Georgie Connell Sicking was born on May 20, 1921, and died on November 6, 2016.
She was a rancher and active participant in cowboy poetry gatherings throughout the American West.
A Wyoming resident in her later years, she was inducted in 1989 into the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame.
Reportedly, she was Described as “a cowboy who just happens to be a woman”, Sicking was known for her old-fashioned feminine values and self-determination.
She got married to Frank Henry Sicking (1909-1974), a native of Muenster in Cooke County north of Dallas, Texas.
Her poem, “Blood, Sweat, and Tears” highlights the difficulty of operating a ranch without financial backing and inheritance.
And Frank became a brand inspector in Fallon, while Georgia became a successful barrel racer.
The couple operated several ranches in Arizona, California, and Nevada before they settled down on an unimposing spread near Fallon in Churchill County in western Nevada.
With that the couple reared their three children, Joe F. Sicking (wife Nancy) of Winnemucca, Nevada; Sue Jarrard (husband Charles “Sonny”) of Kaycee, Wyoming, and Edward Sicking (deceased).
Georgie Sicking passed away at 95 years old.