Territorial Women's Memorial Rose Garden
ALICE JUHL BROWN REID
Alice was born on February 28, 1893, in Tempe, Arizona, the daughter of Romona Rose and George Juhl. She attended grade school in Tempe and eighth grade in Congress, Arizona.

Sometime in 1909 at Congress Junction, Alice married James Cameron Brown, a cowboy. The couple had five children: Garth Arthur, born in 1910; David F., born in 1912: Stanley F., born in 1919; Edward James, born in 1918; and Catherine Alice Brown Robinson, born in 1921.

In 1922, again at Congress, Alice married another cowboy by the name of Luther Reid. Alice and Luther had five children of their own: Rosemary Reid Robinson, born in 1923; Raymond Luther, born in 1925; Steve Luther, born in 1927; Alice Jane Reid Behrman, born in 1927; and John, born in 1931.

Alice endured the many hardships of ranch life. Her husbands' work took them away from home for days at a time, and sometimes Alice lived on almost nothing. A horse and buggy trip to get supplies was an all-day job with ten children in tow.

Over the years, the family lived in many different parts of Arizona including Congress, Piedmont, Morristown, Prescott, Chino Valley, Clemenceau, Tempe and at the Ox Ranch. In addition to being housewife and mother, Alice was a member of the Catholic Church, a seamstress and an artist.

Alice died on October 19, 1986, in Venta, Oregon, where she was buried.

Donor: Garna Joyce Brown Melugin
September, 2000


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