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In Memoriam
 
Jenkins (Jenkins), Michelle Posted: 5/6/2014 12:16:17 PM
Class of 1965
 

Dr Kathryn Greenwood
 
Dr Kathryn Moore Greenwood, class of 1933. She taught at OSU from 1955 until 1985. She was head of Clothing , Textiles & Merchandising. She retired and moved to Ft Collins, CO. She died November 13, 2010 in Ft Collins, CO. She is missed by family, friends and ones she became a mentor to. We are all richer having had Kathryn in our lives!
 
Smyth, George Posted: 10/8/2013 9:21:29 AM
Class of 1951 Posted by an administrator
 
George Smyth, ’51, arch eng, passed away on Jan. 8, 2013. He was 86. He was born on Feb. 22, 1927 in Philadelphia. He served as a sergeant in the 519th Military Police Battalion in Yokohama, Japan, after the armistice was signed. He graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in architectural engineering and qualified for his license to practice architecture in 1955. He held an NCARB registration and was licensed to practice architecture in seven states. After 25 years of private practice of architecture, he became an assistant professor of architecture at Fairmont State University, where he was awarded a “Faculty Achievement Award” and in 1997 was named “Professor of the Year.”
 
Smyth, George Posted: 10/8/2013 9:21:22 AM
Class of 1951 Posted by an administrator
 
George Smyth, ’51, arch eng, passed away on Jan. 8, 2013. He was 86. He was born on Feb. 22, 1927 in Philadelphia. He served as a sergeant in the 519th Military Police Battalion in Yokohama, Japan, after the armistice was signed. He graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in architectural engineering and qualified for his license to practice architecture in 1955. He held an NCARB registration and was licensed to practice architecture in seven states. After 25 years of private practice of architecture, he became an assistant professor of architecture at Fairmont State University, where he was awarded a “Faculty Achievement Award” and in 1997 was named “Professor of the Year.”
 
Ryan, William Posted: 10/8/2013 9:18:49 AM
Class of 1951 Posted by an administrator
 
William Ryan, ’51, DVM, vet med, passed away on Aug. 12, 2013. He was 86. Following service in the war, Bill entered the School of Veterinary Medicine at Oklahoma A&M and graduated with the school’s first graduating class in 1951. From 1951 to 1958 he practiced in Midland, Texas, Boise City and Duncan, Okla. Professionally, Dr. Ryan has received the Meritorious Service Award and the Veterinarian of the Year award by the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association. He served as President of the American Veterinary Exhibitors’ Assoc. and the Public Relations Committee of the American Equine Practitioners Assoc. He co-founded the American Veterinary History Society. Professional memberships include the American Veterinary Medical Assoc., the Iowa Veterinary Medical Assoc., and the American Veterinary Medical History Honor Society. He is also a member of the Oklahoma State Alumni Association.
 
Jenny (Jenny), Charlotte Posted: 10/8/2013 9:04:52 AM
Class of 1976 Posted by an administrator
 
Charlotte Jenny, ’76, philosophy, passed away August 16, 2013. She was 58. Charlotte was born on October 22, 1954 in Shawnee Okla. She graduated as salutatorian from Shawnee High School in 1972 and received her bachelor’s degree in philosophy with honors from Oklahoma State University in 1976. She studied medicine at the OU Health Sciences Center and graduated in 1980. Since then, Dr. Jenny practiced psychiatry in Oklahoma in public and private positions, and worked as a locum tenens psychiatrist in several states, including Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and Michigan. A long-time resident of Norman, she joined the staff of the Behavioral Health Service at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Spokane in October 2012. Charlotte was known for her professionalism, her wit and her dedication to her patients and family.
 
Jenny (Jenny), Charlotte Posted: 10/8/2013 9:04:49 AM
Class of 1976 Posted by an administrator
 
Charlotte Jenny, ’76, philosophy, passed away August 16, 2013. She was 58. Charlotte was born on October 22, 1954 in Shawnee Okla. She graduated as salutatorian from Shawnee High School in 1972 and received her bachelor’s degree in philosophy with honors from Oklahoma State University in 1976. She studied medicine at the OU Health Sciences Center and graduated in 1980. Since then, Dr. Jenny practiced psychiatry in Oklahoma in public and private positions, and worked as a locum tenens psychiatrist in several states, including Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and Michigan. A long-time resident of Norman, she joined the staff of the Behavioral Health Service at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Spokane in October 2012. Charlotte was known for her professionalism, her wit and her dedication to her patients and family.
 
Holderman, Ernest "Dale" Posted: 10/8/2013 9:02:23 AM
Class of 1952 Posted by an administrator
 
Ernest Dale “Duke” Holderman, ’52, gen bus, passed away on June 17, 2013. He was 85. Duke was raised in Chickasaw, Okla. with his siblings before he attended Oklahoma A&M. He played football for the Aggies for one year before his graduation in 1952 with a general business degree. He also met his future wife, Peggy, in Stillwater. They married in August 1952 and eventually operated their own successful business, Duke’s Office Supply. He was a college and football referee for 25 years and an avid golfer.
 
Breed, Kirk Posted: 10/7/2013 3:52:01 PM
Class of 1968 Posted by an administrator
 
Kirk Breed, ’68, zoo, died at the age of 73 of cancer. Kirk was the executive director of the California Horse Racing Board and a former lobbyist in Sacramento specializing in horse racing issues. He was appointed to the CHRB in February 2008. As executive director of the agency that regulates horse racing in the state, Kirk oversaw enforcement and licensing and directed and implemented the CHRB's equine drug-testing program, among other duties. He worked for the State Department in Washington, D.C., and served two years as a Peace Corps director in Colombia. Kirk spent six years working for the Oklahoma Department of Tourism and Recreation. He was a founding member of the Oklahoma Horse Council and wrote legislation that became law as the Oklahoma Trails Act. Breed is survived by wife Mary Ann, and his four children. In 1979, Breed was appointed general manager of the California Exposition and State Fair, turning it into one of the premier agricultural fairs in the country during his six-year tenure. He directed the opening of one of the first satellite wagering facilities in Northern California in 1985.
 
Barton, John Posted: 10/7/2013 3:50:03 PM
Class of 1959 Posted by an administrator
 
Dr. John Barton, ’59, DVM, vet med, passed away on August 14, 2013. He was 79. He attended veterinary school at Oklahoma State University from1955-1959. After veterinary school, Dr. Barton served two years in the US Army Veterinary Corps. He was stationed at Fort Detrick in Federick, Maryland where he worked in research. After completing his service in the Army, Dr. Barton returned to Charlotte, NC, and began working in a mixed practice. He and his partner opened a small animal hospital, Barton-Francis Veterinary Clinic, in 1960. They established another location in 1964, that Dr. Barton bought and renamed Archdale Animal Hospital. He practiced small animal medicine there until his retirement in 1994 when he sold the practice to his son-in-law. He always strove to practice the highest quality of medicine in a neighborhood hospital and build lasting relationships with his clients and his patients. During his career, Dr. Barton mentored many young veterinarians and was active in the local veterinary community. He was instrumental in bringing the first Emergency Veterinary Clinic to Charlotte which continues to operate today.
 
Gebetsberger, George Posted: 9/4/2013 2:37:54 PM
Class of 1950 Posted by an administrator
 

 
George M. Gebetsberger, ’50, mgmt, died on June 26, 2013 at the age of 86. He was born May 5, 1927 in Okmulgee, Okla. He graduated from Saint Anthony High School in 1945 and served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII with the Office of Strategic Services. Following the service, George graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1950 with a degree in human resource management. He worked for Sun Oil Company for 34 years and retired in 1983. Following retirement, he worked for 17 years with Harley Industries, Inc. George was a charter member and devoted parishioner of the Church of St. Mary.
 
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