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In Memory of LFL... L. F. "Lonnie" Lavery

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Saddle Horse Report 12Nov12 Montage

Saddle Horse Report
Montage for Lonnie & Paul St. Charles, published 12Nov 2012
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Ohio Memorial Service
November 19, 2012
L. F. "Lonnie" Lavery, 65, passed away October 31, 2012.

Preceded in death by his father and mother, Richard and Dorthea Lavery; he is survived by wife, Renee; children, Joseph, Mark (Sue) and Lindsay; and granddaughters, Kaylie, Kelsey, and Kaitlyn.

A third generation horseman, international judge and life-long promoter of American Saddlebred Horses, he also specialized in Morgans, Hackneys and Road Horses. He was past president and hall of fame member of the United Professional Horsemen's Association (UPHA). Lonnie and his family operated Richlon Farm of Sharon Center, Ohio from 1967-2006.

Achievements aside, Lonnie was an outstanding, multi-talented artist, not only with a horse, but with words, and with a guitar. He was not only the consummate entertainer and host, he was an amusing and sage advisor to anyone who asked and would listen. His recommendations and his way with words, both spoken and written, will long be remembered.

Friends may call at Billow FAIRLAWN, OH. Chapel, 85 N. Miller Rd.,
from 2 – 3:30 p.m. with a memorial service at 3:30 p.m.
on Monday, November 19.

To honor Lonnie's legacy of giving to the horse industry,
memorials may be made to:

UPHA Dewey Henderson Benevolent Fund
4059 Iron Works Parkway, Suite 2
Lexington, KY 40511

or to

The American Saddlebred Museum
4083 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington, KY 40511

October 31, 2012

RIP, Lonnie. You will be missed but your stories will live on after you! Lonnie Questions and Answers will remain online as long as the family wishes.

Now would be a great time to re-read some of Lonnie's favorite stories and enjoy his fantastic writing style...

Lonnie's Favorite Stories
Pride's Starmaster (PDF format)
The Story of Ridgeview's Magic Colonel (PDF format)
I Get a Quarter Horse: The Story of Cerveza (PDF format)
A Boy & His Pony: Light hearted exchange between Lonnie and his friend, Dudley Abbot, submitted as a question to Lonnie, Sept 2008.
The Horse Guy Goes to Town: (PDF format)
I Get The Point, The Story of Super Jewel (PDF Format)
So You've Decided to Rescue an American Saddlebred A planning guide for what you need to keep a horse at home, originally written for Saddlebred Rescue, Inc..

November 1, 2012 ... Saddle Horse Report

Ohio Greats L.F. Lavery and Paul St. Charles Pass Away

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Third-generation horseman L.F. (Lonnie) Lavery passed away yesterday, October 31. He had been battling several health issues over the past few years. He was born October 21, 1947. He died from a massive stroke that occurred in his sleep, passing peacefully.

Inducted in the UPHA/Tom Moore Hall of Fame in 2002, Lavery was an accomplished horseman, judge, teacher and storyteller. From the family’s famed Richlon Farm, Lavery trained and sold many industry greats including CH Our Golden Duchess, CH Flash Gordon, CH Little Sport Model, and CH Parading Peacock.

Ironically, good friend and fellow Ohioan Paul St. Charles died the same day. St. Charles was also a well known horseman and consultant, helping many different people over the years.

More details on these renowned horsemen will be added when they are made available.

Background music is an original composition ... written and performed by Lonnie himself.