Carolyn Jane Ives died April 29, 2000.

Carolyn (C.J.) was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer in June of 1998. With indomitable spirit and great determination, she spent her last 23 months astonishing her physicians and truly enjoying life. It was a rare day that she did not ride her beloved Peruvian Paso horse, Diablo, through the New Mexico Wildlife Refuge. She had planned to ride the very morning that her body suddenly and completely failed her. She is deeply missed by those who knew and loved her.