Peggy Godfrey

2016 Corn Mother Honoree


Peggy Godfrey has been a “trail blazer” for women in the San Luis Valley in Southern Colorado. She was the first certified lifeguard in her hometown, the first woman rancher to be a member of the Taos County Grazing Association, and the first female member of Taos Search and Rescue. She has helped produce a video about ranching in Colorado. She is a storyteller and cowboy poet, and manages her own sheep. She has served on her local soil conservation district, participated in music festivals, and served on a water conservation board, as well as on a school board.
This powerhouse woman was born in New Orleans and grew up in Homer, Louisiana with her two brothers. After high school, she graduated from Baylor University in Waco, Texas with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. She married in 1968 and has two sons. She did research as technician at Baylor Hospital in Dallas, Texas. Peggy later relocated to Taos, New Mexico, where she began ranching. She moved to Moffat, Colorado in 1988, where she has raised both cattle and sheep.



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