In Memoriam

George Price Smith Jr., 92, No Agua, New Mexico passed away on February 22, 2016. He was born to George Price Smith and Annie Mae Rush Smith on April 28, 1924, in No Agua. He married Lynneta Rae Schofield in Albuquerque on January 6, 1947.  They combined their brands and raised Hereford cattle. Caring for livestock was the joy of his life. He worked for the U.S. Forest Service planting wheat grass when Carl was born. He was working for F.E. Shundler Corporation when Georgia and Kay were born. He worked with the Soil Conservation Service in the 60s participating in the Great Plains Conservation Program. He was the first private landowner in New Mexico to install a rain trap to save range water. He retired from Johns Manville in 1982, but he never retired from the ranch. He continued ranching well into his 90s. He is survived by his daughters, Georgia (Gene) Kuykendall, Tres Piedras, and Debora Kay (Steve) Smith, Bountiful, Utah.

June A. Kimble, 90, Douglas, Arizona, passed away on February 29, 2016. June was born to James and Eleanor Rhodes in Douglas on May 22, 1925 and was a resident of Douglas at the time of her passing. She married Ralph Kimble December 20, 1940, spending the next 65 years living, working and raising children on the family ranch at Apache. She had three children, Larry Kimble, Ginny Richards and Don Kimble, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. June also had a sister Louise Lewis and many nieces and nephews. June worked at Lister’s jewelers for a number of Years. She loved to bowl and to dance.

Leonard Kimble, 90, Douglas, Arizona, passed away on February 23, 2016. He was born on October 5, 1925. He was drafted into the U.S. Army and served until his Honorable Discharge in November of 1946. During his service he earned the Good Conduct Medal and World War II Victory Medal. He was married to Harriet.

Clyde James Seely, 79, Roswell, joined the Lord on January 23, 2016. He was born on March 2, 1936 to James Samuel and Ada May (Browning) Seely in Lovington. Clyde was a born cowboy who loved the Lord. He did beautiful leatherwork and loved to rope. He was a quiet man who enjoyed his family and spending time with them. He led a full life with lifelong friends. Those left to carry on Clyde’s heritage are his wife of 56 years, Mary, Roswell; sons Sam (wife Karen), Corona, and Matt, Roswell; six grandchildren; a granddaughter; brothers George, Seattle; James, Roswell; sisters Rose Alice (husband Gene) Johnson, Roswell; Sandra (husband Richard) Smith, Orange, Texas; and Jeanette Wilson, Roswell; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.     

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