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May 2008 : Miss Rodeo Arizona 2008 Crowned

May 19, 2008
Payson Arizona

   Casey Jo Rose 22, of Yuma was crowned the 2008 Miss Rodeo Arizona at the “Miss Rodeo Arizona Celebration and Coronation” held May 15-17 in Payson. She received a $2,000 scholarship, a trophy saddle, and various other awards. The theme of this year’s celebration was “Hat’s Off to 50 Years” as the very first Miss Rodeo Arizona was crowned in 1958. Many former Miss Rodeo Arizonas traveled to Payson to participate in the festivities, including two who went on to become Miss Rodeo America.

   As Miss Rodeo Arizona, Casey will serve as ambassador for Professional Rodeo, the western way of life, and Arizona. She will travel thousands of miles across the United States, riding in parades and rodeos, appearing at sponsor events, schools, autograph signings, radio and television interviews and other state pageants. She will also represent Arizona at the Miss Rodeo America pageant to be held in conjunction with the Wrangler Pro Rodeo National Finals in Las Vegas, Nevada later this year.

DEC. 2007: Congratulations Katie Hill!

Miss Rodeo America Pageant
December 1-8, 2007
Las Vegas, Nevada

Katie Hill returned triumphantly from the Miss Rodeo America Pageant taking home both the prestigious Horsemanship Award from MRA 08 and the honor of being the 1st Runner Up!!!

We are so proud of you!

MRA 08 Horsemanship Award

APR. 2007: AZ Mourns Great Rodeo Supporter

Al Ayers, 79, of Payson, died April 2, 2007. He was born Jan. 23, 1928 in Hamilton, Ohio.

Mr. Ayers was an Air Force Master Sergeant, Ret., a member of the Payson Masonic Lodge, a Scottish Rite lifetime member, a member of Miss Rodeo Arizona, Inc., the Northern Gila County Historical Society, a volunteer ranger at the Tonto Natural Bridge, a volunteer at the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce and was on the Payson Rodeo Committee.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Ayers; daughter Susan Lee (T.J.) Jordan of Phoenix; sons, Kenneth David Ayers of Chandler and Steven Paul (Sue) Ayers of Camp Verde; sister, Nancy Ruth (Don) Nicholas of Payson; grandchildren, Marsha Christine Ayers of Santa Cruz, Calif., Melissa Ann (Alan) Jones of Phoenix, Rebecca Sue Jordan and Vanessa Lee Jordan, both of Phoenix.

Al Ayers

FEB. 2007: "Little Miss" Brielle Will Be Missed

Sonoita memorial set for girl killed in parade accident Arizona Daily Star Tucson, Arizona | Published: 02.26.2007The family of Brielle Nicole Boisvert, who died following an accident in Thursday's rodeo parade, would like to extend its gratitude for the outpouring of love, prayers and support from the community, friends and family. In recognition of that support, the family is inviting the public to a celebration of Brielle's life on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Sonoita. The fairgrounds are just south of Arizona 82 on Arizona 83. Brielle, who was 5, was born April 28, 2001. She was killed when a team of horses pulling the float behind the Sonoita Rodeo Royalty entry she was riding in spooked and ran into the back of her horse. In an obituary prepared by her family, they described her as being "skilled on horseback, a budding violinist and singer, and an expert hugger who lived life to the fullest. She had an infectious grin, twinkling eyes, and a caring way that just drew people to her." Brielle is survived by her father and mother, Tom and Linda Donnell Boisvert; her sister, Brooke; twin brother, Braden; and younger brother, Brody, of Rain Valley. Survivors also include great-grandmother Meme Baker of Oklahoma City; grandparents Lou and Cindy Boisvert of Tucson; Papa and Gramma Kimsey of Centrahoma, Okla.; and numerous aunts, uncles and others. Memorial contributions can be made to the Brielle Boisvert Memorial Fund at any National Bank of Arizona.

AP Photo/Arizona Daily Star, Chris Richards

AP Photo/Arizona Daily Star,
Chris Richards


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