In Memoriam

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William C. Beggs

Dr. Beggs (COL '78), 52, Colorado Springs, Colo, died June 16, 2000. A member of the Colorado VMA and Colorado Springs Area VMS, he owned Lakewood Animal Hospital, which he built with his father, Dr. W. E. Beggs (COL '42), now a retired practitioner who survives him. He also built and operated The Crossroads Animal Hospital in Colorado Springs. His grandfather, the late Dr. S. W. Beggs, had also been a practitioner, as was his uncle, the late Dr. H. B. McGrath. Memorials may be made to the S. W. Beggs Memorial Pharmaceutical Library Fund, c/o Dean Voss, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523.

Edwin G. Clampett

Dr. Clampett (AUB '56), 68, Jacksonville, Fla, died June 2, 2000. He served in the Army Veterinary Corps in Chicago, Augusta, Ga, and finally in Jacksonville, Fla, where he began what is now known as the University Boulevard Animal Hospital, a small animal practice. Dr. Clampett worked closely with the local humane society and supported many charities. He also served on the Auburn University Veterinary Medical Advisory Council, was past president of the Jacksonville VMA, and was a member of the Florida VMA. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32257.

Raymond L. Dumas

Dr. Dumas (MSU '49), 78, Waterbury, Vt, died June 6, 2000. A member of the Vermont VMA, he owned a small animal practice and served the Waterbury area for 43 years, professionally and in community affairs. Memorials may be made to the Waterbury Rotary Club, PO Box 586, Waterbury, VT 05676 or the Wesley United Methodist Church, PO Box 214, Waterbury, VT 05676.

Lewis P. Feuerstein

Dr. Feuerstein (MSU '76), 53, Stanley, Wis, died July 4, 2000. He owned a large animal practice in Stanley after serving in the Greenwood-Loyal and Lena areas of Wisconsin. He was a member of the Wisconsin VMA and served as president of the Northwestern Wisconsin VMA in 1996.

Joseph Guilfoil

Dr. Guilfoil (KSU '43), 83, Kansas City, Kan, died July 8, 2000. He owned Guilfoil Animal Hospital in Kansas City for many years. Later in his career Dr. Guilfoil worked as a meat inspector for the USDA. He had served as a captain in the Army. Memorials may be made to the Cathedral of St Peter, 409 N 15th Street, Kansas City, KS 66102 or Bishop Ward High School, 708 N 18th St, Kansas City, KS 66102.

John H. Thomas

Dr. Thomas (OSU '60), 64, Martinsville, Ind, died June 13, 2000. He owned Martinsville Veterinary Hospital, a mixed practice. Dr. Thomas had a special interest in equine medicine and surgery, and was a founding member of Indiana Equine Veterinarians Group. He was also a member of the Indiana VMA, AAEP, Indiana Arabian Horse Club, Indiana Trail Riders Association, and Hoosier Horse Council. Memorials (sent c/o Neal & Summers Mortuary Inc, 110 E Poston Rd, Martinsville, IN 46151) may be designated for the Indianapolis Zoo, First United Methodist Church, Eastview Christian Church, Pilot Dogs, St Jude Children's Research Hospital, Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine (for continuing education), or the Morris Animal Foundation.

Norman R. Ward

Dr. Ward (ISU '44), 78, Holden, Mass, died March 21, 2000. He owned a small animal practice in Worcester, Mass, and retired in 1993 after 46 years in the profession. Dr. Ward was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Philippines. His brothers, Dr. Ben F. Ward (ISU '38), Bonne Terre, Mo, and the late Dr. Donald Ward (ISU '42), were also practitioners, as was their father, the late Dr. Ben Ward.

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