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George D. Batcheldor

Dr. Batcheldor (AUB '35), 90, Columbia, S.C., died Dec. 31, 2001. Prior to retirement, he was chief of the South Carolina Meat and Poultry Inspection Service. A World War II veteran, Dr. Batcheldor served in the Army as Caribbean veterinarian in Panama, station veterinarian in Fort Jackson, S.C., and 2nd Army veterinarian in Fort Meade, Md. He attained the rank of colonel.

Dr. Batcheldor was a member of the Retired Officers Association. He is survived by a son and a daughter. Memorials may be made to the Kathwood Baptist Church Building Fund, 4900 Trenholm Road, Columbia, SC 29206.

William B. Ford

Dr. Ford (CAL '74), 61, Madera, Calif., died Feb. 4, 2002. From 1975 until his death, he owned large animal practices in Madera and Fresno counties in California. Dr. Ford also practiced briefly in Merced County, California. He served as president of the Madera County Cattlemen's Association from 1992-1993, and was named MCCA Cattleman of the Year in 2001.

Memorials may be made to the Dr. Brooks Ford Memorial Fund, UC-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Dean's Office, One Shields Ave., Davis, CA 95616. Checks should be made payable to "UC Regents." The fund will be used for student scholarships in food animal or dairy production medicine.

Ronald D. Lockwood

Dr. Lockwood (OKL '61), 68, Sioux Falls, S.D., died Dec. 16, 2001. From 1962-2001 he owned the Viborg Veterinary Clinic in Viborg, S.D. Dr. Lockwood had been a member of the South Dakota Board of Veterinary Examiners and also a member of the Oklahoma State University Foundation.

He served during the Korean War from 1955-1957, attaining the rank of major. Dr. Lockwood's wife, Phyllis; a son; and a daughter survive him.

William A. Shinpock

Dr. Shinpock (AUB '52), 75, Afton, Va., died Jan. 26, 2002. From 1958-1982 he owned the Animal Clinic of Staunton in Staunton, Va. A World War II veteran, Dr. Shinpock served in the Navy on the U.S.S. Griggs during the Pacific campaign and helped occupy Japan after the surrender.

His son and daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to the Augusta County SPCA, P.O. Box 2014, Staunton, VA 24401; or to the Virginia Student Aid Foundation, 1815 Stadium Road, Room 260, Charlottesville, VA 22904.

Conrad S. Steiner

Dr. Steiner (ISU '54), 71, Lexington, Ky., died March 6, 2002. From 1954 until retirement in 1996, he owned Lexington Small Animal Hospital, established by his father, Dr. Amiel J. Steiner (now deceased), in 1924. Dr. Steiner was a lifetime member of the Kentucky VMA. He was also a member and a past president of the local small animal hospital association.

Dr. Steiner volunteered with the Meals on Wheels and Habitat for Humanity organizations. His wife, Betsy; a son; and a daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504; or Second Presbyterian Church, 460 East Main St., Lexington, KY 40507.

Saunders M. Thomas Jr.

Dr. Thomas (TEX '50), 79, Gladewater, Texas, died Feb. 27, 2002. Retired, he owned Thomas Animal Clinic in Gladewater for 33 years. During retirement, Dr. Thomas operated Thomas and Thomas Farms for Pilgrim's Pride along with his son.

He served in France during the European campaign in the medical corps and glider division. Dr. Thomas was a member of the Texas VMA. He was also a past president of the Gladewater Rotary Club and the Municipal Hospital Board.

Dr. Thomas' wife, Helen; a son; and a daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Gregg North Unit, P.O. Box 906, Longview, TX 75606; or the American Heart Association, Gregg County Division, P.O. Box 529, Longview, TX 75606.

  Irwin J. Twiehaus

Dr. Twiehaus (KSU '37), 89, Kansas City, Mo., died Dec. 30, 2001. Prior to retirement, he practiced in Kansas City. He was a lifetime member of the Missouri VMA, and a member of the American Saddlebred Horse Association and the American Horse Shows Association. In 1978, Dr. Twiehaus was recognized by the Greater Kansas City VMA for dedicated service to the veterinary profession. He and his wife, Lorene, were named Raymore Chamber of Commerce Horse Persons of the Year in 1993.

Memorials may be made to the Longview Horse Park Association, c/o Sarah Ring, P.O. Box 171, Greenwood, MO 64063; or Mid-America Saddlebred Horse Association, c/o Jan Harvey, 10401 High Drive, Leawood, KS 66206.

James T. Williams

Dr. Williams (TEX '45), 86, Sulphur Springs, Texas, died Dec. 4, 2001.

Retired, he practiced in Sulphur Springs from 1949-1981. From 1945-1949 Dr. Williams practiced in Fergus Falls, Minn. His son survives him.