90 years of Spud Picking Contest winners

 
 

This year, the Shelley Spud Day will celebrate its 90th birthday, and also hold its 90th Spud Picking contest. The following is the most complete list of winners. The records from 1929 to 1937 and 1940 to 1943 have been lost, as well as 1946, 1948, 1950, and 1966. No Spud Day was held in 1944 and 1945 during World War II.

Men’s Division

1927 and 1928 – George Davis
1938 – Evan Stevenson
1939 – Mayor Knudson of Ashton
1947 – Rodney Tew
1949 – Louis Hanson
1951 – Charles Cox
1952 – Carlos Nielson
1953 – Louis Hanson
1954 to 1959 – Charles Cox
1960 to 1963 – Louis Hanson
1964 and 1965 – Charles Cox
1967 – Kevin Cox
1968 and 1969 – Charles Cox
1970 – Roland Talamentez
1971 – Charles Cox
1972 – Randy Cox
1973 – Gayle Cox
1974 – Ted Taylor
1975 and 1976 – Gayle Cox
1977 – Ed Parks
1978 – Gayle Cox
1979 – Ed Parks
1980 – Gayle Cox
1981 and 1982 – Ed Parks
1983 – Ted Taylor
1984 to 1986 – Gayle Cox
1987 – Spencer Taylor
1988 to 1994 – Ted Taylor
1995 – Gayle Cox
1996 to 1999 – Ted Taylor
2000 – Chad Baker
2001 – Gayle Cox
2002 – Ted Taylor
2003 to 2015 – Chad Baker
2016 – Steve Prescott

Women’s Division

1938 – Leora Hale
1947 – Melba Millar
1949 – Flossie Berthelson
1951 – Ardell Mitchell
1952 and 1953 – Yvonne Talamentez
1954 – (no woman reported)
1955 – Pauline Lindstrom
1956 – Ruth Barney
1957 to 1960 – Yvonne (Talamentez) Pierce
1961 – Kathleen Taysom
1962 – Yvonne Pierce
1963 – (no woman reported)
1964 to 1965 – Kathleen Taysom
1967 – Judy Taysom
1968 to 1969 – Alice Mansfield
1970 – Terri Taysom
1971 – Theresa Hudman
1972 – Kathleen Taysom
1973 – Terri Thompson
1974 – Judy Hansen
1975 to 1976 – Lupi Garza
1977 – Peggy Russell
1978 to 1980 – Mary Gianchetta
1981 and 1982 – Lupi Garza
1983 and 1984 – Theresa Hudman (Mock, Bowman)
1985 and 1986 – Lupi Garza
1987 and 1988 – Theresa Bowman
1989 – Lupi Garza
1990 and 1991 – Judy Hansen
1992 to 1994 – Lupi Garza
1995 and 1996 – Theresa Bowman
1997 and 1998 – Ronalee Williams
1999 to 2000 – Rafaela Jimenez
2001 to 2004 – Sara Versey (Mathews)
2005 – Melissa Versey
2006 to 2012 – Ronalee Williams
2013 – Dede Wells
2014 to 2016 – Kendra Price