Fern Sawyer

Fern Sawyer

Death 1993 (aged 75–76)
Burial Tatum, Lea County, New Mexico, USA
Memorial ID 37798761 · View Source
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Fern Sawyer was inducted into the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in 1976.

Fern was an all-around champion cowgirl, Fern was raised on a ranch were her father insisted she perform as well as the men if she was determined to help with the ranch work. Fern applied this same philosophy to her rodeo career, competing in men's events in rodeos because she found women's events too infrequent and uninspiring. Fern became the first woman to win the National Cutting Horse world title and be inducted into the Cutting Horse Hall of Fame.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Carolyn Mackey-Byrum
  • Added: 1 Jun 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 37798761
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Fern Sawyer (1917–1993), Find a Grave Memorial no. 37798761, citing Tatum Cemetery, Tatum, Lea County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by Carolyn Mackey-Byrum (contributor 47126238) .