Obituary: Gregory Robert Washburn |

Obituary: Gregory Robert Washburn

When no one was looking, Gregory Robert Washburn (aka andamp;#8220;Slimandamp;#8221;), 62, passed from his earthly body in Ranchos, NM sometime around Thanksgiving Day, 2011. He is already missed by his friends and family.Greg was born May 10, 1949, the eldest son of William Robert and Jean Lorene Washburn in Wellington, KS. He graduated from Wichita HS East in 1967, but disliked being andamp;#8220;only a numberandamp;#8221; in college and preferred to get his education in the real world. With his keen intellect and sharp cynicism, Greg was a jack-of-all-trades: a musician, bartender, car mechanic, driver, firefighter, handyman, gardener, and carpenter, but he always came back to his guitar and houseplants.Greg lived mostly on the West coast andamp;#8212; in Stockton, CA, and the Truckee area. He loved the high plateau, though, and his favorite pastime was to roam the mesas around Taos with a pocketful of rice and a fish hook.His brothers, Gordon Washburn and Eric Soleil, and his sisters, Bobbie Koen and Jayna Rogers, invite you to come to Taos in the spring to celebrate Gregandamp;#8217;s life and scatter his ashes on the high plateau. Visit andamp;#8212;;hl=en_US andamp;#8212; to post a picture, write a memory, or find out about Gregandamp;#8217;s celebration in Taos.