November 17, 1935
Mariel was raised in an Eastern environment and came out to the Sandhills for a visit and met a tall cowboy. Mariel is still here and still supporting the cowboy way of life. Mariel not only helped her husband Willie on the ranch, training cutting horses and working with the youth but is also an outstanding western artist and sculptor.
Mariel still works hard to keep the rodeo going in Callaway which her husband helped start 50 years ago.
Mariel worked with youth for many years hauling them across the county showing horses. Not only her own but as far away as Louisiana. Mariel is also an outstanding artist with her paintings of the Sandhills and the way of life of the cowboy.