Lane met Kellie, who was then Kellie Kyle, while both competed in
the National High School Rodeo Finals.
Kellie lived in Quanah, Texas, with her Mom
and Dad and brother Rick. They did own a horse
named Crawford they used in roping events.
Both Lane and Kellie had dated others
before they met.
They were married on January 5, 1985,
at the United Methodist Church in Quanah, Texas,
not at Kellie's parents ranch.
During their marriage, there were conflicts as
Lane's rodeo career and World Champion duties
kept him away from home, and Kellie, for extended periods of time.
During early 1988 they did separate for a
brief period of time. Lane worked hard to win Kellie
back. She was there to watch him win the final match of the
"Challenge of the Champions"
with the bull Red Rock..
At the time of Lane's death, they had become closer than ever,
and were looking for land to
start a ranch and bull riding school, and, most importantly, a family. They had
put in aloan for land near
Kellie was not at Cheyenne Frontier Days when Lane was
It was the first Frontier Days she did not attend.
She was working on the movie
"My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys" as a
stunt coordinator. At the time the movie was under the
title "Home Grown".
After Cheyenne Frontier Days
Lane was supposed to work on the movie also, as a
stunt rider for Scott Glenn,
and he also was to have a small speaking part.
Lane’s death Kellie continued to fulfill her obligation of working on the filming of
“My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys”.
From 1989 to her remarriage in 1993 she occasionally worked on other
as a rodeo consultant, transportation driver, or teaching the actresses to
(One of those being Madeline Stowe for “The Last of the Mohicans”.)
Kellie found that traveling around was preferred to staying at the home
with Lane in Quanah.
also barrel raced, when not traveling with the filming companies.
remarried in September, 1993 to a National Finals Rodeo team roper.
(not Martin Hudson from the movie, there was no Martin Hudson!)
Today she lives on a ranch in Texas with her husband and 2 children,
a son born in 1994, and a daughter born in 1997.
Neither she nor her husband competes in rodeo today,
preferring to spend their life ranching and raising bulls and cattle.
made an appearance in 1999 at the Cowboy Church Service
during the Josey Jr. World Championship Barrel Race.
For her, and her family's privacy, this is all the information given about
Kellie on this site.