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William H. Adolph

Dr. Adolph (COR '43), 84, Wilmington, N.C., died July 23, 2002. Retired, he had owned a small animal practice in Eastchester, N.Y., for 38 years. Prior to that, Dr. Adolph was in mixed practice in Towson, Md., and Olean, N.Y. He was a member of the Westchester County VMA and the VMA of New York City. An Air Force captain, Dr. Adolph served during World War II in the China-Burma-India theater. He was the recipient of the Bronze Star and commendations from the Air Force.

An avid tennis player, Dr. Adolph had held #1 rankings in the Eastern Lawn Tennis Association and the North Carolina Tennis Association. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; three daughters; and a son. Memorials may be made to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center, 1406 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401; Coastal Adult Day Care, 5919 Oleander Drive, Ste. 121, Wilmington, NC 28403; or the Little Chapel on the Boardwalk, 2 W. Fayetteville St., Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480.

  Arthur D. Allen

Dr. Allen (MO '62), 75, Belton, Mo., died July 18, 2002. An equine practitioner, he also raised, bred, showed, and judged Quarter Horses and Paint Horses. In addition, Dr. Allen worked as a consulting veterinarian for reproductive and commercial equine businesses. He served on the faculty of the University of Missouri-Columbia Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital for nine years, and conducted veterinary research for the former Chemagro Corp. and the Midwest Research Institute.

Dr. Allen was a past president of the Missouri Quarter Horse Association. He served as a national and international judge for the American Quarter Horse Association and the American Paint Horse Association. An Army veteran, he served in the Artillery Corps during World War II and the Korean War. Dr. Allen retired as a captain from the Army Reserve.

His daughter, Dr. Beverly A. Scott (MO '78), who is Arizona VMA delegate to the AVMA, and son, Dr. A. Kent Allen (MO '79), are veterinarians in Gilbert, Ariz., and Middleburg, Va., respectively. Memorials may be made to the University of Missouri-Columbia College of Veterinary Medicine, Attn: Dr. Arthur D. Allen Fund, Director of Development, Room 211, Columbia, MO 65211-5120.

  William A. Ball

Dr. Ball (MSU '49), 91, Marne, Mich., died July 8, 2002. From 1949 until retirement in 1994, he owned Arab Acres Veterinary Clinic, a mixed practice in Marne. Dr. Ball served as the veterinarian for the John Ball Park Zoo in Grand Rapids, Mich., from 1958-1978.

His son, Dr. William H. Ball (MSU '58), now retired, had practiced with him. Both were longtime volunteer firefighters. Memorials may be made to the Wright-Tallmadge Fire Department, 0-1451 Leonard St. N.W., Grand Rapids, MI 49544.

  Walter Boddington

Dr. Boddington (ONT '51), 77, Chandler, Ariz., died May 17, 2002. Retired since 1986, he was a public health inspector in Pontiac, Ill. Dr. Boddington had also served as Livingston County (Illinois) veterinarian, and worked for the Administration of Animal Control after moving to Pontiac in 1956. Prior to that, he worked for the Illinois Department of Agriculture in Springfield. Following graduation, Dr. Boddington practiced in Toronto, Canada, for two years.

He had been a member of the Illinois State VMA. A World War II veteran, Dr. Boddington served in the Royal Canadian Navy. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014-5669.

Alvin R. Conquest

Dr. Conquest (MSU '51), 73, Grand Blanc, Mich., died June 2, 2002. He owned Grand Blanc Veterinary Hospital, practicing small animal medicine until retirement. A life member of the Michigan VMA, Dr. Conquest had chaired its Ethics and Grievance Committee for the past 14 years. In 1982, he was elected to the AVMA Judicial Council, serving a six-year term.

From 1972-1982, Dr. Conquest was a governor's appointee to the Michigan Board of Veterinary Medicine. He served as president of the American Association of Veterinary State Boards in 1982.

Dr. Conquest served in the Air Force for two years following graduation. He was the recipient of the MVMA Service Award in 1977 and the Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002. Dr. Conquest also received the MSU Distinguished Veterinary Alumnus Award. He was a past president of the Grand Blanc Board of Education, and was honored by the Genesee County (Michigan) Humane Society. Dr. Conquest's two sons and a daughter survive him. One son, Dr. Daniel J. Conquest (MSU '78), practices in Grand Blanc.

Memorials may be made to the Michigan Animal Health Foundation, c/o Michigan VMA, 2144 Commons Parkway, Okemos, MI 48864.

F. Bennett Duke

Dr. Duke (ONT '45), 80, Clinton, N.J., died June 11, 2002. From 1958 until retirement in 1991, he owned Duke Veterinary Hospital in Clinton Township. Prior to that, Dr. Duke worked for the New Jersey Department of Agriculture in Hunterdon, Somerset, and Warren counties, in disease control. Early in his career, he was employed by the New Jersey Cooperative Artificial Breeder Association, involved in artificial insemination of cattle.

Dr. Duke was a member of the New Jersey VMA. A trustee of the New Jersey Veterinary Education Foundation, he was named its Veterinarian of the Year in 1987. In 1991, Dr. Duke was the Northwest Jersey VMA's Veterinarian of the Year. He was a Korean War veteran, serving as a captain in the Army Veterinary Corps. Clinton Township's Citizen of the Year in 1986, Dr. Duke was a 20-year member of the Board of Adjustment. He is survived by his wife, Maryalice; two sons; and a daughter.

  John Fogerty Sr.

Dr. Fogerty (MIN '51), 83, Belle Plaine, Minn., died July 9, 2002. He had worked for the Livestock Sanitary Board as an animal inspector for nine years. Dr. Fogerty served as veterinarian for the Minnesota State Fair from 1984-1998. Following graduation, he practiced in Belle Plaine for 16 years. From 1967-1984 Dr. Fogerty worked for the Department of Agriculture as a meat and poultry inspector.

Kenneth S. Jones

Dr. Jones (OSU '36), 91, Rushsylvania, Ohio, died April 12, 2002. Prior to retirement in 1974, he worked with the federal Bureau of Animal Industry. A World War II veteran, Dr. Jones served in the Army from 1942-1946. He attained the rank of major.

Dr. Jones was a member of the American Legion for more than 50 years. A trustee of the Education Foundation of Logan County (Ohio), he also hosted exchange students from China, Japan, and Germany. Dr. Jones is survived by his wife, Barbara; a son; a stepson; and two stepdaughters. Memorials may be made to Tricare Hospice, Bellafontaine, OH 43311.

Fred B. Ogilvie

Dr. Ogilvie (KSU '43), 91, Longmont, Colo., died July 18, 2002. From 1946 until his retirement in 1978, he owned Blue Cross Small Animal Hospital in Kansas City, Kan. An Army veteran, Dr. Ogilvie served in the Veterinary Corps from 1943-1946, in the China-Burma-India theater. He attained the rank of captain.

Dr. Ogilvie was a member of the Royal Society of Health, the Kansas City Small Animal Hospital Association, and the Kansas State Board of Health. He had served on the AVMA Council on Education, and was a past president and past board chair of the Kansas VMA. Dr. Ogilvie was also an honorary faculty member of the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

He was a member of the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, the American Legion, and his local VFW post. Dr. Ogilvie had served as president of the Kansas City Rotary Club.

His wife, Gerry; a son; two daughters; and two stepsons survive him. Memorials may be made to the Longmont Humane Society or the Alzheimer's Association, c/o Ahlberg Funeral Chapel, 326 Terry St., Longmont, CO 80501.

Clarence H. Schlauderaff

Dr. Schlauderaff (ISU '46), 78, Bay City, Wis., died June 29, 2002. From 1973 until retirement in 1986, he was a meat inspection supervisor for the state of Wisconsin. Dr. Schlauderaff established the Hiawatha Valley Clinic in Red Wing, Minn., in 1948, practicing there for 25 years. Prior to that, he practiced near Wayzata, Minn., for two years.

A life member of the Minnesota VMA, he was named Veterinarian of the Year in 1975. Dr. Schlauderaff is survived by his wife, Betha; two sons; and two daughters.

John A. Shiels

Dr. Shiels (ILL '55), 73, Pana, Ill., died June 3, 2002. He owned a mixed practice at Town and Country Animal Hospital in Pana for 43 years. Dr. Shiels was a member of the Illinois State VMA, the Central Illinois VMA, and the Illinois Academy of Veterinary Medicine.

He served in the Air Force from 1954-1977. Dr. Shiels attained the rank of lieutenant colonel. His two sons and two daughters survive him. Memorials may be made to St. Patrick's Sacred Heart School, Pana, IL 62557; or St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN 38101.

  Theodore T. Smith

Dr. Smith (COL '52), 77, Peoria, Ariz., died July 6, 2002. From 1972 until retirement in 1987, he practiced at Bethany Animal Hospital in Phoenix, which he established in 1959. Dr. Smith taught at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine from 1971-1972. Prior to that, he was on the faculty at the University of Saskatchewan, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, for two years. During retirement, Dr. Smith continued his practice of surgery for other veterinarians in the area.

A World War II veteran, he served with the 86th Infantry Regiment, in the Asiatic Pacific campaign. Memorials may be made to the Colorado State University Foundation, P.O. Box 1870, Fort Collins, CO 80522-1870.

Richard A. Spiegel

Dr. Spiegel (FL '82), 50, Bainbridge Island, Wash., died May 12, 2002. A veterinary epidemiologist, he was the director of international activities for the Bill and Melinda Gates Child Vaccine Program, based in Seattle.

Following graduation, Dr. Spiegel practiced in New Market, N.H., for two years. From 1984-1988, he was involved with several animal health projects in Uganda (with Heifer Project International), Africa, and Southeast Asia.

In 1988, Dr. Spiegel joined the CDC International Health Program as a public heath service officer in Nigeria. He transferred to Atlanta in 1993, conducting zoonotic epidemiology investigations. Dr. Spiegel's wife, Ann Rodman, and two sons survive him.

  Charles H. Stengel

Dr. Stengel (OSU '46), 78, Indianapolis, died July 30, 2002. Retired since 1985, he was co-founder of Lafayette Road Veterinary Hospital in Indianapolis, practicing there for 32 years. Dr. Stengel also co-founded West 56th Street Veterinary Hospital in 1971. Following graduation, he worked in animal disease control for the state of Ohio, and practiced in Union City and Richmond, Ind.

Dr. Stengel was a life member of the Central Indiana VMA and the Indiana VMA. An Army veteran, he served in the occupation of Japan during World War II, supervising public health and animal disease control programs. Dr. Stengel received a commendation of merit.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6030 W. 62nd St., Indianapolis, IN 46278; or Crossroads Rehabilitation Center, 300 E. Fall Creek Parkway N., Indianapolis, IN 46205.

James W. Watts

Dr. Watts (MSU '53), 78, Kenosha, Wis., died April 10, 2002. Prior to retirement in 1986, he owned Kenosha Animal Hospital for 33 years. Dr. Watts was a life member of the Wisconsin VMA, a former president of the Milwaukee VMA, and a founding member of the Kenosha County Humane Society. He had served on the Kenosha Board of Health.

A World War II veteran, Dr. Watts served in the European theater. He attained the rank of sergeant. Dr. Watts' wife, Elaine, and a daughter survive him.

Theron S. Williams

Dr. Williams (AUB '37), 89, Andalusia, Ala., died April 8, 2002. During his career, he practiced in Farmville, Shelby, and Raleigh in North Carolina, and served as assistant state veterinarian for the North Carolina Department of Agriculture.

Dr. Williams was a life member of the North Carolina VMA. His two daughters survive him. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of the South, 3401 Medical Park Drive, Building 1, Ste. 101, P.O. Box 9693, Mobile, AL 36691; or Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Andalusia, AL 36420.

Alvin R. Wingerter

Dr. Wingerter (MSU '37), 87, Marshall, Mich., died April 19, 2002. Prior to retirement in 1986, he practiced in Big Rapids, Mich. A life member of the Michigan VMA, Dr. Wingerter served as president in 1960. The association honored him with the Service Award in 1979 and the Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award in 1987.

Dr. Wingerter served in the Veterinary Corps for four years. Active in his community, he was on the Board of Education for 13 years. The Big Rapids Jaycees honored Dr. Wingerter with the Distinguished Service Award for his work with area youth.

His wife, Frances, and two daughters survive him. Memorials may be made to the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, East Lansing, MI 48824-1316; or the First Presbyterian Church, 200 W. Mansion St., Marshall, MI 49068.