Audrey Ann Logan.
In the early morning hours of Good Friday Audrey passed away peacefully at her home in Townsend Montana. Her son David was present. April 2nd 2021. Audrey was 92 years old.
Audrey was born in the town of Cascade Montana to John and Opal Ashby January 2nd 1929.
Audrey’s dad was one of the last riders on the Loving Goodnight trail when he went to work for the J and E ranch in Cascade Montana. The family moved to New Jersey and began operating a horse riding academy. By the time she was 18 she had experienced two horses killed out from underneath her due to lightning but also had won over 40 blue ribbons and over a dozen trophies in horse shows.
Audrey’s life changed in 1948 when she was crowned The First Eastern Seaboard Rodeo Queen in Madison Square Garden. Her future husband was announcing. He had just done the first televised rodeo with Roy Rogers.
Audrey and Pete were married on November 21st 1948.
Audrey worked as a timer as well as a flag bearer in many rodeos. Her solo act was Roman riding. She wanted to carry on, yet home life and child raising lay ahead. In 1955 a home fire took everything. Later her and Pete survived a severe plane crash in good stead with cuts and bruises. She took up thoroughbred horse racing with art and painting becoming her passion.
Audrey was modest, calm and gentle but inside was a spine of steel. She cared for her husband her mother and her daughter, Adriann. She gave her all to her family. She never complained. Never borrowed. Logic was her strong suit. She was always positive and always boldly looking ahead even unto death.
Audrey leaves behind her children Leslie, David, Adriann Logan and two stepchildren Lyle Logan and Sandra Gonzalez. 13 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
Audrey was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and a little brother.
Audrey was an original horse whisperer.