Dr. Basil DuBois Ward (DVM, 49’) passed away on March 10, 2017, at ninety-three years of age. Basil was born in Oxford, Ohio on January 17, 1924. He studied Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University, graduating in 1949. From 1950 until 1962, he operated an Animal Veterinary Practice in Edgerton, Wisconsin. Commencing in 1962 until his retirement in 1985, Basil worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, eventually rising to Regional Director of the North Central Region in Englewood, Colorado. Basil is survived by his wife of 66 years, Mary Elizabeth; his daughter, Roberta (Bobbe); and his granddaughter, Elizabeth. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Deborah, and his parents and brother.