Mamie Sypert Burns

1981 Cowgirl Honoree – Texas

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(1895-1982)

From 1942 until 1965, Mamie reigned as First Lady of the Pitchfork ranch, one of Texas’ oldest and largest ranches. Raised in Houston under the tutelage of her aunts, she brought a new dimension to the ranch with her sophistication and expectations. Prepared more for high society than ranch life, marriage brought her to West Texas to make a home. Mamie was a gracious hostess and could perform any job, whether inside the house or out on the range.