I had the honor of attending a memorial service last month for Ruth Hartley, a lifetime Roy resident. The service was held on her ranch in a clearing on the edge of the Canadian River Canyon. For those of you who are unfamiliar with that corner of New Mexico, here are some of the photos I took that day.
Harding County is 2,125 square miles of open, unassuming New Mexico, with a population of 663 (http://bit.ly/eJ4yZf). The sky in Harding County, much like the rest of the state, reaches from here to the end of the world. And as you can see from these photos, it’s gorgeous. If you have to live and die somewhere, this is a great place to do it.
Rest in peace, Ruth Hartley. You were a Harding County and a New Mexico treasure.