On June 22nd 2021, Ken Woolstenhulme, a stalwart of Oakley and its rodeo, sadly passed away.

Ken fulfilled many roles for his community, including a Summit County Commissioner, school board president, city councilor, planning commissioner and postmaster. But many will remember Ken Woolstenhulme as a rodeo champion.

In October 2020, the Kamas Valley History Group interviewed Ken about his life and the part he played in the growth of the Oakley Rodeo.

Each of the links below take you to a small portion of that interview.

Ken’s family moves to Oakley

Ken’s early years

The first Oakley Rodeo

Ken recalls his early experiences of rodeo

Ken’s successes in rodeo

The birth of Oakley’s new rodeo grounds

Ken explains the Oakley spirit of community

The story of Ken’s Kash Store

Ken takes over Oakley’s Post Office