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AVMA honor roll member


Diana L. Bowman

Dr. Bowman (OSU ’82), 52, Statesville, N.C., died April 15, 2006. She owned Iredell Companion Animal Hospital in Statesville. A member of the North Carolina VMA, Dr. Bowman also volunteered with several organizations, including the Yorkshire Terrier Rescue Network and the Feral Cat Society of Iredell. Her husband, Charles, and two daughters survive her. Memorials may be made to Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 825 Wesley Drive, Statesville, NC 28677.

Amy L. Fleming

Dr. Fleming (FL ’87), 45, Harrison, Ark., died Nov. 29, 2005. She owned Ozark Veterinary Hospital in Harrison. Dr. Fleming was a member of the Arkansas VMA. Her husband, Charles; a son; and a daughter survive her.

Roland J. Gibbs

Dr. Gibbs (ISU ’44), 85, Council Bluffs, Iowa, died May 1, 2006. He was an Army veterinarian for 24 years, serving in animal health and food inspection. Dr. Gibbs attained the rank of lieutenant colonel. During retirement, he contributed his expertise toward the welfare of circus animals. Dr. Gibbs’ daughter and two sons survive him.

Daniel E. Holland

Lieutenant Colonel Holland (OKL ’88), 43, Boerne, Texas, died May 18, 2006. While serving on a Civil Affairs humanitarian mission in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, he was attached to the 352nd Civil Affairs Command out of Fort Bragg, N.C. Until his deployment to Iraq in April, Lt. Col. Holland had commanded the South Plains District Veterinary Command at Fort Hood in Texas, where he was responsible for all military veterinary services in Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana.

He entered active duty as a Veterinary Corps officer in 1988. His career postings included Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indiana, Fort Knox in Kentucky, Fort Sill in Oklahoma, Giebelstadt Army Air Field in Germany, and Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio. Lieutenant Colonel Holland was the Joint Task Force bravo veterinarian in Honduras and during Operation Uphold Democracy, he conducted an epidemiologic investigation of neurocysticercosis in Haiti. As deputy commander of the 72nd Medical Detachment (Veterinary Service) in Giebelstadt, he led the detachment (VS)(Forward) for six months in the Balkan theater of Bosnia, Croatia, and Hungary. Returning to the States in 1999, he was assigned to the Army Medical Department Center and School at Fort Sam Houston, where he served as a branch chief in the Department of Veterinary Science and an instructor for the AMEDD Officer Basic and Advanced courses.

His military honors consisted of the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Superior Unit Award, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, NATO Medal, Combat Action Badge, Expert Field Medical Badge, and Army Parachutists Badge. He was a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit.

Lieutenant Colonel Holland was a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and a member of the Oklahoma VMA and American Association of Food Hygiene Veterinarians.

He is survived by his wife, Sheryl; a daughter; and a son.

Memorials may be made to the Haiti Special Project—LTC Daniel Holland fund at Christian Veterinary Mission, 19303 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98133; or to the Wounded Warrior Project, 711 5th St. N.E., Suite A, Roanoke, VA 24016, This project assists U.S. veterans severely injured during the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other locations.

Donald C. Innes

Dr. Innes (KSU ’39), 95, Corte Madera, Calif., died Jan. 7, 2006. From 1968 until retirement in the early 1980s, he owned Cat Clinic of Mill Valley in Mill Valley, Calif. Following graduation, Dr. Innes practiced large animal medicine in Slayton, Minn. He later established Roseville Animal Hospital in Roseville, Minn. Dr. Innes was a veteran of World War II. His three sons survive him. Two sons, Drs. Craig D. Innes (MIN ’75) and David H. Innes (MIN ’76), practice at Cat Clinic of Mill Valley.

Kimberly G. Langford

Dr. Langford (GA ’97), 42, Tacoma, Wash., died Feb. 7, 2006. She owned At Home Veterinary Hospital in Tacoma since 2001. Prior to that, Dr. Langford practiced at Twin Lakes Veterinary Hospital in Twin Lakes, Wash. She was a member of the Washington State VMA. Memorials may be made to Harmony Hill of Union, 7362 E. State Route 106, Union, WA 98592; Franciscan Hospice, 2901 Bridgeport Way W., University Place, WA 98466; or Humane Society for Tacoma, 2608 Center St., Tacoma, WA 98409.

Norbert R. McManus

Dr. McManus (UP ’47), 81, Carlisle, Pa., died Nov. 30, 2005. He owned a practice in Carlisle for 47 years. During his career, Dr. McManus also worked for the Department of Agriculture in Mexico for a year, helping to eradicate foot-and-mouth disease. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, serving from 1951-1958. Dr. McManus continued in the Army Reserve, retiring as a colonel after 30 years of service. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Dr. McManus chaired the Carlisle Suburban Authority for 10 years and was instrumental in getting public water and sewage services in North Middleton Township. In 1997, he received the Bellwether Medal from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine for distinguished leadership and service to the university. His wife, Mary; two sons; and two daughters survive him.

Robert M. Thackeray

Dr. Thackeray (COL ’53), 87, Jerome, Idaho, died March 25, 2006. Prior to retirement in 1983, he was in mixed practice at Jerome Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Thackeray also farmed and raised livestock. An Army veteran of World War II, he served in the Asian Pacific Theatre, attaining the rank of 1st lieutenant. Dr. Thackeray is survived by his wife, Charlotte, and three sons. Memorials may be made to St. Jerome’s Catholic Church Building Fund, 216 2nd Ave. E., Jerome, ID 83338.

Karl H. Wall

Dr. Wall (MIN ’89), 41, Champlin, Minn., died Nov. 19, 2005. He owned Dr. Wall’s Pet Hospital in Blaine, Minn. Dr. Wall was a member of the Minnesota VMA. His wife, Jill, and four daughters survive him.

Burton D. Whitestone

Dr. Whitestone (MID ’42), 87, Highland Beach, Fla., died Feb. 23, 2006. Prior to retirement, he owned Belmont Animal Hospital in Belmont, Mass. During his more than 40-year career, Dr. Whitestone also served as the animal inspector for the town of Belmont and conducted a yearly rabies clinic at the Belmont Police Station. In retirement, he consulted on animal safety with the research departments of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, Sylvania Life Science Division, and McLean Hospital.

Dr. Whitestone was past chair of the Massachusetts Board of Veterinary Medicine. He was appointed to the National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners in 1979 and served as Massachusetts’ delegate to the AVMA from 1978-1983. Dr. Whitestone served on the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine’s Faculty and Professional Visiting committees. He was founding director of the Pets & People Foundation, which conducted human-animal bond research.

Dr. Whitestone’s wife, Bertie, and two daughters survive him. Memorials may be made to the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, 200 Westboro Road, North Grafton, MA 01536.