Adkins
Dr. Adkins (California-Davis ’58), 86, Escondido, California, died June 15, 2014. He owned a small animal practice in
Escondido from 1964 until retirement in 1997. Earlier in his career, Dr. Adkins worked at a mixed animal practice in Modesto, California; practiced small and mixed animal medicine in San Diego; and worked in a mixed animal practice in Escondido. In retirement, he served as a relief veterinarian.

Dr. Adkins was a past president of the Sierra VMA, a past area director for the American Animal Hospital Association, and a past secretary of the San Diego County VMA. He served as a founding director of the San Diego Animal Emergency Clinic, was a charter member of the California Academy of Veterinary Medicine, and served on the California VMA Continuing Education Committee. Dr. Adkins was also a member of the California Veterinary Medical Board Question Review Committee, served on the board of directors of the North County Emergency Animal Clinic, and was a member of the AVMA Veterinary Medical Assistance Team 5 and a former member of the Disaster Management Assistance Team San Diego.  He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War, attaining the rank of captain. Dr. Adkins was a member of the Kiwanis and Rotary clubs. His wife, Helen; three children; and seven grandchildren survive him.
 
Wayne B. Chapin
Dr. Chapin (Kansas State ’50), 90, Mount Vernon, Missouri, died May 21, 2014. He practiced mixed animal medicine in Mount Vernon from 1950-1987. Dr. Chapin also worked for the Department of Agriculture’s Meat Inspection Service from 1976-1987. He was a member of the American Animal Hospital Association and Missouri VMA. Dr. Chapin served as a 1st lieutenant in the Army Air Corps during World War II and received an Air Medal for his service. He was a member of the American Legion and was active with the Rotary Club. Dr. Chapin’s wife, Alicia; three sons and a daughter; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren survive him. Memorials toward the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation or American Diabetes Association may be made c/o Fossett Mosher Funeral Home, 510 E. Cherry St., Mount Vernon, MO 65712.
 
Harry B. Cook
Dr. Cook (Minnesota ’53), 90, Arlington Heights, Illinois, died June 24, 2014. In 1957, he established Morton Grove Animal Hospital in Morton Grove, Illinois, where he practiced mixed animal medicine for more than 30 years. Dr. Cook then worked part time at several animal hospitals in the area until retirement in 2002. Early in his career, he practiced in Wisconsin.

Dr. Cook was a past president of the Chicago VMA, a lifetime member of the Minnesota VMA, and a member of the American Animal Hospital Association and Illinois State VMA. He is survived by his son, two daughters, and two grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the H.B. Cook Memorial Veterinary Scholarship Fund, c/o Mount Prospect State Bank, 299 W. Central Road, Mount Prospect, IL 60056.
 
Margaret J. Dillender
Dr. Dillender (Missouri ’81), 61, Dusseldorf, Germany, died June 2, 2014. She headed the Global Business Development & Licensing Department of Bayer HealthCare Animal Health in Monheim, Germany, since 2009. Dr. Dillender began her career in mixed animal practice in Indianola, Iowa. After earning a master’s degree in veterinary microbiology from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1982 and obtaining her doctorate in immunology from the University of Iowa in 1989, she went on to work for Abbott and Pfizer before joining Bayer. Dr. Dillender was a member of the Licensing Executives Society. She is survived by her husband, Steven; a daughter; and three sons. Dr. Dillender’s sister, Dr. Mary Benz (Purdue ’90), is a small animal veterinarian in Carpentersville, Illinois. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
 
Nick N. Endrizzi
Dr. Endrizzi (Ohio State ’50), 94, Parkersburg, West Virginia, died March 24, 2014. He owned Parkersburg Veterinary Hospital from 1951 until retirement in 1984. Dr. Endrizzi was a past president of the West Virginia VMA and served on the West Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine. In 1986, he was named West Virginia Veterinarian of the Year. Dr. Endrizzi served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. His four daughters, a son, and 10 grandchildren survive him. Dr. Endrizzi’s son, Dr. Michael J. Endrizzi (Ohio State ’77), is a veterinarian in Tampa, Florida. Memorials may be made to the Emma Lou Endrizzi Memorial Fund, c/o Our Community’s Foundation, P.O. Box 1762, Parkersburg, WV 26102; or Matthew 25 Food Cupboard, c/o St. Margaret Mary Parish, 2500 Dudley Ave., Parkersburg, WV 26101.
 
Harry H. Hill
Dr. Hill (California-Davis ’52), 91, Encinitas, California, died June 10, 2014. He practiced small animal medicine, with a
special interest in radiology, in Solana Beach, California, for 20 years prior to retirement in 2002. Earlier, Dr. Hill owned
a practice in Encinitas. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Dr. Hill is survived by his companion, Penelope Lewis; a son; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Living Free Animal Sanctuary, P.O. Box 5, Mountain Center, CA 92561.
 
Roy N. Masson
Dr. Masson (Iowa State ’46), 96, Brookings, South Dakota, died Feb. 21, 2014. During his career, he practiced mixed animal medicine in South Dakota. Dr. Masson was a lifetime member of the South Dakota VMA and a member of the Elks Lodge. He was active with the 4-H Club and was a past recipient of its Achievement Award. His grandson and great-granddaughter survive him.
 
Ellen J. Maxwell
Dr. Maxwell (Georgia ’57), 83, Watkinsville, Georgia, died July 20, 2014. A small animal veterinarian, she owned a practice in Athens, Georgia, for more than 40 years. Memorials in her name may be made to the Athens Area Humane Society, 1781 Mars Hill Road, Watkinsville, GA 30677.
 
Billy R. Mayse
Dr. Mayse (Texas A&M ’50), 87, Southlake, Texas, died July 2, 2014. In 1957, he moved to Freeport, Texas,  establishing the Animal Hospital of Freeport and practicing small animal medicine for over 50 years. Earlier, Dr. Mayse practiced in Texas at Bandera and Brownwood and worked for the Department of Agriculture in the United States and Mexico. Active in civic life, he served on the City of Freeport Board of Health and the founding Board of Regents for Brazosport College. Dr. Mayse was a past president of his local Kiwanis Club, receiving its Distinguished Service Award. He was an Army veteran of World War II.
 
Dr. Mayse’s four children, 10 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren survive him. His son-in-law, Dr. Patrick Breen
(Texas A&M ’79), is a small animal veterinarian in Georgetown, Texas. Memorials in his name may be made to Brazosport College Foundation, 500 College Drive, Lake Jackson, TX 77566.
 
John W. Moore
Dr. Moore (Tuskegee ’77), 62, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, died April 22, 2014. He co-owned Veterinary Centers of the Virgin Islands with his wife, Dr. Marilyn S. Moore (Tuskegee ’78), in St. Thomas, where he practiced small animal and equine medicine for 36 years. Dr. Moore is survived by his wife and daughter.
 
John H. Post
Dr. Post (Iowa State ’55), 90, Slayton, Minnesota, died June 23, 2014. Prior to retirement, he practiced mixed animal
medicine at Slayton Veterinary Clinic. Earlier in his career, Dr. Post worked in Worthington, Minnesota, and served as a
veterinarian with the state of Minnesota. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Dr. Post’s wife, Arlys; five children; 12
grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren survive him.
 
Richard B. Tangeman
Dr. Tangeman (Colorado State ’48), 93, Susanville, California, died May 28, 2014. Prior to retirement in 1996, he practiced mixed animal medicine in Johnstonville, California, serving Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, and Lassen counties, and in eastern Nevada. Dr. Tangeman was veterinarian for the Lassen County Fair for over 20 years. He worked with the University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, mentoring students and providing summer internships. Earlier, he owned a practice in Pomona, California. He was a past member of the California Veterinary Medical Board and a past president of the Lassen County Cattlemen’s Association.

In civic life, Dr. Tangeman served as captain of the Lassen County Sheriff’s Posse and was a past president of the Lassen Union High School Board. He is survived by a son, two daughters, and two grandsons. Dr. Tangeman’s daughter, Dr. Susan Tangeman (California-Davis ’88), and grandson, Dr. Kevin Tangeman (Oregon State ’14), are small animal practitioners in Redding, California, and Beaverton, Oregon, respectively. Memorials may be made to Lassen County Historical Society, P.O. Box 321, Susanville, CA 96130.