In Memory of Joe Vernon Whiteman, Ph.D.
Joe Vernon Whiteman, Ph.D., 85, of Stillwater, Okla., died March 3, 2005.
After serving in the U.S. military, Whiteman earned his doctorate degree in animal breeding from Oklahoma A&M University. He then joined the faculty of the animal husbandry department at Oklahoma State University where he served until his retirement in 1983.
Whiteman was heavily involved in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He revised the beginning course in animal husbandry and taught animal genetics and other courses during his tenure.
Whiteman also developed a course aimed at helping graduate students use experimental statistics in research. His principal research efforts involved breeding and management studies with sheep in 1995 at Fort Reno Livestock Research Station. These studies resulted in more than 50 research reports in local, regional and national publications. He also traveled widely counseling, speaking or instructing in short courses on experimental methodology or sheep breeding and management.
In Memory of Arthur Thomas ?Tom? Boyd
Arthur Thomas ?Tom? Boyd, age 76, passed away Feb. 10, 2005, at his home in Baker City, Ore.
Upon graduation from Oregon State, Boyd and his wife, Ruth, moved to the ranch on Wolf Creek at North Powder. He traveled the western United States buying lambs for numerous packers and feeders and buying wool for Draper Wool & Co., based in Boston, Mass. His honesty and integrity were well known and were the basis of his long and successful career.
Boyd made many lifelong friends in the livestock industry and was honored by the Idaho Wool Growers Association in 1998 for his contributions to the industry. He remained active in the affairs of the industry and discussed the sale of lambs the day he passed away.