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                 NEWS BRIEFS
   Burnett Ranch Owner Anne Marion Passes Away
Texas oil and ranching heiress Anne Marion, the owner of Burnett Ranches, passed away at the age of 81 on Feb. 11. In 1993, Marion pur- chased Champion Dash For Cash and secured Streakin Six and Special Effort for stud duty, and the AQHA honored Four Sixes/Burnett Ranches as the winner of the Best Remuda Award. The AQHA bestowed the ranch with the inaugural Legacy Award for 50 consecutive years in 1997. Also in 1997, she founded the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Marion was inducted into the Hall of Great Westerners of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in 1981, and was inducted into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in 2007. She was honored in many other ways, including the Golden Deed Honoree (1993), Texas Business Hall of Fame (1996), Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts award (1996), American Quarter Horse Foundation’s Merle Wood Humanitarian Award (1999), National Golden Spur Award (2001), Boss of the Plains Award (2003) and Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame (2014). Marion is survived by her husband John, daughter Anne ‘Windi’ Grimes, and many other family members and friends.
Mary Parsons Passes Away
Mary Parsons of Anahiem, California, passed away on Feb. 18 at the age of 67. With her husband Mark, Mary owned and raced a number of horses. Perhaps their best horse was Los Alamitos Winter Derby-G1 and Holiday Handicap winner Kobe, named for the late los Angeles Lakers player Kobe Bryant. She is sur- vived by her husband and many other family members and friends.
40 years. His success in the horse racing industry included owning Merridoc, who won eight out of his 14 starts before going
on to a successful career at stud to sire 7 Champions, including 3 bred by Scane in Apprehend, Griswold and Solvency. As a stal- lion manager, Fred managed stallions such
as Walk Thru Fire, Separatist, TR Dasher, Snowbound, Stel Corona and Kiddy Up at Ed Allred’s Rolling A Ranch. Scane was a member of the Pacific Coast Quarter Horse Racing Association Board of Directors. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, daughters Tracy, Vicki and Denise, and many other family members and friends.
Charles Leggett Passes Away
Oklahoma horseman Charles Leggett passed away on Feb. 24 at the age of 82. An avid owner and breeder, Charles was a longtime member of the AQHA and Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing Association. Charles also bred and owned Paint horses. Perhaps his best
horse is Paint World Champion Texas Silk ($249,384). He is survived by his wife, Susan and son, Wade, who is also in the horse racing business, along with many other family mem- bers and friends.
 Fred Scane Passes Away
Fred Scane passed away on Feb. 25 at
the age of 82. Scane was a Quarter Horse breeder, owner and stallion manager for over
SPEEDHORSE Photo Archive Answer
 The photo on page 169 shows renowned equine artist Orren Mixer. A breeder of racing and performance Quarter Horses, his real fame came from his art. Mixer was relatively unknown until 1941, when Robert Denhardt commissioned him to interpret the conformation standards of horses shown in various snapshots for the newly formed AQHA. Later in 1968, the AQHA’s public information committee commissioned him to do a portrait of the “ideal” Quarter Horse, which hangs at AQHA headquarters. Six other breed associations did the same. Among the horses he has painted are Go Man Go, Three Bars TB, King, Leo and Wimpy, and he also painted many individuals such as B.F. Phillips Jr. and Walter Merrick. His work graced the covers of Western Horseman, Quarter Horse Journal, Cattleman and Oklahoma Today. Mixer briefly retired in the 1980s, but resumed his art in the mid 1990s. Orren Mixer, who was inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame in 1993, passed away at the age of 87 in 2008.
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