Bernis (Chubby) Dailey

July 4, 1936

Born in Lincoln County Nebraska on July 4, 1936 on the Kenton Burke Ranch, now known as the Haythorn Ranch west of Brady.  His parents were Bernis and Dorothy (Rimpley) Dailey.  He had 2 brothers, Leo and Donny.  Chubby attended Logan County High School, Gandy, NE and graduated in 1955.  He married Sharon Schlientz on August 16, 1959 and three children were born: Jan, Michael and Kyle.  

Chubby resides in Stapleton, NE and continues to make spurs, bits, and barbwire and horseshoe decorations.

After graduation Chubby worked for Tine Conley on what is now the George Halstead Ranch.  He also worked for Graceton Cool, Pawnee Springs Ranch for fifteen years, Darrell Crow, and Buford Bailey for sixteen years and then moved to a farm by Stapleton where he raised cattle, hogs and sheep.

He has dedicated his life to ranch work. Breaking horses and anything else that goes along with the ranch way of life. He enjoyed team roping and team penning and now enjoys watching all kinds of rodeo from youth to old timers. He is always willing to help out if they need spurs or bits.

He is an old school cowboy always ready to help his neighbors, family and friends. He comes from the day when you helped everyone that needed help and they helped you in return. He is a very patient teacher and never yells, always taking time to explain what needs to be done and how.

In 1951 his Jr. League Baseball team was the Class B State Champions, co-president of Arnold Roping Club along with Jerry Cool and Larry Moran in 1973 and a member until 1984.  He volunteered for years at the roping chutes at the Logan County Fair and Rodeo.  He has been President of the Logan County Alumni Association for at least 3 times. He has won numerous ribbons and recognition for his many bit, spurs and horseshoe decorations and has been awarded best of county at Logan County Fair.  He has made spurs and bits for five years for the Old West Days held in Valentine, NE, three years to the Nebraska Sandhills Cowboy Hall of Fame and four years to the Arnold Community Foundation, he has made and donated spurs for the last ten years for the Logan County Queen contestant and a lot of other assorted benefits.  He has made 380 spurs, numerous bits and is always being given a new challenge by his customers with new requests.  He has had articles printed in the Fencepost, North Platte Telegraph and Farmer & Rancher Exchange on his many spurs, bits and horseshoe and barbed wire art.

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