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J.M. Frost III

AQHA Director Emeritus J.M. Frost III died June 20.

The American Quarter Horse Association
August 5, 2013

JM Frost III

J.M. Frost III of Houston, passed away June 20.

American Quarter Horse Association Director Emeritus J.M. Frost III of Houston, passed away June 20 at the age of 98.

Frost was recognized as the oldest living board member at the 2013 AQHA Convention in Houston.

A fourth-generation Texan, whose family arrived shortly before the Texas Revolution, Frost grew up riding his pony, Pinto, to school every day and tying him to the tree that still stands in front of Lanier Middle School. His lifelong love of horses drew him to jumping as a young man, and later to cutting and racehorses.

In addition to showing horses from coast to coast, Frost was a successful cutting horse breeder and was inducted into the National Cutting Horse Hall of Fame.

He is survived by his son, Ford Jay Frost; his granddaughter, Ann Chiles Frost; his daughter-in-law, Claudia Wilson Frost; and many nieces and nephews and their families. He was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Mickey Frost; brother W. Scott Frost; and sister Marian Frost Keenan.