Territorial Women's Memorial Rose Garden
Nancy Lenore Cooper was born on February 9, 1903, in Del Rio, Texas. She was the seventh child of John Thomas and Martha Serene (Brannan) Cooper. In 1909, Nancy and her family came to Arizona. They were a prominent pioneer family who owned a Williamson Valley ranch where they raised goats for more than 50 years.

She attended school at Simmons, Granite Mountain and Prescott High School. Her sisters were Learah Morgan, Mattie Nelson and Mary Polk.

On August 25, 1921, she married Waldo Emerson Bozarth, a leading Yavapai County rancher. They had four daughters: Nancy Lenore Miller in 1922 (Mrs. Jim Lewis); Lenar, born June 1925 (Mrs. Leonard Stephens); Elizabeth Frances in 1930 (Mrs. John Farmer); and Martha Kaye Favor in 1940.

Nancy was active in the Yavapai County and Arizona Cowbelles associations, as well as the Prescott Elks Ladies Emblem Club. She died in April 1969 and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery.

Donor: Yavapai Cowbelles

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