In Memoriam

In Memoriam…

Jesse Rayroux, 89, McKittrick Canyon, passed away September 17, 2011, peacefully of natural causes at the family ranch. He was born July 17, 1922, in Carlsbad to Laurent Frederic Rayroux and Lilly Rachel Pennington. Jesse graduated from Carlsbad High School with the class of 1940. During his time in the Navy, following World War II, he served on the USS Roosevelt. Jesse married Patricia Ann Kindel on May 13, 1955. He worked on his family’s farm and the Potash Company of America prior to becoming a letter carrier for the Postal Service for almost 30 years. After retirement from the postal service, he continued ranching southwest of Carlsbad. Jesse was a member of the Eddy County Fair Board. He was also a lifetime member of the Carlsbad Sportsman’s Club; Eddy County Farm Bureau; Friends of the Living Desert; NMCGA; N.R.A.; and NM Wildlife Federation. He received many honors, including induction into the 2005 NM State 4-H Hall of Fame, NM Wildlife Federation for Lifetime Service and Carlsbad FFA Honorary Chapter Farmer. Jesse is survived by his wife, Ann; daughters: Judy Bock (husband, Steve), Rachel West (husband, Richard), Janice Parrott (husband, Vance), and Sammie Uhrig (husband, John); sister, Jeannie Daugherty (husband, Jerry); sister-in-law, Jackie Rayroux; 10 grandchildren granddaughters; five great-grandchildren and many, many friends.

Pauline Heimann Robertson, 85, Nara Visa, passed away on July 4, 2001 in Dalhart, Texas after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born on July 12, 1926, 10 miles west of Hayden, New Mexico to Fred and Floy Shields Heimann, pioneer ranchers in the Rosebud and Hayden area. Her family homesteaded in that area in 1906. Pauline and her husband, Howard, carried on the ranching traditions all their lives at their ranch near Nara Visa. Pauline was an inspiration to all she touched. Her love of family, friends, horses and cattle will always be treasured. She was active in the Home Demonstration Club, the New Mexico CowBelles and a life-long member of the First Baptist Chuch. Pauline is survived by her husband of 65 years; her son Van (wife, Judy), Nara Visa; her daughter Deana Sugart (husband, Dennis) Dalhart; four grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

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.