Hall Of Honor
The Hall of Honor was established in 1961 by the El Paso County Historical Society. Each year, the EPCHS selects living and deceased individuals considered to be outstanding men or women of character, vision, courage, and creative spirit. These individuals must have lived in El Paso county and have consistently done the unusual which deserves to be written or recorded, or have made El Paso County better for having lived in it. Each inductee is distinguished as having influenced over a period of years the course of history of El Paso County, or by their singular achievements have brought honor and recognition to the EL Paso community and have directed us toward worthy goals and merit being remembered by all El Pasoans as an exemplary guide to our future.
Deadline for Hall of Honor Nominations is July 1st!
The first Sunday of November is marked with a banquet honoring each year’s recipients. Nearly 250 people turn out to celebrate the lives and accomplishments of these distinguished El Paso citizens.
Hall of Honor members include:
2012: Joe Gomez, Mary Sarber, Dr. Alward McKee-White (dec.), Julia North-Breck (dec.)
2011: Dr. Mimi Gladstein, Rosa Guerrero, Lee Moor (dec.), John Henry Stockmeyer (dec.)
2010: Dr. Laurence N. Nickey, Richard Dudley (dec.), and Jack Vowell, Jr. (dec.)
2009: George McAlmon, Jr., Betty Goetting (dec.), Hibbard G. Polk (dec.)
2008: J. Sam Moore, Jr., Lawrence Berry (dec.), Mabel Welch (.)
2007: Frank Mangan, Dr. Branwell Stevens (dec.), John McNeely (dec.)
2006: Arthur Sheldon Hall, Alice Lorraine Dwyer (dec.)
2005: Adair Margo, Jane Burges Perrenot (dec.)
2004: Frank Gorman, Jr., Dale Resler (dec.)
2003: Leon Metz, David Carrasco, Jr. (dec.)
2002: Dr. Wilbert Timmons, Dr. Lawrence Nixon (dec.), Samuel Young, Sr. (dec.)2001: Roy T. Chapman, Mother Praxedes Carty (dec.), Daniel Roy Ponder (dec.)
Nominations for the Hall of Honor are accepted year-round, with the deadline for consideration July 1st for that calendar year. Honorees are selected by a secret committee during a series of meetings in July and August. Nominations not selected for induction remain active for consideration in future years. If you would like to submit a nomination, please download our form and submit a complete nomination package, including letters of references, newspaper clippings, and/or any other supporting material you think will assist the selection committee in their task.