Lee E. "Booger" Brown, 79, of Cimarron passed away Friday, Jan. 14, 2005 in Raton. He was born December 13, 1925 in Wagon Mound, the son of Wesley G. and Iva Fay Coleman, Brown.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Virginia Mathieson, and one son, Daniel.
Booger is survived by his wife of 48 years, Betty of the home, one daughter Patricia and Companion Michael of Cimarron, three sons, Horace B. Brown and wife Pat of Arvada, Colo., Edward L. Brown of Giddings, Texas, and Dennis C. Brown of Cimarron. Four sisters Catherine Reed, Jerry McBee, Dorothy Baldwin and Levina Brown. Three brothers, Gresham Brown, Wesley "Possum" Brown and Anthony Gresham Brown. He is also survived by his aunt Beth Kinsell. Nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Booger grew up on a ranch and continued ranching most of his life. He was one of the original members of the first professional rodeo association called the Turtles and was awarded several trophy saddles and buckles during his rodeo career. He came to Cimarron in 1964 as cattle foreman at Philmont Ranch. Booger Lee was a Master Mason of Cimarron Lodge # 37, member of Queen Esther Chapter # 1, Order of the Eastern Star, and past President of the Maverick Club of Cimarron.
The family will be receiving guests Wednesday Jan. 19, 2005 from noon until 3 p.m. at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home.
Masonic Graveside Services will be Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005 at 2 p.m. at the Cimarron Cemetery in Cimarron.
Arrangements for Lee E. "Booger" Brown are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home.