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Jim R. White, age 80 of Kiowa, Colo., passed away on Aug. 16, 2008, at his home.

A cowboys’ cowboy … what stories were written about. Jim was born Sept. 6, 1927, to Red and Mae White in Greeley, Colo. As a youngster on the farm at Platteville, he figured out real quick that he’d rather ride a cow than milk one.

He joined the Navy in December, 1944, and served a brief stint at the tail end of the war. Once discharged, he bought a pair of jeans and spurs and entered a rodeo at Kezar Stadium. In a quote written by journalist Jerry Armstrong, it was stated “Well worthy of note were rides put up by a young cowboy wearing a sailor cap whose name I believe is Jimmy White. Jimmy is a wild man on rough stock and joy to behold.” Record has it that he went to 62 rodeos in 1953, and only bucked off three time.

Jim decided who he would marry after seeing a picture of Bonnie Pryor, shown to him by her cousin Barb Akers. He tracked Bonnie down a few weeks later, swept her off her feet and married her two months later in Raton, N.M., on Sept. 11, 1950. This marriage lasted for 57 years. Bonnie went down the rodeo trail right alongside Jim, and when they started their family. They raised their children and grandchildren to rodeo and ranch. Bonnie preceded him in death in 2007.

From 1959-1963 Jim R. and Bonnie were partners in Summit Rodeo Company, along with Les Gore and Pete Burns, producing rodeos at the high school, college and professional levels. After passing on the bareback riggin’ and the bull rope to his boys, Jim R. began to team rope and it occupied his time for 40 years until he was forced to sit down last winter in Arizona, though he still continued to run cattle in Elbert County, Colo.

Over the years Jim R. managed ranches in Wyoming and Colorado before settling for the last 23 years on Comanche Creek.

Jim R. is survived by his son, Jim White of Dumas, Texas, daughter-in-law Linda and granddaughters Julie and husband Tyler Marks, and Lisa White; son Robbie White of Sun Ray, Texas, daughter-in-law Renee, grandson Chase and granddaughter Clancy; daughter Tamra Taylor, son-in-law Rick Taylor, granddaughter Lori Meritt and her husband, Justin Merritt, granddaughter Randi Taylor, grandson Luke Taylor. He is also survived by one brother, Bob White of Cheyenne, Wyo.; sister, Virginia Strietenberger of Palos Verdes Peninsula, Calif., and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Red and Mae White, sister Elizabeth and wife Bonnie.

A celebration of Jim’s life was held on Aug. 20 in Kiowa.

Memorials may be made to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund, 101 Pro Rodeo Drive, Colorado Springs, Colo., 80910.

Jim R. White, age 80 of Kiowa, Colo., passed away on Aug. 16, 2008, at his home.

A cowboys’ cowboy … what stories were written about. Jim was born Sept. 6, 1927, to Red and Mae White in Greeley, Colo. As a youngster on the farm at Platteville, he figured out real quick that he’d rather ride a cow than milk one.

He joined the Navy in December, 1944, and served a brief stint at the tail end of the war. Once discharged, he bought a pair of jeans and spurs and entered a rodeo at Kezar Stadium. In a quote written by journalist Jerry Armstrong, it was stated “Well worthy of note were rides put up by a young cowboy wearing a sailor cap whose name I believe is Jimmy White. Jimmy is a wild man on rough stock and joy to behold.” Record has it that he went to 62 rodeos in 1953, and only bucked off three time.

Jim decided who he would marry after seeing a picture of Bonnie Pryor, shown to him by her cousin Barb Akers. He tracked Bonnie down a few weeks later, swept her off her feet and married her two months later in Raton, N.M., on Sept. 11, 1950. This marriage lasted for 57 years. Bonnie went down the rodeo trail right alongside Jim, and when they started their family. They raised their children and grandchildren to rodeo and ranch. Bonnie preceded him in death in 2007.

From 1959-1963 Jim R. and Bonnie were partners in Summit Rodeo Company, along with Les Gore and Pete Burns, producing rodeos at the high school, college and professional levels. After passing on the bareback riggin’ and the bull rope to his boys, Jim R. began to team rope and it occupied his time for 40 years until he was forced to sit down last winter in Arizona, though he still continued to run cattle in Elbert County, Colo.

Over the years Jim R. managed ranches in Wyoming and Colorado before settling for the last 23 years on Comanche Creek.

Jim R. is survived by his son, Jim White of Dumas, Texas, daughter-in-law Linda and granddaughters Julie and husband Tyler Marks, and Lisa White; son Robbie White of Sun Ray, Texas, daughter-in-law Renee, grandson Chase and granddaughter Clancy; daughter Tamra Taylor, son-in-law Rick Taylor, granddaughter Lori Meritt and her husband, Justin Merritt, granddaughter Randi Taylor, grandson Luke Taylor. He is also survived by one brother, Bob White of Cheyenne, Wyo.; sister, Virginia Strietenberger of Palos Verdes Peninsula, Calif., and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Red and Mae White, sister Elizabeth and wife Bonnie.

A celebration of Jim’s life was held on Aug. 20 in Kiowa.

Memorials may be made to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund, 101 Pro Rodeo Drive, Colorado Springs, Colo., 80910.

Jim R. White, age 80 of Kiowa, Colo., passed away on Aug. 16, 2008, at his home.

A cowboys’ cowboy … what stories were written about. Jim was born Sept. 6, 1927, to Red and Mae White in Greeley, Colo. As a youngster on the farm at Platteville, he figured out real quick that he’d rather ride a cow than milk one.

He joined the Navy in December, 1944, and served a brief stint at the tail end of the war. Once discharged, he bought a pair of jeans and spurs and entered a rodeo at Kezar Stadium. In a quote written by journalist Jerry Armstrong, it was stated “Well worthy of note were rides put up by a young cowboy wearing a sailor cap whose name I believe is Jimmy White. Jimmy is a wild man on rough stock and joy to behold.” Record has it that he went to 62 rodeos in 1953, and only bucked off three time.

Jim decided who he would marry after seeing a picture of Bonnie Pryor, shown to him by her cousin Barb Akers. He tracked Bonnie down a few weeks later, swept her off her feet and married her two months later in Raton, N.M., on Sept. 11, 1950. This marriage lasted for 57 years. Bonnie went down the rodeo trail right alongside Jim, and when they started their family. They raised their children and grandchildren to rodeo and ranch. Bonnie preceded him in death in 2007.

From 1959-1963 Jim R. and Bonnie were partners in Summit Rodeo Company, along with Les Gore and Pete Burns, producing rodeos at the high school, college and professional levels. After passing on the bareback riggin’ and the bull rope to his boys, Jim R. began to team rope and it occupied his time for 40 years until he was forced to sit down last winter in Arizona, though he still continued to run cattle in Elbert County, Colo.

Over the years Jim R. managed ranches in Wyoming and Colorado before settling for the last 23 years on Comanche Creek.

Jim R. is survived by his son, Jim White of Dumas, Texas, daughter-in-law Linda and granddaughters Julie and husband Tyler Marks, and Lisa White; son Robbie White of Sun Ray, Texas, daughter-in-law Renee, grandson Chase and granddaughter Clancy; daughter Tamra Taylor, son-in-law Rick Taylor, granddaughter Lori Meritt and her husband, Justin Merritt, granddaughter Randi Taylor, grandson Luke Taylor. He is also survived by one brother, Bob White of Cheyenne, Wyo.; sister, Virginia Strietenberger of Palos Verdes Peninsula, Calif., and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Red and Mae White, sister Elizabeth and wife Bonnie.

A celebration of Jim’s life was held on Aug. 20 in Kiowa.

Memorials may be made to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund, 101 Pro Rodeo Drive, Colorado Springs, Colo., 80910.

Jim R. White, age 80 of Kiowa, Colo., passed away on Aug. 16, 2008, at his home.

A cowboys’ cowboy … what stories were written about. Jim was born Sept. 6, 1927, to Red and Mae White in Greeley, Colo. As a youngster on the farm at Platteville, he figured out real quick that he’d rather ride a cow than milk one.

He joined the Navy in December, 1944, and served a brief stint at the tail end of the war. Once discharged, he bought a pair of jeans and spurs and entered a rodeo at Kezar Stadium. In a quote written by journalist Jerry Armstrong, it was stated “Well worthy of note were rides put up by a young cowboy wearing a sailor cap whose name I believe is Jimmy White. Jimmy is a wild man on rough stock and joy to behold.” Record has it that he went to 62 rodeos in 1953, and only bucked off three time.

Jim decided who he would marry after seeing a picture of Bonnie Pryor, shown to him by her cousin Barb Akers. He tracked Bonnie down a few weeks later, swept her off her feet and married her two months later in Raton, N.M., on Sept. 11, 1950. This marriage lasted for 57 years. Bonnie went down the rodeo trail right alongside Jim, and when they started their family. They raised their children and grandchildren to rodeo and ranch. Bonnie preceded him in death in 2007.

From 1959-1963 Jim R. and Bonnie were partners in Summit Rodeo Company, along with Les Gore and Pete Burns, producing rodeos at the high school, college and professional levels. After passing on the bareback riggin’ and the bull rope to his boys, Jim R. began to team rope and it occupied his time for 40 years until he was forced to sit down last winter in Arizona, though he still continued to run cattle in Elbert County, Colo.

Over the years Jim R. managed ranches in Wyoming and Colorado before settling for the last 23 years on Comanche Creek.

Jim R. is survived by his son, Jim White of Dumas, Texas, daughter-in-law Linda and granddaughters Julie and husband Tyler Marks, and Lisa White; son Robbie White of Sun Ray, Texas, daughter-in-law Renee, grandson Chase and granddaughter Clancy; daughter Tamra Taylor, son-in-law Rick Taylor, granddaughter Lori Meritt and her husband, Justin Merritt, granddaughter Randi Taylor, grandson Luke Taylor. He is also survived by one brother, Bob White of Cheyenne, Wyo.; sister, Virginia Strietenberger of Palos Verdes Peninsula, Calif., and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Red and Mae White, sister Elizabeth and wife Bonnie.

A celebration of Jim’s life was held on Aug. 20 in Kiowa.

Memorials may be made to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund, 101 Pro Rodeo Drive, Colorado Springs, Colo., 80910.

Jim R. White, age 80 of Kiowa, Colo., passed away on Aug. 16, 2008, at his home.

A cowboys’ cowboy … what stories were written about. Jim was born Sept. 6, 1927, to Red and Mae White in Greeley, Colo. As a youngster on the farm at Platteville, he figured out real quick that he’d rather ride a cow than milk one.

He joined the Navy in December, 1944, and served a brief stint at the tail end of the war. Once discharged, he bought a pair of jeans and spurs and entered a rodeo at Kezar Stadium. In a quote written by journalist Jerry Armstrong, it was stated “Well worthy of note were rides put up by a young cowboy wearing a sailor cap whose name I believe is Jimmy White. Jimmy is a wild man on rough stock and joy to behold.” Record has it that he went to 62 rodeos in 1953, and only bucked off three time.

Jim decided who he would marry after seeing a picture of Bonnie Pryor, shown to him by her cousin Barb Akers. He tracked Bonnie down a few weeks later, swept her off her feet and married her two months later in Raton, N.M., on Sept. 11, 1950. This marriage lasted for 57 years. Bonnie went down the rodeo trail right alongside Jim, and when they started their family. They raised their children and grandchildren to rodeo and ranch. Bonnie preceded him in death in 2007.

From 1959-1963 Jim R. and Bonnie were partners in Summit Rodeo Company, along with Les Gore and Pete Burns, producing rodeos at the high school, college and professional levels. After passing on the bareback riggin’ and the bull rope to his boys, Jim R. began to team rope and it occupied his time for 40 years until he was forced to sit down last winter in Arizona, though he still continued to run cattle in Elbert County, Colo.

Over the years Jim R. managed ranches in Wyoming and Colorado before settling for the last 23 years on Comanche Creek.

Jim R. is survived by his son, Jim White of Dumas, Texas, daughter-in-law Linda and granddaughters Julie and husband Tyler Marks, and Lisa White; son Robbie White of Sun Ray, Texas, daughter-in-law Renee, grandson Chase and granddaughter Clancy; daughter Tamra Taylor, son-in-law Rick Taylor, granddaughter Lori Meritt and her husband, Justin Merritt, granddaughter Randi Taylor, grandson Luke Taylor. He is also survived by one brother, Bob White of Cheyenne, Wyo.; sister, Virginia Strietenberger of Palos Verdes Peninsula, Calif., and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Red and Mae White, sister Elizabeth and wife Bonnie.

A celebration of Jim’s life was held on Aug. 20 in Kiowa.

Memorials may be made to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund, 101 Pro Rodeo Drive, Colorado Springs, Colo., 80910.

Jim R. White, age 80 of Kiowa, Colo., passed away on Aug. 16, 2008, at his home.

A cowboys’ cowboy … what stories were written about. Jim was born Sept. 6, 1927, to Red and Mae White in Greeley, Colo. As a youngster on the farm at Platteville, he figured out real quick that he’d rather ride a cow than milk one.

He joined the Navy in December, 1944, and served a brief stint at the tail end of the war. Once discharged, he bought a pair of jeans and spurs and entered a rodeo at Kezar Stadium. In a quote written by journalist Jerry Armstrong, it was stated “Well worthy of note were rides put up by a young cowboy wearing a sailor cap whose name I believe is Jimmy White. Jimmy is a wild man on rough stock and joy to behold.” Record has it that he went to 62 rodeos in 1953, and only bucked off three time.

Jim decided who he would marry after seeing a picture of Bonnie Pryor, shown to him by her cousin Barb Akers. He tracked Bonnie down a few weeks later, swept her off her feet and married her two months later in Raton, N.M., on Sept. 11, 1950. This marriage lasted for 57 years. Bonnie went down the rodeo trail right alongside Jim, and when they started their family. They raised their children and grandchildren to rodeo and ranch. Bonnie preceded him in death in 2007.

From 1959-1963 Jim R. and Bonnie were partners in Summit Rodeo Company, along with Les Gore and Pete Burns, producing rodeos at the high school, college and professional levels. After passing on the bareback riggin’ and the bull rope to his boys, Jim R. began to team rope and it occupied his time for 40 years until he was forced to sit down last winter in Arizona, though he still continued to run cattle in Elbert County, Colo.

Over the years Jim R. managed ranches in Wyoming and Colorado before settling for the last 23 years on Comanche Creek.

Jim R. is survived by his son, Jim White of Dumas, Texas, daughter-in-law Linda and granddaughters Julie and husband Tyler Marks, and Lisa White; son Robbie White of Sun Ray, Texas, daughter-in-law Renee, grandson Chase and granddaughter Clancy; daughter Tamra Taylor, son-in-law Rick Taylor, granddaughter Lori Meritt and her husband, Justin Merritt, granddaughter Randi Taylor, grandson Luke Taylor. He is also survived by one brother, Bob White of Cheyenne, Wyo.; sister, Virginia Strietenberger of Palos Verdes Peninsula, Calif., and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Red and Mae White, sister Elizabeth and wife Bonnie.

A celebration of Jim’s life was held on Aug. 20 in Kiowa.

Memorials may be made to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund, 101 Pro Rodeo Drive, Colorado Springs, Colo., 80910.


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