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December 2012

Rockwell E. Jackson MD general surgeon, d. Dec. 5, age 87.  Med sch: Michigan ’48.  I/R: Michigan.  He served in the Korean War as a surgeon and taught at Michigan before coming to Tucson and Thomas Davis Clinic.  He and Dr. Bernard Simons were partners for years.  Dr. Jackson taught and volunteered as a surgeon after his retirement.  He also became a sought after artist whose western themes and bright colors dominated his paintings.  He designed the PCMS logo.  We was a PCMS member from his arrival in Tucson until his death.  He was an active member of the PCMS History Committee.

Charles Francis Krecke MD, radiologist, d. Dec. 14, age 85.  Med Sch: Michigan ’53. I Blodgett Hosp (Flint MI), R-Henry ford Hosp (Detroit).  After serving in the Air Force, he practiced in Grand Rapids and was president of the Michigan Radiologic Society.  He worked and taught several years at the University of Arizona Medical Center, retiring in 2009.  He was never a PCMS member.

James J. Corrigan MD, pediatrician/pediatric hematologist, d. Dec. 19, age 77.  Med sch: Pittsburgh ’61.  I/R Colorado ’61-64. F Illinois ’64-66.  He was an assistant professor of pediatrics at Emory University when he accepted a position as the first pediatric hematologist at the UA College of Medicine in 1971.  He served as PCMS president in 1988. Dr. Corrigan became vice dean at Tulane’s school of medicine in 1990 and became dean in 1993, serving until 1999. When he returned to Tucson in 2002, he continued to teach at TMC and the University.  He was an active member of the PCMS History Committee.  He was a PCMS member 1971-2012.

George Orin Thomasson MD, general practice, d. Dec. 24, age 75. Med sch: UT Southwestern.  He was in general practice, a Coast Guard physicians, team doctor at Florida, on the faculty at Univ of Denver and a risk manager with COPIC.  He was never a PCMS member.

Preston Johnson Taylor MD, internal medicine, d. Dec. 28, age 87.  Med Sch: Utah ’46. I-Boston City Hosp. ’48-49.  He was a captain in the medical corps 50-51.  R-Presbyterian (Columbia) ’51-53.  He practiced in Salt Lake City before joining Tucson Clinic n 1956-1986.  He volunteered at the UA College of Medicine the clinical examination program for medical students.  He was a PCMS member from 1956-present.

David A. Mullon MD, internal medicine, d. in 2012 (only learned about Jan 4, 2013).  Med sch: Virgina ’49.  I/R-Bellevue Hosp. 49-51, (Army 51-53)53-55.  He practiced in Tucson 1963-1992.  He served on the PCMS Board of Directors 87-89 and was a member 1963-1992.

Maybelle Cremer Silverstein MD, OB/GYN, d. Dec. 8, age 84.  She practiced many years in Tucson and was the widow of Martin E. Silverstein MD, a Tucson general surgeon.

Gay Goodwin Evans FNP, who worked at El Rio beginning in 1977, d. Dec 14, age 74.

Theresa Mary Thorne RN, who worked at the VA as an OR nurse, d. Dec 13, age 92.

Lynne Dreher RN, a nurse who worked in New York and Tucson (since 1983), d. December 11, age 60.

Mariann Shinoskie, RN, JD, a nurse on the Navajo reservation, a nurse midwife for El Rio and an attorney in Tucson (and for some time represented the UA College of Medicine), d. Dec. 11, age 62.

Edith Tworkowski RN, a graduate Adelphi University, who was a real estate agent in Tucson after moving here in 1976, d. Dec. 16, age 89.

Margaret Slattery Magner LPN, who worked as a nurse in Tucson at the Comstock Children’s Hospital as well as in other hospitals and nursing homes, d. Dec 3, age 101.

Other:  Ann Braun Goldfein, widow of Sam Goldfein MD, d. Sept. 30, age 81.