Empty Saddles

Empty Saddles - Obituaries

James E. (Doc) Perry, DVM

Dec. 28, 1935 – Aug. 23, 2015

James E. (Doc) Perry passed away Sunday, August 23, 2015 in Eagle Point, Ore.

Theresa Paulmann

July 31, 1962 – July 18, 2015

Theresa Paulmann, born July 31, 1962, entered into rest July 18, 2015, surrounded by family, after a hard fought battle with cancer.

Justin Pensinger

March 22, 1989 - August 31, 2015

On August 31, 2015, Heaven welcomed another cowboy.

Justin was born March 22, 1989 and was the only child of Mike and Rhonda Pensinger.

He was a loving son, loyal friend, hard worker and a talented team roper. Nothing made him happier than being on a horse with rope in hand, whether in a branding pen or competing in an arena.

Robert Z. “Bobby” Adair

October 28, 1943 – May 16, 2015

Robert Z. “Bobby” Adair, of Springville, California, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2015, at his home on the ranch he shared with his wife of 51 years, Linda (Coffman) Adair.  Bobby had been diagnosed with cancer in early March.  He was 71 years old.   Bobby was retired from a career as a quarter horse jockey, and was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association Hall of Fame.

1946 - 2015

Earl Decker, Clements, Calif. was born on December 4, 1946 and passed on March 26, 2015.  He is survived by his son Bob, daughters Shella and Diana and grandchildren Jesse, Samantha, Hannah, Maddie, CJ, and Dillon.

After moving to Gardnerville, Nevada in the early 80’s, he started team roping although word was there was more storytelling and beer drinking than roping!

Earl bought Shella her first horse at 12 and was her biggest fan. He also was proud of his granddaughter Sam who has recently started barrel racing. A week before he passed, he had encouraged Sam to enter her first jackpot with a sweet pep talk....she won her first check that day.

Earl Decker will be missed by many.