Empty Saddles

Empty Saddles - Obituaries

 Michelle Green  

Michelle Green of Wister, Oklahoma, passed away March 22 in an automobile accident near her home. She was born May 30, 1959, in Walnut Creek, Calif.

 Nancy Hunter at RodeoHouston 2015  

By Hope Sickler
Courtesy FloRodeo.com

Two-time NFR qualifier Nancy Hunter peacefully passed away at her home March 12, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Hunter’s family was by her side as she took her last breath before she joined her best friend and NFR mount “Fuzz” at Heaven’s Gate’s.

 Garley Amos  

WINNEMUCCA, NV – Garley Amos was honored as the 2017 “Ranch Hand of the Year.” It wasn’t the first time the longtime Humboldt County resident, rancher, community enthusiast and activist was recognized for his contribution.

 Harry Vold  

By Jon Pompia
Courtesy Pueblo (CO) Chieftain

As immortalized in the title of a book on his storied life, Harry Vold was revered as the “Duke of Chutes,” one of only two contractors to have supplied stock for the entire 50-year-plus history of the Las Vegas-based Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

Vold, 93, died early Monday (March 13, 2017) at his sprawling 30,000-acre ranch southeast of Pueblo.

 Hadley Barrett  

Courtesy PRCA

Sept. 18, 1929 – March 2, 2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association lost a legend March 2.

Announcer Hadley Barrett, who was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 1999, passed away in the early morning hours of March 2 due to heart failure while at University Hospital in Denver, Colo. He was 87.