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R Lamar Vosburg


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R Lamar Vosburg Obituary
R Lamar Vosburg passed away unexpectedly in Elko, Nevada on August 8, 2018. Lamar was born and raised in Carlsbad, New Mexico on December 16, 1940 to Fred and Inez Vosburg. After leaving Carlsbad he went on to be a professional poker dealer, poker room manager; becoming well known and respected in the poker industry. He had a passion for writing. When he worked for Ross Hyden Motors, he began writing a column called Lamar's Logic. It was then he began writing various stories of the life he led, his family and their history.
He is survived by his three daughters Katrinka Russell of Elko, Nevada, Kelli Lawson of Elko, Nevada, and Rachel Vosburg of Wasilla, Alaska. His four grandchildren, Kelsey, Alyssa, Savannah, and Ian all of Elko, Nevada. His two great grandchildren, McCoy and Chessa all of Elko, Nevada. His siblings Barbara Matthews of Burnet, Texas, Rhadonna and Ernie Crowley of Albuquerque, New Mexico, his favorite Aunt Mary Price of Carlsbad, New Mexico, various cousins and numerous nieces and nephews. Special friends, Rob and Stephanie Post of Elko, Nevada.
He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. He was a very loving father and grandfather. He never met a stranger, always picking up and meeting new friends everywhere he went. He had a passion for poker, horse racing, fishing, and his family. He lived for the same day each year, the first Saturday in May. The Kentucky Derby was the highlight of his life, celebrating by placing a bet and having a party. He had a favorite quote by James Dean, "Dream as if you will live forever, live as if you will die today." He truly lived his life by the meaning of that.
Before he moved to Elko less than a year ago, Lamar lived in Lead, South Dakota, at the edge of the Black Hills due to his love of nature and wild life. He was an avid bird watcher, loving hummingbirds and sparrows. In the winter he would feed the wild deer and turkeys where they would come to eat on his front porch. He adopted a rescue dog, Trish, who was his constant companion for the last nine years.
He was predeceased by his parents, Fred and Inez Vosburg, brother, Harry Lee Vosburg, brother in law, Jeet Matthews.
Cremation with no services was by his request. Everyone who remembers him is asked to celebrate by raising a glass in his memory. His daughters have requested that if you have a story or memory to share, please send it to either Katrinka Russell, 70 Spring Creek Ln, Spring Creek, Nevada 89815 or Rachel Vosburg, 1072 E Westpoint Dr. #2, Wasilla, Alaska 99654 or to [email protected] or [email protected]
Published in Carlsbad Current-Argus on Sept. 2, 2018
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