Santa Fe Living Treasures – 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