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Empty Saddles - Obituaries


Rudoll Glenn Ugland of Paso Robles, Calif., went home to be with the Lord on December 12, 2012.

He was born in Maywood, Calif., on Dec. 8, 1938, to the late W. Rudolph and Tille Ugland. After graduating high school he worked for Fat Jones’ Stables. He later joined the army and served at Fort Polk, Louisiana where he worked for the military police and in the horse stables. 

Carl “Sonny” Worrell, one of the top timed-event hands of his generation, died Jan. 28 at his home in Stonewall, Okla. He was 76.

Worrell was the PRCA steer roping champion in 1978 and qualified for 14 National Finals during his career – five times making it to the National Finals Rodeo as a tie-down roper and nine times to the National Finals Steer Roping.

Debbie L. (Stuart) Burner, beautiful wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, and friend, went to Heaven on December 12, 2012, at the age of 55.

Debbie was born in Tulare, Calif., on July 30, 1957. She called Tulare “home” her entire life, and had hundreds of friends both in her hometown and all around the country. She never knew a stranger, as she made friends wherever she went.

Encell O. Kenner, “Papa Curley,” was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend. Curley was surrounded by loved ones when God called him home Dec. 28, 2012. Curley was born on June 16, 1930, in Cloud Chief, Okla., to William and Ruby Kenner.

Curley served two years in the United States Army in Japan. After the military he came back to Selma and married Betty Helm, and they were married for 25 years and were blessed with three beautiful children.

Mrs. Tracy Leigh Malone, age 37 of Cedartown, Georgia, passed away Dec. 21, 2012. She was born Dec. 26, 1974, in Cobb County, Georgia.

She was above all, a loving mother of four wonderful children, devoted wife and daughter. Her love for life was unmistakable through her kind smile, encouraging words and her will to live. Her battle with cancer touched many lives and will continue to encourage many more through her foundation. She enjoyed many things in life but nothing more than hearing her children laugh and seeing them smile.