This is the story of a boy who became a cowboy. A cowboy who became a soldier. A soldier who became a man. A man who became a hero. A hero who sacrificed his life for others and, along with eleven other crew members on the B17 he flew, is still immortalized to this day by a small village on the other side of the Atlantic.
[Writer is not an attorney or member of the Colorado Bar, but is a member of the Bench – C.M.J.A. - Colorado Municipal Judges Assn., since 2010.]
There are scores of people who are infinitely more qualified than I am to write an article about Ruthanna Jacobs. I never had the opportunity to meet her or to to hear the way she spoke or to see how she greeted people on the street or any of those singular moments that, when assembled together, paint a portrait of a person in the mind of another.
If there is any one activity that typifies the difference between folks of the high plains and city dwellers, it might very well be what you do for fun. I’m speaking specifically of that activity called rodeoing, as in, “My leg? Oh hell, Doc, that got busted up when I was young, full of vinegar, and rodeoed for a time.”
Kaitlyn Renee Ball was married to James Tyler Koehn on July 20, 2019 at the Beedy Barn, a Centennial Barn, located on Homestead Farms north of Genoa, Colorado. The reception was held at the Lincoln County Events Building in Limon, CO.