Guy Wesley Rorick, 92, died Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at Bridge at Alamosa assisted living center in Alamosa, Colo.
He was born Nov. 20, 1920, to Wesley David and Vera June (Fleming) Rorick on their homestead southwest of Manter.
He married Yvonne “Snooky” York on March 16, 1941, in Johnson. She survives.
He graduated from high school in Johnson in 1939.
He spent his working career as a cattleman, farmer and horseman. He bred and raced thoroughbred horses in seven states. He moved to La Veta, Colo. in 1978 before living near Rocky Ford, Swink, La Junta and Alamosa, Colo.
He is also survived by his son, Shane Rorick and wife, Audra, South Fork, Colo.; three daughters, Marsha Jacquart and husband, Robin, La Junta, Colo., Sally Martin and husband, Larry, Garden City, and Shawn Brack and husband, John, McCracken; his sister Oleta Ward, Eustis, Fla.; 19 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his son, Gary Don Rorick; his granddaughter Lana Melane Rorick; his infant brother Eldon Harold; and his sisters Hazel Gay and infant Verma Pearl.
• Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Tuesday at the Stanton County Cemetery in Johnson.
Memorials are suggested to the Hospice del Valle at 514 Main St., Alamosa, CO 81101 or to the American Diabetes Association in care of Garnand Funeral Home, P.O. Box 715, Johnson, KS 67855.