Fannie was born in Teck. She ranched most of her life. She began rodeoing in 1942, competing in the barrel racing primarily, alth0ugh she also won the Bull Riding Championship in 1951 at the All-Girl Rodeo in Tulsa, Oklahoma, just to prove “a lady could do anything”.
She was a rodeo secretary for rodeo producer Tommy Steiner for 14 years and also worked as flag girl and helped with the first NFR Dallas in 1959.
Retiring from rodeo, she was secretary of the American Red Brangus Association. A classy, talented, competitive lady, she excelled inside and outside of the arena at everything she did. She was also an avid golfer. She passed away in Austin, just short of her 70th birthday.