Joe Voerding, Ruby Heavy Equipment Coordinator, Dies At 62

April 2011 Vol. 238 No. 4

Joe Voerding, of Boulder City, NV and a long-time employee of Cashman Equipment, passed away April 7, 2011 at the age of 62.

Joe was born in Rawlins, Wyoming, and moved to Colorado at age nine, where he and his older sister, Mary, were raised on a dairy farm east of Fort Collins.

Joe went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from Metro State College in Denver. He was a salesman and manager for several heavy equipment companies located in various parts of the western United States. Upon his death, he was the Pipeline Sales Specialist for Cashman Equipment, the Caterpillar dealer in Las Vegas, NV. Joe’s proudest professional achievement was the development and coordination of all the heavy equipment needs for the Ruby Pipeline, a natural gas pipeline extending from Opal, WY to Malin, OR.

“Joe was extremely dedicated to his job, passionate about the Pipeline industry, and determined to see Cashman succeed and prosper in that business area,” said Cashman’s General Sales Manager, Todd Gilligan.
“We will all miss Joe’s sense of humor, his compassion for his customers and his willingness and determination to get it done regardless of what it took. Joe’s light-heartedness and smiling face will be missed by all who knew him,” said MaryKaye Cashman, Chairman and CEO of Cashman Equipment.

Joe lived in Boulder City with Carlene, his beloved wife of 37 years, and their son, Matt. He was a member of the multiple organizations, including the American Pipeline Contractors Association (PLCA), National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA), American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA), and the Elk’s Lodge in Boulder City. He was an accomplished skier, a good weekend golfer, and an unparalleled story-teller. He believed that, “You’re not here for a long time – you’re here for a good time.” His humor and style will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Arthritis Foundation , P.O. Box 96280, Washington, D.C., 20077-7491.