Memory of Dr. Bonnard Moseley
The College of Veterinary Medicine family
was saddened to learn of the passing this weekend of Dr. Bonnard
Moseley, former Director of the CVM’s Veterinary Continuing
Education/Extension unit. Dr. Moseley was an alumnus of the
College, graduating in 1962. Originally from south Missouri,
he lived in Columbia most of his professional life. He continued
to be a faithful friend and supporter of the College following
his retirement from MU approximately 15 years ago.
Highlights of Dr. Moseley’s tenure
with the College include memories of his extension and outreach
efforts throughout Missouri, his work with former Dean Bob
Kahrs in establishing and parading the original mule team
as College mascots, and his warm and good-humored nature.
One of Dr. Moseley’s legacies was his ability to predict
weather based on animal behaviors and signs observed in nature.
He spoke widely on this topic throughout the State where audiences
found his presentations on this subject both informative and
entertaining. He was an avid runner and active participant
in the Show Me State Senior Games. Dr. Moseley retired from
the College of Veterinary Medicine in August 1989.
Dr. Moseley and his wife Rusty, who survives,
were extremely proud of their two sons Joe and John. Joe was
a local prosecutor and State Senator for a number of years
and is presently a corporate attorney for Shelter Insurance
in Columbia. John was an all-american football player for
MIZZOU and also currently lives in Columbia. John’s
wife Jill is an MU DVM graduate of the class of 1998.
Memorials may be sent to Broadway Christian
Church/Youth Programs, 2601 West Broadway, Columbia, MO, 65203.
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