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July 01, 2020


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Julie R. Butler

Dr. Butler (Cornell ’83), 62, New York City, died April 4, 2020. She owned 145th Street Animal Hospital, a small animal practice in New York City, since 1989. Prior to that, Dr. Butler worked for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in New York City. She was a co-founder and a past co-vice president of New York Save Animals in Veterinary Emergency, a nonprofit providing financial assistance to New York residents with pets in need of emergency care. A past president of the VMA of New York City, Dr. Butler was honored with the association’s Outstanding Service to Veterinary Medicine Award in 2007.

She served on the board of directors for Lutheran Social Services of New York and co-founded the South African Harlem Voices Choir. Dr. Butler is survived by her husband, Claude Howard; a son and a daughter; and a sister and three brothers. Memorials may be made to The Brotherhood/Sister Sol, an organization providing essential services to the youth of New York City, and sent to 140 Hamilton Place, New York, NY 10031.

James A. France

Dr. France (Auburn ’58), 89, Mayo, Florida, died Feb. 24, 2020. He practiced mixed animal medicine in Florida’s Lafayette County for almost 30 years. Prior to that, Dr. France worked in Sarasota, Florida. In retirement, he volunteered with the U.S. Forest Service. Dr. France was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Claire; a son and two daughters; five grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a sister.

Jacob A. Hines

Dr. Hines (Ohio State ’53), 92, Highland Haven, Texas, died March 3, 2020. He was the founder of Adams Marquette Veterinary Service in Oxford, Wisconsin, where he practiced mixed animal medicine for more than 50 years. Active in organized veterinary medicine, Dr. Hines was a past chairman of the Wisconsin Veterinary Examining Board, a past member of the AVMA Animal Welfare Committee, and a past director of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners. He was a member of the Wisconsin VMA and was active with the Wisconsin Hereford Association, National Institute for Animal Agriculture, Marquette County Farm Bureau, Wisconsin Agri-Business Association, and 4-H.

Dr. Hines was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2001 and represented the 42nd district for seven years. During that time, he chaired the former Public Health Committee. Dr. Hines served on the board of directors of the School District of Westfield and was a member of the Oxford Lions Club. An Army veteran of World War II, he was also a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Dr. Hines was named WVMA Veterinarian of the Year in 1995 and received an Ohio State Alumni Recognition Award in 2003. His wife, Pamela; three daughters and two sons; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister survive him. Dr. Hines’ practice in Oxford is now owned by his son, Dr. Steven Hines, a 1987 veterinary graduate of the University of Pretoria in South Africa. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 210 S. Miller St., Oxford, WI 53952.

James H. Lamp

Dr. Lamp (Texas A&M ’51), 95, Bellville, Texas, died March 25, 2020. He owned Bellville Veterinary Clinic, a mixed animal practice, for 59 years, after which his son, Dr. Ted M. Lamp (Texas A&M ’79), took over. Dr. James Lamp continued to work at the practice until 2016. He was a past president of the Brazos Valley and Bluebonnet VMAs and was a past director of the Texas VMA. In 2010, the TVMA honored Dr. Lamp’s practice with a Texas Veterinary Heritage Practice Award.

He was a member of the Austin County Beef and Forage Committee and was an honorary member of the National FFA Organization. Dr. Lamp served on the Bellville Independent School District Board for 15 years. A 50-year member of the Bellville Lions Club, he was named Lions Club Citizen of the Year in 1969. In 2002, the Bellville Chamber of Commerce honored Dr. Lamp with the Commerce Award. A veteran of the Army Air Force, he was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Dr. Lamp is survived by his son and two daughters, four grandchildren and five step-grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and six step great-grandchildren, and a sister. Memorials may be made to Austin County A&M Club Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 561, Bellville, TX 77418.

Lyndel R. Matthews

Dr. Matthews (Illinois ’60), 86, Bethalto, Illinois, died Feb. 18, 2020. He owned Rosewood Pet Hospital, a small animal practice in Rosewood Heights, Illinois, for 51 years prior to retirement in 2014. Previously, Dr. Matthews practiced at Hawthorne Animal Hospital in Edwardsville, Illinois. His wife, Gloria; three daughters and a son; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren survive him. Memorials may be made to the Alton Area Animal Aid Association, 4530 N. Alby St., Godfrey, IL 62035.

Raymond G. Pahle

Dr. Pahle (Iowa State ’54), 91, New Berlin, Wisconsin, died March 4, 2020. He owned Pahle Small Animal Clinic in West Allis, Wisconsin, for more than 40 years. Earlier, Dr. Pahle worked in Iowa for two years. He was a past president of the American Animal Hospital Association and Wisconsin VMA. In 1975, Dr. Pahle was named WVMA Veterinarian of the Year. He was a co-recipient of Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Stange Award for Meritorious Service in Veterinary Medicine in 1986. In 1989, Dr. Pahle was named AAHA’s Charles E. Bild Practitioner of the Year.

He was a past president of the West Allis Rotary Club and volunteered at the YMCA. Dr. Pahle served in the Army and was part of the Allied occupation force in Japan after World War II. He is survived by his wife, Clarice; two sons and four daughters; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163, or Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ames, IA 50011.

Peter S. Sakas

Dr. Sakas (Illinois ’83), 67, Northbrook, Illinois, died March 30, 2020. Following graduation, he joined Niles Animal Hospital and Bird Medical Center in Niles, Illinois, as a staff veterinarian. In 1985, Dr. Sakas took ownership of the hospital, where he practiced mixed animal medicine, focusing on avian medicine. During his career, he also served as veterinarian for Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation in Barrington, Illinois; worked with the Garrido Stray Rescue Foundation and Cook County Forest Preserve District in Chicago; was an adjunct professor at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine; and lectured at various veterinary colleges nationwide.

Dr. Sakas authored the book “Essentials of Avian Medicine: A Guide for Practitioners” and authored the avian section of the book “Exotic Formulary, 2nd Edition.” He served on the editorial board for the magazine Veterinary Forum and contributed to PetVet Magazine. Dr. Sakas was a member of the Illinois State VMA and was a former member of its Education Committee.

He is survived by his wife, Karen; a son and a daughter; and a sister and two brothers. Memorials, toward the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine Companion Animal Memorial Fund, may be sent to the University of Illinois Foundation, Harker Hall, 1305 W. Green St., Urbana, IL 61801.

Lex E. Thompson

Dr. Thompson (Texas A&M ’78), 71, Imperial, Nebraska, died March 23, 2020. During his 40-year career practicing mixed animal medicine, he worked in Texas and southwest Nebraska, including founding and serving as a partner at Veterinary Services in Imperial. Dr. Thompson later worked as a technical services veterinarian for what was known as Newport Laboratories, based in Worthington, Minnesota. He was a veteran of the Navy. Dr. Thompson is survived by his wife, Jodi; a son; three grandchildren; his parents; and two sisters and a brother.

Richard L. Wall

Dr. Wall (North Carolina State ’89), 66, Sylva, North Carolina, died Feb. 6, 2020. A small animal veterinarian, he co-owned Sylva Animal Hospital for more than 20 years. Dr. Wall was a veteran of the Army. His sister survives him. Memorials may be made to Humane Society of Jackson County, P.O. Box 298, Sylva, NC 28779, or may be made to Catman2 Inc., a no-kill rescue shelter for felines, and sent to P.O. Box 2344, Cullowhee, NC 28723.

Joan E. Warner-Hough

Dr. Warner-Hough (Kansas State ’68), 76, Coffeyville, Kansas, died Nov. 14, 2019. She owned Animal Health Clinic, a small animal practice in Coffeyville, prior to retirement in 2017. Dr. Warner-Hough also raised Quarter Horses. A member of the Kansas VMA, she received its Distinguished Service Award in 2013. Dr. Warner-Hough is survived by a son, a daughter, nine grandchildren, a sister, and a brother. Memorials, toward Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, may be sent c/o David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 N. Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.

Bradford C. Yoho

Dr. Yoho (Minnesota ’68), 84, Stillwater, Minnesota, died March 11, 2020. He was a co-founder and partner at Stillwater Equine Veterinary Clinic and Stillwater Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Yoho trained and showed hunting dogs and bred, trained, and raced Thoroughbreds. His wife, Carole; a son and a daughter; four grandchildren; and a brother survive him. Memorials, toward the College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 1968 Scholarship Fund, may be sent to the University of Minnesota Foundation, 200 Oak St. SE, Suite 500, Minneapolis, MN 55455.