Territorial Women's Memorial Rose Garden

Born in Prescott on July 27, 1898, Stella was the daughter of Luther and Laura Steinbrook Wilson. She grew up in the Bradshaw Mountains at Crook Canyon, Venezia, and Palace Station. Stella attended school in Walker and in Ohio.

In 1917, her brother Frank, along with her husband Robert J. Henderson, whom she married on February 17, 1912, opened a billiard parlor in Mayer. Bob died at an early age, leaving Stella a young widow. In 1927, she married David Fowler.

A poetess and writer of song lyrics, Stella was active in the Monday Club, the Prescott Garden Club and the Hassayampa Country Club. She was a leader in the American Legion Auxiliary and a champion woman's golfer at Antelope Hills.

Stella belonged to the Methodist Church, where she staged plays. She also belonged to Yavapai Solon #290 Forty and Eight, a division of the American Legion.

Stella died on December 4, 1981, in Prescott. Her sister-in-law, May Wilson, is also represented in the Rose Garden.

Donors: Yvonne Wilson Morgan; Yavapai Solon #290 Forty and Eight

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