Memorial Service Set for Elbert "Doc" Hinshaw

The longtime racetrack veterinarian died on January 1.

Prescott Daily Courier

Memorial services have been set for Elbert "Doc" Hinshaw, who died in Prescott, Arizona, on January 1.

Memorial services are scheduled for Elbert “Doc” Hinshaw, who died on January 1. He was 93.

Hinshaw was born on August 18, 1923, in Washington, Iowa. He was raised in Boulder, Colorado, and he enlisted in the United States Army in 1943-44, and the United States Navy in 1944-46. He graduated from veterinary school at Colorado State University in 1948 as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

Hinshaw and his wife moved to Safford, Arizona, in 1948, and then to Buckeye, Arizona, to open a mostly large animal practice in 1952. During his 50 plus year professional career, he was in private practice, and he worked for the horse and greyhound racing industry as a veterinarian in Arizona, Nebraska, Colorado and Nevada.

In addition, Hinshaw was the Arizona assistant state veterinarian in 1980 and was appointed as the state Veterinarian by the Governor in 1984. He was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Irene Elaine Hinshaw; twin brother William “Rex,” ”Doc” Hinshaw; and two older brothers, Richard and Harken.

Hinshaw is survived by sons, Rex T. Hinshaw, Zachary Ray Hinshaw; daughter Katherine Elizabeth David; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

A Gathering of Friends will be held Saturday, February 4, 2017, from 1-4 p.m. at the Prescott Rodeo Grounds (Mackin Building), 840 Rodeo Drive, Prescott, Arizona.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to: Westside Christian Church, 5860 Williamson Valley Road, Prescott, Arizona 86305; or Good Samaritan Hospice, 1065 Ruth Street Prescott, Arizona 86301.

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