Inez was born in 1909, on the Buffolo ranch, e miles East of Lyman, Wyoming. As There wasn't much irrigated land East of their place, and there were no school buses then, her dad would take the children in to school in a wagon or in a sleigh in the winter. One day when he went to town to pick up the children after school, he went up to Inez and asked if she was ready to go. She looked at him and asked "who are you?" She didn't recognize her dad; He had always had a large mustache and had shaved it off that day.