Jump to content
SASS Wire Forum

Trail Markers


Recommended Posts

 

image.jpeg.9de8060afb7c39ee56df30ebbb0acb54.jpeg
 

William “Bill” Ackerman, 70, passed away peacefully on February 6, 2021 after an honorable battle with Leukemia this past year.

 

Bill was an active member of the Single Action Shooting Society (SASS) at the Litchfield Sportsman’s Club. Bill chose the shooting name of Ross Haney after a character out of his favorite Louis L’Amour book collection. He and Carol (a.k.a. Sunny Day) enjoyed shooting with their friends at hundreds of club matches over the years competing in Cowboy Action Shooting while preserving the history of the Old West. 

 

Bill will be deeply missed and is survived by; his wife, Carol, daughter, Jane (Andrea) Ackerman, sister, Nancy (Bud) Klaustermeier, sister-in-law, Nancy (Don) Thomas, brother-in-law, Howard (Laurie) Hall, numerous nieces, nephews, friends.

 

  • Like 1
  • Sad 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

It is with great sadness that I have to report the passing of SanFernando Slim SASS #20521L, on Monday February 8 2021 due to complications from pneumonia. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. The family will be having a memorial service later in the year when family and friends can attend.

San Fernando Slim 2.jpg

Edited by Major E A Sterner #12916
added SASS #
  • Like 1
  • Sad 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

image.png.4c0ad83a6a2e57195244d6e62623dc37.png

Ride on ahead......Cap Roundtree

On September 20, 2020 the Northern California SASS family lost one of our founding members in the passing of Cap Roundtree, aka Michael Gardner. Cap Roundtree was one of the five founding members of the Mad River Rangers of Blue Lake California where we put on eleven annual SASS shoots. It was during those annuals that Cap met so many wonderful folks that eventually became part of his extended family. I am part of that extended family.
 
Cap was one of those guys that was hard to miss. He was a classic cowboy from the beginning, choosing to shoot original Winchesters that he had resurrected himself. From his huge mustache to his incredible laugh, he was a man to ride the river with.
He was quick to make you a friend, would have your back when you needed it and wouldn’t suffer fools. Opinionated, honest, hard working, he loved shooting, single actions, his 1887 shotgun; but nothing more than his family.
 
The world lost a one-of-kind. I’ll miss you brother.

  • Like 1
  • Sad 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

We have lost another great on on our end, Ocoee Rangers lost Tennessee Hoss. A great cowboy, always smiling, helped where needed. Heart and Prayers for his family and friends

 

1167107549_TennesseeHoss.jpg.6fe1d6bb472bc241e1c2e765677df144.jpg

Edited by Tn Tombstone
  • Like 1
  • Sad 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 2/10/2021 at 10:56 PM, Miss Weev said:

 

image.jpeg.9de8060afb7c39ee56df30ebbb0acb54.jpeg
 

William “Bill” Ackerman, 70, passed away peacefully on February 6, 2021 after an honorable battle with Leukemia this past year.

 

Bill was an active member of the Single Action Shooting Society (SASS) at the Litchfield Sportsman’s Club. Bill chose the shooting name of Ross Haney after a character out of his favorite Louis L’Amour book collection. He and Carol (a.k.a. Sunny Day) enjoyed shooting with their friends at hundreds of club matches over the years competing in Cowboy Action Shooting while preserving the history of the Old West. 

 

Bill will be deeply missed and is survived by; his wife, Carol, daughter, Jane (Andrea) Ackerman, sister, Nancy (Bud) Klaustermeier, sister-in-law, Nancy (Don) Thomas, brother-in-law, Howard (Laurie) Hall, numerous nieces, nephews, friends.

 

 

1849389505_RossHaney.jpg.fa1a9a8a410a6a706bf178a678d49d1f.jpg

Ross Haney - (Bill Ackerman, February 6, 2021)

  • Sad 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1930186847_BanjoBrown-(RichardE.BlanciakOct81951-Jan62014).jpg.52240cf304964c2a9d3b89224ffa9f58.jpg

Banjo Brown - (Richard E. Blanciak, Oct 8, 1951 - Jan 6, 2014)

  • Sad 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

 

We have lost a member of our cowboy family. John Aasmundstad

a/k/a Iron Angel, husband of Owl Eye Olga, passed away February

22nd.   RIP John.

 

https://www.inforum.com/obituaries/obits/6903039-John-Edward-Aasmundstad-III?fbclid=IwAR2boHrfpsXGU6lJ12XE3vbrxXadR4O4p2PlaJHY_02ZPKE0jwi-vZ7xAAg

spBElkvfHy_0y5ZugO6ctMPQb18

Edited by Charlie T Waite
  • Like 1
  • Sad 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Another sad announcement, we have lost another great cowboy and friend. Sheriff Lord has passed, Sheriff Lord shot with many clubs in the South East, had been in Washington State for  the last few years. He was a proud veteran and loved the Cowboy game. We will miss him and our hearts and prayers go out to Sassy Motchie and family.

1576850876_SheriffLord11-08B.jpg_thumb.thumb.png.cb1947eeab07c8f81a05468a031031d6.png

  • Sad 6
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Jack Lee Beeson

JUNE 11, 1954  FEBRUARY 24, 2021
Obituary of Jack Lee Beeson

 PLAY TRIBUTE MOVIE

Jack L. Beeson passed away unexpectedly on February 24, 2021, at the age of 66. He was born on June 11, 1954, in Richmond, IN to the late Robert L. and Dorothy L. (Cones) Beeson. He was a 1973 graduate of Fairmont West High School.

Jack is survived by his wife of over 40 years, Christina M. (Sudhoff), and their three girls Jacqueline (Nicholas) McGuire, Jamie (Christopher) Hepfer, and Katherine (Cody) Hogle as well as their precious grandchildren Abigail McGuire and Samantha and David Hepfer. Jack was eagerly awaiting the arrival of two grandchildren to be born later this year. Jack is also survived by his brothers Richard (Janice), James (Kelly) and Mark (Ann) Beeson, and brother Charles Paris, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his sister Karen (Beeson) Paris.

Jack was a lifelong lover of cars and was a master grease monkey by trade. In his younger days, he would spend his time racing cars with the Sports Car Club of America. Jack was also an avid shooter and his passion was Cowboy Action Shooting. He was a top-notch competitor and truly embodied the “Spirit of the Game”. Blackjack was a member of SASS and the Big Iron Rangers of Middletown, OH. He loved to travel across the country to attend the cowboy shooting events with his cowboy family.

  • Like 1
  • Sad 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

1475059970_Jack-A-LopewithKennethMelvilleDuffRIPApril2019.thumb.jpg.f8620be7ca5b080d1bc1c5f2505e407d.jpg

Jack-A-Lope (Kenneth Melville Duff,  April 1, 2019

  • Sad 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 weeks later...
2 hours ago, Painted Mohawk SASS 77785 said:

From Down -Under we lost a beautiful couple who travelled to the USA many times.

 

Odd Shoe Kate RIP 2014

Little RiVer Scout RIP 2021

FB_IMG_1613550204309.jpg

These were lovely folks. Blessed to have had the pleasure to meet!!!

 

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, Painted Mohawk SASS 77785 said:

From Down -Under we lost a beautiful couple who travelled to the USA many times.

 

Odd Shoe Kate RIP 2014

Little RiVer Scout RIP 2021

FB_IMG_1613550204309.jpg

I Shot with Little River Scout and his wife at EOT. I still have the Aussie bandana they gave me. They were great folks. 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

RIP Rounder

(Dave Cassell)

April 12, 2021

Good friend to all and former Greene County Regulator Officer. We'll see you down the trail my friend. You are missed.

Rounder.jpg

Edited by Rufus Hurt
  • Sad 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1440027351_CarolinaKatewithKarenSchommerDeSombrerip.thumb.jpg.f55320efa25e5714aa156388d48c2847.jpg

Carolina Kate, SASS# 100527 (Karen Schommer DeSombre - July 6, 2020)

 

"Condolences to Cactus Whiskey on the loss of his sister... may God give her family the peace and strength that only comes from Him."

 

  • Sad 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

974734594_GrandpaDillona.k.aDaveGeorge..thumb.jpg.6230cba1869178dc6156e540b6f71b53.jpg

Grandpa Dillon, (Dave George,  April 26. 2021)

 

"Moved on peacefully Monday night, after returning from the Washington State championships. Grandpa was family to many of us. His laugh, generosity and friendship will be dearly missed." 

 

 

  • Sad 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

"We are saddened to say another Southern Missouri Rangers has passed. David was a club member and always willing to help us with our gun raffle and tickets. We will remember him most for his contribution to 4H shooting. We loved having the Missouri State 4H Cowboy Action Competition on our range and allowing us to work the stages for the kids. Rest In Peace cowboy."

 

Hondo Dave - (David Brooks,  April 22, 2021)

 

1680193982_HondoDave.jpg.d8806d8878818d05c9bfab17cf570bb5.jpg

 

 

 

 

  • Sad 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

The Illowa Irregulars and the Illinois River City Regulators are sad to report that our long-time friend and competitor, Will Dunn., aka Robert Gauley, passed away on Saturday, May 1, 2021.  Will was a highly competitive shooter, who posted wins in every category in which he competed, often dropping down to a better-supported category, just to take on - and often beat - the "youngsters," even when he was eligible for "El Patron." He was always ready with a good story, or joke -or three- and was hardly ever seen without a smile on his face.  An accomplished amateur gunsmith, Will was always available to help solve a problem for any other competitor, and quietly mentored many of the new shooters who came into our sport.  His laugh, smile, and firm handshake will be missed by all of us. 

 

The photo was taken at Gunsmoke, 2017, when Will won his Regional Championship.  He is pictured with his long-time traveling companion, Fillmore, who passed away in 2019. 

 

Obituary is available at https://www.wheelanpressly.com/obituary/Robert-Gauley

 

Count Sandor, T.G.

Will champ.jpg

  • Sad 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

2094397841_MorganAstorbiltSASS59279.thumb.jpg.4730f0dee03358f2d80c713e723b9d44.jpg

Morgan Astorbilt SASS#59279  

12/18/39 - 5/12/21
 
185558228_10208138957948811_876694936647
 
 
186503205_10208138957428798_413703975868
 
 
186506411_10208138957348796_351456291465
 
 
 
 
  • Sad 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

358238043_Hiem2.thumb.jpg.3135b815801372d10f551b38b8ca3397.jpg

Hiem  (Kenneth Aldridge -  Feb 21, 2020)

 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...
It is with much sorrow and sadness that we inform you of the sudden and unexpected passing of Dirty Rotten Ray, SASS #83383 (AKA Jerry Ray).  Dirty Rotten Ray was slated to attend EOT with us this week, and had been assigned to Posse #5.  Following a memorial service for him at our gun range Monday at 1 PM, we will be heading to Etna Green to participate in End of Trail.
 
While we look forward to the festivities, it will obviously be with a heavy heart.  No one was more looking forward to End of Trail than Dirty Rotten Ray.  He will be with us in thought and in spirit.
 
 
Sincerely, The Dirty Rotten Gang
 
Doc Altman             #74468
Escopeta Jake        #66988
Mountain Wolf       #100781  
Pepper James         #87265
Revenuer Will         #107117
Wild West Belesco  #83344  

image.png

Edited by Escopeta Jake
  • Like 1
  • Sad 6
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 weeks later...
On 4/29/2021 at 7:13 AM, Yazoo City Gal said:

RIP Judge'm All Duncan ( Wally Duncan) May 18, 2019.  

 

 

005.jpg

A great cowboy and a fine man.  I always enjoyed seeing him at matches.

  • Sad 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I had not been on this thread in a while and saw just today that Dirty Rotten Ray had passed. Was on the range with him several times

over the years. Shocked to read this. He was a good cowboy, always smiling. We enjoyed being around him.

Fast Harley , and Last Kiss.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2068537972_AceofHearts.thumb.jpg.192d232bcb9994890fcf9602261109b8.jpg

Ace of Hearts - (Richard Metz, 7/19/2021)

  • Sad 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...

233740427_2010647785755610_8039281513979590087_n.jpg.2d8f230ea3876a92324dc657d1d7ae7b.jpg

 

Colorado Jackson ... RIP
 
Jeffrey Dane Jackson

January 7, 1966 - August 7, 2021

 

Colorado Jackson, Jeff, CoJak, CJ, Baby Huey, Fat Boy.......

Whatever you called him, once you met him, you didn't forget him, he was One of a Kind!

He will be Missed !!!!!!

 

Till We Meet Again Pard !!!!!

 

 

 

http://smithfamilyfuneralhomes.tributes.com/obituary/show/Jeffrey-Dane-Jackson-108524240?fbclid=IwAR3hDXQt_XtOTtaEOsmYikbFMo_241l7AIGL449IWtWV6IZdfo9G49OHJOo

Edited by Silver Sam, SASS #34718L
  • Sad 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.