Juan "John" Medina Dies

California tackmaker died July 26.

Q-Racing Journal

Tackmaker Juan "John" Medina died July 26.

Juan “John” Medina, 80, a tackmaker for 50 years, died July 26 in Orange County, California.

Medina was born May 12, 1934, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, to Lorenzo E. Medina and Zicentia (Barela).

He married his wife, Dora, on August 31, 1955. That same year, they moved to Southern California.

Since 1974, they owned and operated M&M Tack, which made custom, handmade racing tack, boots, blinkers and other equipment.

“He worked very hard,” said daughter Maria Moore. “He contributed to the Quarter Horse industry for 50 years.”

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dora.

He is survived by two daughters, Moore, and Elizabeth Eastman, and five grandchildren.

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