December 9, 1933
Born and raised, a third generation Sandhill Rancher, Sally Lowe Becker, is the principal stockholder of Lowe Cattle Company, located in Ashby, NE. She and Ed ran the ranch for 30+ years and raised six daughters in the western way of life. They were the background of those six daughters during 4-H, High School Rodeo, College Rodeo and into Professional Rodeo. When they had all left the nest, Sally decided it was her turn to try competition, first at heeling in jackpots, then barrel racing and ribbon roping in the Senior ProRodeo Association. Riding a horse, borrowed from Nancy, she eventually bought her own barrel horses, and had a lot of success. During her last years of competition, she competed in ranch horse cutting at local events.
Born on December 9, 1933 in Alliance, Sally was the only child of Fred & Katherine Lowe. She was raised on the ranch and attended Cranbrook School in Detroit, Michigan during her high school years. After graduating, she attended the University of Wyoming for one year. Sally and Ed Becker were married on July 14, 1953. They celebrated 64 years of marriage before losing Ed in January 2018. Sally and Ed have six daughters, Brenda Booth of Cheyenne, WY, Joan (Bill) Bolln of Chadron, Nancy (Dean) Edelman of Ashby, Luanne (Chuck) Cawiezell of Lingle, WY., Julie Roland of Tyndall, SD, and Kerry Becker of Riverton, WY. Sally and Ed lived on the ranch, north of Ashby, until 1983, when they moved to Chadron, to allow Nancy & Dean to run the ranch. They also purchased a home in Wittmann, AZ, so they could enjoy the winter there.
Sally was Cattle Capital Rodeo Queen in 1951. She dedicated 15 years as a high school rodeo mom with one year hauling 4 daughters. She was an adult director for the Nebraska High School Rodeo from 1974-1980. She was Senior ProRodeo Association year end All Around in 1993 (for age group 60+) and All Around for the Senior ProRodeo Finals in 1994 (for age group 60+). Sally was the driving force in the practice arena, opening the chute for Ed and all the girls.