Spike & Sue Cordell Branch 19 - Flora Vista, New Mexico

Spike has been the President, Vice President, Safety Officer, and a Board Member in Branch 19 and a member for over 30 years. Sue has been on the Board of Directors and served as Secretary for several years, as well as a member for over 30 years. They have been the “glue” that has held the club together many times. They are dedicated to the preservation of the Club and itʼs ideals, and have encouraged members to participate in Club functions. They have been dedicated to the preservation of the Club and itʼs ideals, as well as the preservation of old engines and tractors. They make several trips from their home in order to display their tractors/engines at Club events.

Spike Cordell

Please accept the nomination of Spike Cordell, EDGE&TA Branch 19 member, for the 2015 Hall of Fame.

Spike has been a member of Branch 19 (Four Corners Antique Power Association) for over 30 years. Throughout these years he has served on the Board of Directors, as President, Vice President, and Safety Officer.

Spike lives in Flora Vista, New Mexico and travels all over the Four Corners area of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah to help with Branch 19 Tractor and Engine shows and events and to support other clubs with their events. Often Spike makes 8-10 trips from his home to the show locations hauling his tractors and engines. One of his tractors, a 1929 International Farmall Regular, has been in his family since 1929. It was traded for by his grandfather when it was new.

Spike is a mentor, friend, and example to others, especially when it comes to old tractors and engines. He is always available to share his knowledge, experience and time with fellow collectors. He doesnʼt hesitate to help someone who needs their equipment fixed, or a second opinion, and does so freely.

It is with great pride that I nominate Spike for the 2015 Hall of Fame. Thank you for considering him for this honor.

Sue Cordell (deceased April 2015)

Please accept the posthumous nomination of Sue Cordell, EDGE&TA Branch 19 member, for the 2015 Hall of Fame.

Along with her husband, Spike, Sue was a member of Branch 19 for over 30 years. Sue served on the Board of Directors and as the Club Secretary for the last several years of her life. Sue passed away in April 2015.

Not only did Sue maintain the records for the Club, she edited the newsletter, kept track of memberships, announced and recorded results at tractor pulls, and was the “go to” person at most of our events. If someone had a question about safety, they would “go to” Sue. If someone had a question about EDGE&TA Rules, they would “go to” Sue. If someone wanted to know about another member in the Club, they would “go to” Sue. She always had a smile on her face, even when she was hurting due to her illness.

Sue was an encourager! She encouraged club members to participate in tractor pulls, displays, meetings, potlucks, etc. She set an example by driving her Farmall in the tractor pulls and parades showing the women in the Club that the events were not only for the men. She encouraged young people to participate in events and meetings. And she encouraged the Officers in the Club to “keep it going” when things started looking bleak.

Even towards the end of her life Sue was thinking about the Club and checking to make sure things were going well. The week before her death, the Club President and I were able to visit with Sue in the nursing home and she was full of questions about the Club and what was happening – and encouraged us to keep things moving.

It is with great pride that I nominate this couple, Spike & Sue Cordell, for the Hall of Fame.

Sincerely,
Deanie Garrision
EDGE&TA Branch 19 Secretary