Idaho farrier Tim Munns passed away Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. He was 59.
The heritage Munns received on the family ranch was the start of his knowledge and his love of raising cattle and working with horses. He worked on many cattle ranchers during his lifetime, and was well known throughout eastern Idaho as a farrier. He excelled greatly in the craft of shoeing and had the reputation of getting the shoes put on almost any horse. If Munns put them on, they were still there when the horse was ready to be reset.
He was an avid participant to the sport of rodeo, in which he was a gifted team roper. He along with a few of his cowboy roping buddies were the founding fathers of the Snake River Team Roping Association. He was always willing to help any of the young cowboy or cowgirls who were interested in learning the art of rodeo. Munns became a stock contractor for the high school rodeos for many years providing all the timed event cattle.
He always felt his biggest accomplishment was seeing his son Payson reach his rodeo dreams. Munns was his coach and biggest fan, making sure Payson always had the best horses and cattle to practice on. Munns may have lived a simple life, but a full and good one. No one could sit a horse quite like him, and for the family who loved him, there will never be another cowboy quite like him in their eyes. We love and will always miss you dearly.
The family will have a celebration of life at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 4 at the Archer LDS Chapel. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, and again from 10 to 10:45 a.m., 1 hour prior to the service, both times at the church. He will be taken to his final resting place by horse drawn wagon to the Sutton Cemetery. A special invitation is being sent out to any family/friends who would like to participate in this cowboy’s last ride, by accompanying him to the cemetery on horse back.
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