President
Chuck Melin
307-359-8885

Vice President
Bob Stoddard
307-359-0660

Executive Board
Jimmy Nugent
505-280-7129

Jim Wales
602-501-4784

Butch Terrell
970-227-5876

Alan Johnson
214-686-7713

Brad McReynolds
254-747-3090

Event Directors
Rough Stock Horses
Lance Miller
435-616-2282
Bull Riding
Jim Arnold
520-507-0463
Tie Down Roping
Savvas Halikas
707-527-2846
Steer Wrestling
John Denson
719-357-1726
Team Roping
Mike Brewer
530-384-2587
Ribbon Roping
Elaine Lewis
406-642-3602
Ladies Barrels
Marlene McGaughey
308-870-1078
Breakaway Roping
Cindy Gruwell
307-216-0313
Promotion Agent
Jim Nichols
623-866-3365
Canadian Representative
Bill Reeder
403-653-7661

HALL OF FAME: A RECORD OF NSPRA HISTORY AND ACHIEVEMENTS

Bill Devereaux

Browning, Montana
Membership Card #118

Bill Devereaux was bqrn March 9, 1.933 and unfortunately passed
away from a long term illness on July 22, 1998. Bill was ranch born
and lived on the place all his life. He was a very successful farmer and
rancher and was the third generation on the place. Bill was born with
a rope in one hand and reins in the other. He was a tremendous
horseman and trained barrel horses and calf roping and team roping
horses and loved to trade. He began to ride at the age of three and
was horse back until 1995.

Bill started his rodeo career in 1947 when he was 15 years old. He
joined the RCA in 1954 and his card, numbered 4766 was signed by
Buster Ivory. Bill received his life membership from the PRCA and
was very proud of it. He also belonged to the United Indian Rodeo
Association and the Canadian Indian Rodeo Association. In his
younger days of rodeo, he rode bareback, saddle bronc and bulls. He
was the Indian Champion in both team roping and calf roping. Bill
joined the Old Timers Rodeo Association in Las Vegas, NV in 1979
and belonged to the Canadian Senior Pro Rodeo Association, also.
Highlights of the NSPRA was making it to the Finals. He won the
Canadian Senior Pro Rodeo Team Roping Championship in 1991 with
his partner, Ervin Watson.

Bill's life was his ranch and rodeo. He was like a diamond in the
rough and if you knew him, you knew he had a heart as big or bigger
than Montana.


Inducted: 1998

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