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Posted on Nov 14, 2016
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BOUG THOMAS 1931-2016


Boug Thomas, 84, of Silver City, NM was given eternal rest on Monday, October 24th at his home surrounded by his wife of 59 years, son, daughter and grandson. He had fought a valiant fight against cancer. Boug is survived by his wife, Nancy Tipton Thomas; son, Mike "Radar" Thomas; daughter, Lindy Poe (Johnny); grandson, Garrett Poe (Charli), great-granddaughter, Bentley Poe and one sister, Ruby Haver. He was born in Hurley, NM in 1931 to Hunley and Ruby Thomas and his early years were spent in Deming, NM. He proudly served in the Armed Services. When he and Nancy got married they moved to Silver City and established Thomas Welding. Boug was a master welder and his work was, and still is, admired by all. He shared his talent with many aspiring welders who have proudly continued in his footsteps. His welding projects are spread throughout Silver City and many outlying areas. Boug was one of the original old Hurley Roping Club gang, a member of the USTRC and World Series of team roping. In later years when he no longer roped, he lived vicariously through his son and grandson and their successful roping careers. Boug attended every roping his daughter took him to as a proud "roping papa.” He took pride in caring for his animals and thought his purpose in life was to feed his beloved horses and dogs. His fifteen month great-granddaughter was the light of his life. Boug is fondly remembered by all as an honest man and a good friend. He had a contagious smile and charming, witty personality.  Boug will be missed by all those who knew him.

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