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Obituary - Mae Condon

Mae M. Condon, 88, of Lexington died Friday, July 28. Born, May 8, 1929 in Baraboo, Wisconsin to the late Corwin and Louise M. Guse Cline. She was the widow of John M. Condon. Mrs. Condon was the magazine editor of Hackney World in Lexington from 1995-1999, American Saddlebred Horse Association Administrative Assistant 1985-1994 and a stockholder of the America Saddlebred Breeder's Association 1960-1980. In this role, she introduced many people to American Saddlebreds.

Mrs. Condon will be lovingly remembered for her work with the ASHA Charter Club Council.

“This was such a great loss for the Saddlebred community,” said ASHA Charter Club Coordinator Brenda Newell. “I got to know Mae when she came back after years of working for the ASHA to help me with the newly formed ASHA Charter Club Council. In a very short time that work relationship spilled over into our personal lives and we became good friends.

“What a great love Mae had for the American Saddlebred, always at the forefront promoting the breed and getting to know our charter clubs, both in the U.S. and overseas. Mae was also an advocate for versatility within our breed and worked with the Charter Club Council in the creation of the new charter club, VERSA. She had such a wealth of information and history about the American Saddlebreds and was so eager to share. I will miss her, as will many in the Saddlebred community.”

“I had the extreme pleasure of getting to work with Mae in those beginning years of the Charter Club Council and I treasure those memories,” added Doug Norton. “She was a very dedicated lady with any task she was a part of and was a wealth of information and experience. ASHA, and especially the Charter Club Council, is a better organization because of her participation and influence. 

“Rest in peace Mae, all of us who worked with you are better individuals because of getting to know and interact with you.”

Condon was also a co-owner and manager of Saddlebred Horse Farms in Janesville, Wisconsin and Portage, Wisconsin. She also held numerous leadership roles with programs serving the special needs population.

Survivors include her daughters Patricia A. Condon (William R. Wallace) and Kelly J. Condon, grandson Michael Oswall (Angelina Cheney), great granddaughters Zofia and Isabella, sister June Neuman, step granddaughter Jennifer Montgomery Carver and step great grandson Jackson Montgomery. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, 12:30pm Kerr Brothers-Harrodsburg Rd with burial to follow in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky. Visitation will be 10:30 a.m. until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Scholarship Fund for Young Equestrians on her behalf that will be set up at a later date.


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