In Memoriam

In Memoriam …

Wendy Paul Glenn, 74, Douglas, Arizona, passed away on May 3, 2014 in Tucson following a short bout with cancer. Wendy was born and raised at Paul Spur, Arizona. She attended Douglas High School and the Baldwin School for Girls, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Wendy studied for a short time at the University of Colorado before returning home to marry Warner Glenn. Warner and Wendy spent their 54 years of marriage ranching side by side. No work was too hard or no day too long for this woman who was an all-around ranch cowgirl, a cattlewoman, a hunter and “a heck of a shot.” Wendy’s love of country, heritage, history and family were apparent in all that she embraced and accomplished. Her true pioneer spirit came through in her hard work and dedication to her life, her family and her friends. Wendy’s passion for archeology, history, preservation of the open landscape she lived in and her family were ever apparent. The thousands of guests that crossed the Malpai Ranch threshold throughout the years always experienced her gracious hospitality. Wendy is survived by her husband Warner Glenn, son Cody (Mary Margiotta-Glenn), daughter Kelly (Kerry Kimbro), granddaughter Mackenzie, step-granddaughter Carisa Kimbro, step-grandson Kyle Kimbro, sister Barbara (husband, Mike) Chrisman and sister-in-law Janet Glenn Varela.

Sue Johnson Melton, 57, Pinon, passed away on April 24, 2014 at her home. Sue was born on December 6, 1956 to Oliver H. Johnson and Wilmoth F. Newton Johnson in Roswell. The family moved to the family ranch in 1963. She spent her life helping on the ranch. She graduated from Weed High School in 1974. She was a member of Mayhill Baptist Church, Otero County and New Mexico Cattle Growers; she served as a board member for Otero County Farm Bureau. She enjoyed leather crafting, gardening, her dogs, horses and cattle. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Bobby Melton; her sisters Dana Coupland (husband, Jack), Peggy Montgomery (husband, Danny), Kelly Hibbard (husband, Mitch) all of Pinon, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Chilton Anderson, 85, died peacefully after a lengthy illness at the Taos Retirement Village in Taos. Born in Philadelphia on March 10, 1929, he attended Putney School in Putney, Vermont and Rutgers University. He served in the army as cellist with the Seventh Army Symphony in Germany in the 1950s. Chilton settled in Taos in 1955, bought a herd of Angus cattle, and became a ski instructor. In 1958 he met and married, Judith Pierson, and they operated the Anderson Registered Angus Ranch before retiring in 2005. The Andersons participated in many shows and sales most notably in Roswell at the Annual NM Angus Show and Sale, and winning many awards for outstanding cattle. Chilton and Judith were inducted into the 1992 NM Angus Association Hall of Fame. He was a founder and Director of the Taos School of Music from 1963 to 2006. In 2000, Chilton was awarded the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, and in 2007 he was inducted into the NM Ski Hall of Fame. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Judy; sons, Kenneth (wife, Paula), David (wife, Gail), and daughter, Kathleen Anderson Knox, one grandson and one granddaughter.   ­

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