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July 15, 2021


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Robert L. Conrad

Dr. Conrad (Auburn ’55), 95, Milltown, Indiana, died Jan. 15, 2021. He practiced in Warsaw, Indiana, for 35 years. Dr. Conrad was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion. His wife, Bea; two sons; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren survive him.

Harry B. Farris

Dr. Farris (Michigan State ’52), 94, Tucson, Arizona, died Jan. 23, 2021. During his more than 30-year career, he founded Euclid Veterinary Hospital and Pine Veterinary Clinic in the Bay City area of Michigan. Dr. Farris was a past president of the Rotary Club of Bay City and was a Paul Harris Fellow. He served in the Navy during World War II. Dr. Farris is survived by his wife, Dee Morelli; four sons; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Rotary Foundation, 14280 Collections Center Drive, Chicago, IL 60693, or Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, 501 S. Catherine St., Bay City, MI 48706.

David G. Jolly

Dr. Jolly (Texas A&M ’68), 85, Hot Springs, Arkansas, died March 15, 2021. Following graduation, he practiced small animal medicine for two years in Little Rock, Arkansas. Dr. Jolly subsequently developed an interest in large animal and equine medicine and went on to acquire Step Ahead Farm and Training Center in Hot Springs, focusing on Thoroughbreds. Dr. Jolly spent the last 25 years working primarily on catastrophic wound care using regenerative medicine and special bandaging techniques. He also consulted worldwide and visited Mongolia and Russia to observe race track and racehorse dynamics in other countries.

Dr. Jolly was a member of the Arkansas VMA and the Oaklawn Jockey Club. He is survived by his wife, Jane, and three sisters. Memorials may be made to the Oaklawn Chapel, P.O. Box 20564, Hot Springs, AR 71903.

Roland D. Montgomery

Dr. Montgomery (Michigan State ’52), 93, Lisbon, North Dakota, died Nov. 13, 2020. Following graduation, he established a mixed animal practice in Lisbon, where he worked until retirement. Dr. Montgomery served on the North Dakota Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. He also served on the Lisbon School Board and was active with the Masonic Lodge and Boy Scouts of America. A Navy veteran of World War II, Dr. Montgomery was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. His two sons, a daughter, four grandchildren, his great-grandchildren, a brother, and two sisters survive him.

Anson J. Oden Jr.

Dr. Oden (Texas A&M ’69), 80, Normangee, Texas, died Jan. 15, 2021. He owned Cross Country Genetics in Normangee prior to retirement. During his career, Dr. Oden also taught at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine; worked in Oklahoma; and was employed by the Granada Land and Cattle Co. in Houston.

Known for his expertise in genetics and embryo transfers in cattle, he was a past president of the American Embryo Transfer Association. Dr. Oden’s wife, Marcia; a son and a daughter; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild survive him.

Robert E. Raynor

Dr. Raynor (Colorado State ’60), 85, Tucson, Arizona, died Dec. 1, 2020. He was an equine veterinarian. Dr. Raynor is survived by his family. 

Larry W. Waldrip

Dr. Waldrip (Texas A&M ’62), 85, New Braunfels, Texas, died Nov. 7, 2020. Following graduation, he practiced mixed animal medicine in Texas at Schertz and New Braunfels. Dr. Waldrip subsequently established a clinic in Universal City, Texas. In 1966, he founded Creek View Veterinary Clinic in New Braunfels. Dr. Waldrip went on to establish Loop 337 Veterinary Clinic in New Braunfels, where he worked until retirement.

From the 1960s to 1980s, he served as a volunteer veterinarian at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. Dr. Waldrip also supported the Comal County Junior Livestock Show Association and Texas Junior Livestock Association and lent his services to the Natural Bridge Caverns Wildlife Ranch.

He was a veteran of the Air Force. Dr. Waldrip is survived by three sons, two stepsons, a stepdaughter, and 10 grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Day School, 572 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels, TX 78130.