Gerry Bracewell has lived in the Chilcotin Valley for over seventy-five years. She helped pioneer the valley’s early school system and was an advocate for the school district until 1974. Gerry worked and wrote for the Williams Lake Tribune for many years while continuing to run her ranch and raise four children. For five decades, Gerry was a sought-after guide in the Chilcotin. In 2004, she was inducted into the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame as a Pioneer Rancher. Gerry is ninety-two years young.