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Orland K. Anderson

Dr. Anderson (CAL ’67), 88, Saratoga, Calif., died Dec. 23, 2013. He founded Sara Creek Veterinary Clinic in San Jose, Calif., and helped establish United Emergency Animal Clinic, with locations in San Jose and Campbell, Calif. Dr. Anderson was a veteran of the Army. He is survived by his wife, Hazel; two sons and a stepdaughter; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

William R. Arters

Dr. Arters (OSU ’63), 81, St. David, Ariz., died Dec. 6, 2013. He owned Arters Veterinary Clinic, a mixed animal practice in Benson, Ariz., until 1997. After that, Dr. Arters practiced out of his home in St. David. He also served as a trail ride veterinarian for several organizations in the Southwest. Early in his career, Dr. Arters worked in Utah in the towns of Roosevelt and Logan. He volunteered his services to youth groups, supporting 4-H programs and animal welfare. An Air Force veteran of the Korean War, Dr. Arters was a past commander and honor guard member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6271 in Benson. His three sons and three stepdaughters, 17 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren survive him.

John R. Berggren Jr.

Dr. Berggren (UP ’51), 88, River Falls, Wis., died Oct. 11, 2013. He practiced in River Falls for more than 50 years, initially in mixed animal practice and later focusing on small animals. Dr. Berggren was a veteran of the Navy. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. Dr. Berggren’s wife, Carol; two daughters and a son; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren survive him.

Thomas P. Cameron

Dr. Cameron (COR ’54), 87, Rockville, Md., died Nov. 28, 2013. In 1963, he joined the United States Public Health Service, retiring in 1993 as assistant coordinator of the environmental carcinogenicity program at the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute. Dr. Cameron also volunteered at Walter Reed Medical Center. Early in his career, he owned a small animal practice in Camp Springs, Md. Dr. Cameron was an Army veteran of World War II. His wife, Carolyn; a son and a daughter; and four grandchildren survive him.

Jean-Paul E. Cucuel

Dr. Cucuel (ONT ’57), 83, Carmel, Calif., died Feb. 25, 2014. He practiced primarily small animal medicine in El Cerrito, Calif., prior to retirement in the mid-1990s. Dr. Cucuel also helped establish PETS, an emergency care service in Berkeley, Calif. Early in his career, he practiced mixed animal medicine at Berkeley Dog and Cat Hospital. Dr. Cucuel is survived by his son and daughter and a step-granddaughter.

Leroy P. Fay

Dr. Fay (COL ’55), 89, Carmichael, Calif., died Jan. 28, 2014. He owned a small animal practice in Carmichael for 20 years. Dr. Fay was an Army veteran of World War II. He served in the Air Force Reserve, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. Dr. Fay was a member of the Elks Club and Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his wife, Estelle, and two sons. Memorials may be made to the Elks National Foundation for Scholarships, c/o BPOE Lodge #2103, 5631 Cypress Ave., Carmichael, CA 95608.

Robert F. Goodbary

Dr. Goodbary (MSU ’58), 79, Clem­ents, Calif., died Dec. 28, 2013. He began his career as a professor at the University of California-Davis. In the early 1960s, Dr. Goodbary established a large animal clinic at his ranch in Pleasanton, Calif., and founded a small animal clinic in the same area. He also practiced equine medicine at the racetracks in northern California. In later years, Dr. Goodbary practiced in Southern California, primarily at the Los Alamitos Racetrack, where he served as track veterinarian. He later returned to northern California, working with horses at fairgrounds and racetracks in the area. During his career, Dr. Goodbary also served as veterinarian for CalExpo in Sacramento, Calif.

Dr. Goodbary is survived by his wife, Jeannette; a son; and eight grandchildren. Memorials may be made to The Grace Foundation, P.O. Box 4692, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762.

Ronald G. Hill

Dr. Hill (KSU ’76), 63, Hutchinson, Kan., died March 4, 2014. A mixed animal practitioner, he owned Westside Veterinary Clinic in Hutchinson. Earlier in his career, Dr. Hill served as veterinarian at Central Livestock in South Hutchinson for 20 years. His wife, Mary; a daughter; and a granddaughter survive him. Memorials toward Wounded Warrior Project, Hutchinson Animal Shelter, or Addison Hill Education Fund may be made c/o Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.

Jack R. Horton

Dr. Horton (MO ’57), 80, Columbia, Mo., died Dec. 25, 2013. In 1960, he established Horton Animal Hospital in Columbia, where he practiced small animal medicine for 39 years prior to retirement. Earlier in his career, Dr. Horton served as a captain in the Air Force Veterinary Corps. A member of the Missouri VMA, he was a past chair of its Legislative Committee.

Active in civic life, Dr. Horton was involved with the 4-H Club and the National FFA Organization. His wife, Margaret; a daughter and a son; two stepsons and a stepdaughter; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren survive him. Memorials may be made to the Missouri 4-H Foundation, 1110 S. College Ave., Room 152, Columbia, MO 65211.

John D. Hottell

Dr. Hottell (MSU ’60), 78, Decatur, Ind., died Jan. 5, 2014. During his career, he served as a senior livestock veterinarian for Central Soya and worked for Ralston-Purina in St. Louis and Archer Daniels Midland in Decatur, Ill. Dr. Hottell is survived by his wife, Bess; a son and two daughters; and a grandson and two granddaughters. Memorials may be made to Salvation Army of Adams County, 102 N. 2nd St., Decatur, IN 46733.

Alphus C. Kaltwasser

Dr. Kaltwasser (TEX ’43), 92, El Campo, Texas, died Nov. 29, 2013. He practiced mixed animal medicine for 45 years in El Campo prior to retirement in 1989. Early in his career, Dr. Kaltwasser worked in Smithville, Texas, for a year. He was a veteran of the Army and served as a 1st lieutenant in the National Guard Medical Service Corps. Dr. Kaltwasser was a member of the American Legion. His daughter and two granddaughters survive him. Memorials may be made to Christ Lutheran Church, 1401 Ave. I, El Campo, TX 77437.

Karin M. Kooreman

Dr. Kooreman (UT ’85), 54, Otterbein, Ind., died Nov. 20, 2013. A diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, she owned a mobile large animal practice since 2007, focusing on equine and small ruminant medicine. Following graduation from the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands, Dr. Kooreman practiced large animal medicine in England for five years. She then moved to the United States, earning a doctorate in veterinary anatomy from Purdue University in 1995. Dr. Kooreman subsequently joined the faculty of Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, serving as a clinical assistant professor for several years. In 2002, the university honored her with the Carl J. Norden-Pfizer Distinguished Teaching Award, now called the Zoetis Distinguished Veterinary Teacher Award.

Dr. Kooreman is survived by her husband, Dr. William E. Blevins (PUR ’68), professor emeritus at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. Memorials may be made to Lafayette Urban Ministry, 420 N. 4th St., Lafayette, IN 47901.

Richard F. LaFrance

Dr. LaFrance (ISU ’51), 91, Hardin, Mont., died March 1, 2014. He owned a mixed animal practice in Hardin from 1978-1987, after which he continued to work at the practice as an associate and consultant for many years. Dr. LaFrance began his career practicing large animal medicine in Dickinson, N.D. In 1954, he moved to Bridger, Mont., and established a practice. Dr. LaFrance then moved to Hardin, where he worked for three years prior to establishing his own practice. A member of the Montana VMA, he was its alternate delegate to the AVMA House of Delegates from 1984-1991 and delegate from 1991-1995.

Dr. LaFrance served in the Parachute Infantry Regiment during World War II. He is survived by three sons and two daughters; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Jailhouse Gallery, 320 N. Center Ave., Hardin, MT 59034.

Donald W. Lunt

Dr. Lunt (KSU ’43), 94, Fresno, Calif., died Oct. 9, 2013. He owned a mixed animal practice in Arroyo Grande, Calif., from 1975 until retirement in 1995. Before that, Dr. Lunt worked for the Department of Agriculture in New Mexico and California. Early in his career, he owned a practice in Corning, Calif. Dr. Lunt served in the Army Air Force during World War II, attaining the rank of captain. He is survived by a daughter and two sons, eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Albert M. Pickard

Dr. Pickard (TEX ’43), 92, Raymond­ville, Texas, died Jan. 15, 2014. Follow­ing graduation, he served in the Army Veterinary Corps, attaining the rank of captain. In 1946, Dr. Pickard established a large animal practice in Pecan Gap, Texas. He moved the practice to Raymondville in 1948, focusing on small animal medicine later in his career. Dr. Pickard was active with cattle industry groups and served on the Department of Agriculture’s Foot-and-Mouth Disease Advisory Committee.

His daughter, son, and four grandchildren survive him. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Raymondville, 192 S. 3rd St., Raymondville, TX 78580; Willacy County Community and Historical Center, 427 S. 7th St., Raymondville, TX 78580; Museum of South Texas History, 200 N. Closner Blvd., Edinburg, TX 78541; or Palm Valley Animal Center Capital Campaign, 2501 W. Trenton Road, McAllen, TX 78539.

Dennis L. Wilcox

Dr. Wilcox (WSU ’78), 68, Port Angeles, Wash., died Oct. 17, 2013. A small animal veterinarian, he owned Angeles Clinic for Animals in Port Angeles, where he practiced for 32 years prior to retirement. Before that, Dr. Wilcox worked at Animal Medical Clinic in Bothell, Wash. During his career, he earned a master’s in traditional Chinese veterinary medicine from the South China Agricultural University and incorporated the education in his practice.

Dr. Wilcox was a veteran of the Navy, attaining the rank of lieutenant. He was active with the Lions Club and United Way, served as a civil service commissioner of Clallam County, and was a charter member of the Port Angeles Law Enforcement Advisory Board, which subsequently became the Public Safety Advisory Board. In October 2013, the PSAB recognized Dr. Wilcox for his more than 20-year service. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; two sons; and three grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Olympic Peninsula Humane Society, P.O. Box 3124, Port Angeles, WA 98362.

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