Minidoka County Fair & Rodeo

July 30th-August 4th, 20118

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Marjorie Stapleman



Marge was born Marjorie May Carraway on March 20, 1922, in the Jackson area, just five miles from the Minidoka fairgrounds. Two days later her mother passed away and Marge was raised by her father with the help of aunts and uncles.

             She met and married Lester Stapelman, a Nebraska transplant to the area. They farmed in the Emerson area where they raised their six children, horses, and mules.  They often went on trips or to shows, using the mule team and wagon.

            Marge has been active in community events her whole life and raised her six children, 33 grand-children, over 100 great grand-children and 28 great-great-grand-children to do the same.  You will see many of that off-spring helping in the arena during the Minidoka County Fair. They are a great asset to our Fair Board and our Rodeo wouldn’t be the same without them!


Here’s how to nominate someone to be the 2019 Grandma Queen.

The Lady must be 50 plus years old and a Grandmother.  Write a letter telling why you think she should be the next Grandma Queen. 

Letter must be received by July 26th.

Minidoka County Fairboard

PO Box 151, Rupert, Idaho 83350

Put your name and a daytime phone number on the letter so we can contact you.

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