Territorial Women's Memorial Rose Garden
Annie Lee, daughter of Charles Edward and Elizabeth Lee Champie, was born April 24, 1896 in Columbia, Arizona Territory.

She attended the Champie School in Champie, A.T., and St. Joseph's Academy in Prescott as a boarder. On May 9, 1914, she married Clyde Douglas, a rancher. Clyde and Annie had one child, George Douglas.

Annie and her husband owned and operated a dude ranch on the Champie Ranch in Castle Hot Springs on French Creek. It was probably the first dude ranch in northern Arizona. There was a swimming pool on the ranch grounds, and Clyde provided horses for the guests from his ranch on the Hassayampa River.

Annie was very active in the American Red Cross during World War II and traveled to Europe in affiliation with the International Red Cross.

Annie died in 1968 in Tucson and was buried in Wickenburg.

Her mother, Elizabeth Lee Champie, and her sister, Claire Champie Cordes, are also honored in the Rose Garden.

More information about the family can be found in Claire's book "Ranch Trails and Short Tales."

DONOR: Ann Tewksbury, March 1999

Additional documentation and photographs may be available in the Sharlot Hall Museum Archives and Library.