Hogue, Douglas Emerson
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Ithaca: Douglas Emerson Hogue, 105 Homestead Circle, Ithaca, NY, died on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, after a brief illness. Born in Holdrege, NE on August 8, 1931, Doug was the son of Emerson and Harriett (Nelson) Hogue. He was raised on cattle ranches in the Sand Hills of NE where he attended a one-room schoolhouse through the eighth grade. At 16 he moved with his family to Santa Rosa, CA. After graduating high school, he attended Santa Rosa Jr. College then transferred to and graduated from UC Davis. In 1953, Doug came to Cornell to study for and receive his doctorate in Animal Husbandry. Upon completion of his doctoral studies he was hired by Cornell as an Assistant Professor. Doug remained on the faculty at Cornell until his death, moving from Associate Professor to Full Professor and finally Professor Emeritus. His career was marked by a lifelong commitment to animal breeding and animal nutrition throughout the state, country and internationally. Specifically his development of the accelerated lambing system with his shepherd, Brian Magee, known as the STAR System, changed lamb production the world over. He continued to do research and publish papers until his 80th year. Doug served faithfully for many years at New Life Presbyterian Church. The consummate cowboy, he was always stoic and strong but ready in his last days to find rest in his Savior's arms. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Deborah Vicars Hogue; his children, James and Jeanette (Crispell) Hogue, Bozeman, MT and Allison Hogue and Jim Bold, Ithaca, NY; his grandchildren, Brandon, Rachel, Samuel and Wesley Hogue, all of Bozeman, MT. A memorial service will be held at 3:30 on Sunday, July 29, 2012, at Anabel Taylor Chapel on the Cornell University campus. A reception to greet the family will follow in The Founder's Room adjacent to the Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Doug's memory to The Gideons International, PO Box 4511, Ithaca NY 14852. Bangs Funeral Home in charge of arrangements
Published in Ithaca Journal from July 26 to July 28, 2012