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Wayne Hormel Welsh

August 5, 1923 ~ February 1, 2022 (age 98)

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Wayne H Welsh, Died 1 February 2022 at his home in Peeples Valley AZ, surrounded by his family.

He was born 5 Aug 1923 in Frazeysburg, Muskingham County OH to Charles and Beulah Welsh. From and early age, Wayne always wanted to be a cowboy. As a child, he trained his horse Ginger, and rode that horse to school.

He left home at the age of 15 to pursue the cowboy way of life. He worked on the JA Ranch in TX, the Quen Sabe Ranch in CA, and later joined Thompson’s White Horse Troupe in Naper, NE performing trick riding and roping across the Midwest eventually doing shows at Madison Square Garden. He came to AZ and worked at Castle Hot Springs. He later had his own string of dude horses that he contracted out to guest ranches around Wickenburg like Los Cabelleros, Remuda and Monte Vista Ranch. In 1958 he met and married Sue Holmes from Fort Collins, CO. For the Next 63 years, they shared a true love story. Wayne became a livestock inspector for the state of AZ in 1966. He moved his family to Peeples Valley AZ where he lived until his death. He is survived by his wife Susie, his children Waco (Lorri), John (Marie) Mona Hendrickson (Gary) Eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren. Wayne was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Beulah Welsh, brother Don Welsh and sister, Margaret Stahl

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