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Dr. Bill Clem Passes Away



ASHA member Bill Dean “Doc” Clem, of Gates Mills, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 30, 2011, at the age of 83.

Beloved Pediatrician to so many appreciative and grateful families, Doc was a long time customer of Tom Ferrebee's in Westfield Center, Ohio. He loved American Saddlebred horses, especially his five-gaited mares who, after their show careers, he bred, raising many nice babies. A gaited mare he showed to her "CH" 1991 - 1998 was CHMiss Lady O'Lee, dam of Positive Lee, Miss Information, Pretty Sharp Cookie, and Very Truly Yours. Miss Information in turn was dam to Vladimir mentioned below. One of his last personal riding horses was I'm Not Shy who he showed in 1999. She was the dam of Smooth Operator, Respectfully Yours, Edith Young, and Piaf.  

Doc Clem is still the owner of record of several horses including Vladimir, currently trained and shown to many good ribbons by Renee Biggins. Vladimir was the winner of the 2011 Rock Creek UPHA Park Pleasure Classic, beating 9 other horses to the title.
 
Another he currently owns is Edith Young, named after his mother. She is with Dick Kearney Stables in Properity, Pennsylvania, owner of the late, great stallion, Catalyst, to whom Doc Clem most often bred his mares.

Memorial services will be held at 2:30 PM on Saturday, December 17, 2011, at the First Unitarian Church of Cleveland, 21600 Shaker Blvd., Shaker Heights, Ohio.

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