Published on July 15, 2004
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Stephen F. Beck

Dr. Beck (KSU '80), 52, Grover Beach, Calif., died Dec. 7, 2003. He owned Grand Avenue Veterinary Hospital in Grover Beach for the past 20 years, concentrating on exotic and avian medicine. Dr. Beck also volunteered for a local wildlife group. His two children survive him. Memorials may be made to Pacific Wildlife Care, P.O. Box 2357, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403.

Earl L. Cook

Dr. Cook (ISU '41), 84, Farmington, Minn., died May 11, 2004. Retired since 1985 from the Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service, he had served as southeast district veterinarian of the Minnesota Livestock Sanitary Board. Dr. Cook was a member of the Minnesota VMA. He served on the Farmington City Council from 1980-1984.

Dr. Cook's wife, Ruth; two sons; and a daughter survive him. Memorials may be made to St. Michael's Church, 22120 Denmark Ave., Farmington, MN 55024.

William H. Culbertson

Dr. Culbertson (OSU '45), 81, Geneseo, Ill., died Jan. 2, 2004. He practiced in Joy, Ill., for 33 years. Dr. Culbertson had been a board member of the Joy State Bank and the Westmer School Board. His wife, Margaret; two sons; and two daughters survive him. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 302 N. State St., Geneseo, IL 61254; or Geneseo Kiwanis Club, Geneseo, IL 61254.

Marvin L. Mills

Dr. Mills (KSU '56), 72, St. Francis, Kan., died Dec. 13, 2003. He was retired.

George A. Morrison

Dr. Morrison (WSU '32), 94, Chandler, Ariz., died April 14, 2004. Prior to retirement, he worked as a meat inspector for the state of Arizona. Earlier in his career, Dr. Morrison owned a practice in Great Falls, Mont., for 35 years. He served on the Great Falls City Council and in the state legislature. Dr. Morrison is survived by his wife, Honey; three sons; and a daughter.

Gerald L. Sands

Dr. Sands (PUR '63), 71, Peotone, Ill., died May 8, 2004. He practiced at Peotone Animal Hospital for 40 years. A Korean War veteran, Dr. Sands served in the Navy. He was a member of the Peotone Veterans of Foreign Wars. Dr. Sands' wife, Beverly, and four daughters survive him. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Kankakee Valley, 1015 N. Fifth Ave., Kankakee, IL 60901; or Purdue College Class of 1963 Veterinary Scholarship Fund, Purdue University, School of Veterinary Medicine, West Lafayette, IN 47907.

William F. Thogmartin

Dr. Thogmartin (KSU '50), 82, Rialto, Calif., died Feb. 27, 2004. From 1955 until retirement in 1992, he owned a practice in San Bernardino, Calif. During his career, Dr. Thogmartin also served as a veterinarian for the state of California, working on tuberculosis in cattle. He was a member of the California VMA. An Air Force veteran, Dr. Thogmartin attained the rank of lieutenant. His wife, Dorothy, survives him.

Renee A. Wolfson

Dr. Wolfson (WSU '95), 40, Port Angeles, Wash., died Dec.10, 2003. She practiced at Angeles Clinic for Animals in Port Angeles. Earlier in her career, Dr. Wolfson served as a relief and part-time veterinarian in the Tacoma and Olympia areas in Washington. She also volunteered for the Northwest Organization of Animal Health Pet Project in Tacoma.