Brenda Gayle Legg

Jul 29 1939
Jul 28 2021
82 Years
Highland Township

Brenda Gayle Legg, 82, of Highland Township, PA, passed away on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Reading Hospital, the wife of Roger E. Legg for over 51 years.  Born in Elizabeth, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Joseph A. and Eileen Lyons Lepree.

A graduate of Caldwell University, she taught English in NJ for ten years at Summit Junior High School. Upon her marriage, she moved to Highland Township where she managed the Highland Eyrie Horse Farm for the next, and last, 51 years of her life.

A wise and avid horsewoman, Gayle was a frequent horse show judge in her earlier years, the secretary of the Devon Arabian Horseshow for well over a decade, the breeder and owner of numerous race horses, dogs (particularly; Irish Setters), and cats, and just for good measure a proofreader of the Practical Horse Magazine.

She regularly attended St. Malachi Catholic Church in Cochranville and for years volunteered at the Octorara Food Cupboard in Parkesburg. Most importantly, she was a very kind, quiet person of immense good judgement.

She is survived by her husband, Roger, of Highland Townshp, and a brother, Brian Lepree, of Tiger, GA.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Malachi Church, 76 St. Malachi Rd., Cochranville, PA, on Wednesday, August 11th at 11 AM, with a visitation at the Church from 9:30 AM until the time of the service.  

Arrangements have been entrusted to Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg.  Online condolences can be posted at

Service Date: 
Aug 11 2021 - 11:00am
Service Location: 
St. Malachi Church, 76 St. Malachi Rd., Cochranville, PA


Gayle will be greatly missed by the group at OAFC. She was a very dedicated worker and loved helping others. I was blessed to have her in my life and so glad we worked together. God has truly gained another Angle in his Heavenly Home. RIP my friend.  Love you, Betty Lou Stirling 


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So sorry for your loss Roger,

Sharron and I send our condolences.

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Sorry to hear of Gayle's passing.  She will be missed by many. 

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I knew Gayle for 30+ years. She had a mild and unassuming manner about her always polite, unpretentious and kind hearted. She will be missed. The thing I liked the most about her was her love for animals not only her beloved horses but dogs, cats and all other creatures large and small. She taught me some pointers on how to read the track racing form. I imagine she is right now walking in the woods with Saint Francis enjoying the sounds of the forest and feeding the birds. Her catholic faith was strong and he is leading her for sure. My condolences Roger on your loss.

Dennis B. Young, Esq.

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I knew Gayle from the PAHA and the competitive horse ride committee. I always enjoyed working with her. She always was warm and friendly and even though we really only interacted during the planning for the rides I always felt that she imparted a  welcoming and friendly attitude. I am sure she was like that with everyone she met and will be missed by many people.

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Dear Roger: My sincere condolences. I am not able to be there in person tomorrow. But you are in my heart and in my prayers. God bless. Don 

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