David Copley Van Metre, age 55, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly Monday, April 1.
Well-known Alamosa resident and veterinarian Dr. Benjamin “Ben” H. Konishi, 92 died October 29, 2018 at the Evergreen Nursing Home in Alamosa. Following his graduation from the CSU College of Veterinary Medicine, he moved to the San Luis Valley.
Ryan Brooks Brown passed away at his home on April 9, 2018 at the age of 46. He attended Colorado State University, graduating from CSU Veterinary School in 1999.
Dr. William V. Lumb passed away on Saturday, February 3. He graduated from Kansas State University in Veterinary Medicine in 1943. In 1963, Bill was made director of the surgical laboratory, a new facility on CSU's Foothills Campus, where he developed a graduate teaching and research program in surgery and anesthesiology.
In the fall of 1945, he was accepted into the freshman veterinary class at Colorado A&M, now known as Colorado State University. In 1948 he received his Bachelor of Science degree and in 1949 received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.
Ernest A. Salas was born November 20, 1959, and passed away on March 24, at the age of 58.
Robert Lee Pyle, 77, of Blacksburg, VA, died Saturday, Sept. 16, at Lewis Gale Hospital-Montgomery.
The Q&A below was conducted with Niswender in May 2016, less than a year before his death.