WILLCOX Cowboy Hall of Fame inductees

Jim Tout (125)
15 August 1930 - 7 October 2017


Tout was born Aug. 15, 1930, in Tucson; and his early years were split between Tucson and the Mascot Mine in the Dos Cabezas. Despite working the mine during summer vacations, it was ranching that Tout wanted to do, so he majored in agriculture and plant science at the University of Arizona.

After being discharged from the Army, Tout and his new bride, Peg Allen, found work on a ranch just outside Tucson, a ranch Peg called the “Cactus Patch Ranch.”

From there the couple worked ranches in Globe, Patagonia, Sasabe and the Bootheel of New Mexico. It was in 1984, he made it back to Willcox, and for the next 32 years, he worked on Cienega Ranch.

Jim had many sayings that he liked to live by, including, “The best thing to do is sit in the back of the room and listen to what is going on,” and, “Always be aware of a man who only owns one gun.”

Jim was a member of the first Arizona Jr. Cattle Growers Association, a member of the Arizona Cattle Growers Association, active with the Gila County Cattle Growers when in Globe, served as a director of the Cochise-Graham Cattle Growers and was on the board of directors for the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension in Willcox.

Tout passed away Oct. 7, 2017.