January 3, 2000
He received his BS degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1941. He continued his graduate work at Colorado State University and earned his MS in 1945. Following three years in the U.S. Army, Don received his PhD from the University of California, Davis.
In 1955, he and his family moved to Redmond, where he was director of the Health Research Laboratory for H & N International, a poultry breeding firm. Don was a pioneer in the research of several poultry diseases and traveled extensively for the company. He received several awards for his contributions to the poultry industry and finally retired in 1989.
In his private life, Don was awarded the District Merit Badge by the Boy Scouts and received the Service Award from the Kiwanis Club. He was an active member of Bothell United Methodist Church.
He leaves his wife of 54 years, Verna Mace; a daughter, Linda J.Z. Roe; two sons, David L. and Arnold A.; grandchildren, Erin and Nathan Roe, Justin, Rebecca, and Donald Zander; a sister, Grace Harrison, and brothers, Oliver and Almer Zander and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at Bothell United Methodist Church, 18515 92nd NE, Bothell, Jan. 6 at 1 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Bothell United Methodist Church Building Fund or the Scholarship Fund for the American Association of Avian Pathologists.