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Temple O. Lynch


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Temple O. Lynch Obituary
Temple O. Lynch, age 78, a resident of Bosque, New Mexico passed away on Monday, April 12, 2010. Temple was born on November 5, 1931, in Amarillo, Texas. He grew up in Tucumcari, New Mexico. He was raised and worked most of his life on ranches throughout the southwest. He raised, showed, and raced quarter horses. He married Georgia Rossiter on May 5, 1955. This May would have been their 55th wedding anniversary. Temple moved his family to Gallup, New Mexico in 1958, where his family resided until 1987. Temple was a member of the New Mexico Horse Breeders Association, the American Quarter Horse Association, the Rodeo Cowboys Association, and one of the founding fathers of Indian Capital Horseman's Association in Gallup, New Mexico. He served as a gunner in the United States Navy from 1950-1954 where he was decorated for his service in the Korean Conflict. He retired from Fort Wingate Army Depot where he served as security, a fire fighter, and fire chief. He also served as the President of the firefighters union. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Temple was preceded in death by his parents, T.W. and Nellie Lynch; his sister, Lily Lou Smart, and his brother, Richard W. Lynch.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Georgia Rossiter Lynch; two sons, Tony Lynch and his wife, Terri, and Patrick Temple Lynch and his wife, Barbie; one daughter, Rhonda Law and her husband, Bruce; four grandchildren, Tarla Hill and her husband, Lincoln, Justin Law and his wife, Janet, Amber Wiggins, and David Micklevitz and his wife Mistie; eleven great grandchildren, Michelle and Lilyana Law, Madison, Makenzie, and Lincoln Temple Hill, Steven, Stephanie, Jordan, and Jessica Wiggins, Vance and Shay Micklevitz, and many other family, friends, and good 'ole cowboys.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Cattleman's Livestock Auction, 19543 Hwy. 314 on Saturday April 17, 2010, at 3:00 PM at the Sale Ring. Pallbearers will be Tony Lynch, Patrick Lynch, Bruce Law, Justin Law, and Lincoln Hill. Honorary Pallbearers will be Smokey Wallace, Lee Ushrey, Don Wilder, Leroy Voight, Celso Armijo, and Ron Clouser.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Cowboys for Cancer Research at www.cowboysforcancerresearch.org, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at www.leukemia.org or PO Box 4072 Pittsfield, Massechusetts 01202 and Horses for Heroes at NARHA Horses for Heroes PO Box 33150 Denver, Colorado 80233.
Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at Riverside Funeral Home of Belen, 418 W. Reinken Ave., where an on-line guest register is available at www.riversideofbelen.com.
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