"The deceased came to his death at the hands of an unknown party who was a damned good pistol shot." - Judge Roy Bean
We celebrate the lives of those Muleskinners that left in good standing.
Thank you, because by visiting this page it keeps the memory of these dear people alive in our hearts. Everyone had a story and each of their lives is precious, not just to their families, but to all of us. May they rest in peace.
"Some people come into our lives and quietly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never ever the same...."
JOE RENEGADE 2021
Cody Lee Williams
1933 - 2021/2022 Member #197
We learned in 2022 of his passing. Will post more details when available.
Was an Ore Foreman at the Borox company.
1955 - 2021 Member #132
"AJ-199" on CB radio; "Coach James" in Little League, youth basketball, youth football; "Alabama James or AJ" with Goldfield Gunfighters and Mojave Muleskinners. He retired from Bell Steel, as a welder fabricator in 2019. After 22 years, and days before his passing, he wed the love of his live, Ms. Trixy Rose.
1943 - 2020 Member #82
2016 Member #49
It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to our friend Miz Eula, Mojave Muleskinner #49, beloved wife of Weakeyes Cody, MM #15. She passed away quietly Saturday January 2, 2016. Our thoughts and prayers are with Cody and his family.
1947 - 2012 Member #61
Founder of the Desert Guns. Passed away from cancer.
1937 - 2009 Member #106
Buck Thorn passed away on August 6, 2009 from cancer.
Always the gentleman,
Buck was a very friendly and giving person who would give the hat off his head if you needed it,
and in some cases he did just that. His pain is finally gone. May he rest in peace.
Dennis Edward Moore
1957 = 2000 Member #36
Beloved brother of Purgatory and Tooley.
Thomas W. Gabbard
1952 - 2022 Member #197
In the family memoriam, it was shared that Morgan was known for his music, having played acostic guitar and singing in multiple country -western bands throughout Indiana and Arizona. He was a gunfighter reenactor most of his life and in 2014, he joined the Mojave Muleskinners. From the on, you could find him most weekends out at Goldfield Ghost Town, doing what he loved!
1938 - 2021 Member #7
Joe was an enthusiast of everything Old West. He was a member of the Mojave Muleskinners for 26 years. He was also active in the Prescott Regulators & Their Shady Ladies, a re-enactment group in Prescott. Joe was always known for his love of cigars. His buddies in the western world must carry on in his name. Joe proudly served in the United States Air Force and was a member of American Legion Post 6 in Prescott. Joe retired from Nabisco in Buena Park,
William "Bill" Wright
1949 - 2020 Member #109
Calico Ghost Town Hall of Famer, Henry Fencepost, passed on. Since 1968, Henry was a pianist and entertainer at Calico Ghost Town. Henry played it all and entertained thousands from all over the world. From ragtime to classical, from character to tales he was a true musician and entertainer. He will be missed. He is preceded in death by his wife, Joanna, better know as Nushkie ~ Mojave Muleskinner #110. May they Rest In Peace
1935-2015 Member #142
He had been fighting cancer for over a year. This man lived for keeping the Old West alive. Even during his treatments he would drag Lotta out whenever he could because he loved it so much. Rest In Peace, Tumbleweed, you will be missed.
2012 Member #46
AKA Sissy Sew n So
AKA Sweet Lanna Bow.
1960 - 2009 Member #117
Sugar Britches suddenly passed away on Friday February 13, 2009. She was a shy floozy that always had a smile for everyone. A life cut too short, she will be missed by her family, friends and all of the visitors that visit Goldfield Ghost Town. Her funeral was held in Scottsdale, Arizona. A personal gunfighter memorial was held on Sunday February 29, 2009 at the Church On The Mount in Goldfield Ghost Town.
1976 - 1996
Posthumous Member #95
The son of Peter Menyhart, aka "German Pete" owner of the Whitehorse Ranch, Chris was only 20 years old when he sadly passed away on November 10, 1996. He had a bright future ahead of him. He just bought his first house, was a mechanic ready to take on the family business, worked as a stuntman and performed as a reenactor with his father.
1963 - 2021 Member #133
Arizona member who joined in 2006. According to her family, Miss Kitty died after suffering a seizure due to epilepsy. She always had a smile for you! Some of you may have met her recently at the encampments. We were told she regarded the Mojave Muleskinners as her second family. We will miss her.
James "Jim" G. Murphy
1933 - 2020 Member #130
AKA Mad Mick
1966 - 2019 Member #202
Most of you would remember him as the carriage driver at Goldfield Ghost Town. He was a horse wrangler by trade and had an honest heart of gold. Godspeed.
Robert S. Melgoza
1955 - 2012 Member #158
He didn't have the chance to make it to an event and was looking forward to doing so and meeting everyone. Here is man who followed the Mojave Muleskinners on the websites & Internet and just had to be a part of the group even though he lived in Oregon. This is yet another humbling reminder of what a remarkably special group of reenactors the Mojave Muleskinners are and how we touch people's lives around the world by simply keeping the Old West alive.
1942 - 2011 Member #84
All were there to Show Homage and Pay Their Respects to a Man that Walked Tall and Lived Life at it's Fullest, A United States Army Viet Nam Veteran, Police Officer, Father, Son, Brother, Member Of The Mojave Muleskinners and Dedicated Member of The Reenactment Guild of America. Harvey Higley was a Legend That Few can Ever Replace
1945 - 2007 Member #14
Art had the soul and spirit of a cowboy and chose to live his life as one on his own terms. He was an actor and traveled through the Southwest participating in Reenactments as a member of the Mojave Muleskinners. Art appeared in the 1993 movie, "Tombstone" which starred Kurt Russell; Val Kilmer & Sam Elliot. Art's first love from his Chateauroux schooldays was his talented hand at drawing and painting.
Louis E. Cuyler
1940 - 2021 Member #225
Louis passed away in his winter home of Apache Junction, AZ.
He loved history. Was a Civil War reenactor for 52 yrs; the 24th Michigan Infantry, Iron Brigade, SUV, Battery C and 3rd Battery Michigan Light Artillery. He was a background artist in 3 Civil War movies portraying officers & privates; a US Senator “Senator Will E. Spendit”; “Rev. Mason", a circuit rider, mountain man, revolutionary soldier, and his latest venture a cowboy “Shorta Cash” with the Goldfield Gunfighters.
1943 - 2020 Member #83
John Gilbert Doolittle
1934 - 2019 Member #38
Was married to Patti Doolittle, a fellow Mojave Muleskinner and the "love of his life".
Doc "4" Fingers
2014 Member #17
"I remember how funny Doc was and how much he liked chocolate cake, I took one to Calico and half of it was left and I was worried it wouldn't get eaten. He said." Not while I'm around" and not only did he eat it all there wasn't a crumb left. There used to be a restaurant here in Lucerne Valley and I would go there every Wednesday after work for their meatloaf. Every time, Doc and Flo were there and Doc was eating a big piece of chocolate layer cake. Funny the things you remember about people!"
Patrick "Ski" Sikorski
1945 - 2010 Member#57
"What, are you goofy?"
After a long bout with cancer, Ski quietly passed away on Sunday May 9, 2010. A Marine and a gunfighter, he was a wonderful soul full of life that always had a smile and his quick wit always put a smile on our face. He was one of those rare people and we are better having had him in our life. He will be greatly missed.
His memorial was held May 15, 2010 in Mesa, Arizona at his home with the Marine Color Guard performing the ceremony.
Richard Lee Boyd
1934 - 2003
Posthumous Member #93
Richard was born to James Boyd and Daisy Barnes in Los Angeles. Richard was an honored Air Force veteran who served during the Korean War 1952 - 1956. He grew up in the movie industry during the heyday of the western movies where his father, Oliver James Boyd, worked and it fueled his interest in the old west. It wasn't until Richard's son Lucky Sumtyms got involved in western reenactments that his interest piqued again and he joined his son performing.