Kenneth Allen Treadwell, 69, a gentleman, cowboy, loving husband, father and grandfather passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, July 8, 2021. Kenny fought CLL (chronic Leukemia) for 21 years.
He was born November 26, 1951, in Kerrville, Texas to Arvel and Muriel Treadwell. His family moved to Deming, NM when he was a young child. He graduated from Deming High School then attended New Mexico State University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture education. Kenny married Merrianne May in December of 1972. They were blessed with two children, Russ in 1975 and Phil in 1976. He taught Vocational Agriculture for two years in Ft. Hancock, Texas and three years at Cobre High School in Bayard, NM. His family then moved to Deming where Kenny ranched and was a school bus contractor. Kenny spent lots of time with his sons, Russ and Phil. They enjoyed team roping, showing steers, hunting, fishing, snow skiing and competing in ranch rodeos. Their team, Rainbow Ranch had the honor of winning the WRCA World Champion Ranch Rodeo in 2005 and again in 2008 in Amarillo, Texas. Kenny also made sure Russ and Phil learned about hard work as they tended chores on the ranch. Generosity with his time and gifts was a part of Kenny. He served on Fair Boards in several counties. Assisting 4-H and FFA kids was his passion. He especially liked helping and watching his granddaughters show their animals at various shows. Kenny attended the First United Methodist Church in Deming. He was a member of the New Mexico Cattle Growers and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. Kenny’s great smile and kind heart will be forever missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Merrianne of the home; 2 sons, Russ (Shannon) and Phil (Tami Jo) Treadwell both of Deming; 4 granddaughters, Starlyn (Ryan McCauley), Ashton, Shandi and Maison Treadwell; a great-grandson, Rhen McCauley; as well as a sister, Pat Purvis and brother, Dale Treadwell.
A memorial service celebrating the life of Kenny Treadwell will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Deming, NM on Thursday, July 15 at 10:30 am. Pastor Brad Reeves will officiate. Cremation has been entrusted to Baca’s Mimbres Crematory.
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