George Meredith “Dogie” Jones died January 7, 2022, at age 95.
The owner of Hashknife Ranch at Watrous, New Mexico, and former executive director of the New Mexico Livestock Board, Dogie had been happily married to the former Joyce Ann Brown since 1985.
Dogie had five children with his first two wives. His first is daughter Georgia Marie, who owns a quilting business in Las Cruces; and his second is son Billy, an educator who lives with his wife on their own place at Watrous and helps on the Hashknife Ranch. Georgia’s husband, Myles Culbertson, is the brother of Billy’s wife, Jane Ellen.
Dogie’s third child is Jacque Flowers, whose husband Billy is a software engineer in Albuquerque. The fourth is Geralyn Rae, whose husband, Beaver Segotta, is a rodeo judge and owns an automotive business in Raton, New Mexico. The fifth, Curtis, is a laboratory technician for Sandia Labs in Albuquerque.
Dogie was born July 23, 1926, in Las Vegas, New Mexico, to Doreen Pickard Jones and Garnet Meredith “Butch” Jones, a veterinarian who travelled with Tex Austin’s rodeo and at the time was managing the Forked Lightning Ranch for Austin.
The Hashknife Ranch is an American Quarter Horse Ranching Heritage Breeder.
Viewing of Dogie Jones will be January 20 at Rogers Mortuary in Las Vegas. Graveside services will be the following morning, January 21 at 10 a.m., on the Hashknife Ranch.
Dogie’s account of his life with horses will be featured in an upcoming American Quarter Horse Journal.