In Memoriam

In Memoriam …


Clarence McKnight “Bill” Bogle, 93, Dexter, passed away, surrounded by his family at his home on August 15, 2012. He was born March 20, 1919 to Hal Green Bogle and Inez Fay Bogle in Kenton, Tennessee and moved with his parents the following year to Dexter, where he lived all his life. He graduated from Hagerman High School in 1936 and Vanderbilt University in 1940. He met his life-long bride Berneice at a soda shop in Hagerman, and they were married on January 9, 1943. Berneice and Bill lived in Dexter where he was a farmer and rancher. They reared five children, Mary Lynn Bogle, Stuart McKnight Bogle, Donald Hal Bogle, Beverly Ann Bogle Coots and Scott Gilmore Bogle and had nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Bill’s sons and daughters live in Chaves County where they work in the family agricultural business, with the exception of Mary Lynn who is an attorney in Roswell and Artesia. Bill’s life was devoted to his family, his church and his community.

Johnny Paiz Jr., 55, Portales, passed away September 9, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family and friends. Johnny was born August 14, 1957 to Johnny and Josie Paiz in Portales. He graduated from Dora High School in 1975. On June 27, 1981 he married Jeanell Sharp in Moriarty, NM. They made their home in Portales. He was employed by Ritchie Brother Auctioneers selling industrial equipment worldwide. He was active in the show cattle industry and an avid supporter of the New Mexico Bred Steer Show at the New Mexico State Fair. Johnny is survived by his wife, daughter, Jewlie (husband, Justin) Kerns; son, Kody Paiz and a granddaughter, Zoey Kerns. He is also survived by his parents, siblings, Larry (wife, Josephine) Paiz, Kathy Paiz, Pete (wife, Mary) Paiz, numerous nieces and nephews, and all his Ritchie Brothers family.

Roy Donald Taylor, 79, Rogers, passed away August 29, 2012 in Portales. Roy was born on March 13, 1933, in Childress, Texas to the home of Ella and Rupert D. Taylor. He grew up on a ranch in Santa Rosa. He served in the Army during the Korean War. Through the years he had worked on numerous ranches in New Mexico and Wyoming. Roy had also worked on various construction jobs and at feed yards, but ranch life and “cowboying” was what he loved. On July 16, 1976, he married Kathy Ellis. He was a member of the Causey Church of Christ. Roy is survived by his wife, Kathy; nine sons, Kirk (wife, Crystal), Durango, Colorado; Robert (wife, Kwana) Tatum; Donald, Pennsylvania; Matthew (wife, Rachel), Hooker, Oklahoma, Donnie, Florida; Roy Jr., Christopher, Mitchell, and Ricky, all of Guymon, Oklahoma; four daughters, Beth (husband, Leslie) Thomas, Snyder, Texas, Jimmie Lou Harvey, and Twilla Taylor, both of Florida and Ramona Finkeldi, Garden City, Kansas; numerous grandchildren; two brothers, Bill (wife, Peggy) Taylor; Ruidoso Downs; and Jim (wife, Susan) Taylor, Whitewater, Colorado; a sister, Roberta Garcia, Las Vegas; an a uncle, Tex Taylor, Santa Rosa; as well as numerous other relatives.

Richard Shaw, 93, Springer, passed away on August 6, 2012. He was born on August 11, 1918 in Rankin, Oklahoma to Bernard Bliss and Lura Jane Shaw. Soon after his birth his family moved to Harding County. Richard married Lavona Pauline Schell in 1941. They moved to Colfax County in 1945 where they farmed and ranched until retirement and a move to Springer in 1981. He served on the Colfax County Home Administration and the ASCS Boards for several years and on the Board for the Springer Electric Coop from 1969 until 1989. He served as chairman for several years. Richard was honored by the American American Society of Range Management for his stewardship of range lands. He is survived by three sons, Don L. (wife, Barbara), Springer; Richard L. (wife, Barbara), and Gary D. (wife, Jackie) all of Mills, as well as 11 grandchilren, six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bob Shafer, 88, Carrizozo, passed away August 3, 2012, in Ruidoso. He was born February 12, 1924 at Buffalo, New York and lived all of his life in Lincoln County. He served in the Navy during World War II. He was a former Lincoln County Commissioner, former member of the Carrizozo School Board, a member of the Carrizozo Masonic Lodge #41, the Scottish Rite and Carrizozo Country Club. He was a rancher and attended Trinity United Methodist Church. He married Jane Gallacher on May 5, 1946. He is survived by his wife, Jane; two sons, Scott, Carrizozo and Billy Bob, Claunch; two sisters, Janet Mae Young, Denver and Betty Barrick, Lubbock; and five grandchildren.

Jack Verhines, 80, Artesia, passed away on September 9, 2012. He was born May 30, 1932 in Roswell to William Carl Verhines and Mary Lynn (Scott) Verhines. He married Corinne Aaron on May 30, 1953 they were sweethearts for 59 years. He is survived by his wife; his son Scott (wife, Cathy Cobb Verhines), Albuquerque; daughter Carla Dungan (husband, Neal), Carlsbad; as well as two siblings, his brother Bill (wife, LaGene), Roswell; and sister Kathleen West (husband James), Ft. Sumner. He is also survived by four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He attended Roswell High School and Eastern New Mexico University on a football scholarship. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. After the army he returned to Texas Tech University in Lubbock and then completed his civil engineering degree (BSCE, 1958) from the University of New Mexico. He was a part of the New Mexico consulting engineering community for over 40 years providing engineering services to cities, counties, state and federal agencies, and private clients statewide. He started his career with Hughes Oil Company, worked for Mann Engineering and Smith Engineering Company and served as President of Scanlon and Associates for 30 years. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the caregivers attt The Good Life Assisted Living Complex and the Landsun Homes Health Service Center in Carlsbad.

Tracy Lee Self, 64, Yuma, Arizona, died July 22, 2012, at Yuma Regional Medical Center. Born January 8, 1948, in Roy, New Mexico, he was a police officer and veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

Robert Lee Burns, 81, Nara Visa, passed away on August 19, 2012. He was born and raised at Nara Visa to James and Willie Burns. He attended school in Nara Visa and graduated High School from Regis High in Denver. He also graduated from Regis University. After serving in the Korean War from 1951-1953, he was awarded the Purple Heart. He married Pat Burns on December 27, 1954. They had four children, Jimmy (wife, Liz) Nara Visa; John, New York City; Barbara Stoll (husband. Rick) Indiahoma, Oklahoma; and Kellee Clark (husband, Terry) Fort Belvoir, Virginia and nine grandchildren. He was a third generation rancher in Nara Visa area. He was active in the Sacred Heart Catholic church, over his lifetime he was a volunteer firefighter, served on the Nara Visa Community Center Board, Nara Visa Cemetery Association, Amistad School Board, Knights of Columbus, the Southwestern Electric Board, and was a member of the New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association.

Marvin Polley, 102, of Tempe, Arizona, passed away peacefully at his home on September 12, 2012. Marvin was born to Bert and Sarah Polley in Bisbee, Arizona on May 6, 1910. Mr. Polley and his son, Art, owned the Mashed O Ranch southwest of Deming for many years. Marvin is survived by his youngest son; Ronald C. Polley (wife, Marion), by two grandsons, four step-grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and by two great-great-grandchildren.

Lee B. Kapus, 76, Cedaredge, Colorado, passed away September 16, 2012 after a valiant battle with cancer. She was born September 1, 1936 in Basin, Wyoming and grew up in a military family. Lee spent three of those years in Germany. She graduated from High School in Brookfield, Illinois and moved to Denver, Colorado the next day. Lee and Bob Kapus married March 24, 1956. Lee is survived by her husband -and their children Robin Laurie Dunn (husband, Aubrey) Roswell; Diana Robinson (husband Brian) Missoula, Montana; Jim Kapus (wife, Jennifer) Denver; and Lisa Kapus, Avondale, Arizona; eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. She was a talented and prolific producer of quilts, knitting, embroidery, and many other needlework skills. She used her talents to give many gifts of love to several organizations for premies, veterans, firefighters and others.

Ronald Luis Anthony, 76, Portales, passed away on August 9, 2012 in an auto accident. He was born on July 19, 1936, in Hobbs to John Thomas and Ruby Naioma (Vaughn) Anthony. Ronald graduated from Elida High School and attended Eastern New Mexico University with a bachelor degree in Science. Shortly after graduating from Eastern he married Glenda Charlene Parrish and they enjoyed 53 years together. He was active in the AMPI, and the ENMACC and numerous church boards and committees. He was a member of the Elida First United Methodist Church. Everyone knew him as a family man and he loved being with and playing with his grandkids. Ronald just plain had a big heart for everyone. Like his brother Fred, he loved collecting Antique cars and driving them in parades.

George “Buddy” F. Tigner, 74, Magdalena, passed away on Aug. 14, 2012, after a lifetime of ranching, raising children and serving others. He was born on Oct. 19, 1937, in El Paso, Texas, to Fletcher C. Tigner and Cleo M. Holder Tigner. Buddy was raised on the family ranch between Deming and Silver City. He graduated from New Mexico State University in 1959, where he majored in agriculture and minored in English. He taught agriculture at Deming High School from 1959 to 1962 and Socorro High School from 1962 to 1965. Buddy also served in the National Guard. In 1963 his family relocated to the present family ranch in Magdalena. He met and married his wife, Deborah Farmer in 1972. They raised six children and ranched in the Magdalena area for over 40 years. He loved ranching and being a steward of the land. He always said his greatest success was his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Deborah; his six children; 22 grandchildren; brother, James Tigner, Hartville, Missouri.; and sister, Patricia Moses, Sandia Park. His children and their spouses are Fletcher and Heidi Tigner of Magdalena, Mary Anne and Jory Mirabal of Magdalena, Erin and Matt Napier of Albuquerque, Sarah and Jason Valenzuela of Sandia Park, Carrie and Dustan Sant of Magdalena, Becca and Stetson Herrera of Magdalena.

Joseph Michael Hervol, 95, Deming, passed away quietly at home August 14, 2012. Joe was one of eleven children born to Frank Joseph and Mary Theresa Hervol on October 31, 1916 in Gunter, Texas. In 1936, Joe, along with his father and three brothers left Wilson, Texas where they were dry land farming and moved to Deming during the Homestead Act. Joe married Eva Burdie Burton in 1941 in Lordsburg. On March 8, 1942 Joe enlisted in the Army at Fort Bliss. He was then sent to Hawaii where he helped rebuild the destruction in the aftermath of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. From Hawaii, he spent the next three years reclaiming multiple islands on the Asian Front of WW II. Upon his discharge from the Army, Joe spent the next few years working for the El Paso Natural Gas Company. In 1947, Joe joined his brother Frank A. Hervol in Deming where they spent the next five decades farming and ranching together. Together, Joe and Eva raised three children, Joe is survived by his sister in law, JoeAnn Hervol Tidwell, his three children, Mike, Ruby Jean and David, and two grandchildren, many many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.

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: caren@aaalivestock.com. 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.