Lyman Stough II was a fantastic friend and motorcycle riding companion. He passed away on December 30, 2013. His obituary in part is as follows:
Lyman was born to Lowell and Edith Stough of Alamogordo. He graduated from Alamogordo High School, where he was honored as an all-state basketball player before playing for Dick Drangmeister at WNMU, where Lyman completeda bachelor’s and master’s degree. He served as a student assistant basketball coach his final two years at WNMU.
After graduation he moved to Cliff, NM where he was Pete Shock’s assistant for five years, including one undefeated season. Lyman’s next promotion was to head coach at Lordsburg where he worked for seven years. After this, he served a six year stint as athletic director at Morenci, AZ. It was in Morenci that Lyman was married for a five year period. While in Morenci, he jumped at the opportunity to run a golf course for a year, since golf was one of his passions. The golf course job was fulfilling, but undercapitalized, so Lyman took on a Child Protective Services program for about eighteen months in Sierra Vista, AZ. His love of sports enticed him to take an Athletic Director position in Chinle, AZ, that lasted a year. From Chinle, Lyman accepted an Assistant Principal position in Globe, AZ where he stayed about four years. He subsequently went back to Chinle for one year as an Assistant Principal before heading to Fort Sumner as a Secondary School Principal. Lyman decided to move back to his home town of Alamogordo, where he worked for a Xerox Company until his passing.
Lyman is survived by a sister, Lynda Scofield and her husband, Bob of Albuquerque and their two children, Jarrod Scofield of Albuquerque and Amanda Scofield and husband Rick of Fort Collins, Colorado. Lyman is also survived by an aunt, Carol McCommon of Parker, AZ and her two children, Shaun McCommon of Tucson and Shannon Beate of Lincoln, NE.