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Dr. J. Pat Evans checks on a patient.

 Courtesy ProRodeo.com

   COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The rodeo and sports world lost a legend and pioneer in Dr. J. Pat Evans.
Evans, one of the founders of Justin Sportsmedicine Program, who was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 2004, passed away July 22. He was 88. Evans is survived by sons, Kirk and Mike.

The ACTRA Family would like to extend sympathy wishes and condolences to the Jones family.

Frederick Louis Jones, 63, of Selah, Washington, passed away on July 20, 2019 from an accident while doing what he loved – team roping. He was the oldest son of 7 children born to Roberta and Fred Jones of East Valley. Fred is a veteran and enlisted in the Army at age 18.  

PHOENIX, ARIZ. – It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Joe Warren Arnold, our loving father, papa and friend to all whose lives he touched. Joe passed on July 15, 2019 surrounded by his family, with his heart and soul filled with love.

Patricia Ann (Heid) Hunnicutt was born on June 16, 1942 in Lincoln Park, Michigan to Lee and Eleanora (Pusher) Heid. Patricia passed away on July 30, 2019 at her home in Colbert, Oklahoma at the age of 77.


Wendell Branton

     LEBANON, OREGON – Wendell Ray Branton, 74, of Lebanon, passed away April 16, 2019, at Samaritan Albany General Hospital.