Jerry Glenn ‘Pard’ McEuen
A Celebration of Life for Cortez resident Jerry Glenn “Pard” McEuen will be held at noon Sunday, Sept. 29, at Lewis Arriola Community Center.
Jerry G. “Pard” McEuen passed away at his home in Cortez on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 at the age of 74. He was born June 22, 1939, in Safford, Ariz. to Glenn and Christine (Kartchner) McEuen.
To all who knew and loved Jerry, he was indeed a rare, unique individual. He lived his life as he wanted: as a “cowboy.” He never punched a time clock or packed a lunch box. He worked hard from sunrise to sunset for little or no money but great satisfaction in a job well-done. He worked for outfits from New Mexico to Alaska, and helped any friend in need along the way. His word was his bond, and with a firm handshake you could count on it being done. Jerry was an avid reader and loved to take pictures of dogs, horses and cattle.
Surviving Jerry are his wife, Jackie Nelson; children, Jim McEuen, May Nix, April Fulfer, Shawna McEuen, Joy Martin, Tom Hafley, Leonard Hafley, Ty Hafley, Casey Hafley, Jimmy Remondini, Deanna Finch and Jerry Remondini; 26 grandchildren; several aunts and uncles especially Percilla Clark, Robert Kartchner, Eddie Kartchner and Delroy Kartchner; and numerous cousins especially Paul Dean Kartchner, Keith Kartchner, Clell Kartchner and Rosene Perry. He was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Christine McEuen.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial account has been set up at Vectra Bank. Part of the money accumulated through this fund will be donated to the Ute Mountain Ute High School Rodeo Team, and the rest will be used to help Jerry’s family defray the cremation expenses.
Arrangements are being made through Ertel Funeral Home. For further information or to send condolences, log on to www.ertelfuneralhome.com and click on the obituary section.