Ropers Sports News | November-December 2022

PAGE 34 ROPERS SPORTS NEWS NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2022 that love with Tanner and Travis. Later in Kevin’s life he met Lisa Taylor and together they had a beautiful son, Trace. Kevin decided to hang up his rope and spurs in exchange for a fishing rod. Kevin and Trace made lasting memories fishing. Kevin loved to rope but more importantly he loved being a father. Kevin is survived by his sons, Tanner Kent and Travis OBITUARIES Shane Barmby Shane Barmby, 68, of Sacramento, California, had his last performance on earth the morning of Thursday, October 27, 2022. Born to ranchers, Bobby and Lucy Barmby, Shane was given the first name James. Along with siblings Jeff and Judy, James completed the triple JJJ brand. Soon after graduating from Elk Grove High School, he was married, and in 1974, daughter Shaneen was born. Touring with Don Wilson and band Gun-shy as early as age 15, he was a natural on the stage. His true passion was continuing the legacy of his Rodeo Producer Grandfather, Bob Barmby. Along with his father and brother who were both team ropers, Shane competed professionally for over 50 years until his health took a turn. Along with competing in rodeos, Shane worked professionally in the movie business as a teamster, and a member of the Screen Actors Guild. He can be seen as early as the 1980’s appearing in film and TV shows such as “Little House on the Prairie” and ”Dallas” and he played the lead in the “The Rick Nelson Story,” on NBC TV. In 1986, Shane moved to Nashville, TN where he toured with Randy Travis and received his first record deal “Riding and Roping” in 1989. This album included the music video that hit Blaine Shaun Hadley VAL L EY S P R I NG S , CALIF. – Shaun Hadley passed away October 24, 2022, at his home in Valley Springs after a three-and-ahalf year battle from a stroke. He was 63. Shaun was born in Ogden, Utah on March 22, 1959, son of Blaine Allen and Neila Montgomery Hadley. Shaun grew up in Ogden and graduated from Weber High School in 1977. At a very young age Shaun was a quarter and thoroughbred jockey, chariot racing driver, avid hunter, fisherman, and a rodeo cowboy. After graduating high school, Shaun moved to California. This is where he met the love of his life, Anita, at Bay Meadows Racetrack. From there they worked side-by-side at Legacy Ranch raising, breaking, and training many horses including seven world champions. After 32 years he retired and resided in Valley Springs. Shaun is survived by his wife of 40 years, Anita Hadley of Valley Springs; his son, Blaine Russel Hadley of Valley Springs; daughter Roxann (Matt) Ospital of Valley Springs; four grandchildren, Brix Hadley, Hadley Ospital, Jack Ospital and Blaine Ospital; his mother, Neila Montgomery Hadley of Ogden, Utah; brother Sid (Wendy) Hadley of Malad, Idaho; and sisters, Sherry (Tim) Oliver of Roy, Utah; Sonya (Doug) Madsen of Honeyville, Utah; and Sandee Hadley of Ogden, Utah. He was preceded in death by his father, Blaine Allen Hadley, and brother, Sherman Joe Hadley. number one on Country Music Television. Recording contracts for albums “Jukebox Symphony” and “Let’s Talk about Us” would follow in the early 1990’s. Shane has written and recorded hundreds of songs based on his life and love of music. He loved to entertain and would often serenade family and friends with his gift of singing and playing the guitar. “Cowboy Shane” as he was known by many fans will truly be missed. Shane is survived by his mother, Lucy; daughter, Shaneen; grandson, Tavi; niece, Jocelynn; nephew, Blandon and many cousins. Shaun Hadley, March 22, 1959-October 24, 2022 Shane Barmby Feb. 12, 1954 - Oct. 27, 2022 Funeral services were held November 11 at Lindquis’s Roy (Utah) Mortuary. Interment was at West Weber Cemetery in Ogden, Utah, followed by a celebration of life. Dorothy H. Mosby It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Dorothy Mosby has passed away. She passed away one week after her 100th birthday. Dorothy is survived by her daughter Joyce Vieira, grandsons Richard Katen and Robert (Melanie) Katen, granddaughter Amanda DeZelle, nephew Don (Jean) DeMotto, her only living cousin Raymond Gama, great grandchildren Coleman, Jade, Carson and Caleb Katen and greatgreat granddaughter Everly Katen. Dorothy was born in Firebaugh, California. She grew up in Santa Clara on the El Camino when it was a gravel road. During the depression, times were tough. She was married off at a young age. She married Joseph Vieira in the late 1930’s and they had four wonderful children, Robert, Joyce, Arthur, and Christine. Together they owned and operated their own dairy. In the late 1950’s, they started one of the first roping arenas in San Jose off Tully Road. They then moved to the top of Norwood off White Road where they had their dairy business and second roping arena. In the late 1960’s Dorothy met, fell in love and married Edward Mosby. They had a roping arena in San Martin off Murphy Avenue where the airport is today. When the decision was made to build the airport they were forced to sell and purchase a new home on Sycamore Avenue. Here they built one of the first covered arenas in Santa Clara County. The Mosby Arena soon became the hangout for all the local cowboys and cowgirls and this is where Dorothy became even more well-known Dorothy Mosby Sept. 18, 1922 - Sept. 25, 2022 and liked for her amazing hamburgers. At the same time, they also owned and operated El Rancho Saddle Shop in San Jose, from the late 1960’s well into the 1970’s. Dorothy was an accomplished roper. She would love to tell stories about roping with Ed and her son Artie. But, she was most proud of the time that she and Joyce won Kevin Kent The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader Ke v i n Do n Ke n t o f Modesto, California, passed away peacefully and surrounded by loved ones on September 20, 2022 at the age of 57. Kevin was born in Modesto where he attended Milnes Elementary School and was a member of Oakdale High’s graduating class of 1982. In his childhood days, Kevin participated in junior rodeos where he rode steers, team roped and calf roped. In his high school years Kevin was a member of the California High School Rodeo Association, where he focused mainly on team roping where he shined as a heeler. After high school Kevin met and married Dawn and together they had two handsome sons, Tanner and Travis. He joined the Millwrights Union where he worked for 20 years. As a millwright, Kevin worked on dams and factories and even on a laser at the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory. Kevin’s love of horses and team roping never left him. There wasn’t a local team roping or Junior Rodeo that Kevin, Dawn and the boys did not attend. Kevin was a member of the ACTRA and the USTRC team roping associations. Anyone who knew Kevin knew he loved to rope and he shared Kevin Kent See OBITUARIES On Page 38 See OBITUARIES On Page 38 Martin Thompson By Loralee McKoen Mar t in Aaron Thompson was born February 3, 1941, to Aaron and Winifred Thompson in Cardston, Alberta, Canada and died on See OBITUARIES On Page 38

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