Sherman Dugan

sherman dugan - obit photoSherman Edward Dugan passed away on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. He was born in St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 15, 1954, to Mary and Tom Dugan.

Sherman was a life-long resident of Farmington. He graduated from Farmington High School in 1972 and followed his father’s footsteps to the University of Oklahoma, where he graduated with a degree in Geology.

Sherman married Lee Ann Minnick in Tulsa, Okla., in 1979 and had two children, Sean Thomas Dugan and Megan Marie Dugan.

Sherman worked alongside both his father and his son; he contributed to the growth of Dugan Production with his father and was an executive producer with his son, Sean for the film Believe in Me. Sherman was a fan of any team in first place but closely followed the St. Louis Cardinals, Oklahoma Sooners and the Denver Broncos. He sponsored Connie Mack teams and opening up his home to board visiting players many times.
Sherman could always be found with a book or a magazine, and enjoyed sharing his knowledge of art and history, in particular the foundation of American industry.

Sherman was a passionate collector of rocks, minerals, and fossils and accumulated one of the largest private collections in the southwest; some of his finest specimens are on display at the offices of Dugan Productions. He loved Soul music specifically the sounds of Al Green and James Brown, which resonated throughout all parts of his life. His hobbies included skiing, scuba diving, photography, watercolor painting and imbibing caffeine. In his younger years Sherman was a respected player in the Park Football League, a unicyclist and a lounge singer.

Sherman married his high school sweetheart, Sally Thompson, May 11, 2001 and together they traveled, laughed and loved each other for twelve years. Sally and Sherman made several charitable donations, including Farmington’s only hyperbaric chambers to San Juan Regional Medical facility.

He was unique and loved by many. His friends and family will dearly miss his ability to light up the room with his wit, leaving those who encountered him in tears of laughter.

Sherman was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Elizabeth Dugan.

Sherman is survived by his loving wife, Sally A.B. Dugan; his father, Thomas A. Dugan; and his three children, Sean and Megan Dugan and Brent Thompson.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation (, Childhaven, 807 W. Apache St. Farmington, NM 87401 or San Juan College Foundation 4601 College Blvd, Farmington NM.

Cremation will take place and a memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 30, at the First United Methodist Church, 808 N. Monterey Ave. in Farmington, and the Rev. Ursula Messano of Bethany Christian Church will officiate.

Sherman’s care is entrusted to Brewer, Lee and Larkin Funeral Home, 103 E. Ute St. in Farmington, 505-325-8688. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at

Published in Farmington Daily Times on Dec. 28, 2013


Ken Bomboy

kenneth norman bomboy - obituary photo8d2e48Kenneth Norman Bomboy was born May 25, 1942, in Coffeyville, Kan., and left this Earth on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013.

He is survived by his wife Doris, his son Mark with partner Rachelle, and his daughter Vicki. His grandchildren Cassie and Brandon Riley, Kelsey and Julia Beer. He is also survived by his 2-year-old grandson Aydann, who was the apple of his eye. Kenneth also leaves behind his brother Michael and sister-in-law JayLynn Bomboy, sister Jane Graham, brother Chuck and sister-in-law Terry Bomboy, and sister Anne Caranta, many nieces and nephews, his mother-in-law Delores Spracklen, sister-in-law Kathy Baker and brother-in-law Richard Spracklen.

He was preceded in death by his parents James and Lola Bomboy, his nephew James Christopher Bomboy, his Father-in-Laws, Richard and Bud Spracklen, along with several Aunts and cousins.

Kenneth served his country in the U.S. Air force. He was stationed in Sundance Wyo., where he met his wife while working part time for her dad. While in the Air Force he was also stationed in Tripoli, Lybia.

Kenneth was a member of the Farmington Elk’s Lodge, San Juan Wild life Federation, NMLRA, and the New Mexico Mountain Man Club. His passion in life was black powder shooting and crafting throwing knives. He participated in several events and donated throwing knives to those organizations he loved. Kenneth passed on his love of throwing knives, by spending time teaching the young how to throw knives.

Kenneth will be missed by so many.

Cremation will take place and memorial services for Kenneth will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 28, at Farmington Elk’s Lodge #1747, 801 Municipal Dr. in Farmington. Burial of his ashes will take place in Memory Gardens Cemetery at a later date.

Kenneth’s care is entrusted to Brewer, Lee and Larkin Funeral Home, 103 E. Ute St. in Farmington, 505-325-8688. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at

Published in Farmington Daily Times from Dec. 27, 2013 to Jan. 4, 2014