Well-known Southwestern artist L.B. Porter died May 18, 2021. Born Lawrence Benjamin Porter on March 3, 1929 in Friona, Texas, L.B. moved as a child with his family to a farm between Fabens and Clint, Texas. During school terms, he, his siblings, and their mother lived in a town home in El Paso, Texas. L.B. attended the Texas College of Mines (now the University of Texas at El Paso) and earned Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, and Master of Arts in Fine Arts degrees from
Michael Anthony Mriss Jr., 76, Phoenix, Arizona, passed away on May 5, 2021. Michael was born in Meridian, Mississippi on May 18, 1944. He graduated from Phoenix Union High School in 1962. Mike enjoyed a lengthy career at IBM as a customer engineer for over 30 years. He married Elaine on July 2, 1965, and they were married 53 years. He enjoyed collecting and fixing antique clocks, flying RC planes and trips to the family cabin in northern Arizona. Michael is survived by his
Dean Golden Kishpaugh died April 21, 2021 in Reno, Nevada at the age of 95. He was born on March 7, 1926 in Haysprings, Nebraska to Marvin and Ida Kishpaugh. He lived in Crawford, Nebraska as a young boy until his family moved to Southern California in the late 1930s. He attended Excelsior High School in Norwalk, California. Dean served in World War II in the U.S. Army. He was a sergeant in the infantry in the Philippine Islands. After the war, he went to work as a carpenter.