Jack Barlow obituary
Posted by Cheryl Gaer-Barlow (+489) 7 years ago
Many of you don't know me, but I grew up in Miles City. My wonderful husband has passed away. He was quite a colorful man.The obituary is enclosed but if you want to see his picture, go to La Grone Funeral Chapel in Ruidoso, NM. He was a pretty amazing man.

Gene. H. (Jack, born 1933 in Northern California, died 2016. He was an adventurer in life, running wild horses and buckerooing in Nevada, California and Oregon. He served in in the U.S. Army in the Korean campaign. worked various times in construction. Served many years as a Deputy Sheriff in four different counties and as a Deputy U.S. Marshal for several years in Nevada. He spent several years in Alaska,part of them prospecting for gold. He enjoyed cattle and horses, good whiskey and women. In the old saying of buckeroos and sailors, "He saw the elephant and heard the owl hoot!"

Janck and his wife, Cheryl, moved to New Mexico from Colorado in 2007. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl, his son James, daughters Laura, Leita and Julie, sisters Peggy and Mary, several grandchildren,several neices and nephews and a few good friends.

From his wife: So much more, he was a writer, a craftsman, a historian, a builder. The last of the real men.

He enhanced every moment with his jovial humor. a true man among men with a formidable presence commanding respect and a tender,loving, giving soul of warmpth and laughter. He was a kind, true gentleman who packed a hundred lifetimes into this one life. He really lived!

This ole cowboy will be missed more than words can express. as he said, "Not Heaven itself upon the past has power, but what has been, has been and I have had my hour."

From Jan Woods Krier:

"Whiskey Jack" was a salty soul
with a quick wit and a heart of gold.
A former lawman and lone ranger,
a creative builder, creative with wood,
a real top-hand, as a man he was GOOD!
He'll be sorely missed by those he has known,
but it was time, it seems, for his heavenly home.
"Whiskey Jack" aka Gene Barlow,
Ride on ole cowboy, we know where you're goin!
Posted by gypsykim (+1553) 7 years ago
My deepest sympathy, Cheryl.
Posted by Garryn Tvedt (+120) 7 years ago
So very sorry for your loss Cheryl! Mom had told me he had passed away. He was a neat guy, only met him the one time when you hosted us all in Colorado. He certainly was a character and made us feel welcome in your wonderful home. Hugs to you - I hope you are doing okay. I can certainly relate to navigating after a sudden loss of a loved one...so hard. Take care ~