In Memory of Joe Conrod- Dec 7th 2016, Chief Master Sergeant, US Air Force


We said goodbye to this longtime member of Cuatro Estados who passed away Dec 7th. Joe served our chapter in many capacities, many of which still impact us today. He created the current version of our Membership Directory. He was our Treasurer for many years, as well as doing our newsletter. He also helped redo our Bylaws as required by FMCA. But perhaps his greatest contribution was leading us on many adventures into back country – especially around the San Juan Mountains region. Many rallies featured jeep trails that we only bravely took on because we had the competence and knowledge of Joe to lead us. And what adventures they were! It was the beginning of our thirst for new and exciting places to explore. Our sympathy goes out to his wife, Norma, and the rest of the family. A memorial gathering was held at his son’s house just before Christmas, but a formal burial will be held at Santa Fe National Cemetery at a later date; we will keep you informed. He will be joining his first wife, Winnie, who passed away in 2000 (she too was a big contributor to our chapter for many years).