AVMA honor roll member
Bruce B. Daniels
Dr. Daniels (California-Davis ’63), 83, Point Reyes Station, California, died May 24, 2021. Following graduation, he served as a partner in a mixed animal practice in Point Reyes Station. Dr. Daniels subsequently established a large animal mobile practice based out of his ranch in Nicasio, California, focusing on bovine and equine medicine. He also raised beef and Texas Longhorn cattle. Dr. Daniels was a member of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners and American Association of Equine Practitioners. He is survived by four daughters. Memorials may be made to the Marin Agricultural Land Trust, 145 A St., Point Reyes Station, CA 94956.
Robert E. Ewing
Dr. Ewing (Ohio State ’60), 85, Delaware, Ohio, died Feb. 16, 2021. He practiced in Ohio for more than 30 years. Dr. Ewing’s son, two daughters, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren survive him.
Leighton E. Fairbairn
Dr. Fairbairn (Kansas State ’53), 91, Garden City, Kansas, died April 9, 2021. Following graduation, he established a mixed animal practice in Kinsley, Kansas. Dr. Fairbairn subsequently served two years as a base veterinarian in the Air Force. He then moved to Garden City, where he practiced for more than 30 years.
Dr. Fairbairn was a past president of the Kansas VMA and a past chair of the Kansas Veterinary Technician Association, a member of the Kansas Livestock Association for more than 50 years, and a member of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners. In 1986, he was named KVMA Veterinarian of the Year.
Active in his community, Dr. Fairbairn served on the board of directors of Garden City’s Unified School District 457. He was a member of Rotary International and the Rotary Foundation and was a Paul Harris Fellow. Dr. Fairbairn was also a member of the American Legion.
His wife, Marilyn; three sons and a daughter; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren survive him. Memorials may be made to the Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo, 312 E. Finnup Drive, Garden City, KS 67846.
Garry L. Guilloud
Dr. Guilloud (Texas A&M ’65), 79, Houston, died March 19, 2021. He was a partner at Briargrove Animal Clinic in Houston for four decades. Dr. Guilloud served as a captain in the Air Force. He was a charter member of the Houston Westchase Rotary Club. Dr. Guilloud’s wife, Nancy; three children; and two grandchildren survive him.
Mary E. Knott
Dr. Knott (Iowa State ’00), 44, Carlsbad, California, died Feb. 13, 2021. During her career, she practiced small animal medicine in Arizona and California. An accomplished triathlete, Dr. Knott competed in more than 20 Ironman races. She is survived by her parents and two sisters. Memorials may be made to the Midlands Humane Society, 1020 Railroad Ave., Suite A, Council Bluffs, IA 51503, or Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, 1800 Christensen Drive, Ames, IA 50011.
Joanna M. Lerner
Dr. Lerner (Ross ’12), 43, Raymond, New Hampshire, died April 8, 2021. Following graduation, she worked at Andover Animal Hospital in Andover, Massachusetts, and Banfield Pet Hospital in Danvers, Massachusetts. Dr. Lerner subsequently moved to New Hampshire and joined Hampstead Animal Hospital in Hampstead. She was also a dog trainer. Dr. Lerner is survived by her husband, Jeremy; two daughters; her parents; and her stepfather. Memorials may be made to the Dr. Joanna Lerner Memorial Fund, c/o Salem Co-operative Bank, 3 South Broadway, P.O. Box 67, Salem, NH 03079.
Dennis H. Maves
Dr. Maves (Illinois ’68), 78, Sarasota, Florida, died May 11, 2021. He owned Southland Veterinary Clinic in Freeport, Illinois, for 20 years. Dr. Maves also practiced part time in Rockford, Illinois, and Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. During his time in Freeport, he served on the board of directors of the local Salvation Army and the Family YMCA of Northwest Illinois. Dr. Maves is survived by his wife, Sandra; two daughters; and three grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, 106 W. Exchange St., Freeport, IL 61032, or Family YMCA of Northwest Illinois, 2998 W. Pearl City Road, Freeport, IL 61032.
William B. Miesse
Dr. Miesse (Kansas State ’43), 99, Collierville, Tennessee, died April 6, 2021. Following graduation, he joined the Army Veterinary Corps, during World War II. Dr. Miesse subsequently settled in Memphis, Tennessee, where he practiced at Foote Animal Hospital. In 1964, he established Miesse Animal Hospital in Germantown, Tennessee, practicing there until retirement in 2003.
Dr. Miesse was a member of the Tennessee and Memphis/Shelby County VMAs. He is survived by his wife, Mary; three sons, two daughters, and two stepsons; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a brother. Memorials may be made to Cordova Presbyterian Church, 1071 N. Sanga Road, Cordova, TN 38018.
Loyal C. Monson
Dr. Monson (Minnesota ’69), 81, Plum City, Wisconsin, died April 9, 2021. Following graduation, he moved to Plum City, where he practiced large animal medicine until retirement in 2010. A veteran of the Army, Dr. Monson was a member of the American Legion. His son, daughter, five grandchildren, a great-grandchild, and a sister and a brother survive him. Dr. Monson’s niece, Dr. Nikki Crandall-Seibert (Wisconsin ’95), is a veterinarian in the Delavan-Darien area of Wisconsin. Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 420 1st St., Plum City, WI 54761.
Willis G. Parker
Dr. Parker (Purdue ’64), 84, Clayton, Indiana, died April 15, 2021. Following graduation, he established a mixed animal practice in Coatesville, Indiana. Dr. Parker subsequently worked 26 years as staff veterinarian at American Breeders Service, a bovine breeding service in DeForest, Wisconsin, retiring in 1991. During his career, he represented ABS during a trade mission to Lithuania, traveled as a consultant and educator to Baltic countries and Ethiopia, and worked several weeks in the United Kingdom with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s animal disease eradication program.
Dr. Parker was a diplomate and a past president of the American College of Theriogenologists. He was a member of the Society for Theriogenology, American Association of Bovine Practitioners, and Indiana and Wisconsin VMAs. In 1991, Dr. Parker was named Wisconsin VMA Veterinarian of the Year. He received the Indiana VMA Veterinarian of the Year Award in 2000. That same year, Dr. Parker was also the recipient of Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Active in his community, he served several years on the Poynette Public Schools’ Board of Education in Poynette, Wisconsin, and helped establish and served as president of the Hendricks County Community Foundation in Avon, Indiana. Dr. Parker was a veteran of the Army. He is survived by his wife, Linda; a daughter; two grandchildren; and a sister.
Memorials may be made to Project Mercy (designate food security), a nonprofit organization that provides community development and famine relief in Ethiopia, and sent to 7011 Ardmore Ave., Fort Wayne, IN 46809 ; Purdue Musical Organizations (designate Varsity Glee Club), Ralph & Bettye Bailey Hall, 359 Northwestern Ave., West Lafayette, IN 47906; Hendricks County Community Foundation (designate Doris K. Parker Music Fund), 6319 East U.S. Highway 36, Suite 211, Avon, IN 46123; or Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership (designate Eric Parker Memorial Fund)—Building Industry Group and Skilled Trades Employment Program, 3841 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53208.
Loyce W. Turner
Dr. Turner (Auburn ’48), 93, Valdosta, Georgia, died April 16, 2021. He began his career serving as a captain in the Army Veterinary Corps. Dr. Turner subsequently established a mixed animal practice in Valdosta. From 1975-98, he was a member of the Georgia State Senate. During that time, Dr. Turner served a stint as senate majority whip, was chair of the Banking and Financial Institutions Committee, and was a member of the Appropriation Committee and Higher Education Committee. Following his service in the Senate, he was appointed to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, serving as chair of the board in 2005.
Active in his community, Dr. Turner was a past chair of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce and was a member of the Rotary Club and Georgia Farm Bureau. He established the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts in downtown Valdosta. In 2015, Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine honored Dr. Turner with the Wilford S. Bailey Distinguished Alumni Award. His wife, Ingrid; two daughters, a son, and a stepdaughter; five grandchildren and two stepgrandchildren; and a sister survive him. Memorials may be made to the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts, 527 N. Patterson St., Valdosta, GA 31601, or Regency SouthernCare Hospice, Kindred at Home–Hospice Division, 655 Brawley School Road, Suite 200, Mooresville, NC 28117.
Gordon H. Voss
Dr. Voss (Oklahoma State ’64), 81, Carrier, Oklahoma, died June 3, 2021. He practiced mixed animal medicine in Goltry, Oklahoma, for 56 years. Dr. Voss is survived by his wife, Jann; two sons; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Memorials, toward the Class of 1964 at Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine, may be made c/o Lanman Funeral Home Inc., 309 E. 4th St., Helena, OK 73741.
William M. Williams
Dr. Williams (Georgia ’63), 86, Ellijay, Georgia, died May 25, 2021. He practiced at Old Mill Farm, a Thoroughbred farm in Cartersville, Georgia, for several years. Dr. Williams is survived by his wife, Sandra; two daughters and two sons; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
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