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R. P. Welbourne
Watertown Daily Times, 07 24 1961
And Surgeon Dies
After Long Siege
Raymond P. Welbourne, 47,
First reports following the operation had been guardedly optimistic but for several days before his death the reports had not been hopeful after complications developed.
Funeral services will be conducted at Wednesday at the First Congregational Church with the pastor, the Rev. Royal F. Shepard, Jr., officiating. Interment in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.
Friends may pay their respects at the Schmutzler Funeral Home from to on Tuesday and up to on Wednesday. The body will be in state at the church after Wednesday.
Dr. Wellbourne was married to the former Ruth Terwedow of Watertown. She survives as do a daughter, Laurel, and four sons, Paul, David, John and Peter, all at home; his mother, Mrs. Harry Welbourne, Watertown; a brother, Everet of Hartford and two sisters, Mrs. Esther Gustafson, Kenosha, and Mrs. Dorothy Turner, Waukesha
To Dr. Welbourne
Our prayers are being answered,
Oh Dr. Welbourne dear;
You’ll see some smiling faces
Again when you are here.
For many years you’ve helped us
To fact dark hours grim;
You’ve pulled us through our sickness
When our chances were dim.
Now ‘tis our turn to show you
Our great love and respect
For your noble sacrifice,
No patient to neglect.
May God bring you back to health
We are praying for you;
Our good, loyal doctor friend,
Ever to duty true.
Blanche V. Jessup,
A grateful patient.
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