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1933 Gene 2016

Gene Barlow

December 27, 1933 — January 16, 2016

Gene H. Barlow, (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 honorably in the U.S. Army in the Korean campaign. Worked
various times as a 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, guns
and hunting, good whiskey and women. In the old saying of buckeroos and sailers, "He
saw the elephant and heard the owl hoot!" Jack and his wife, Cheryl moved to New
Mexico from Colorado in 2007. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl, son James,
daughters Laura, Leita and Julie, sisters Peggy and Mary, several grandchildren, several
nieces and nephews and a few good friends.
From his wife:
So much more, he was a writer, a craftsman, a historian, a designers 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 warmth and
laughter. He was a kind, true gentieman 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 very quick wit and a heart of gold.
A former lawman and lone ranger,
His was a life head-on, regardless of danger.
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, ol cowboy, we know where you go.

There will be no services. He wanted to be cremated in His Ole Cowboy clothes, Levi jacket, boots and hat.

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