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Posted on Jul 18, 2016
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Jerome English 1930-2016


 Jerome English, age 85, passed away on Saturday July 16, 2016 in Belen, NM.  He grew up working on cattle ranches but did not really like to “cowboy” so he went to work on the chuck wagon, where he learned most of his cooking skills.  He loved Dorothy and was married for 65 years.  Here is something you might not know about Jerome—when he was a senior in high school he was offered a tennis scholarship to Western New Mexico University in Silver City, which he always played in his boots.  He was very blessed in that he was able to enjoy and take part in all of his grandkids lives. From rodeo to baseball, he enjoyed it all.  He loved to rope, cook, play poker and spend time with family and friends.  He liked playing gin with Dorothy and winning at pitch with the grandkids as his partners.  His favorite song was “Farewell Party” by Gene Watson.  He loved to heel steers on his favorite horse “Johnny” who he won the 1995 USTRC National Finals on with Roy Far.  Was well known around the roping world for wearing pink shirts and red boots with his pants tucked in his boot tops. Jerome would help anyone with anything.   He had a big heart and would give you his last dollar if you needed it.  Everyone you meet has a “Jerome” story to carry in their hearts forever, as he was one of a kind.  He was a true cowboy, a true jokester, a true friend to so many and will be remembered with the best of them. He will be loved for eternity.   I can hear the announcer in heaven now ”high call back is Bill Mars and Jerome English.”  He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.  And the Cowboy Rides Away.  There will be a private service with the immediate family only.  Please feel free to post Jerome stories or memories on Jana Muncy or Amber Gillreath’s facebook page.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Pete and his son Gary.  He is survived by wife Dorothy English, daughter Jana Muncy and husband Tim, son John and wife Connie, grandchildren Chris Walterscheid and wife Britney, Amber Gillreath, Sterlin English, Stran English, Garrett Muncy and wife Morgan and Bobby Muncy.  Great grandchild Lucy Layne Walterscheid.

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