DR. LINDSAY JACK KIRKHAM M.D.
DR. LINDSAY JACK KIRKHAM M.D. Dr. Lindsay Jack Kirkham M.D., who worked for the State of Hawaii in the 1980s, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, in Bellevue, Wash. He was 92. Kirkham, was born Sept. 11, 1923 to Lindsay Jack Kirkham Sr. and Abigail Lillis Kirkham, and spent his childhood in the Kansas City, Mo., area. He graduated from the University of Kansas, and was awarded a medical degree from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis in 1946, only six years after graduating from high school. After serving as a Navy medical officer aboard the USS George Clymer in the Pacific in the late 1940s, Kirkham married Mary Ann Reynolds of Silver Spring, Md., in 1952 and began a practice as an internist in Mason City, Iowa, where he and Mary Ann raised seven children. He retired from private practice in 1976, and from 1977 through 1980, he worked as an examining physician for the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, living for short periods in several places around the country including Waianae. After earning a master's degree in public health from the University of Hawaii, Kirkham worked for the State of Hawaii as chief of Hospital and Medical Facilities and chief of the Research and Statistics Division. He and his family loved the islands and vacationed here many times before and after living in Honolulu in the 1980s. After retiring in 1988, he lived with Mary Ann in Sun City West, Ariz., until the late 1990s and then in Lynnwood, Wash. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann of Bellevue, Wash.; children, Clifford of Seattle, Wash.; William of Elizabeth, N.J.; Richard of Bellevue, Wash.; Maura Taggart of Madison, Wis.; Jeffrey of Seattle, Wash.; Christine (Tina) of Helena, Mt.; and Douglas of Bothell, Wash.; son in-law Timothy Taggart; daughter in-law Eileen Garry Kirkham; and five grandchildren and four great- grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the NAACP, the Spina Bifida Association or Opportunity Village of Clear Lake, Iowa. Messages of condolence can be made at the online guestbook at www.dignitymemorial.com by clicking on Obituaries at top center, and then typing Kirkham in the Last Name box. A burial service will be at 11 a.m. Sept. 20, 2016 at Purdy and Walters at Floral Hills, 409 Filbert Road, Lynnwood, Wash.
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