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Updated 6-8-07 9:30 AM – Obit info and visitation- Dr. Steuart H. Ligon, D.V.M

[ 2 ] June 8, 2007 |

6.8.07 9:30 AM EDT
An update has been added to the end of this post with all of the obit info. Scroll down to the end to view that.
The public is invited to a reception from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, June 8, 2007, at the Nelson Community Center.
A public memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 2007, at the family cemetery on Seclusival Farm off of Keys Church Road directly across from the main house.

Updated: 6.7.07 2:19 PM
Just got an e-mail this afternoon that says the service on Saturday is for anyone wanting to attend. See in the comments below. Does anyone know the time and place so we can put it up here?
-T-

Update: 6-6-07 11:20 AM EDT
NCL just got the following info regarding the family receiving condolences @ The Nelson Center (Old Lovingston Elementary School) on Friday night between 6-8 PM. An additional ceremeony is being held on Saturday.

Previous post from 6-5-07
NCL has learned that long time vet Dr. Steuart Ligon, DVM passed away this morning after his very courageous battle with cancer. Dr. Ligon touched so many lives with his care for animals over the years. One of his biggest loves were the animals at The Almost Home Pet Adoption Center in Lovingston. His family is asking that in lieu of flowers contributions are made to:

Humane Society/SPCA Nelson County
To Benefit the Home Adoption Center
29 Stage Bridge Rd
Lovingston, VA 22949

or the local chapter of the American Cancer Society via the address below:
American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718
Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718

Betty & Dr. Ligon
Above Bette Grahame gives Dr. Ligon an award for his help at last year’s 25th annversary of Almost Home.

Our thoughs and prayers are with Dr. Ligon’s family. But we know he’s going to have lots of great pet company there from all of the ones he’s taken great care of over the years!

Steuart Hartshorne Ligon
D.V.M. 61
of Shipman, Virginia
died Tuesday, June 5, 2007, at his home.

The public is invited to a reception from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, June 8, 2007, at the Nelson Community Center.
A public memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 2007, at the family cemetery on Seclusival Farm off of Keys Church Road directly across from the main house.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider contributions to be made to the American Cancer Society or the Humane Society/SPCA of Nelson County.

Born in Sandy Spring, Maryland on March 10, 1946, he was a son of Dr. Charles Hartshorne Ligon MD and Roberta Shaw Ligon.
He was a graduate of Sandy Spring Friends School, the University of Delaware, and the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He was a member of Alpha Zeta, an honors agriculture fraternity.
He practiced veterinary medicine first in Waynesboro, Virginia before starting his own practice in Nelson County, Lovingston Veterinary Hospital. He has been an active supporter of the Almost Home Adoption Program of the Humane Society/SPCA of Nelson County for over 25 years. He has been active and long standing member of the American Border Collie Association and of the Virginia Border Collie Association. He was founding director of the Fall Fiber Festival and Montpelier sheep dog trial. He had a great compassion for his family, friends, patients, and clients, and cared deeply about his communities.
He was loved very much, will be greatly missed, and is survived by his wife, LaRayne Harper Ligon; his sons, Markley G. Ligon of Newark, Delaware and Gordon S. Ligon of Millboro Springs, Virginia; his daughters, Kellas Ligon Wechsler of Marysville, Pennsylvania, Jennifer Ligon Blosser of Harrisonburg, Virginia, Jessica L. Ligon of Blacksburg, Virginia; his granddaughter, Samantha G. Wechsler; father, Charles H. Ligon and his wife, Kay, of El Cerrito, California; brother, Jim Ligon of Sandy Spring, Maryland; and sister, Effie Ligon of Yelm, Washington.

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  1. Dr. Ligon's Immediate Family says:

    The family would like to let the public know that the services on Saturday are not only for close family and friends but for all those who would like to pay their respects to Steuart. Thank You.

  2. Dr. Ligon's Immediate Family says:

    We would like to let everyone know that the services for Saturday are not only for his close family and friends but for all those who would like to pay their respects to Steuart. Thank You.

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