Brenda and Ray Sima closed in late September on their new home on Travertine in Unit 18C from Durango, Colo., after living there for 44 years. They have also lived in Taos, N.M. Friends living at the Ranch, the amenities, and the location sold them on moving to the Ranch. Ray was previously an umpire for many years and loves watching all sports. Brenda loves to read and was once a drama teacher.
Lisa Kohl and Bob Wirth closed in May 2023 but didn’t move into their new home on Marble Drive in Unit 17 until mid-November 2023 from Fort Collins, Colo., with their dog, Joolz. The Preferred Guest program last year, the weather, and the friendly community sold them when they visited the Ranch. Their hobbies include golf, pickleball, gardening, and walking.
Terrence (Terry) and Shirley Jones closed in mid-October and moved into their new home on Heron Drive in Unit 9A from Glendale, Ariz. They rented for many winters in Oro Valley before making the move to the Ranch. They have also lived in Peoria, Ohio, and North Dakota. Hobbies are sewing, quilting, and needlecrafts.
Mike and Bonnie Elliott closed in late October and moved into their new home on Misty Basin in Unit 2 in mid-November 2023 from Colorado Springs, Colo., with their Goldendoodle. They have also lived in Denton, Fredericksburg, and Kerrville, Texas. They enjoy all the activities and entertainment offered as well as the games Mah Jongg and golf.
Tina Godfrey closed on her villa on Basalt in December 2023 from Everett, Wash., near the Boeing plant. She loves the weather, friendly community, and having others her age around. Her son and daughter-in-law also moved recently to the Ranch.
Michael and Brenda Godfrey closed in early December on Greenstone Drive in Unit 18C from Snohomish, Wash., with their blue heeler, Yet. They have also lived in Alaska. Our amenities, weather, and friendly community were the draw to move to the Ranch. They enjoy swimming and woodworking.
Jim and Barbara Weselis closed on their new home in mid-November on Cardinal Lane in Unit 18C. They moved to the Ranch from El Cajon, Calif., with their pets Tiegre and Amber. They have lived in more than 15 other locations, too many to list! Their hobbies include woodworking, sewing, knitting, and crocheting.
Vadim and Vera Yampolsky closed on their new home in Unit 18C Limestone Street in May 2023 and moved in October from the Florence/Coos Bay area of Oregon.
Colleen Wright and Bill Bouchard closed on their home on Ankole in Unit 4A in early December 2023 from Parks, Ariz. They have also lived in England and France. They spent the first 10 winters after they retired sailing in the Caribbean.
Susan and Bob Stacy moved into their new home on Arroyo Vista Drive in Unit 3 from Denver, Colo., in early November. They have also lived in Chicago and Manchester UK. Like many before them, the lifestyle, friendliness, and the quiet were the draw to live at the Ranch. Their hobbies include aqua exercise, travel, and hiking. They have a black lab named Deuce.
Marlene and Dave Hadley closed on their new home on Arroyo Grande in Unit 46B in July 2023. They are from Novi, Mich. The beautiful community, the friendly people, and the weather brought them to the Ranch. Their hobbies include golf, woodworking, glass fusion, sewing, and beginning pickleball.
Karen and Rob Lambert moved to their new home on Cardinal Lane in Unit 18C from Long Island, N.Y. They are enjoying the mountain views when walking their dog Malibu and enjoying life and the amenities.
Charlotte Riffle is renting in Unit 14A while her new villa is being built in Unit 21A. She moved here from Moreno Valley, Calif., but has also lived in Wyoming, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, and Texas. She is originally from West Virginia. She lives with her dog named Scuffy and cat named Miss Kitty.
Barbara and Jeff Burwell closed on their new villa located on Sand Hurst Lane in Unit 21A in May 2023. They were previously living in Ridgeview, Colo. They are enjoying the amenities of golf and pickleball as well as drinking good wine. Their pet’s name is Jazz.
Barry and Gail Fick closed on their villa located on Shale Road in June 2023 and moved in September of 2023 from Lakeville, Minn. The weather and the amenities were the deciding factor in buying at the Ranch. Barry enjoys photography.
Linda and Lee Brown closed on their new villa located on Marble Drive in Unit 21B, moving from Oregon to the Ranch with their dog. They have previously lived in Montana, Nebraska, and Washington state.
Patricia Averett is renting in Unit 14A while her new home is being completed on Oak Stone Lane. She moved from the San Francisco area of California. She has also lived in Maryland, Boston, and New Jersey. Patricia told us she can write backwards.
Jim and Donna Mains closed and moved into their new home on Towhee Drive. They are moving to the Ranch from Oak Park, Ill., with their dog, Zoe, and two cats, Reed and Chewy. Our many amenities were the draw as they love golf, swimming, biking, pickleball, and the clubs at the Creative Arts and Technology Center.
Welcome to our new homeowners moving into our beautiful community in the last few months. We have a wonderful welcome program for all new residents to SaddleBrooke Ranch (SBR).
Each month, the Newcomers Welcome volunteers hold a gathering for new homeowners and renters. You are invited to attend to learn more about our community. We take photographs of homeowners to be included in the SaddleBrooke Ranch Roundup newspaper. It is optional to have your photograph taken, but it is a good way to be introduced to the community.
We encourage all new residents to visit the SBR Front Desk to meet Jamie Shipley, located at the opposite end of the Ranch House Grill, to receive their orientation information for SaddleBrooke Ranch. We also encourage renters to visit Jamie to receive a renter’s card to use at the fitness center and indoor pool. Jamie can register you with access to other HOA information.
The group of Newcomers Welcome volunteers consists of SBR residents who enjoy meeting people and welcoming them to our community. They are active and enthusiastically involved with many of the clubs and organizations. Contact our group if you would like to become a Newcomer Welcome volunteer.
If you have further questions, contact SBR HOA administrator Jamie Shipley at [email protected] or volunteer Linda Shannon-Hills at [email protected].
Closings in December
(Note: * signifies a resale closing)
4A: William Bouchard and Colleen Wright*
14B: John LeGood and Nancy Martinez*
17: James and Deborah Chipman*, James Lawson and Trudey Hanley*
18B: Gregory and Brenda Wofford
18C: Michael and Brenda Godfrey, Richard and Pamela Brouns, Mark and Teresa Anderson, Robert Garbarino, Wayne and Patricia McStrack
21B: Nicholas and Jeanie Xamis