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June Ivory

June Bull Ivory was raised in Gray County, where her family ranched and was in the oil business. All she ever wanted to do was ride horses and be a cowgirl. While still in her teens, she went to work for the World Championship Rodeo. She served as secretary and timer at most major rodeos, including the National Finals, National Finals Steer Roping, the National Finals College (NIRA), Texas Youth Rodeo Finals, Indian National Finals, the World’s Richest Roping, and World’s Fair Rodeos in Montreal, Canada, and Brussels, Belgium. She served as Executive Secretary of Rodeo Far West in several European countries. June was known for her outstanding matching colorful western wardrobe. Presently, she, Buster, and Harry Tompkins are the driving force behind “The Cowboy Reunion,” a social event for cowboys/cowgirls of yesterday and today, held the last weekend of the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. June and Buster have been a team in marriage and rodeo for 47 years.


  • First woman cardholder in the Canadian Rodeo Association.
  • Joined the Rodeo Cowboy Association in 1954 and has remained a member of the association for 47 years.
  • Gold Card Member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.
  • Chosen as the first “Rodeo Super-Star Secretary,” an honor bestowed upon her by rodeo’s super-star cowboys.
  • Charter Committee Member, NFR Ladies Day for 15 years.
  • National Finals Official Timer.
  • Miss Rodeo America Judge.
  • Designed the secretary forms and judge’s sheets for the RCA.
  • Originated and instructed the first Rodeo Secretary School in 1968.
  • Contestant and consistent winner in Barrel Racing and Goat Tying (non-pro).
  • Secretary of the “Cowboy Reunion,” held annually during the last weekend of the National Finals Rodeo. A non-profit organization that supports the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund, Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame, and Rodeo Historical Society/National Cowboy Hall of Fame.

The Ivorys are semi-retired and make their home in Pampa, Texas.