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Charles was fortunate to have three very special and devoted friends who saw to his every need with love and compassion: Jerald Ketchum, George Sherrill, Jr. And Dee Hightower. Also, he cared deeply for his dear friend, Kathy Tucker, who predeceased him, and continued to love and care for her children: Caitlin Parker, Duncan, Mark J.

Charles was very kind, devoted and generous to those he loved, and helped those he considered less fortunate. His parents, C.

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McLemore, Harvey I. Diane Bourland and Whizzer met at a horse show at the end of May and they were engaged by August. They were married on February 5, in Fort Worth. Their children were raised on the ranch and were excited to work cattle with their Dad. Whizzer proudly served in the Navy Reserves. Miller, J. He was born March 12, , in Laredo, Texas. Generous, kind, hard-working husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Johnny was raised in the upper valley and a member of a pioneer family. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, a U. Navy veteran where he served in the Construction Battalion, a 32nd Degree Mason, and a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers for 55 years.

Morgan, Gerald B. Steele, Columbia, MO. Richards, Margaret S. Richards, Jason Schmidt , Thomas J. He was preceded in death by his sister, Jane Wallace Johnson. He was a member of St. He began his career in sales with Dr. He then founded Ole Tex Cleaners, and subsequently acquired numerous Pilgrim Cleaner stores, before he then founded Red Fox Cleaners, and operated 8 locations along with his son and co-owner, Jeff Moss. He was a member of the Rotary Club. Murphy, Charles T. He was born May 6, in Gallup, NM.

He graduated high school from New Mexico Military Institute in He had many life long friends including several of his classmates from NMSU. Without hesitation, he was always quick to help a neighbor, friend, or stranger whenever needed. Charles went on to become well known and very well respected in the commercial construction industry, starting his early career with Robert E. He retired in after 25 years with Davis and Associates in Santa Fe. He enjoyed many outdoor activities including fishing and camping with his daughters while they were growing up. He and his wife Barbara enjoyed traveling.

They visited several different countries including China, Peru, Poland and New Zealand, to name a few. But he probably most enjoyed traveling and camping in their RV with their dogs, Maggie and Suhne. And Thomas Murphy. Charles is survived by his daughters, Bobbie Murphy and Caroline Murphy of Santa Fe, whom he cherished greatly and who were thoroughly devoted to him after his wife died in ; brother Jim Mur Angel Flores phy, and sister-in-law Marge, of Durango, CO; nephew Mark Murphy and wife Pat, of Maryland; Dan Murphy and wife Teresa of Durango, CO; his incredibly loved and spoiled Lab, Trudy, who was his constant, loyal companion and rarely left his side.

He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. Nalda, John P. He married Nancy Gentry on Feb. He raised his family at Corona where he operated a cattle and sheep ranch. John retired to Albuquerque and later moved to Edgewood. He enjoyed playing the guitar and accordion and spending time with family and friends. John was a kind and loving man and will be greatly missed by all. John is survived by his son Scott, daughter-in-law Eileen and granddaughter Isabella of Prescott, Ariz. He was preceded in death by his parents, Michel and Soledad; brothers, Michel and Louie and son Cully.

Nesbitt, Martin F. He attended the University of Oklahoma and graduated with a Petroleum Geology degree in He married Annette Marie Taft in He served With Distinction in the Korean War. He began his career as a geologist with Pan American in Mississippi. He joined Mich-Wis Pipeline in Houston in , Bass Enterprises in and finally went back to his love of being an independent geologist and remained a mentor even after he semi-retired.

He received the Martin C. He came to Dayton Initially in , after serving in the U. Army in Japan. He was associated with various hotel computer systems and hospitality product programs until his retirement in Funeral services will be held at St. Donations in his memory may be made to St. He passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, January 9, From he served in the U.

Army Corps of Engineers. Upon his discharge, he worked for the U. Public Health Service — Indian Health. During this time he and his family lived in Portland, Ore. In his retirement years he enjoyed spending time on his farm, playing golf, attending OU football games, and taking many trips to the mountains of Colorado and New Mexico where he trail rode with his beloved horses and many friends.

Officer, Col W. Officer and Fanny Belle Wittwer. He was delivered by his grandfather, Dr. William Frederick Wittwer. He spent his childhood making rounds with his grandfather to patients, often on horseback when patients frequently paid with chickens and tortillas. Air Force. During his year career, he was stationed at more than 15 bases. Officer is survived by his wife of Albuquerque; two daughters, including Paula Petry of Gillette; one son; one brother; and five grandsons. He is also survived by sisters, Beatrice Stephens of Hawaii, and Katherine Streeter of North Carolina, and 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

John was preceded in death by his first wife Audrey Gay Flynn in Born in Encinitas, California in , his family moved to Phoenix in where his father was involved in the cattle business. In , he returned to Tucson and opened and directed his own engineering firm until his death. Everyone who knew him was impacted by his adventurous spirit, his loyalty to friends and his commitment to his family. He is greatly loved and missed by us all.

Peeples, Jr. He was fervently prayed home into the loving arms of his Lord surrounded by his two sons, their wives and six grandchildren on Wednesday, December 6, Growing up in Houston his main interests were his friends, scouting and his church, the Church of St. John the Divine, where he was a member of its earliest Sunday school classes in , served as acolyte and received his Eagle Scout award in as a member in Troop The last two years of high school and first year of college he attended New Mexico Military Institute, an experience he cherished throughout his lifetime.

Army, Armor, at Fort Knox, Kentucky. In Gene married Patricia Kerlin, his college sweetheart and best friend. After so many moves across west and south Texas with two young sons, Gene joined an independent oil company in Corpus Christi in , where they settled in for 17 years. While in Corpus Christi, Gene was active in civic affairs, serving in Leadership Corpus Christi, on the Planning and Zoning Commission for five years, one year as chairman, and in the Chamber of Commerce as vice president of economic development.

One more relocation in would take him and Patricia back to his childhood roots in Houston to join a Canadian energy company as southern US exploration manager. John the Divine after his return to Houston. His faith was his bedrock in all circumstances, and served as his compass throughout life. The family extends their thanks to the staff at Treemont Healthcare for their efforts to bring Gene back to health after he suffered a broken leg in May , and to Linda Parsons, trusted aid and loyal friend to both Gene and Patricia.

Gene was predeceased by his parents, his brother, Robert I. Peeples, and his wife of 63 years, Patricia, whom he heroically cared for over her final years. He loved, and is loved by, his nieces and nephews on both the Peeples and Kerlin side. Phillips, Newton B. He was 81 years of age. He landed in Korea on November 17, and took part in heavy fighting on the Western Front. Service Medal. Upon returning home, he met his soon-to-be wife Bobbye Prentiss and they were married in Supply and then went into the Home Building Business for the next forty-five years building many new homes, apartments and duplexes.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Newton B. Phillips, Sr. Bob lived a life of service to his country and his community, and was devoted to his family. It was during these early years that he began his service to God and his community as a Boy Scout, a member of the New Mexico State Guard, and an acolyte and lay reader in the Episcopal Church. Following graduation from Officer Candidate School, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army in and served on active duty for 30 years, retiring in with the rank of full Colonel.

They had two daughters, Becky and Kathy. In addition, he served with the 31st Infantry Regiment in Korea, the 1st, 6th, and 13th Cavalry, and the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Armored Divisions. Bob was a Charter Member of St. Bob was a Master Gardener, and his hobbies included fishing, photography, horticulture, and inventing gadgets. He was a sports enthusiast and had a great appreciation for classical music. He especially enjoyed camping with his family and teaching his six grandchildren and many other kids how to fish. He had a kind and generous heart and will be greatly missed by all of those who knew him.

Rice, Lindsey M. Throughout his life, he was involved in his family farm operation in Colorado. Bob was preceded in death by his first wife, Mardy Hammond Rierson. Visitation will be Sunday, May 9th from 4 to 6 p. At Messinger Mortuaries, E. Indian School Road, Scottsdale. Rosson, J. Survivors include his loving wife, Mary L. Salter of Orange. He is preceded in death by his parents, Mr. Charlie Salter; one son, the late Richard B.

Salter Sr. Terrie and one grandson, Charles Salter, Jr. Nestor was born on July 28, to Jim and Clara Sanchez. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U. Marshall Home Preservation Fund where he secured funding vital to keeping the home as a museum for the public.

A devoted and loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, Nestor is survived by his two sisters, four sons, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He is preceded in death by his loving wife Joan. Nestor touched many people with his hard work, humor, dedication, and wise counsel. He will be greatly missed. Schnedar, Judge William J. Judge Schnedar died peacefully on Sept. Bill was born and raised in Roswell, spent his adult career as a lawyer and judge here, and, together with his wife, raised nine children, all of whom graduated from Roswell High School.

Bill was born at St. Bill, his brother John, and his sister Jeanne grew up in a house on the corner of College Boulevard and Atkinson Avenue, a spot that now hosts the Roswell Zoo. As a boy, Bill and his brother John swam in the Berrendo River. Bill attended St. They married in , two days after he was commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy. Bill and Zudie lived in San Diego while Bill, as an amphibious line officer, served three tours in the South Pacific and one tour in Alaska and Canada, where he served as the assistant operations officer for the DEW line re-supply mission.

By the time Bill graduated from law school, he and Zudie already had four children, but he nevertheless managed to graduate first in his class. Along the way, he and Zudie had five more children. In , Bill left private practice after 21 years to become a judge of the Fifth Judicial District, where he served more than 14 years before retiring in Some of his many accomplishments on the bench include computerizing the Fifth Judicial District, increasing access to pro se litigants in family court, starting a mediation program in Chaves County, and bringing improvements to child custody proceedings.

With the help of State Sen. Tim Jennings, Bill persuaded the legislature to provide equal pay state-wide for court employees. Bill enthusiastically supported all the activities of his nine children, oftentimes coaching athletic teams and traveling to tournaments across the state, and, sometimes the country.

Bill, known as Daddio to his children, leaves them with many childhood memories of camping, water-skiing, Thanksgiving flag football games, and wonderful summer vacations traveling the country in two station wagons. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Zudie, and eight children, Chris Schnedar and his wife, Carol, of Suffolk, Va.

Bill lived life to the fullest, with a kind heart and wise spirit. He will remain in the memories and hearts of all who knew him. Schulze, Rupert Philip, Jr. George was born to George R. Smith, Sr. George was born and raised in Roswell, NM. George married his wife Alice B Kennedy on June 19, His first son George R. George came back to Roswell, NM, in George worked 20 years as a controller in Building Block and Stone. George worked independently in his company Energy Administration as a land man in the oil industry for 40 years. Those who preceded him in death are his parents George R.

Smith, and his son David E. Those left behind to cherish his memory are: Wife, Alice B. Son, George R. Daughter, Kathleen Freeland. Grandson, George R. Smith IV. Grandson, Matthew R. Stenseth, Jr. Predeceased by loving wife, Glennis Deanie Stenseth. Survivors include 3 daughters, 6 grandchildren, and 1 sister. Stewart, Donald C. Louis, to Laura E. And Robert N. Johnston, Sr. Stewart, the former rector of St.

Mary Magdalen Church in Villa Park, retired in , but continued serving the community as a substitute teacher, west side coordinator for Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services, and as assisting pries at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Elgin. He served in Korea from to , and was honorably discharged in , with the rank of sergeant. He enrolled at Nashotah House Theological Seminary in Wisconsin as a candidate for the priesthood in the Episcopal Church, graduating in , and was then assigned to the Timberline Circuit of the Episcopal Church, serving at three different churches, in Breckenridge, Leadville and Buena Vista, Colo.

In , Rev. Stewart joined the staff of St. While there, he joined with other chaplains in urging Sheriff Richard Elrod to investigate and correct abuses at the jail. Stewart was called to be Rector of St. After retiring to St. Charles in , Rev. Stewart devoted himself to several occupations, among them temporary secretary at the Kane County Judicial Center, substitute teaching in area high schools, west side coordinator for Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services, and, finally as assisting priest at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Elgin.

He was also a co-founder of Suicide Prevention Services in Batavia and volunteered as a computer instructor at the Salvation Army in Geneva. Stewart was thrice married and is survived by his widow, Lou C. Gallagher; three children by his first wife, Joann Mullen, and one child by his second wife, Rose. He leaves four grandchildren. Stuart, Robert D.

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While at NMMI, Phil was a member of the polo team copping the Best Horseman trophy his senior year even though he was the only city boy on the team. Phil launched his public relations career in consumer marketing with The Philip Lesley, Co. After moving to Texas, Phil was founder and chairman of Churchill Group which he grew from into one of the largest PR firms in Houston and eventually the largest Investor Relations firm in the southwest.

He joined the Houston Racquet Club in enjoying entertaining, tennis and the past five years arriving at the door of the fitness center about 5 a. His loyal assistant at Churchill Group, Fern Congram, moved with him to support his money management services which was active until his death. Terry, Dr. He practiced 31 years in Hot Springs. He was a founding member of Trinity Church where he remained faithful till death. Toles, J. Toles and Audie Penrod Toles who predeceased him. Army of Occupation, Germany. Toles married Sally Saunders who survives him.

She is the daughter of the late Col. Saunders, Jr. Toles practiced law in Roswell for several years before forming The Toles Company, a family business involving oil and gas production, commercial real estate, and farm and ranch properties. He was active in state government, serving in the New Mexico Senate from to Toles served in various capacities for state, community and church endeavors.

Their public endeavors and charitable services caused Mr. Toles was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Roswell, where he led an adult Sunday school class for 50 years. Of the many organizations that Mr. Toles served, none received more attention than New Mexico Military Institute. Tutt, Eugene F. There will be a celebration of his life at the home of his son, Michael, in October Tutt was born Oct. Upon graduation he served two years in the U. Army during the Korean War. He then entered Stanford University, where he met and married Rita Considine.

After graduation they moved to Orange County where Gene practiced architecture for nearly 40 years, specializing in the design of schools, and commercial and institutional buildings throughout Orange County and California. His favorite project was the design of the various elements of the Rehabilitation Institute of Southern California, where he served as donor and volunteer for 40 years.

Gene retired in and moved to Los Osos to be near his son and grandchildren. He enjoyed his years as grandparent and leaves behind many dear friends and relatives.

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Varela, Armando H. He was 80 years old. Born on Oct. His love of fun and people, and his devotion to his friends, lots of whom he grew up with, is one of the many things friends and family will remember about him. An accomplished athlete, at the age of 34, he took up the game of golf, at which he excelled. He took great pleasure in competing in tournaments with his friends, and in the occasional game of chance. A strong, independent and intelligent man, he forged a successful career as a land developer and independent oil and gas investor.

An entrepreneurial spirit, he is remembered by business associates and friends as, above all, a man of integrity and strongly held beliefs. He was also a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church of Amarillo. The family is also very grateful to Phyllis Enloe, a dear family friend, and John Sawyer, his eldest nephew, for all of their constant love and care. And, a special thank you to Sandy Battenfield for her devoted service and love to both Brenda and Buddy in their final years. Wendt, William W. He was preceded in death by his father, William Harris Wilson Sr.

He is also survived by his sister, Sandra Brown, of Rogers, Ark. He retired from the Highway Department after 25 years. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and was a member of Road Knights and Retreads motorcycle clubs. He had many hobbies, including building and flying RC airplanes and helicopters. Wolff, John P. John graduated from Colorado College with a major in Zoology. Shortly after college he entered the U. Army and was Jump Captain with the 82nd Airborne stationed in Germany and other locations. He was multifaceted and had various jobs after his service, including pharmaceutical sales and retiring in the insurance industry.

John was an avid reader, collector, trivia expert and woodworker. John was a 32nd degree Mason in the Holland Lodge and a Shriner. John was married to his adoring wife, Mary Ann Speligene Wolff for 38 years. He is also survived by his daughter, Theresa L. Wolff, Diana E. He was preceded in death by his parents, John P. Wortman, John F. Bud was raised on the family farm in Dexter and graduated from Dexter High School in He attended college at New Mexico Military Institute, where he graduated in the first four-year college class in After college, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant and served in the 2nd Armored Division in Germany.

While in Germany, he met Rosemary Anderson whom he married in In December , Bud was separated from active duty and assigned to the Army Reserve. After 32 years in the Army Reserve, he achieved the rank of full colonel. Upon completion of his tour of duty in Germany, he returned to Dexter in December with Rosemary to join the family businesses.

Bud and Rosemary operated the family businesses for nearly 62 years until her death in Bud then continued the family farming operation until his death. Bud and Rosemary have two sons: John F. Wortman and his wife Lynne of Longview, TX. Bud is also survived by one sister-in-law, Jean Wortman of Tucson, Arizona. Bud was a devoted husband and a loving and dedicated father to his two sons. He was a prominent citizen of Dexter and was passionate about his involvement in social and community activities that was demonstrated through his service in the New Mexico Masonic Organization where he became Grand Master in and his membership in the Shriners Organization and Rotary International.

Bud was committed to supporting the Dexter Public Schools where he served as a member on the School Board for multiple years and continued to mentor numerous school children for years thereafter. Wright, James L. He was born Jan. He loved animals, land and his family, and was very much loved back by them all. Survivors include wife of 56 years, June Abbott of Medina; daughter, T. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Ricky Abbott. Abreu, Col Ralph C. He was raised in San Antonio, Texas. He was a 4th generation lawyer, and with two 2 6th generation lawyers presently enrolled in law school.

Guy had a great zest for life, and he enjoyed fishing, ranching, hunting, and world traveling. Armstrong, John G. He was born November 29, , in Springerville, Arizona. He was a Navy veteran. Berbiglia, Joseph P. He worked there continuously from until his retirement in Bill enjoyed golf, loved his Longhorns, traveled the world and built an exceptional group of lifelong friends. He lived his life full of faith and with an undying love of God and his wife.

A life well lived. Bivins, Donald C. He was born Aug. He lived in Arvin, Calif. He attended schools in Bakersfield, Calif. They lived in Bakersfield, prior to moving the family to Las Vegas in He was a project manager for a California developer when he first moved to Las Vegas.

In , he moved his family to Boulder City where he and his partner Curley Smith began Bivins and Smith Realty, building single family homes. He was a devoted husband to Barbara. They enjoyed 53 happy years together and loved to entertain in their home where they always welcomed family and friends. Donald also had a love for traveling.

He and Barbara enjoyed many trips throughout the United States, Europe, Africa, Mexico and Canada, he also accompanied Barbara traveling to many bridge tournaments. Donald obtained his pilots license and would fly his family to Bakersfield, vacations and for business in other states.

Donald was a loving father and always wanted family around. He spent many weekends taking his sons to job sites teaching them his love of building homes. He also would take them flying regularly and encouraged them to get their pilots license of which two of them did. Donald enjoyed traveling annually to the Reno Air Races with his sons. They also took many fishing trips to Alaska and Mexico. His four sons joined him at Bivins Construction.

Donald enjoyed working with his sons and remained active in the family business up until his last days. Blair, Richard J. He was at Serenity House in Santa Barbara, surrounded by his loving family. Dick was 88 years old and for six years has been battling cancer, congestive heart failure and COPD. Dick was an outstanding athlete and participated in gymnastics, wrestling and played football. He was called into the U. In Dick became sole proprietor of Colorado Aero Tech, an aviation mechanics school. He grew that company into one of the largest and most successful aviation tech schools in the U.

He also acquired the land adjacent to the school. He had his own airplane and truly loved to fly. In he met the love of his life. Jeannette Arithson. They married in , and also renewed their vows to follow Christ and were happily married until his passing. In he sold the school and eventually the land when he retired. Immediately upon retirement he poured himself into Christian philanthropic activities.

He served on many boards and committees of churches and of para-church organizations including, Harvest Foundation of Phoenix, that does world wide outreach, Mike Silva International, out of Portland, which practices evangelism primarily in Latin American Countries and Promise Keepers out of Denver and Boulder, to name a few. He founded a matching program for prisoners with friends called Friends in Transition, it is now known as Friends of Youth in Denver, which he continued to support.

He has a heart for the poor and downtrodden, here and abroad, and was driven to spread the life-changing message of the Gospel. His witness for Christ continued until the very last day of his life. Dick Blair was preceded in death by his mother Lillian Blair, his brother Bob Blair and wife Pat, his precious daughter Cambia Blair, his son-in-law John Adkins and many more distant loved ones on both sides of the family.

He is survived by his wife Jeannette Blair, his daughters Victoria K. Half brother Joel Rosenkranz Janice and many more cousins nieces and nephews. Bodie, Donald E. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Ora; his children, Steve Cathy , Brian Theresa and Kellee; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and one grandchild on the way. Jim was born in Montrose, Colorado, but the family moved immediately after his birth to Grand Junction, Colorado. Jim returned to Grand Junction, where he was reacquainted with Ora, and on October 16, , he and Ora were married. After the Korean War broke out, Jim joined the Air Force on January 2, and was honorably discharged four years later.

Upon graduating, Jim was offered a position at Sandia National Laboratories and he and Ora relocated to Albuquerque in He spent the rest of his career there, retiring as President of BCBS in , after 30 years of service. Jim and Ora loved traveling the United States in their motorhome, with many of their very dear friends.

Jim enjoyed the outdoors, boating, fishing and spending time with his family and friends. Burleson, William L. Cheesman Sr. He then married his high school sweetheart and returned to UT to complete his remaining years of college. After graduating from college, he joined his father at Dale C. In , Dale Jr. He ran the company for over fifty years, coming to the office every day until his death.

He loved his office family, especially his loyal and devoted manager Marilyn Faulkner. Dale earned a strong reputation in business as a smart, successful and honest Oil Man. Dale was a pilot, a guitar player, and an avid fisherman and hunter, where he was known as a world class shot. He loved taking his family and friends down to south Texas for big hunting weekends, and to Lake Conroe and their Galveston bay house for boating and fishing weekends.

Martins Episcopal Church where he was a founding member. Dale sends his final salute to his many close friends, including the Old Geezers. The Cheesman family would like to express their gratitude to his devoted caregivers, Koko, Sophia, Trinika, Shanae and Bianca. Dale was preceded in death by his parents and sister Carolyn Cheesman Hippard. Cinelli, Gene R. Frank L. Collard was born Nov.

Cope, Dr. Gene E. Paul, Jr. He married Daisy Jane Hill at St. Crosby, James D. Ralph, a fourth generation resident of the San Luis Valley, was raised in the Saguache area. He grew up on the family ranch working sheep and milking cows. Ralph attended Saguache schools through his sophomore year in high school. Upon graduation, he entered the University of Colorado in Boulder on a football scholarship. He served in Virginia and Japan and was honorably discharged in as a 1st Lieutenant. With ranching in his blood, Ralph then returned to the ranch in Saguache to raise cattle with his wife Gloria Glo , who he married on June 29, There they raised their two children Karen and Glenn.

He owned and operated the ranch until From , Ralph worked as the Water Quality Coordinator and then served as the general manager of the Rio Grande Water Conservation District for 25 years until his retirement in Ralph had a passion for land stewardship and water conservation as evident from the organizations in which he was involved. Ralph was a member of the Colorado Water Congress for 23 years and served on the board of directors. Most notably, however, Ralph was a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather who loved spending time with his family.

He is also survived by six great grandchildren — Bryleigh, Zane, and Blayne Beyers, Nora and Hannah Luensmann, and Bronte Jennings — as well as his brother Charles Glenn Curtis of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family and friends.

Ralph was preceded in death by his parents and his sister-in-law Patti Curtis. Davis, Conrad M. He had recently celebrated his 76th birthday. Tom was born Feb. Tom received a B. He was editor of the Colorado Law Review. While attending the University of Colorado he met Marilyn Anderson.

They were married in in Denver. During the Korean Conflict Tom served in the U. Tom practiced law in Portland from until his retirement in at the law firm of Stoel Rives, where he was a senior partner. His specialty was employee benefits and pensions; an area in which he was a nationally recognized authority.

Tom recognized the importance of building security for employees for their retirement years and worked with employer and employee groups to do so. He authored a number of publications and commentaries, and was the honored recipient of the Distinguished Member Award, Western Pension and Benefits Council, Portland chapter. He had a passion for the craft of being a fine lawyer; was a gifted and precise author; and nurtured others helping them improve their writing skills.

He was a mentor to many, both professionally and personally. His civic contributions included past board membership for the Girl Scouts, past board member and vice president of the American Civil Liberties Union, and past Moderator of the First Unitarian Church. His interest in education led him to serve as president of the board of both Catlin Gabel School and the Pacific Northwest College of Art.

Tom loved the outdoors, particularly the old growth forests of the Cascades. He was an avid skier, mushroom hunter and loved to hike with his friends and family. Tom was extremely well read and for 40 years rarely missed a meeting of the Tuesday Morning Book Group. Tom was quantitative and precise, yet understood the importance of the creative process.

He was able to integrate art into life with flair, and shared his appreciation with many others. Tom illustrated the notion that the more you have the more you have to give. Tom is survived by his wife, Marilyn; his sons, Tom, Jr. In his early years, Otis was a steer wrestler and roped in rodeos all around the country.

Otis and Junior took over the ranch after their father died in while Otis continued ranching for the next 57 years. He loved the country life; breaking, raising and riding horses, along with hunting. He was a true friend to many and enjoyed serving cowboy ice tea to those who came to visit on the ranch. Otis was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Chauncey Dewey Jr.

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He was born November 6, Eichman, Jr. Enjoyed spending time with his family, flying, and giving advice. Was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Mary Eichman. Eichman, William J. He was a retired pharmacist. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother: John. Elmore, Frank H. Chads Rainbow later became Toy Works. Frank was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing and golf. Frank was preceded in death by his parents Derrill G.

Ernst, Robert H. Bob was born November 17, , in Roswell, NM. He married Patricia Fleck in Durango on December 27, Army Corp of Engineers during the Korean War. Bob was preceded in death by his daughter, Leigh Typer. They recently moved to Englewood. Esberg, Arthur B. He was born Sept. He retired as a cattle rancher. He is preceded in death by his parents, sister, Jan Lewenthal and sister-in-law, Nancy Hine.

Ferguson, W. Graham was born Aug. Graham, Sr. June 25, he was married to Jeanne Sanders in Artesia. He moved to Artesia Dec. He served in the United States Air Force. He practiced law in torc for several years during the s, and was a member of the torc Volunteer Fire Department. He was preceded in death by his parents. Gray, Col John T. Smerdon Greenstreet.

John and his older sister Doris grew up on a small farm at 56th and Lewis. It was here that John developed a keen imagination and a passion for the natural world and being outdoors. He spent his youth writing short stories, drawing and painting, and fishing in Joe Creek. Throughout his life he enjoyed the sport of fishing, which led to many memorable trips. John graduated from Will Rogers High School in , where he was a member of the tennis team and Treasurer of his senior class. He went on to play tennis at New Mexico Military Institute his freshman year of college before transferring to Southern Methodist University.

During that time he attended SMU night law school. During retirement he enjoyed traveling with his wife, playing golf, and spending time with his grandchildren. John was preceded in death by his sister, Doris Greenstreet Niemann, who passed away in Grim, Gordon F. Born on March 26, , the Camden, Ark.

Haberkorn Sr. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Russell Tobin Haberkorn. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church. Haberkorn was retired from the U. Military Academy at West Point. Funeral services are scheduled for noon Friday at Christ Episcopal Church. Visitation will be from 10 to a. Friday, also at the church.

Johnson-Vaughn-Phelps Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Russell of Bowling Green; several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews. Hall, Thomas H. He was born Thursday, Dec. Following graduation, Chuck joined the U. Navy and served during the Korean conflict. On Jan. When he was younger, Chuck enjoyed playing softball, going to stock car races, watching sports on TV and was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan. Heaston of Hedrick; a son, Charles D. Heaston of Hedrick; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his wife and his parents. Hogan, Robert E. He was born on December 23, in Houston, Texas. He joined the U. After moving to Santa Barbara, he and his father formed Santa Barbara Yachts where John designed and built custom yachts, which can still be recognized up and down the coasts. He made several long distance races to Mexico and Hawaii. In he married Deborah Wallace Haley. Wanting to design and manufacture safety equipment for boat engines, he purchased a small manufacturing company in Chula Vista, Calif..

He and Deborah at that time moved to Coronado, Calif. Upon retirement, he and Deborah moved to Palm Desert, Calif. John leaves his wife Deborah of 34 years, and three adored children by his first wife, Paige, Allison and Ashley. A daughter, Pamela, preceded him in death.

In addition he leaves a sister, Connie Phillips, and two stepchildren whom he loved as his own, Kelsey and Kevin Haley. He also leaves four grandchildren-Wesley, Seandon, Allison and Jacob. There are many others to whom he was a father and grandfather figure to. John was a strong, intelligent and loving man who was gracious and warm to everyone he came in contact with Houghton, E. Jim attended public school in Bartlesville until such time as the family moved to Tulsa. After graduation, he returned to Tulsa and enrolled at The University of Tulsa.

Jim and Marian L. Black married on June 19, and thus began a 62 year courtship. After receiving an honorable discharge from the Army, he resumed this college career and graduated from The University of Tulsa with a BA in Business. After a few years in the working world, Marian convinced him to go back to school and get his Law degree from The University of Tulsa.

While Jim was going to night school Marian was at home raising their two small children, Cindy and Stephen. He then began working at Tidewater Oil Company which transferred him down to Houston in He then went to work for Occidental Petroleum Corporation, transferred over to Occidental Chemical Corporation in their legal department as General Counsel. He traveled to Russia with Dr. Other business travels took him to Spain, Brazil, Libya and Venezuela negotiating contracts for chemical purchases. Jim was an avid golfer during his corporate years and later loved to play with his children and grandchildren.

Jim retired from the corporate world in After retiring he renewed his love for music and while still living in Houston, he was an active member of the Bayland Ukulele Group. There they started the Guadalupe Riverpickers, and enjoyed playing banjo, guitar and dulcimer music all over Texas at numerous music festivals, The group even hosted a Dulcimer Festival at the Red Roof Lutheran Church for two years, bringing in dulcimer players from all over the country to jam and give some lessons to anyone interested in learning to play.

The group continued to meet on a regular basis at their home to practice and learn new tunes to perform at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio and the Boerne Christmas Parade. His favorite meal was BBQ pork ribs with all the sides followed by homemade vanilla ice cream and Fredericksburg peaches on top. Hulse, Lauren L. Lauren had served in the United States Coast Guard from to Lauren had lived the past 12 years in Yerington coming from California. He enjoyed sailing very much and also loved playing the piano which he played beautifully. Hunter, Donald J. He began in the oil field as a roughneck, and retired in after work in seven countries, as Area Manager in the Middle East.

He embraced the many cultures in which he lived, and gave his family the gift of adventure and travel which has forever enriched their lives. Jack is survived by his wife, Johnalee of 57 years, sister, Carol, son, David and his wife Erin, daughter, Dodie, granddaughter, Hope Elizabeth, and grandson, Sean. Shears' life was one of vitality, humility, and excellence within a broad swath of spaces: family, friendships, profession, community and country. Even towards the end he appreciated the astonishing range and grace of his life.

Updated April A remarkable and inspiring woman, working at the Montreal Children's Hospital until age 75, Virginia raised a family of six which became the foundation for her trove of children and grandchildren, their very special and loving spouses and partners, and 15 great grandchildren. Virginia was born and raised in Abilene, Kansas. Subsequently, she married and moved to Chatham, Ontario where she started her family. In she returned to Montreal where she resumed her medical career after her children were grown. In , she moved and happily settled in St.

Albert, Alberta. Virginia was a person of great inner strength, determination, and intellect who, at the same time, was encouraging and loving to all who were fortunate enough to know her. The family would like to thank all those kind souls who cared for Virginia during her lengthy illness; Dr. Please join us in celebrating her life. A memorial service will be held on June 16, at 3 p. Updated May Allen, Sr. Allen Sr. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Lee Miller-Allen.

Arr: Davis Funeral Chapel. Updated June Becker, MD Dr. Paul G. Becker passed away in his home on November 19, at the age of Paul was born on his family farm in Marion County, Kansas on April 23, He was the grandson of Russian Mennonite emigrants that brought hard winter wheat seeds with them to Kansas and helped transform the Midwest into the breadbasket of the U. Paul's elementary education was in a one-room country school. The family later moved to Newton, Kansas, and Paul graduated from high school in with honors in scholarship, music and drama. In he was recruited and accepted by the American Friends Service Committee for a project to resettle German Jewish families desiring emigration to welcoming countries.

This could not be activated due to the outbreak of World War II in He received his Doctor of Medicine degree 2 years and 8 months later from the University of Kansas School of Medicine under the wartime scholastic acceleration program. He completed his internship and surgical training at the University of Iowa College of Medicine where he was also on the surgical faculty for one year. He left the University of Iowa in for a year of private surgical practice with a medical group in Pueblo, Colorado. Updated January She was the third of five children.

He precedes her in death. Julius and Dr. Robert moved to Garnett in , where they established their medical practice. Burial to follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Eisemann was born in Halberstadt, Germany in and came to the United States in He was a Captain and Flight Surgeon in the U.

Air Force from , serving in Korea. He was a partner in the Statland Clinic from until Borders' in , Chuong Ho Duong. He earned his Eagle Scout ranking with the Boy Scouts of America, played the piano, and played on basketball and tennis teams. He entered medical school at the age of 19 years at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and began his medical practice at the age of Hawley, MD Dr. William Dwight Hawley, M. Hawley graduated medical school from the University of Kansas.

Upon his return from Korea, Dr. Hawley enlisted in the United States Public Health Service, which is a branch of the Navy, where he worked for twenty years. After his service in the U. He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Jessie Hawley, Sr. He is survived by his wife, Mildred L. The family asks that in honor of Dr. Hawley that donations be made to the American Cancer Society at, P. Box , Oklahoma City, OK , or to the charity of your choosing. Updated October Schroll, MD Dr. Jack was born in Hutchinson, KS on September 15, While at KU, he met the love of his life, Ruth, and they were married on November 21, This internship was interrupted by two years in the naval service during the Korean War as a Medical Officer in Panama.

In , he started his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Kansas. Before completing his residency in , he also completed a fellowship during in Endocrinology at Duke University, Durham, NC. Frank" passed away peacefully on January 15, , at the age of He is survived and deeply missed by his four children, Dr. Lorna Cvetkovich, Dr. Frank was born August 23, in Mulberry, KS. His parents emigrated from Yugoslavia and found work in the coal mines in southeast Kansas where he was raised and educated. His mother was a midwife.

In , he was graduated from Kansas State Teachers College at Pittsburg with a bachelor's degree in biology. While attending graduate school at the University of Michigan, he was accepted into the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His medical school attendance was delayed by military service during World War II. He served in the U. Coast Guard from - attaining the rank of Lieutenant, junior grade. He received radio technician training followed by Officer Training School. His service took him from the Philippines to Greenland. While at sea, he was made commanding officer of the submarine chaser SC Following his military service, Frank attended medical school at University of Kansas School of Medicine.

He married Phyllis Gramly in McDonald Jr. A private family service was held. George was born Oct. George was a pilot and instructor for the Air Force. He attended the University of Kansas and the University of Michigan. He was a pediatric surgeon, an emergency room physician, and enjoyed being a physician and helping people in that capacity. While working, he met Ila Lee Busch who was training as a nurse.

After asking several times, Ila accepted his offer to go out for coffee. They were married in Peaceful Valley Colo. Together they enjoyed flying their airplane, golfing, and playing cards with friends. Updated March Hiesterman, MD Dr. Seven children were born into this family; Herman was preceded in death by brothers, Emil, Edwin, Lawrence and sisters Hilda, Clara and Dorothy. Attending local schools, he transferred to Concordia College, Seward, NE for his senior year of high school. In , he joined the U. After the war, he graduated from the University of Kansas in and the University of Kansas School of Medicine in They were married on August 20, Herman and Carl, along with their wives moved to Quinter in July to begin practice with Dr.

Ben Morris. After one year, Herman and Carl went into practice for themselves. In , Herman completed a surgical residency in Lincoln, NE. Herman and Carl remained in practice together until Carl's retirement in He continued to practice in the Indian Health Service on a part time basis for 9 additional years until Herman was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Oakley, and was also involved in community and school affairs, serving on the Quinter School Board for 16 years.

He served as president of the Kansas Medical Society from For many years, he was on the faculty of the University of Kansas School of Medicine as a preceptor. Approximately medical students spent their preceptorship with him and Dr. Updated August Irwin Jr. Irwin, born August 23, , passed away peacefully January 12, , surrounded by family. Doug was indeed a fortunate individual. He devoted his life to the practice of oral surgery and in so doing accumulated many friends and associates throughout his life. He was blessed to have had the love of a devoted family and wife. He was inspired by a loving wife, Sue, and Christian friends who supported him always.

He had a lifelong interest in fitness and enjoyed gardening, ballroom dancing, fly fishing, and long walks with Sue both home and abroad. His ambition in life was to be a good husband and father, at which he succeeded. He was loved and will be missed. He was preceded in death by his son, John Douglas Irwin. A private burial of ashes will be at Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Luke's Hospice House, and to the Dr. Pederson, MD Dr. He graduated from University of Kansas Medical School in On January 1, he married Nancy L.

He practiced medicine in Plainville, Kansas for 38 years before retiring in Online condolences may be left at www. Schloesser, MD Lee L. Schloesser, age 92, passed peacefully into eternal life surrounded by family on Saturday, May 6, in the Palliative Care Unit at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born in Fredonia, Kansas on March 14, As a youth, he worked in the family's mortuary business, and as a printer's devil for the local newspaper. He excelled in academics, trumpet-playing and sports.

He served in the Navy, completed medical school at University of Kansas-Lawrence and a medical residency and fellowship at University of Wisconsin- Madison. He was founding director of medical students 3rd year clerkship for the University of Wisconsin- Madison Medical School and an educator for the medical residency and fellowship programs. He retired from patient care in and from teaching in He was devoted to his patients, medical students, residents, staff and professional colleagues, and played an important role in the foundation, development and history of the Marshfield Clinic's Education Department.

Schloesser and his wife of 30 years, Betty Schloesser, were blessed with a large family. Joyce Randolph Sumner passed away on Saturday, March 10, As she prepared to enter college, she was torn between becoming a clothing designer or a doctor. Because she hated sewing, she decided to go into medicine choosing anesthesia over surgery for obvious reasons.

At Kansas University, she did well in her studies, except for one particularly disastrous chemistry experiment: she was supposed to end up with a white powder but ended up with a horrid black goo. Marion 'Rod' Sumner had been watching her and, no doubt noting her distress, prepared a double batch of the powder and walked over to introduce himself, holding out his gift. They married in She was only one of two women in their graduating class at medical school. Both Rod and Joyce spent their residencies at the Cleveland Clinic from to , and served as surgeons in the American USPHS in Point Barrow, Alaska, and on the Navajo reservation in Arizona between and , then moved to Hutchinson in to begin their medical practices.

She continued to be a pioneer in her profession, rising to become the Secretary of the American Society of Anesthesiologists ASA , the first woman to hold this position. Perhaps influenced by her design studies, she eschewed the plain green and blue 'scrubs' and had her own created in bright, colorful patterns.

A novelty at the time, it caught on, and today one can find scrubs in myriad colors and prints. Goertz, MD Leo R. Goertz MD, 95, died on 17 April at home with family around him, 13 days shy of his 96th birthday. He had stoically put up with several illnesses that limited his enjoyment of the arts, but not enjoyment of family and friends. He performed alternative service in the Civilian Public Service until After a one-year internship, he practiced medicine in Sedan, KS, and then completed his residency in radiology at the University of Kansas Medical Center. In he joined a radiology practice in Kansas City KS until retirement in Leo was an avid supporter of and participant in the arts.

He was a Certified Master Gardener. He was a charter member of Rainbow Mennonite Church and a supporter of its outreach in Rosedale, as well as its missions of inclusiveness and witness for peace and justice. Leo's parents, his beloved wife, Margret, and brother Chester Goertz predeceased him. All who knew him, even during his last months of hospice care, were impressed by his kindness, his warmth and graciousness. He will be sorely missed. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Rainbow Mennonite Church.

Steinzeig, MD Dr. This award was given for his distinguished contributions in the advancement of Cardiovascular Medicine. After high school he served 27 months in the U. He entered private practice in while also serving on the faculty at KU Medical Center and worked with three other Kansas City hospitals.

Steinzeig served as the chief of medicine at 5t. Margaret Hospital from to In he moved on to become the director of Bethany Medical Center's Coronary Care Unit, and stayed there until his retirement from cardiology in This was the world's first coronary care unit, and he felt it was a huge honor to be part of its history. After retirement in , Dr. Steinzeig wanted to continue making a difference, so he started the Study-Med SoftwareCompany to distribute medical teaching computer programs to physicians around the country.

In addition, a , scholarship was made in the memory of his brother Alfred, who passed away in Steinzeig and Alfred shared a dedication to medicine and to Kansas City, so this scholarship helps future medical students at the KU School of Medicine to pay for their medical school. Congratulations to Dr. The early days of Baker's boyhood were spent on a farm in Colorado, which gave him a chance to learn that hard work was not to be feared but that it was rewarding.

He learned from his parents and the farm experience the value of orderliness and an appreciation for both people and animals. He loved math and sciences and received awards in those fields while a student in the Leavenworth, Kansas, public school system. In junior high school he became state champion in math and in general science. Updated July Cooper, MD Dr. Donald L. Growing up in Kansas Don first decided to go into sports medicine when he was 13 years old. He realized he would never be an athlete like he had always dreamed. Don was smaller and younger than his classmates and he was picked on.

But he was razor sharp, quick-witted and had a penetrating voice so he started telling jokes and funny stories that would make his classmates laugh with him instead of at him. Because of gas rationing during the war Don had to ride in the trunk of cars to be able to travel with teams to out-of-town games. This landed the name "Doc" due to his dedication to the team.

They were married on June 4th, followed by four years of medical school at Kansas University where he graduated 4th in his class in He served two years as a Captain in the U. Air Force before becoming team physician and assistant director of student health services at Kansas State University in Manhattan. State University Hospital and Team Physician guiding that university and much of the rest of the world in the area of sports medicine until his retirement.

Ken Smith. Jay Gregory wrote of Dr. Cooper; "He has been the healer, the counselor, the confidant, the father image to countless students Young people have several opportunities to meet individuals who will impact their lives, but no one in my opinion had any more of a positive impact on our state's young people than Dr. Dittemore, MD Harold E.

Dittemore, M. His father died in an auto accident when he was six weeks old. When he was two, his mother married William Isaac Moorhead, who helped raise him to adulthood. He was raised on a dairy farm in Highland, Kansas. Immediately after high school graduation, in order to serve his country in World War II, he enlisted in the U. Marine Corps serving until the war's conclusion. His internship was served at St. Mary's Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.

He was a family practitioner and also worked in Emergency Medicine in Kansas and various locations across the southwestern United States. After 42 years of practice he retired in Fair practiced medicine in Chillicothe for 35 years beginning in taking care of many families for more than two generations delivering children and grandchildren. He was a member of the Academy of Family Practice. His practice included obstetrics, surgery, house calls and hospital rounds; he was there for his patients when they needed him.

His wife, Billie, supported him in his work and he always said it was Billie who made it possible for him to devote so much of his life to his practice. For the majority of the years he practiced, he relied on and appreciated the dedication of his office nurse, Louise Huston. In he wrote to his patients that he was retiring and told them "Caring for my patients has been a great source of satisfaction and pleasure these past years. Louis; and four great grandchildren. Fair, and his son-in-law, Jerome J.

William has requested that no service is to be held. Donna Hayes. Webb Rd. Hedrick, MD Dr. Kenneth Eugene Hedrick 91, died July 13, , at his home. While at Wichita State, he played varsity football. He then moved to Kansas City to complete his surgical residency, and upon completion, the family moved to Hutchinson in Hedrick was a founding member of the Hutchinson Clinic in Hollenbeck, MD Dr.

He was born in Donegal, Kansas on February 27, , the son of Lester and Fern Hollenbeck, and later moved to Hope, KS, where he graduated from high school as valedictorian in Virgil was proud to have served in the U. Bonhomme Richard.

After the war, he returned home to the University of Kansas, where he met the love of his life, Dorothy Belle Hogan. They married in and have celebrated 66 beautiful years of marriage. He filled his days of retirement by travelling the world and mastering the art of wood and stone sculpture, which he continued until his last years. Virgil loved his family, his 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren, and often proclaimed in their presence, "It doesn't get any better than this!

Larry Paula Hollenbeck children Dr. In , Dr. Huycke was graduated from the University of Kansas with a Doctor of Medicine degree. From to , he studied physiology at the University of Copenhagen as a Fulbright Scholar. From to , he served in the U. Army, retiring with the rank of Major General. His final U. Army assignment was as Deputy Surgeon General. He is survived by his six children: Dr. Ann of Boise, ID; Dr. Funeral services and interment will be held at Arlington National Cemetery.

Age 91, retired family practice physician, was called home to rest in the arms of his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, June 13, A memorial service will be held at 2 p. Lorraine Ave. He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Lena Krause; his beloved wife of 70 years, Marjorie; and his 7 brothers. Long, MD Robert C. He made his home in Norton, Kansas, where he provided residents of Northwest Kansas medical and surgical care for more than 35 years. Powell, MD Dr. Kenneth A. Ken spent his early childhood in Kansas, and later moved with his parents to Tucumcari, NM.

Once Kenneth was of high school age he sought a better education, and moved to Las Cruses, NM to finish high school. After the war ended, Kenneth returned to Kansas and enrolled in medical school at the University of Kansas. Kenneth fell in love at first sight with Carol Wineinger, and the rest was history as he'd often recount.

Ken and Carol married on November 22, After graduating from medical school both Powells started their medical careers in Leavenworth, KS, which is also where they welcomed their daughters. Updated February He and his wife, Clarissa, had celebrated their 64th Anniversary one week earlier. Robert attended college and medical school at the University of Kansas.

Attaining the rank of Captain, he served as physician for Air Force personnel and their dependents. While in Germany he and Pat enjoyed traveling extensively around Europe. At the end of his tour, they moved to Halstead, KS where he was the only general practitioner at the Hertzler Clinic, also doing obstetrics and assisting in thoracic surgery.

In , Bob, Pat, and their two children moved to Rolla, Missouri. He practiced at the Russell-Young Clinic for almost 40 years in general medicine, obstetrics, pediatrics, cardiology, and gerontology. Young became a Charter Diplomate in the American Board of Family Practice, maintaining his certification for 32 years. In addition to his practice duties, Dr.

Young held a faculty appointment at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Medical School and was a preceptor to many students. He was a Medical Director of Meramec Hospice the first hospice in the region , and also served on the board of the county's Home Health Agency. Updated December He graduated from Onaga High School. While serving in the Air Corps he was trained to be a B navigator. She preceded him in death on December 3, David earned his undergraduate degree from Kansas State University.

David was a general practitioner in Gladstone MO and then returned to the University of Kansas Medical Center to complete his pathology residency. David practiced pathology in Kansas City until David was a skilled woodworker and loved sailing and hunting. Along with his wife, Carol, he enjoyed entertaining and cooking. After her death, he continued to pursue his culinary interests and was an excellent chef and baker.

Most importantly, David was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. He was dearly loved and will be deeply missed. David was also preceded his death by his parents; brother, Louis Zacharias, and sister, Colleen Ferguson. Athon, MD Dr. Merrill Dean Athon, 93, passed away peacefully on July 26, after a long and accomplished life that positively impacted all who knew him.

After leaving the service, he completed his education at Kansas State Teachers College in Merrill completed his medical education at the University of Kansas Medical School in Athon formed a medical clinic in Overland Park where he practiced medicine for the next 50 years, attending to the sick and injured, until his retirement in He also established a cardiology unit at Bethany Medical Center. Merrill cared about the physical as well as the spiritual needs of the people he knew.

There he played an important role in Gods plan for Christs outreach. Merrill's' life consisted of service to God, his family and countless medical patients he treated. He frequently provided transportation to and from Hillcrest to those who could not otherwise attend. He worked with the Boy Scouts there and served as Scout Master, conducting camping trips and other activities.

He was committed to giving his time and energy to mission work at home with the City Union Mission and away in the Dominican Republic. Merrill was a peaceful and loving doctor, father, husband, and a friend to all that knew him. Kenneth was a resident of Santa Maria, California at the time of passing. He graduated from the University of Missouri in and received his medical degree from the University of Kansas in , specializing in internal medicine. Updated September Overend, MD Dr. Donald Stewart Overend, M. He left college to enlist in the U. Navy in September, , when he was 17 years old.

He was one of two corpsmen to enter Nagasaki, Japan within the first days after the atomic bomb was dropped there. Besides treating Marines, he helped at the Japanese hospital with flash burns and the effects of the devastation for seven months. Don reenlisted in the Navy during the Korean War, serving an internship at the naval hospital in San Diego. Don moved to Springfield in and established the Pediatric Department of Smith-Glynn-Callaway Clinic, where he cared for a large percentage of the children in the community during his 49 years of practice. His patients and their families meant the world to him.

Don also started the Travel Medicine department at Smith-Glynn-Callaway Clinic, drawing from his extensive knowledge and love of medicine and travel. Warren, MD James C. Louis, died July 21, , at his home in Mobile, Ala. He was Warren, a renowned researcher, clinician and teacher, was noted for his work in the endocrinology and biochemistry of reproduction.

He served as a department head from to One of Warren's most important contributions to his field was his research identifying and determining the significance of progesterone, a hormone that is an essential part of birth control pills. Before joining the faculty in , he served as a professor of obstetrics and gynecology and of biochemistry at the University of Kansas School of Medicine for 10 years.

Among his contributions, Warren was president of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation and was an elected member of the American Gynecological Society and the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He also was an avid traveler, dancer and boat lover. Warren earned a bachelor's degree from Wichita State University in and a medical degree from the University of Kansas in , both with honors.

Following an internship at the University of Kansas Medical Center, he served as a physician in the U. Navy for two years. Warren then completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology and a doctorate in biochemistry, both at the University of Nebraska. A private, family memorial service was held Aug.

Hands, MD Hollis H. Hands, MD, of Amarillo died January 22, at the age of 90 years. His life is celebrated by all those he cared for and the thousands of babies he delivered during his career as an obstetrician-gynecologist. Hollis dedicated his entire 49 year career to those in and around the Texas Panhandle. Hollis loved his career and loved serving his patients. His parents' legacy of love, hard work, and ethics resulted in a lifestyle of all three children giving back to their communities and successful careers. Hollis was proud of his Kansas family roots but the hometown boy did well in Texas with his older brother, Dr.

Sebel Hands. Hollis Hands married Margaret E. Hollis and Margaret celebrated their lives together for 58 years until Margaret passed in Justus, MD William J. Luke's South. He was born in Harveyville, Kansas on July 5, He was married to Pam Schumacher. To this union one daughter, Kristen was born. He was a kind, generous and dedicated physician who practiced for over fifty years in Pleasanton. Burial will be in the Pleasanton Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3 pm to service time at the Chapel.

Klempnauer, MD Dr. He was 87 years old. Following his service time, he and his wife, Beverly, moved to Midland, Texas in At that time he opened his family practice. Also an Eagle Scout, for many years he volunteered serving and facilitating physicals for Scouts attending summer camp with Troop of First Baptist Church in Midland.

He also continued his service in the Naval Reserves at the Midland Naval Station for approximately 22 years. Richard and Beverly were also active members at the First Baptist Church of Midland, having become members in Klempnauer served as a Deacon there for approximately four decades. He also served as a physician on medical mission trips for the church on numerous occasions.

Klempnauer loved traveling and the outdoors. He grew up and finished high school in nearby Norton, Kansas, with his parents and siblings Robert and Peggy. After medical school Jim served in the U. Jim is said to have wanted "an office with a view' so with three small children he and Renee moved to Missoula in where he started a general surgery practice. Except for short stints doctoring in Haiti, Texas, and California, Jim lived and worked in Missoula for the remainder of his life. Jim became a long distance runner in the late s after reading Ken Coopers book "Aerobics".

He ran the original "Bank" marathon many times starting in and continued until his 84th year in the annual YWCA marathon. He was a proud finisher of the Governor's Cup full marathon in Helena in In the s Jim led several expeditions with Renee and their six children into the Mission, Anaconda-Pintler and Glacier Park back country. Those trips instilled a "no fear" attitude and appreciation for wilderness and the accomplishment of difficult goals. Jim was a skilled surgeon but always a "country doctor". From his experience seeing his fathers medical practice in a small Kansas farming community Jim developed a kinship with and generosity towards those who led independent, hard working, "hard scrabble" lives.

Like his father before him Jim was at times happy to accept cows, chickens and homemade items for his medical work. D, 90, formerly of Leawood, Kan. Visitation will be at 9 a. Burial at Resurrection Cemetery in Lenexa, Kan. Gerald was born Dec. He attended the University of Kansas and graduated from its medical school in This was followed by an internship at St. Mary's Hospital in Kansas City. He served as St. Mary's Hospital Chief of Staff in He also was on staff at Baptist, Research, and St. Joseph hospitals, serving as chairman of the Department of Family Practice at St.

Mary's and St. Joseph's He started his practice in in Grandview, Mo. Frank O'Connell for about 30 years. He was affiliated with Goppert Family Practice and St. Joseph Hospital in the years before his retirement in Gerry was an avid golfer and long-time member of Hillcrest Country Club where he had a hole-in-one on He loved playing cards and taking golf trips with his golfing buddies. Schnetzler, MD Robert H.

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Schnetzler M. He was 90 years old. The son of Harry and Marjorie Schnetzler, he was born in Chicago. His family moved to Neodesha, Kan, in Bob loved growing up in Neodesha, all future homes were measured against it. He first drove through Auburn during an epic cross-country family trip in In , he hitch-hiked to New York City, to work on the Governor's Island ferry transporting troops. Upon graduating from high school in , Bob was drafted into the army. Fortunately for the enemy, they surrendered while he was still in training camp.

He served as an MP during the Korean occupation. Returning to civilian life, he used the G. Bill to become a doctor, graduating from the University of Kansas in During his internship in Seattle, he met and married Ann, a pediatric nurse. Upon learning that the Auburn Medical Clinic was seeking an additional doctor, the family moved to Auburn in Realizing the town's need for a modern hospital, he was one of the ten founders of Auburn Faith Hospital.

The ten doctors took out personal loans to finance the construction in and managed the hospital for eight years. Bob shared his love of reading by serving on the Library Advisory Board which oversaw the building of the current library. After 40 years of medical practice, he retired in Bob and Ann enjoyed their retirement, staying active in the community, enjoying time with family, friends, and traveling. He actively worked for the passage of the End of Life Option Act, believing that end of life choices are a personal decision.

Preceding him in death was his brother, Charles of Columbia, Md. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Ann; his son, Charles and wife Franny; his daughter, Julia and husband Gordon Adams; and his granddaughter, Catherine. According to Bob's wishes, the family is memorializing his life privately. Following medical school, Dr. It was while in the Army that he met his wife of 53 years when they were both serving in the th Station Hospital in Meunchweiler, Germany.

They moved to Charleston where they raised a family and where Dr. Staley practiced internal medicine for more than 30 years.

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Bare, Jr. He was the second child and eldest son of Chester Sr. Chet started school a year early with his sister Marguerite, walking a mile to the one-room schoolhouse. Chet was diligent in his studies, graduating from Protection High School in with a perfect attendance record. After high school, Chet joined the Army, attending basic training at Ft. Fannin and serving in the Philippines from In the Philippines, Chet suffered a grave head injury that left him in a coma for three days and requiring emergency surgery to relieve brain swelling.

When stable, he was transferred to a hospital ship for a day trip to back to the US and six month convalescence in a military hospital. This hospitalization and a physician uncle led him to an interest in Medicine. Joseph and Pearl Matteson. She was a graduate of Columbia College, the University of Missouri and the University of Louisville Medical School where she was one of a small number of female medical students. She was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority.

It was in Kansas City where she met her future husband, William on a blind date in They were married just over a year later in Grant City, Missouri. She moved to Santa Barbara in and worked for the school districts until She was subsequently named Director of Child Health and served in that capacity until her retirement in Even with her administrative responsibilities, she continued to work in baby clinics to the end of her career.

Mary was an avid gardener, competitive game player, music lover, and enjoyed travel and family camping trips. Her compassionate heart and warm sense of humor made her beloved by many. Her husband of 60 years, William, preceded her in death in A service to celebrate her life will be held on March 10th at at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church. To honor her love of babies, the family requests that donations be made in her memory to the March of Dimes.

Drevets, MD Dr. Curtis C. Hawley, MD Clyde D. Hawley, M. One of the last pioneer physicians in the Livermore Valley has passed. Clyde D. Hawley, a Board certified pediatrician began his practice in the Valley where hundreds of families with young children were seeking the healthy life in the suburbs. Hawley, one of three sons, was born near Joplin, Missouri on November 13, He lost his father at a young age and helped his mother working in their family grocery store to support the family. During that time his brother, George, lost his life in the European theater of the war. Clyde's battalion was the first group into Nagasaki, Japan, shortly after the second atomic bomb was dropped.

Upon discharge, he took advantage of the G. One of his professors saw his potential and encouraged him to become a doctor. He completed his medical degree in Soon after, Dr. Hawley, his wife Lea, and 3 of their children lived on Guam in the Marianna Islands for a year where he served as Chief of Pediatrics at the large Naval Hospital on Guam.

The hospital served not only navy personnel but the people of the Micronesian Islands. They returned to the East Bay where they added one more child to their family. His private practice began in Dublin but he soon moved it to Livermore because of the number of patients coming to him from that area. A large number of the children in his practice suffered from allergies.

His practice grew to include not only pediatrics, but also allergy, nutrition, environmental medicine, and holistic treatments. His motto was always "first do no harm. During those years he traveled throughout Northern California to speak at schools and town meetings about the harm caused by "junk food," and poisons and toxins in our environment leading to illness in the young and old. He was 40 years ahead of his time in recommending a healthy diet and lifestyle for his patients; truly a vanguard! His five grandchildren Caitlin, Makenna, Carson, Annabella and Conager adored their grandfather and will miss him greatly.

Clyde and Lea enjoyed traveling, bowling, and ballroom dancing. But, most of all he enjoyed playing folk guitar. He learned to play classical and flamenco guitar in his fifties. He never stopped reading and learning. Hawley served as Chief of Staff at Valley Memorial Hospital in and and volunteered his medical services at local football games and the rodeo. He was a member of the state and local medical societies as well as the First Presbyterian Church and a life-time member of the Masonic Lodge of Joplin, Mo. His intelligence and quiet wit are hugely missed.

He was an excellent and long-time ear nose and throat doctor and surgeon, husband, father, grandfather, a solid tennis player, bridge player, world traveler and avid reader. Bruce loved to laugh with his family and friends and was always entertaining to be with. He was a graduate of Whitewater High school and a graduate of the University of Kansas, where he was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study French literature and history. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Howard F. Bruce and his family want to extend their sincerest thanks to Island Hospice, the network of caregivers during Bruce's last days, and our neighbors, who have been an invaluable source of warmth and support over the years.

Kirby, MD Dr. Merlin G. Pkwy, Lenexa, KS In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to World Medical Missions. It was also during this time that the Kirby boys honed their passion for antique cars and mischief. He completed his pre-med studies at what was then known as The Kansas State Teachers College of Pittsburg Pittsburg State now graduating in 3 years in He continued to study the specialty of Surgery through Residency and Fellowships as well as 4 years in the United States Air Force as a flight surgeon caring for some of the healthiest patients in the world - and along the way managed to hop flights all over the world from his base station in Guam.

Marvin, MD Dr. Marvin writes that he and his wife are enjoying the warmer climate in Marietta, GA, but it was great seeing classmates at the last medical school reunion! Updated December - William L. Matthew, MD Dr. Matthew writes to us that he is retired and enjoyed 41 years of family practice in Olathe, KS.

Ray's doors were closed six days later. Raymond's 95 years were well-lived and well-spent. He earned the Doctor of Medicine from the University of Illinois in He was a Captain and battalion surgeon stationed near the front from until the war ended in He was born November 16th, in Rochester, Minnesota to G. Farrell Webb and Mary Louise Wright. He practiced in Kansas City, Missouri at St. Luke's and St. Joseph's for many years. He was married to Barbra A. Webb and Therese Webb and had 4 sons.

James and Dr. Michael; and grandson Alex. He was preceded in death by his wives and son Dr. Charles Webb. No services are planned. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Alzheimers Association. Fred Doornbos, MD J. Fred Doornbos, M. They later divorced. Fred received his bachelor's degree and later his medical degree in from the University of Kansas.

In , he moved to Houston, TX where he received his degree as a radiation oncologist from M.