Coleman, Fred Bricky 'Tex' (May 21, 1904 - January 7, 1986)

Fred Coleman

Douglas Budget - January 16, 1986

Funeral services for Fred Bricky "Tex" Coleman, were held Jan. 12 at the Converse Funeral Chapel with Pastor Dan Hickman officiating.

Interment was Jan. 13 at the Douglas Park Cemetery. Mr. Coleman died Jan. 7 at the Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City, N.M. following a brief illness.

He was born May 21, 1904 in Des Moines, N.M. the son of James Samuel and Liliy Mae (Blanton) Coleman. He was reared and educated in Des Moines. He worked for the Mexican Border Patrol in Texas and New Mexico from 1923 to 1938. He did his patrolling on horseback.

Mr. Coleman was a champion bareback rider, saddleback bronc rider, and roper in rodeos over much of the Southwest. He moved to Yellowstone Park, Wyoming in 1938. It was here that he met his bride to be.

He was married to Rose Amelia Fann Wilson Dec. 17, 1938 in Santa Fe, N.M. In 1942 they moved back to Wyoming. He worked at the LAK ranch near Newcastle for five years, then worked for the Wagon Hammer ranch near Gillette, and then worked for several ranches in Converse County including the Hardy, Manning, Patterson, and the Bixby ranches. He worked from 1953 to 1955 at the oil refinery in Casper. After his retirement he moved to Douglas and had remained a resident until the time of his death.

Mr. Coleman is survived by his daughter and her husband, Mary Rose and Duke Lorenzo of Silver City, N.M.; three sisters, Ollie Lowery of Dalhart, Texas, Jullia DeGraw of Auburn, Calif., and Wilma Paterson of Richardson, Texas; three grandchildren, Russell McIlvane of Sperry, Okla., James Lorenzo both of Silver City, N.M.; and two great-granddaughters, Cassie Rose McIlvane and Malorie Louise McIlvane both of Tulsa, Okla.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife in October 1984; and four brothers, Pete, Vernon, Frank and Bill Coleman.

Serving as pallbearers were Ewald Huether, Jim Mitchum, Gary Lance, Emal Richards, John Moss, and Richard Gates.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Doug Carothers, Larry Miller, Larry Hall, Paul Burke, Tex Quinn, Joe Patterson, and Tom Rasmussen.

The Converse Funeral Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.


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