. A memorial service was held at the Mesa City Cemetery, Mesa, AZ. Gen Joe Wheeler members participating were L>R Wendy Gould, Patty Williams, Pat Crawford, Claudia Beatty, Stacy McSwain and Lori Steadman.
Confederate Veterans who are buried in the Mesa City Cemetery were honored. They are:
The veterans were honored with a bugler who played
"Taps" and a 21 gun salute. The Honor Guard and the Riflemen
attended from Co. L, 1st Texas
Infantry and Co. D, 5th Texas Infantry.
UDC daughters placed a rose on the headstone of Bennett Asberry McClendon in memory of each Confederate veteran buried there. Claudia Beatty dressed in period costume, brought roses for each member President Stacy McSwain stands by the headstone with the roses memoralizing the veterans..
SCV Camp 1708 hosted a memorial service at the Globe, AZ City Cemetery honoring Buffalo Soldiers of the Arizona Territory and Confederate Veterans. There were over 40 people in attendence including Gen Joe Wheeler #966 chapter members. Those attending were Stacy McSwain, Patty Williams, Lori Steadman, Donna Rabenow and Linda Fox. For further information, take a look at the SCV Camp 1708 website. http://www.scvcamp1708.org/html/events.html
In the Spring, Ladies from Gen Joe Wheeler 966 mark veteran's graves in New Mexico and El Paso with a stop in Tucson to have lunch with members who live there.
To the left, are members meeting for lunch at the Tucson Cracker Barrell on I-10. Front row L>R are Donna Rabenow, Stacy McSwain, RoyAnn Parker Lori Steadman and Lillian Jordan.
Back row L>R Karla Gutierrez and Christa Holland
In Las Cruces, 3 cemeteries were visted and 6 Confederate graves were marked. That evening, the travelling ladies met up with member, Leanne Herring and prospective member, Faith Morley at St. Clair's Winery and Restaurant. Front row, L>R Leanne Hering, Stacy McSwain. Back row, Lori Steadman, Donna Rabenow and Faith Morley
On Saturday, the ladies left Las Cruces, NM and travelled to El Paso, Texas where there are 13 veterans buried at the Concordia Cemetery. The graves were marked with a rose and the First National flag. Front row L>R Lori Steadman, Leanne Hering and Stacy McSwain. Back Row L>R Donna Rabenow, Susan Mucha and Emily Grandle.
On Monday, March 9th, Bessie Seacat (center) was honored for her services to our country by the General Joe Wheeler Chapter and the Anne Early Wheeler C of C chapter. Mary Mills (front right) and her children, Samuel, Anna, Sarah, Jonah, Elijah and Daniel presented her with a certificate of appreciation on behalf of their chapters. Bessie was one of more than 20,000 women who joined the Marine Corps Women's Reserve during World War II. She enlisted on April 3, 1944 and served until February 6, 1946 in the motor transport branch as a Private First Class.
Members of Gen Joe Wheeler gathered together to make
fleece blankets for homeless women veterans.
L>R Pat Crawford, Wendy Gould, Donna Rabenow, granddaughter Donna, Stacy McSwain, Lori Steadman and Gwen Randolph
Lori Steadman, Pat Crawford and Gwen Randolph cutting and measuring blankets
Members of General Joe Wheeler UDC chapter celebrated the Christmas season with a "bring a dish" luncheon. Gifts were exchanged and a lovely time was had by all.
L>R Paige Gentner, Marjorie Reeves, Donna Rabenow, Lori Steadman, Wendy Gould, Stacy McSwain, Patty Williams, Gwen Randolph and Pat Crawford
Gen Joe Wheeler #966 met at CoCo's Restaurant on September 22. Left to Right, front row, Pat Crawford Stacy, McSwain Patty Williams and Lori Steadman. Back row are guest, Marie Roberts and Donna Rabenow.
General Joe Wheeler #966 UDC Chapter was honored to have President General Martha Van Schaick visit. The chapter was joined with SCV Camp 1708 for a luncheon at the Gold Canyon Golf Resort. Following the luncheon, SCV and UDC members traveled to nearby ghost town, Adamsville, AZ , where a memorial service was held at the gravesite of Capt Granville Oury, the namesake of Camp 1708.
Left, 1708, Lt. Commander, Carter Powers, presented the President General with a valuable and rare book to give to the Caroline Meriwether Goodlett Library in The UDC Memorial Building, Richmond, VA.
Right, "A History of the Civil War" by Benson J. Lossing, LLD., was published by The War Memorial Association in 1912.
Left, President General Martha Van Schaick placed roses on Capt Granville Oury's headstone.
Right, President Stacy McSwain and PG Martha Van Schaick with SCV Camp 1708 Commander Kevin Brown and First Texas Infantry renactors, Lt Commander Carter Powers and Jim Cigan.
Members of Gen Joe Wheeler met in Tucson, AZ for a
summer get together luncheon.
L>R front row, Leann Parker, Katie Parker, Lori Steadman, Wendy Gould, Stacy McSwain, Marjorie Reeves, and Royann Parker. L>R back row, Donna Rabenow, Christa Holland and Claudia Beatty.
General Joe Wheeler UDC chapter # 966 met May 19th at Taylor Ray's restaurant in Mesa, AZ..
General Joe Wheeler chapter members and SCV Camp 1708 celebrated Confederate Memorial Day at the Mesa City Cemetery April 14th. Those who attended remembered their individual ancestor with a flower placed on the grave of the the burial site of James M Selby. Following the memorial servce, a luncheon was held at the Landmark restaurant.
The headstone of Confederate veteran, James M Selby. Pvt. Selby served in Alabama and Tennessee.
Gen Joe Wheeler members gathered to celebrate 5 years of marking graves together. Member, Lori Steadman, made matching tee shirts to celebrate the occasion. L>R, Lori Steadman, Leanne Hering, Wendy Gould, Emily Grandle, Donna Rabeow, Susan Mucha and Stacy McSwain
General Joe Wheeler UDC chapter met May 14th. L-R Wendy Gould, Stacy McSwain, Lori Steadman, Claudia Beaty, Donna Rabenow, Patty Williams, Pat Crawford and Betty Kehrle.
Left, The Uited Daughters of the Confederacy Cross of Military Service was bestowed to Major Donald Thornton Rodgers for his service in the Vietnam Conlict. His confederate ancestor is John Wesley Lamar. Wendy Gould, Recorder of Military Service Awards, Donald Rodgers and President Stacy McSwain.
Right,The Chapter posthumously acknowledged Scot Nelson Stover, brother of member, Lori Steadman, for his service to our country during a time of peace.