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Longtime ASHA Member and Founder of Copper Coin Farm, Marjorie “Midge” Meuser Wagner, Passes Away

by Brice Carr/ASHA | Jul 19, 2011, 10:27 AM

Lexington, KY - Midge Wagner, longtime member of the American Saddlebred Horse Association, and founder of Copper Coin Farm, passed away on July 13, 2011.

Midge loved life and lived it to its fullest. For the last 40 years, she lived on Copper Coin Farm, the American Saddlebred horse farm she started from rough, bare land in 1968 with daughter, Wendy. She described building it as being one of the most satisfying and thrilling things she ever did. And she did a lot. A native of Chicago, Midge was orphaned at an early age. She grew up in England with her Great Aunt Isabelle and Uncle Charles Gordon, the 11th Marquess of Huntly.

Midge enjoyed her youth among English society, but equally relished the life she made in America after the start of World War II forced her return in 1939. At times she was a pilot, an arts patron and an avid dancer, but always she was a lively spirit. Midge cherished her family - human and animal - more than anything.

She died at home on the farm she loved, her family with her.

Midge is survived by her son, Bradley, Austin, Texas; daughter, Wendy Johnson (Bob), Simpsonville; granddaughters, Shelly Hulme, (Robert), Arlington, Texas and Andrea Tipton (Scott), Coppell, Texas; and four great-grandchildren.

The family will have a private memorial when they scatter her ashes on the island in the middle of the lake on Copper Coin Farm.

Donations in Midge's memory can be made to Woodstock Animal Foundation, Inc., 715 Allendale Dr., Lexington, KY 40503.