July 15, 2004
July 15, 2004 --
In Memory of Pat Hamilton
Pat Hamilton of Rio Vista, Calif., died May 16, 2004.
She was involved in the U.S. sheep industry, both at the state and national levels. She was active for many years in the American Sheep Industry (ASI) Women, having served in all its officer capacities, most recently as president.
Pat was the wife of Burrows "Pep" Hamilton and the mother of Richard, who currently serves as the Region VIII representative on the ASI Executive Board.
The family is known for its commercial sheep and Suffolk operations in addition to its cow/calf operation and wheat, barley, oat and safflower crops.
"The sheep industry will certainly miss her and the countless hours she volunteered on both state and national sheep issues," says ASI President Guy Flora.
In Memory of Gwynne Lundgren
Gwynne Lundgren of Menard, Texas, died May 25, 2004.
Lundgren served on the American Sheep Industry Association's (ASI) Wool Council and was one of the first women directors of the Texas Sheep & Goat Raisers' Association. She was secretary/treasurer of the Mohair Council at the time of her death.
"Gwynne's dedication in bettering the visibility and standing of the domestic wool industry was evident in her participation in countless meetings at all levels," says ASI Wool Marketing Director Rita Kourlis Samuelson. "She worked hard to foster a better international market for American wool."
In Memory of Kay Frischknecht
Kay Frischknecht of Manti, Utah, died June 7, 2004.
Frischknecht was a life-long rancher and was involved in the Utah Wool Growers Association, American Sheep Producers Council (ASPC) and the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI). He served as president of the Utah Wool Growers, as chair of the Richfield Bureau of Land Management District Grazing Advisory Board and on the National Meat and Livestock Board.
He received numerous awards during his ranching career including the Utah Wool Growers Sheepman of the Year, the Society of Range Management Rancher of the Year and the Department of Interior BLM Take Pride in America Award.
Kay's son, Paul, currently serves as ASI's vice president.
In Memory of John Peroulis
John Peroulis, a longtime Colorado sheep producer and past president of the Colorado Wool Growers Association, died May 23, 2004.
Peroulis operated Four-Mile Ranch near the town of Craig in northwestern Colorado.