Santa Fe Living Treasures ‚Äď Elder Stories

After investing in property in Sante Fe, Welsh and his wife moved here 25 years ago. Characteristically he plunged into local affairs, including the state’s unofficial good-will-ambassador organization, the New Mexico Amigos; the Santa Fe Don Quixotes; the First Presbyterian Church; and the Santa Fe chapter of the Westerners, a history-oriented group. He is recognized nationally and in New Mexico as a Realtor Emeritus.

Yet just as impressive as his many accomplishments are the terms used to describe Welsh by those who know him. These terms include: "a modest man, completely unpretentious," "he never met a stranger," "unfailing good will and bonhomie," "a classic American hero," "loving and humble," "he is OPEN," "one of a kind," and "when a man has a servant's heart, it isn't necessary to call attention to himself."

Story by Richard McCord
Photo ©2004 by Steve Northrup