In Memoriam

In Memoriam…

Timothy Charles Williams, 50, Elfrida, Arizona, passed away at his home on Jan. 11, 2012. Tim was born in Holbrook on Jan. 1, 1962. Shortly after, he moved with his family to Elfrida where he attended school graduating from Valley Union High School in 1980. Tim was an outstanding athlete, playing football, basketball and baseball in high school. He also served as Student Council President in his senior year. He moved to Gilbert, Arizona in 1997 where he worked as a framer and enjoyed playing softball on a city league. He is survived by his daughter Krista, his mother Ruth (Sproul) Williams, his brother Bobby, his sister Valorie, many nieces and nephews, aunts and cousins. Tim’s kindness, generosity, laughter and everything that made him special to everyone that knew him will be dearly missed.

Mary G. (Peggy) Monzingo, 89, Benson, Arizona, passed away at her home on Jan. 19, 2012. Born Oct. 30, 1922 to Marjorie Streeter Harvey and Lynn Arthur Gratiot in St. Louis, Missouri, she attended Mary Institute in St. Louis, The Masters School, Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., and Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., She was a lifelong rancher and advocate of the cattle industry (a true cowbelle). She was active in Cowbelles in both Arizona and New Mexico as well as the Arizona Cattle Growers’ Association and the Cochise Graham Cattle Growers. She was a Hereford breeder and a salesman second to none. She is survived by son, Ed Alan (wife, Janie) Monzingo of the home ranch; stepson, George E. Monzingo, Jr., St. David, as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her brother, John Peter (Daphne) Gratiot of Woodstock, Vermont; her estranged daughter, Mary Lynne Harmon (husband, Gary) Damron, Roswell.

Greer Alanson Goetz, 27, Las Cruces, passed away Jan. 14, 2012. Greer was born in Las Cruces, was born on May 10, 1984. He grew up in Truth or Consequences. As a kid, Greer was happy to be outdoors, whether he was swimming or catching and taming animals he found in the desert. Even though Greer didn’t consider himself a cowboy, he was good at all the ranch work he did with his dad, mom and sisters. He ex­celled in the classroom and on the football field, but always with humility. While he was good at a number of things, Greer’s one true passion was music. He graduated from Hot Springs High School in 2003 and from NMSU in 2010 with a degree in Spanish and linguistics. He mastered Spanish while spending a semester studying abroad in Bueños Aires, Argentina. He kept fluent in Spanish while working as a bartender the last few years at the Moose Lodge in Las Cruces. He will be remembered as a wonderful son and brother, the best kind of friend, and a great guitarist. Greer is survived by his parents, Dudley and Cindy Goetz, Truth or Consequences; four sisters, Traci (husband, Dave) Fresques, Montrose, Colorado; Charlcee Goetz, Tucson; Katie Goetz, Las Cruces; and Gina (husband, Logan) Vanlandingham, Carrizozo, grandmother, Jane Cain; aunts, Jake Cain and Judy (husband, Phil) Wallin; many cousins as well as a niece and nephew.

Editor’s Note: Please  send In Memoriam announcements to: Caren Cowan, N.M. Stockman, P.O. Box 7127, Albuquerque, NM 87194, fax: 505/998-6236 or email: Memorial donations may be sent to the Cattlegrowers’ Foundation, a 501(c)3, tax deductable charitable foundation serving the rights of ranch families and educating citizens on governmental actions, policies and practices. Cattlegrowers Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 7517, Albuquerque, NM 87194.