Lon’s favorite saying was “You’ve got to get the vision.” This vision was what made him an amazing artist.
His talents ranged from painting and drawing to saddle making, taxidermy, wood carving, furniture building, and welding . Many times his creations would be donated to benefit others.
He learned to shoe horses as a young man, and took advantage of every opportunity to expand his knowledge about how to fit the needs of the animal he was working on.
Known as “the cowboy” at school, he took part in bareback and sometimes bull riding. As a young father he enjoyed roping and participating in the Paint Horse Club. He was always willing to use his expertise help young ropers.
He died too soon, the result of muscular dystrophy but he lives on in what he taught about life to his children and those who knew him.