Hall of Honor
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.
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. For more information call 533-3603, or stop by the Burges house, 603 W. Yandell Dr.
Hall of Honor Inductees
2021: Mr. Colbert Coldwell, Mr. Joseph Ray, Mr. Jack Maxon, and Ms. Mary Haynes
2013: Larry Francis, Nancy M. Hamilton, Floyd S. Fierman, Jesus Cobos
2010: Dr. Laurence N. Nickey, Richard Dudley, Jack Vowell, Jr.
2008: J. Sam Moore, Jr., Lawrence Paul Berry, Mabel Clair Welch
2004: Frank Gorman, Jr., Dale Resler
2003: Leon Metz, David Carrasco, Jr.
2002: Dr. Wilbert Timmons, Dr. Lawrence Nixon, Samuel Young, Sr.
2001: Roy T. Chapman, Mother Praxedes Carty, Daniel Roy Ponder
1999: Leonard A. Goodman, Jr., Richard W. Mithoff
1997: Walter Nathaniel Vilas, M.D., Ellis O. Mayfield
1994:Juana M. Azcárate de Stephenson, William Michie Coldwell, Eliseo H. Baeza
1993: Florence Cathcart Melby, Hughes deCourcy Slater, Richard C. White
1991: Vernus Carrey, Charles H. Leavell
1989: Brig. General S.L. A. Marshall, D. Harold Wiggs, Sr.
1988: Jeanie M. Frank, Cdr. (Ret) Millard McKinney.
1987: Dorrance D. Roderick, Gertrude Goodman
1986: Mrs. Guy Hallet Johnson, Karl O. Wyler
1985: William H. Burges, William I. Latham.
1984: Anson Mills, Manuel Gregorio Acosta
1983: Felix Martinez, Elizabeth Hooks Kelly
1982: Dr. William Martin Yandell, Margaret Schuster Meyer
1981: Henry C. Trost, Abraham Chavez, Jr.
1980: Henry Thomas Ponsford, Dr. J.M. Hanks
1979: Thornton Hardie, Louise Schuessler
1978: Robert R. Jones, Edward W. Rheinheimer, M.D.
1977: Cleofas Calleros, Msgr. Henry Buchanan
1976: Mrs. Otto Nordwald, Fred Hervey
1974: Joseph Magoffin, Jose Cisneros
1973: Juan S. Hart, Judson F. Williams
1972: Olga Bernstein Kohlberg, Joseph F. Friedkin
1971: Hugh Spotswood White, Charles Leland Sonnichsen
1970: Haymon Krupp, Eugene O. Porter
1969: James Augustus Smith, Jean Carl Hertzog
1968: Zach T. White, Jack Caruthers Vowell
1967: Robert E. McKee, Sr., Christian Petrus Fox
1966: Charles R. Morehead, Maurice Schwartz
1965: Ernest W. Krause, Lucinda de Leftwich Templin
1964: Allen H. Hughey, Sr., Marie H. Howe (Mrs Walter D.)
1962: Richard Fenner Burges, Maud Durlin Sullivan, Rev. B.M.G. Williams