Steuart Hartshorne Ligon, DVM, 61, of Shipman, died June 5 at his home.
Born in Sandy Spring, Md., 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, 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, before starting his own practice in Nelson County, the Lovingston Veterinary Hospital. He was an active supporter of the Almost Home Adoption Program of the Humane Society/SPCA of Nelson County for over 25 years. He was an 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.
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A public memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 2007, in the family cemetery on Seclusival Farm.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider contributions to the American Cancer Society or the Humane Society/SPCA of Nelson County.