Hambidge, Gove, MD Gove Hambidge, early advocate for family therapy, died peacefully in his home in Golden Valley, January 6, 2013. Dr. Hambidge was trained as a psychoanalyst and worked tirelessly in the field of family and individual therapy throughout his long career. His military service, working with returning WWII veterans, transitioned to a professorship at the University of Minnesota in 1953, where he taught until 1958. He maintained his private practice until he had a stroke in April, 2012. He is survived by his wife Mary Norman Hambidge, as well as by his children Gail (Bill) Quarton, Eric (Lisa) Hambidge, Wendy (Craig) Redfern, and Jay Hambidge (Melissa Driseoll); Mary's children Andrew (Jasmin) Crosby, Peter (Cathy) Crosby and Claire Crosby (Rosa Lizarde); 11 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank Dr. Richard Beck and the hospice caregivers at Park Nicollet Hospital, especially nurse Leah Holmbeck; Vicki Condon of Lifespark, who helped coordinate care for Gove; and most particularly Daniel King who cared for Gove through the last three months, and was a source of support & friendship for both Gove and Mary. There will be a memorial service for Dr. Hambidge on Saturday, January 19, 2013, 2:00 pm, at the First Unitarian Society, 900 Mt. Curve Avenue, Mpls, with a visitation following.
Published in Star Tribune on Jan. 13, 2013.