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L. G. “Glenn” McQueen

Glenn McQueen’s life epitomized the true cowboy spirit. Born to Lonnie and Marguerite McQueen in Belton, Texas, on August 19, 1920, Glenn began rodeoing during his teenage years with an uncle, Dan Utley. He rode bulls, broncs, and roped calves. Shortly after marrying Dorothy Davis in 1941 and having a son, Bobby Glenn, he slowed down the rodeo life to make a living for his family. During these years, he belonged to the T.U.R.T.L.E.’s and participated in rodeos occasionally.

Glenn worked on ranches near Robert Lee, Texas, until the 1950s. For the next 20 years, he worked on ranches around Victoria. He also worked in meat packing plants, as a carpenter, and in any other jobs that helped provide for his family. He worked on a quarter horse ranch near Tivoli, where he trained roping horses and cutting horses. In 1962, Glenn won Senior Novice S.C.H.A. on Queen Glo, a cutting horse champion. During the 1950s and 1960s, Glenn belonged to the S.R.A. and participated in rodeos in calf roping events, winning regularly.

From 1965 until his death, Glenn was self-employed as a racehorse trainer, horse trainer, and horseshoer. During this time, Glenn judged many local rodeos and roped calves along the way. He participated in Jack Pot calf roping regularly.

When most people retire at age 65 and slow down, Glenn seemed to “hit full stride.” Glenn and Dorothy’s home burned to the ground with everything they owned in it in 1982. Glenn put his carpentry experience to work and built a new home, finished in 1983. Then, he proceeded to “get down to business” with his rodeoing. In 1986, he won Reserve Champion for 65 and Over O.R.C.A. and Champion Ribbon Roper in 1986 N.O.T.R.A.

1987 was a huge year for Glenn. He won All Around Champion, N.O.T.R.A., and Year End Winner for Breakaway Roping. He also won the O.R.C.A. Champion Calf Roper Year End winner 65 and over and the O.T.R.A. Year End in Calf Roping and the Finals Winner in Calf Roping.

In 1989, Glenn won Team Roper and Heeler in the O.R.C.A. finals, and in 1990 he was Champion in the Ribbon Roping N.O.T.R.A. In 1992, Glenn won the Champion Tie Down Calf Roper for 71 years and Older, N.O.T.R.A.

Glenn accepted his award in January 1993 and died of cancer at the age of 72 on May 9, 1993. Glenn lived to see the fruits of his long labor of love in working with horses and around horses in any way he possibly could, and he achieved his lifetime goal of winning.