Territorial Women's Memorial Rose Garden

Esta was born in the Governor's Mansion, Prescott, Arizona Territory, on June 15, 1900, the daughter of Esta Maria Miller and Monroe Redden. Her mother died eight days after her birth, and she was reared by her grandmother, Rachel Miller, who is also represented in the Rose Garden.

Young Esta attended Washington School and was graduated from Prescott High School. She then went to Lamson's Business College in Phoenix.

Esta was the secretary to the National Forest Service and to Dr. S. H. Robinson in Prescott and to Dr. Northrup in Phoenix. She married Josiah Winchester, a salesman, on February 24, 1924 at 166 Garden Street, Prescott.

Their daughter, Doris Catherine Winchester Werring, was born November 16, 1927, in Prescott. A loving, caring wife, mother and friend, Esta lived all her life in Arizona, belonged to the Christian Science Church in Prescott and the Unity Church in Phoenix.

She was a Past Noble Grand of Western Star Rebekah Lodge, I. O. O. F. and a member of the Rattlers.

Esta died on June 8, 1982, in Peoria, Arizona, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Prescott.

Donor: Doris C. Werring

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