Make no mistake, Sam knows what she’s talking about. Twenty-plus years a rancher’s wife; she’s herded horses, cows, sheep, and daughters.
In college, she was the only girl in the LIVESTOCK SELECTION and FEEDS AND FEEDING curriculum, and was everybody’s “favorite date” because she’d help with the spring branding.
She can construct a perfect stack of hay, keep a calf warm on the floor of her truck, or the floor of her kitchen, and keep the scour medicine in her fridge separate from the salad dressing she made for last night’s supper.
Her honors and awards are too numerous to mention, and include “Female Poet of the Year” 3 years in a row (2011, 2012 and 2013) from the Western Music Association, and “Humorist of the Year” from the Academy of Western Artists. Her most treasured rewards are the people she’s met over the years. Those folks have now become some of her closest friends.
Raised in Black Foot, Idaho, Sam DeLeeuw now makes her home just outside of Ogden, Utah, and remains in-demand as a poet, humorist, emcee, and lively entertainer.
Sam’s background gives her all the ideas for her often humorous, but sometimes tear-evoking, stories. Much of her original poetry is taken from her own family’s genealogy; happenings from day to day life, from people she’s met and the places she’s been.
Raised in Eastern (Blackfoot) Idaho, Sam now makes her home in Roy, Utah.