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Eugene E. LaCroix

Posted 2011-11-28 by Pat Wilson
Dr. Eugene E. LaCroix, of Scottsdale died peacefully at home at the age of 87, on January. 25, 2004.

Born April 15, 1916 in Hiawatha, Kansas, he moved to the valley from Seattle, Washington 45 years ago.

Dr. LaCroix was a 32nd Degree Mason, member of the Shrine as well as the Sons of the American Revolution. A Physician and Surgeon, he was best known as a Breeder of Arabian horses, founding the world renowned Lasma Arabians and was the importer and owner of *Bask ++, who came from Poland in 1963. *Bask++ was widely recognized as the most influential sire of the Arabian Breed in modern times, and along with Man 'O War, is one of only two Stallions buried at the famed Kentucky Park in Lexington, KY. Dr. LeCroix was involved in the International Arabian Horse Association, the Arabian Horse Registry of America and the American Horse Show Association, and is the only American named Honorary Member of the General Assembly of Polish Arabian Horse Breeders Society in Poland.

Dr. Eugene E. LaCroix is survived by his wife Mary Jean, daughter Kathy Chauncey, sons Gene and Raymond and grandson Alex.

Private services have been held.

Published in the Arizona Republic on 2/1/2004.

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