Territorial Women's Memorial Rose Garden

Sarah was born March 25, 1890, in Globe, Arizona, the daughter of Mary Elizabeth Larremore and Otto Augustus Lange. She was the eldest of the Lange children and helped her mother raise her nine brothers and sisters.

Sarah attended school in Humboldt, Dewey and Groom Creek, and then Business College in Prescott. She lived in Yeager Canyon on the Sanders Ranch (where Prescott Country Club is today), and on the GJ Ranch near Paulden.

In 1912, she married miner Clarence Edwin Eckert and lived on the P. Bar Ranch, south of Groom Creek. Sarah and Clarence's children were Lenora Ellen Bronson (April 29, 1913), Otto Edwin (May 3, 1915), Kenneth Lange (May 22, 1922), Stephen Charles and Betty Jo.

In addition to being a mother and housewife, Sarah also helped her father with business books and taxes. She was a Christian Scientist, a member of the Rebecca Lodge, and active at state and national levels of the Women of the Moose Lodge.

Sarah served during World War II as a Grey Lady at Fort Whipple. She died in March 1953 and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery.

Donor: Eckert Family

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