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Dr. J. (Joseph) Gordon SPENDLOVE

Dr. J. (Joseph) Gordon SPENDLOVE

Male 1908 - 2009  (100 years)

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  • Name J. (Joseph) Gordon SPENDLOVE 
    Prefix Dr. 
    Born 10 Oct 1908  Mercur, UT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    EDUC University of Utah, Medical School, Louisville, KY 
    Died 19 Sep 2009  Lakewood, CO Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I4883  The Turses
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2012 

    Family Elizabeth Hunt RING,   b. 22 Sep 1908, Farmington, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 2009, Lakewood, CO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 100 years) 
    Married 22 Sep 1933 
     1. Linda SPENDLOVE
     2. Living
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F3553  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Dr. Spendlove interned at Harborview Hospital in Seattle, Washington and then became a medical resident. He opened his private practice in 1939 and then left to join the Army Medical Corp in World War II, serving in the surgical service of numerous U.S. Army Hospitals. At the end of the war they were at Moore General Hospital near Black Mountain, North Carolina, which became a Veterans Administration Hospital. He stayed, beginning a long distinguished career with the V.A. He served as Chief of the Surgical Service at Fort Harrison, Montana, and then was appointed Administrator of the Portland, Oregon hospital in the 1950's. He also directed the Hospital in Vancouver, Washington. He was Administrator of the Iowa City, Iowa V.A. Hospital during the 1960's and retired from the Fort Wayne, Indiana V.A. Hospital in 1976. His passion for the V.A. Hospitals and the veterans he served was made clear in a quote when he retired: "Each hospital is a monument to veterans living and dead whose service to this country preserved the freedoms which Americans everywhere enjoy."

      He and his wife, Elizabeth, first retired to Salem, OR, and then to Colorado where they lived for many years a the Westland Meridian and Lakewood Meridian.

    • born in mining camp

  • Sources 
    1. [S650] Joseph Gordon Spendlove M.D. Obit.