Dan C. Lathrop
DAN C. LATHROP Dan C. Lathrop, born March 18, 1957, died December 21st at UNM Hospital. He was a graduate of New Mexico State University. He worked the family farm from 1979 until 2002 raising chile, cotton, alfalfa and grain crops for cattle feed. On August 1, 1992, he married Marilyn Woodburn, mother of four children, an instant family. The couple had two more children of their own. Dan was Cub Master; Boy Scout Troop Committee Chairman; BSA Commissioner and active in church leadership. He became president of the Hagerman Irrigation Company in 1992. Dan represented the Hagerman Irrigation Company on the Pecos Valley Water Users Organization board starting in 1998. He chaired a sub-committee on the history of the Pecos and the Hagerman Canal. Dan served on the Interstate Streams Commission's advisory committee and was instrumental in the completion of the comprehensive plan for water use in the lower Pecos Valley in 2002. You'll find him quoted in Patrick Dearen's book, Bitter Waters: The Struggles of the Pecos River, a history of the Pecos River commissioned by the Pecos River Resolution Corp; Dan was a member the PRRC advisory board. In 2001 Dan suffered an aortic dissection of his entire aorta, the survival rate for such an event is zero, except for Dan. He lived with a headache 24/7 for 16 years. He held true to his motto, "Do what you can do." He was a walking testimony of the power and love of God. Services will be held on January 14, 2017, 2 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 201 5th Street, Dexter, New Mexico. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at www.ballardfuneralhome.com .
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