Don Bailey, DVM, 1926-1918
March 23, 2018

Don Bailey, a long-time veterinarian and rancher in Douglas County (Ore.), died at his ranch on March 20. He would have been 92 on April 30.

It was appropriate that there was a flock of sheep in a nearby pasture on his Bar None Ranch because Bailey spent much of his 65-year career as a veterinarian and rancher working with that animal. He and his wife, Betty, moved to Roseburg, Ore., to serve an internship after he graduated in 1950 with a degree in veterinary medicine from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo., and most of his work from that point on dealt with sheep and cattle. Bailey retired from his clinic in 1991 and he retired as a rancher a couple of years ago.

A celebration of life for Bailey is scheduled for 2 p.m. on March 31 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Roseburg.

Source: Capital Press