Dessie Sawyer

Dessie was National Democratic Committeewoman and New Mexico’s best known political figure for years, but she was first a rancher. She and her husband U.D. moved onto their ranch in 1928. With sheer determination and hard work, they paid off the mortgage on the ranch while the country struggled through the Depression. Dessie’s work in community activities and public..

1981 Cowgirl Honoree – New Mexico