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Empty Saddles - Obituaries

Jim McNerney

REEDLEY, CALIF. – It is with deep sadness that the family informs Jim’s many friends of his recent passing. A California native, Jim was born on January 11, 1932, in Salinas, California and passed away in Reedley, California on March 29, 2024.

EXETER, CALIF. – Wes lived a full life. He was born in Visalia, Calif., then moved to Exeter and stayed until the very end. Born and raised in a farming family, his love for livestock lead him to the world of horses and cattle. In high school, Wes qualified for the National High School Rodeo finals. He traveled by jumping rail cars in order to make it to New Mexico. It was there that Wes entered and won the bareback event.

Walt Garrison
– PRCA File Photo


  Walt Garrison, a Super Bowl-winning running back for the Dallas Cowboys and a member of the ProRodeo Hall of Fame, passed away Oct. 11. He was 79.
  Garrison was known for his career with the Dallas Cowboys where he was a star fullback from 1966-74.

Fred O'Dell, 1928-2023

SHANDON, CALIF. – As some of you already know my amazing, funny, loving, talented Dad passed away at age 95.

Wallace Eugene Evans

Santa Cruz Sentinel

APTOS, CALIF. – Wallace Eugene Evans was born August 9, 1933 and died August 27, 2023.