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June 15, 2011

RODEO INSIDER: Still active in rodeo, Frost's wife living a 'totally amazing' life

ABILENE — When the legendary Lane Frost was killed in a 1989 bull-riding accident at the Cheyenne Frontier Days in Wyoming, his wife Kellie’s Christian faith was put to the test.

Over the past two decades, Kellie has rebounded from the high-profile tragedy very well. In 1993, she married Mike Macy, who competed in team roping twice at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.

Today, they have two children who are prize-winning youth rodeo competitors and the family enjoys an abundant life on a West Texas ranch.

This week, their 16-year-old son, Aaron, competed in team roping at the Texas High School Rodeo Association Finals in Abilene. He qualified after winning in the TSHSRA’s Region I, which covers the Lubbock and Amarillo areas.

Aaron Macy, a header, and his partner, Landon Williams of Midland, turned in a second-round time of 5.9 seconds, the fastest run during the Abilene championships’ Wednesday morning performance.     

Earlier this month, Mike and Kellie Macy’s daughter, Brogan, 13, finished fifth in barrel racing at the Texas Junior High School Rodeo Finals in Gonzales.

“It just brings me great joy,” Kellie Macy said. “Rodeo is a big family of people who love to see their kids succeed.”

Macy, 46, knows about watching close kindred succeed in the rodeo arena. When her first husband won the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association world bull-riding title in 1987, they were a young couple who were living their dreams.

But in 1989, Frost was killed by a bull that he had just ridden for prize money on the final day of the Cheyenne rodeo, the sport’s equivalent of a Wimbledon stage. Their story is portrayed in the movie 8 Seconds.

After Frost’s death, Kellie Macy went through a grieving process and said she relied on her faith to pull her through. She said she’s learned to trust God, who has provided a meaningful relationship with her second husband, Mike, and their family.

Today, she lives near Post, close to Lubbock, on a massive ranch that’s been in Mike Macy’s family for more than a century.

“God has a totally different plan that never totally turns out the way we think that it’s going to,” Macy said. “But it’s totally amazing. It’s 100 times greater than you could ever imagine.”

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