Jan Spencer was born in Western Kansas and was brought up in Eastern Colorado where her family raised wheat and cattle.
She graduated from high school in Lamar, Colorado and attended Colorado State University.
Jan was a ranch girl, but didn’t get to barrel race until later in her life. Keeping track of her two boys, Lee and Wayne, kept her hands full.
She discovered the National Senior Pro Rodeo Association when it came to Broadus, Montana in 1986, and from that point forward a wonderful partnership grew.