Territorial Women's Memorial Rose Garden

Harriet was born on March 6, 1906, in Waterloo, Iowa, and came to Prescott in 1950 from Jackson, Mississippi. Harriet was a graduate of Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and Iowa State University in Ames. She became a dietician at the Veterans' Hospital at Fort Whipple.

Harriet married Irving Hendrix Sands, Jr. She was a member of the Trinity Presbyterian Church and PEO. After her retirement from the Veterans' Administration in 1952, where she had served 22 years as a dietician at several Veterans hospitals, she acquired a greenhouse in which she grew mostly African violets.

She belonged to the Prescott and Alta Vista Garden clubs and the Arizona African Violet Club. Her soft voice, ever-ready smile, and willingness to be of assistance at all times are characteristics remembered of her.

Harriet died on May 30, 1979.

Donor: Alta Vista Garden Club

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