Joseph H. Hanks Jr., 81, died Jan. 11 at his home in Great Bend. Born July 11, 1931 in Emporia, he was the son of Joseph Howard Sr. and Edith (Yarger) Hanks. On Nov. 6, 1952 he married Ruth V. Eisenhower in ElDorado. She died on March 8, 2001. A Great Bend resident for six years, coming from Las Vegas, Nev., he was employed by the City of San Diego, Calif. as a mechanic.
HAYS - Janice Ulrich, 71, died Jan. 13 at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Born Dec. 20, 1941 in New Rockford, N.D., she was the daughter of George and Evelyn (Olson) Caley. On Dec. 28, 1973 she married George Ulrich in Russell. He died on Jan. 14, 1997. A resident of Hays since 1974, coming from Russell, she was a homemaker.
ALAMOSA, Colo. - Roy Dale "Rocky" Ford, 63, passed away on Dec. 29, 2012 in Alamosa, Colo. A longtime Alamosa, Colo. and Great Bend resident, Rocky was born on Feb. 27, 1949, in Great Bend to Ora and Opal Mae (Griffin) Ford. He was a cattle and buffalo rancher and worked horses for many years. He was a carpenter and plumber, working in construction with his brother, Bud.