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2024 Mother of the Year - Janie Bozworth Cabral

Janie Bozworth Cabral was born in Whitter, CA. Her family moved to Tuolumne County when she was 6 years old. She attended Sonora Elementary (at the dome) and graduated from Sonora High. She grew up in rural life and was in 4-H and California High School Rodeo, CHSRA District 5.

She has her mother Betty Smith to thank for teaching her the country way of life and getting to grow up on a ranch gaining the knowledge of taking care and maintaining a variety of animals. Her love of horses stayed with her throughout her life and has passed on to her children. She proceeded to take her heart horse Candy Corn and daughter to California State Horsemen’s Association Region 4 shows. She has been at the Mother Lode Roundup every year either preparing a horse for her children, a rodeo queen or even the sheriff to ride through the parade.

When she was not getting kids and horses ready for a horse show, she was an escrow officer at Yosemite Title Company. Sixteen years ago she relocated to become an employee of the Tuolumne Mi-Wuk Tribal Council at Black Oak Casino, as an account analyst. She has been involved in Tuolumne County Chamber of Commerce, Tuolumne County Women’s Networking, National Notary Association, Sonora Professional Association, California Escrow Association, California State Horsemen’s Association, and the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Posse and their Cowgirl Luncheon.

She is Mother of the Year because of her two amazing children who made it all possible. Son and Posseman Jeb Bozworth and his wife Kelli along with their children Eva and Colton. Daughter Kate Harrison and her husband Greg along with their children Brenden, Ellie and Loretta Mae, and her children’s friends who she has welcomed into her home with open arms.

I would like to thank the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Posse – It’s truly an honor to be chosen “ Mother of the Year” –

On behalf of my family and myself, we wish you a Happy Mother’s Day.”

2024 Top Hand - Sonora Area Foundation