Jerry and I just learned of the death of Jim Hooyboer, who has worked at the Ranch for the past few years.
Jim was an esteemed and valued colleague and friend. More important, he was, at all times and in all circumstances, a true friend to each and every one of our Ranchers. They and their welfare were top priority to Jim. He was unfailingly kind and fair, and he taught them to do their work well and take pride in it.
We are truly heartbroken, and wish more than anything that we could be at the Ranch with our community at this time.
We send our condolences to Jim's family, of whom he was so proud, and whom he loved so much. Indeed, our hearts are joined with theirs in deepest sorrow.