Ogden Ernest Small ’53

Ogden Ernest Small ’53 died on March 26, 2005, in Caribou, Maine.

Born there on August 10, 1931, he prepared for college at the local high school and became a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity at Bowdoin, which he attended from 1949 to 1951, when he entered the Pennsylvania State College of Optometry in Philadelphia. Following his graduation there in 1955, he served for two years in the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of first lieutenant. In 1958, he opened his office in Caribou, where he continued his practice until early this year. He was a member of the American Optometric Association, the New England Council of Optometrists, the Aroostook Optometric Association, and the Maine Optometric Association, which he served as president in 1970. He also served in the board of the Maine State Board of Optometry and was a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Caribou, where he was a senior warden and member of the vestry for many years. He was the co-coordinator of the Aroostook Episcopal Cluster and served on the Caribou School Board for a number of years. He was a past president of Sportsmen’s, Inc., a director of the Natural Resources Council of Maine for many years, a registered Maine Guide for more than 32 years, and had served as chair of the advisory council to the Maine’s Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Surviving are his wife, Donna Jacobson Small, whom he married in 1953; a son, Dr. Craig Small of Caribou; a brother, William U. Small ’48 of Cape Elizabeth; and two granddaughters.