Omer, Joy Alva

Master pnID: 
AMH-PN2753
History of Arizona medicine; collections of Orville Harry Brown, M.D. [AHSL Special Collections WZ 70 AA7 H673]: 
volume 5, page(s) 114; volume 11, page(s) 255
Degree|Title|Profession: 
MD
Residence(s): 
Ajo
Residence(s): 
Tucson

Arizona Medical Board record: Joy A. Omer MD; license date: 10/8/1926; medical school: UNIVERSITY MEDICAL COLLEGE; graduation date: 05/13/1910; address: 2145 Boise Dr, Las Cruces NM 88001-5149. Name listed as “Alva J. Omer” in the 1935 Arizona State Medical Directory with address: 4 E. Congress St., Tucson.
Members of the PCMS 1904-1930
See History of Arizona medicine; collections of Orville Harry Brown, M.D. [AHSL Special Collections WZ 70 AA7 H673].

J Am Med Assoc, Nov 1924; 83: 1519: Lieutenants Joy A. Omer and Horace E. Spruance, Medical Corps, U. S. Navy, have been retired for physical disability.
JAMA, May 1973; 224: 926: OMER, Joy Alva, Las Cruces, NM; University Medical College of Kansas City, Mo, 1910; formerly practiced in Tucson, AZ, where he was on the staff of St. Mary's Hospital; died in the William Beaumont Hospital in El Paso, TX, Jan 5, aged 87, of probable pulmonary embolus.

Per the 10/30/2016 Arizona Daily Star obituary of Dr. Omer's daughter, Jane Etta (Omer) Lease, the family moved to Ajo in 1927 where Dr. Omer was the surgeon at the mining hospital until the copper prices fell. The family moved to Tucson in 1929 and bought the home at 2648 E. 7th St.

Last updated Oct 30, 2016 by dpiper