In Memoriam

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Robert E. Adams

Dr. Adams (GA '55), 68, Wrens, Ga, died April 12, 2000. He owned a mixed practice.

Charlene W. Armstrong

Dr. Armstrong (FL '96), 30, Raleigh, NC, died March 17, 2000. She owned Animal Emergency Clinic at Tryon Hills, a small animal practice in Raleigh.

Thomas W. Garbutt

Dr. Garbutt (COR '55), 68, Cumberland, RI, died Jan 1, 2000. A past president of the Rhode Island VMA, he practiced in New York and Connecticut before establishing Cumberland Animal Hospital, a small animal practice, in 1977. During the Korean War, Dr. Garbutt served as a lieutenant in the Army Veterinary Corps. Contributions may be made to the Providence Animal Rescue League (for a mobile spay-and-neuter clinic), 34 Elbow St, Providence, RI 02903.

Dale C. Gigstad

Dr. Gigstad (KSU '55), 69, Olathe, Kan, died March 24, 2000. He worked in a number of capacities, including professional development, for the USDA-APHIS. Dr. Gigstad was a member of the Kansas VMA and the National Association of Federal Veterinarians. His brother, Dr. Alfred Gigstad (KSU '54), Nebraska City, Neb, is a retired practitioner who has two sons who are in practice: Dr. Alfred O. Gigstad III (KSU '76), Syracuse, Neb, and Dr. James Gigstad (KSU '93), Nebraska City, Neb. Dr. Gigstad was a lieutenant in the Army Veterinary Corps. Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Action of Kansas City, 1831 Minnesota Ave, Kansas City, KS 66102; American Cancer Society; or United Methodist Church, Box 400, DeSoto, KS 66018.

Robert H. Johnston

Dr. Johnston (ONT '67), 57, Stoughton, Wis, died March 12, 2000. He was retired.

Robert E. Jones

Dr. Jones (TEX '51), 72, Childress, Texas, died March 19, 2000. He owned Childress Veterinary Hospital, a mixed practice, which he eventually extended to Hollis, Okla, and Wellington, Texas. Dr. Jones was president and general manager of the Panhandle Veterinary Supply Company and a member of various producer organizations. He was past president of the Panhandle VMA, Texas VMA, and the Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation. In 1966 he received the Texas A&M University School of Veterinary Medicine Alumnus-of-the-Year Award. He was also a member of the AABP, AAEP, and the Academy of Veterinary Consultants.

Politically active through much of his career, Dr. Jones met with state legislative and congressional leaders and served on various agricultural, livestock, and animal health committees at state and national levels representing veterinary and food animal associations. He served in the Navy during World War II as a pharmacist's mate. Memorials may be made to Texas 4-H Foundation, 7607 E Mark Drive, Ste 101, College Station, TX 77843.

Herbert W. Kelly Jr

Dr. Kelly (GA '56), 69, Gloucester, Va, died Feb 12, 2000. He was retired from Warwick Animal Hospital, a small animal practice in Newport News, Va. Dr. Kelly had served as president of the Virginia VMA and the Tidewater VMA. In 1972, Dr. Kelly received the A. M. Mills Award from the Lambda Chapter of Alpha Psi for his efforts to advance the institutions where he was educated.

Corey J. Kreutzman

Dr. Kreutzman (WIS '98), 29, Gilman, Wis died Feb 20, 2000. He practiced at Cornell Veterinary Clinic, a predominantly large practice in Cornell, Wis. Dr. Kreutzman was a member of the AABP and Wisconsin VMA. Memorials may be made to the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Lowell D. Manser

Dr. Manser (ISU '62), 70, Lacona, Iowa, died Feb 7, 2000. He was retired from a predominantly large animal practice.

Lloyd J. Neurauter

Dr. Neurauter (COL '44), 77, Pollock, La, died March 27, 2000. After graduation, he entered the Army Veterinary Corps. He later transferred to the Air Force Veterinary Corps, where he served for 20 years. Upon his retirement from service as a lieutenant colonel, Dr. Neurauter was given the US Army Commendation Medal for exceptionally meritorious service as research secretary for the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, DC.

After his military career, Dr. Neurauter was appointed special assistant to the chief of the animal resources branch for the National Primate Research Center Program, Division of Research Facilities and Resources, National Institutes of Health.

Ed W. Oscarson

Dr. Oscarson (COL '61), 63, Vernal, Utah, died April 17, 2000. A past president of the Utah VMA, he owned Ashley Valley Veterinary Clinic, a mixed practice in Vernal, for 35 years. Dr. Oscarson was also former Utah delegate and alternate delegate to the AVMA, and led the successful effort in his state to win the House of Delegates vote for Salt Lake City as the site for the 2000 AVMA Annual Convention. He was involved in a variety of community activities, including the Uintah County Junior Livestock Show. Dr. Oscarson was a captain in the Air Force. He has two nephews in practice, Dr. Henson W. Nielson (COL '76), Delta, Utah, and Dr. Ronald C. Nelson (COL '76), Boulder, Colo. Memorials may be made to Huntsman Cancer Institute, 2000 Circle of Hope Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112.

Winslow G. Sheldon

Dr. Sheldon (TEX '60), 64, Carthage, Texas, died Dec 29, 1999. He was a retired veterinary pathologist.

Gerald K. Stillabower

Dr. Stillabower (KSU '60), 67, Decatur, Ind, died Feb 15, 2000. After graduation he owned a large animal practice in Edinburgh, Ind, for 11 years. The remainder of his career, Dr. Stillabower was senior livestock veterinarian at Central Soya in Decatur and continued in that position when the research department there was bought by Consolidated Nutrition. Memorial contributions may be made to Northeast Indiana Hospice, 1521 W Main St, Berne, IN 46711.

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