I was born in the state of Missouri and later moved to Colorado. I went [through] all of my schooling in Colorado and then came to Wyoming to teach a summer school at the Chet Christman Ranch. Then I taught Mildred Miller and Mary Pate at the Circle Ranch. Later I married James Francis Mickelson and had four children, two boys and two girls. One of my boys died of a ruptured appendix.
Interviewed by Shawn Kautzsch