Cynthia R. Ogden MD, internal medicine (IPC Hospitalist), d. May 9, age 47. Med sch: Oregon ‘92. R-Santa Barbara Cottage Hosp. 92-95. Licensed in AZ 2002. Never a PCMS Member.
Jack E. Thompson MD, anesthesiology, d. from Alzheimer’s complications July 13, age 85. Med sch: Marquette. I-Seaside Memorial, Long Beach CA. R-Lahey Clinic, Boston. Practiced in Mountain View, CA 42 years. Never a PCMS member.
Douglas Wegner MD, orthopedic surgeon, died while running in Sabino Canyon, age 53. MIT engineer before going to medical school at Brown. I/R: Yale. Fellowship Indiana Hand Center. Joined faculty at the University of Kentucky for two years before joining Tucson orthopedic Institute in 1997. Never a PCMS member.
Loren Fritz Taylor MD, anesthesiology, d. from acute leukemia June 9, age 82. Med sch: Indiana ’55. Moved to Tucson in 1961. Graduated from law school here in 1967. Joined the University of Kansas faculty and worked for HEW. Moved back to Tucson in 1975 and helped found Old Pueblo Anesthesiology. PCMS Member 1961-1968, 1974-1992.
Gregorio Samoy MD, pediatrician, d. Aug. 12, age 82. Med Sch: Manilla Central University ’55. R-Beth Israel, NYC. F-St. Jude’s, Memphis. Worked at El Rio 1978-1997. PCMS Member 1999-2011.
Thomas P. McWilliams, Jr. MD, general practitioner, d. Aug 13, age 91. Dr. Klein located him in Phoenix, in 1968 at 444 W. Osborn. There is also an osteopathic physician, Thomas Pryce McWilliams DO,. Med Sch: Des Moines, ’43, but he would have been 23 when he started practice. Who ever this doctor was, he is the second of four generations of rural family doctors and practiced until 1985. Never a PCMS member.
Findlay Ewing Russell MD, neurosurgeon, toxicologist, d. Aug 21, age 91. Med sch: Loma Linda ’52. Started as a neurosurgeon but wounds suffered as a medic on Okinawa soon limited his surgery and he became a world renowned toxicologist. A Fulbright scholar, he spent the last 15 years in the school of pharmacology at the University of Arizona. Never a PCMS member.
William Robert Montgomery Houston MD, ophthalmology, d. August 24, age 88. Med sch: Western Reserve ’48. I- Methodist Hospital of Brooklyn. R-New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Practiced more than 40 years in Mansfield, Ohio. Wintered in Tucson. Never a PCMS member.
Henry Miller MD, Family Practice & Addiction Medicine, d. September 9, age 98. Med school: Glasgow & Lausange. I- Mary Immaculate, Jamaica NY. US Army, D-Day. Family medicine in Jamaica. 1987 moved to Santa Fe to practice addiction medicine. Never a PCMS member.
Richard B. O’Grady MD, ophthalmologist and eye surgeon, d. of stroke complications September 8, age 78. Private practice in Glenview, IL while serving as chief of Eye Pathology at Northwestern and at Loyala-Stritch. Professor of ocular pathology at the UA College of Medicine for 21 years. No record of him being a PCMS member.
Norma Husted RN, who worked at the VA in Syracuse NY and retired to Tucson, She died in June 14, age 87.
Virginia Hockens RN, BSN, who worked as a nurse in the Navy, at Stanford and with ARAMCO in Saudi Arabia, d May 13, age 84.
Juanita Mae Davisson RN, graduate of Mercy Hospital School for Nurses, who worked for St. Luke’s Hospital in Davenport, Iowa. She moved to Tucson in 1979 after retirement. He died June 29, age 93.
Susan C. Maish RN, who worked at TMC for 33 years, d. Aug. 3, age 56.
Becky Sue Earwood, nurse who was educated at Cuesta College, d. Aug 3, age 56.
Antoinette M. Findysz, nurse who graduated from St. Elizabeth’s in Chicago, d. Aug 7, age 82.
Rafaela Villanueva Ruiz, nurse who graduated from St. Mary’s school of nursing in Tucson and was selected by the Mayo Bros to work in Rochester, d. Aug 7, are 96.
Mary S. Rugg, a nurse who graduated from St. Mary’s School of Nursing and worked at Thomas Davis as well as a surgical nurse at Good Samaritan, d. Aug. 6, age 98.
Doris Piper White, a nurse who served in World War II, UA Student Health Services, and co-founded Medi-Quik, d. Aug 8, age 88.
Sophie J. Majesky RN, MSN, who worked at St. Mary’s and was the first head surgical nurse at St. Joseph’s, d. Aug. 12, age 89.
Ellen Theresa Miller RN, who worked at Northwest Hospital, d. Aug 2, age 49.
Helen N. Kisthardt RN, d. August 12, age 98.
Dorothy Anna RN, who graduated from St. Vincent’s School of Nursing in 1945 and worked as a public health nurse in Pennsylvania, d. Aug. 13, age 83.
Other: Lt Col. Roy D. Smith, who served in the US Army Nurses Corps, retiring in 1973, d. June 5, age 84. Ann Fee, a nurse and widow of Wesley Fee MD, d. June 20, age 86. Billey E. McCarty, wife of Tucson cardiologist Richard J. McCarty MD, d. July 14, age 90. Barbara Joy Macbeth, widow of L. Craig Macbeth MD, d. July 31, age 85.