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Obituaries

Published on December 11, 2019

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Raymond E. Brandt

Dr. Brandt (Colorado State ’51), 94, Alliance, Nebraska, died Oct. 9, 2019. He was the founder of Alliance Animal Clinic. Dr. Brandt retired in 1984. He was a past president of the Nebraska VMA. Dr. Brandt is survived by his wife, Elsie; two sons and a daughter; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Myron L. Dimon Sr.

Dr. Dimon (Cornell ’45), 97, Oswego, New York, died July 5, 2019. He practiced primarily large animal medicine in New York’s Oswego County for more than 60 years. Dr. Dimon’s six daughters, a son, 13 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren survive him. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Oswego, 7111 State Route 104, West Oswego, NY 13126, or Gideons International Processing Center, P.O. Box 97251, Washington, DC 20090.

Robert Edmondson

Dr. Edmondson (Ohio State ’44), 97, South Charleston, Ohio, died Oct. 10, 2019. He worked as a federal meat inspector for 16 years prior to retirement. Earlier in his career, Dr. Edmondson owned a large animal practice in Ohio’s Clark County.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the Army. Dr. Edmondson was a member of the Masonic Lodge. His three daughters, a son, seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and three sisters survive him. Dr. Edmondson’s granddaughter Dr. Christina Collins (Ohio State ’98) is a small animal veterinarian in Ohio. Memorials may be made to the Memorial Fund, South Charleston United Methodist Church, 15 E. Jamestown St., South Charleston, OH 45368.

Robert J. Elsner

Dr. Elsner (Ohio State ’48), 95, Des Moines, Iowa, died Sept. 11, 2019. He practiced in Cleveland prior to retirement. Dr. Elsner served on the Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board. He is survived by his wife, Elaine; a son and a daughter; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Temple B’Nai Jeshurun, 5101 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312, or UnityPoint Hospice–Taylor House, 3401 E. Douglas Ave., Des Moines, IA 50317.

Daniel L. Gentry

Dr. Gentry (Texas A&M ’99), 46, Heath, Texas, died Aug. 20, 2019. A small animal veterinarian, he had owned Timbercreek Animal Hospital in Rockwall, Texas, since 2006. Prior to that, Dr. Gentry worked at Lake Ray Hubbard Emergency Pet Care Center in Mesquite, Texas.

He was a member of the Texas VMA. Dr. Gentry is survived by his wife, Beverly; a son and a daughter; his parents; and a brother. Memorials may be made to the Gentry Children’s College Fund, American National Bank of Texas, 2865 Ridge Road, Rockwall, TX 75032.

Sandra L. Hedge

Dr. Hedge (Georgia ’72), 73, Atlanta, died July 2, 2019. She practiced small animal medicine at Briarcliff Animal Clinic in Atlanta for 46 years. Dr. Hedge is survived by her mother and her brother. Memorials may be made to Oak Grove United Methodist Church, 1722 Oak Grove Road, Decatur, GA 30033.

Clinton M. Holloway

Dr. Holloway (Georgia ’62), 82, Plains, Georgia, died Aug. 9, 2019. He practiced mixed animal medicine in Georgia’s Sumter County for 56 years. Dr. Holloway was a member of the Plains Lion Club.

His three daughters, a son, eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and three brothers survive him. Memorials may be made to Plains Baptist Church, 301 Bond St., Plains, GA 31780; Plains Lions Club, Paschal St., GA 31780; or Phoebe Sumter Hospice, 126 E. Furlow St., Americus, GA 31709.

Wesley D. Marshall

Dr. Marshall (Washington State ’58), 85, Ekalaka, Montana, died Oct. 11, 2019. He practiced small animal medicine with his wife, Dr. JoAn Marshall (Washington State ’58), at West Valley Veterinary Clinic in Lompoc, California, for 40 years. Dr. Marshall subsequently retired to Ekalaka, where he ran a cattle ranch. Early in his career, he served two years as a first lieutenant in the Army Veterinary Corps and practiced large animal medicine in British Columbia and central California.

Dr. Marshall was a member of the Lompoc Rotary Club. He is survived by his wife; two sons and a daughter; and two grandchildren. Dr. Marshall’s daughter, Dr. Kerri Marshall (Washington State ’85), is a veterinarian in Washington state. Memorials may be made to Dahl Memorial Healthcare, P.O. Box 46, Ekalaka, MT 59324.

Raymond D. Young

Dr. Young (Oklahoma State ’52), 95, Pleasanton, California, died Oct. 5, 2019. Following graduation, he practiced mixed animal medicine in Oklahoma, Texas, and Louisiana, before moving in 1960 to California where he joined the Oakland Zoo in Knowland Park, serving as veterinarian and zoo director. In 1969, Dr. Young began his more than 20-year career in private practice, establishing Town and Country Veterinary Hospital and Young’s Veterinary Hospital in Pleasanton.

During his career, he designed a squeeze cage for zoos, to be used for handling large animals safely. Dr. Young also developed a course of treatment for canine parvovirus, using natural ingredients. He is survived by his wife, Willa; a daughter; a grandchild; and a sister. Memorials may be made to Graceway Church, 1183 Quarry Lane, Pleasanton, CA 94566.

Please report the death of a veterinarian promptly to the JAVMA News staff via a toll-free phone call at 800-248-2862, ext. 6754; newsatavma [dot] org (email); or fax at 847-925-9329. For an obituary to be published, JAVMA must be notified within six months of the date of death.