Oroville, Calif., farrier Steve Beverlin passed away May 9, 2021. He was 64.
A lifetime cowboy, Beverlin started working in several local Imperial Valley cattle feed yards at a very young age. His first job was at Alamo Cattle Feeders, Billy Meyers Feed Yard and Ed Wiest ranches, all as a kid. While working at Alamo Cattle Feeders, he helped his sisters pick out steers for their FFA projects. He then worked for Kershaw feed yard and helped Wallace Swearingen and Phillip Kellum working pasture cattle throughout the years while in the Imperial Valley. Later, he moved up to the Chino/Pomona area working on the Rance Thrall ranch. Moving around a lot, as cowboys do, he and a friend took off to Nevada and worked on the biggest Spanish cattle ranch in Nevada, the Ellison Ranching Co. for quite some time and then went back for the spring wagon gathering (branding of calves).
He also lived in Vinita, Okla., for a couple of years in a shanty on the Diamond N ranch working cattle and living off the land. He also spent time working at the Hassell Cattle Co. Ranch in Oklahoma. While he was there he received a degree as a farrier from Oklahoma State University. After moving back to California, he lived on the Irvine Ranch in California working cattle and horses. He always participated in the Rough and Tough Wild Horse Race during the Brawley Cattle Call Rodeo when living in the Imperial Valley.
A Celebration of Life will be at 12 p.m. June 26, 20221, at the Stockmen’s Club in Brawley, Calif.
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