Jo Ellen Barnard ’66

~ April 4, 2020 Jo Ellen Barnard ’66 passed away April 4, 2020, from diastolic dysfunction and pleural effusion. A thoracentesis removed 1250 cc’s of fluid, but rapid fluid re-accumulation caused her to decline rapidly. She passed away at home under home hospice care. Her husband, Lewis Walton, was with her. Dr. Barnard’s first love…

James A. Gooch ’59

~ April 4, 2020 James A. Gooch ’59, a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst for adults and children, died April 4, 2020, of a terminal illness at his home in Beverly Hills, California, where he lived and practiced for over fifty years. Born in Stanford, Kentucky, to a loving family, Dr. Gooch left for college at 16,…

Robert Wielt ’64

November 22, 1928 – March 31, 2020 Robert Wielt ’64 passed away peacefully on March 31, 2020, at the age of 91 with his loving family by his side. He was born Nov. 22, 1928, to William P. Wielt and Beatrice B. (Williamson) Wielt in Buskirk, New York, the seventh of 14 children. After medical…

Shirley O. Thiel ’53-A

May 23, 1927 – March 24, 2020 Shirley O. Thiel ’53-A of Fairfield, Washington, died March 24, 2020, in Walla Walla, Washington, at the age of 92. Dr. Thiel was born May 23, 1927, to Rannels and Alfredda Owens in Ann Arbor, Michigan. After graduating from Emmanuel Missionary College (now Andrews University) and then medical…

Edward E. Harte ’77-B

~ March 17, 2020 Edward E. Harte ’77-B passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on March 17, 2020, in Greenville, South Carolina, at the age of 68. Dr. Harte was born in Fresno, California. After medical school, he completed an internship and residency in the U.S. Army, specializing in anesthesiology. He served as a senior…