Dr. H. Scott Hurd
Dr. H. Scott Hurd, 58, passed away peacefully in his home on Thursday, March 27, 2014, surrounded by his family. Scott is survived by his wife of 38 years, Susan; 7 sons; 1 daughter; and his mother, Elizabeth Ann Hurd. He was preceded in death by his father, Howard Eugene Hurd.
Scott was known in the professional world as an advocate for animal health and food safety as he used his veterinary degree and PhD education to research and communicate farm to fork issues with the public sector. He was consistently outspoken about correcting misinformation circulating in public regarding the food animal industry. His steady voice will be missed.
His life priorities centered on his faith in God, his family and his profession. He was a passionate teacher, making the most complicated issues easy to understand. His example left a legacy of truth to his colleagues, friends and family.
Visitation will be 1-4 pm Sunday, April 6 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Ames. A short visitation will start at 9:30 am with A Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am on Monday, April 7, also at St. Cecilia. Burial will follow at 1:30 pm at St. Peter and Paul Cemetery, rural Gilbert.
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