Territorial Women's Memorial Rose Garden
CELESTE PENELOPE HOLMESLEY BLAKE
Celeste was born on October 13, 1860, in Spring Valley, Arkansas. She came to Arizona in 1875 in a covered wagon with her parents, Aly Means and Levi Holmesley. The family settled in Peeples' Valley.

She married Francis Marion "Frank" Blake on November 11, 1883.

Her sisters, Mary Lucinda Walker, Alice Kathryn Williams, "Josie" Holmesley, and "Georgie" Holmesley, are also represented in the Rose Garden.

Celeste died on April 20, 1946, in Florence, Arizona.

Donors: H. Johnson and G. Adams


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