Young women from throughout the region will be featured in the Texas Rose Festival as duchesses in the rose queen’s court.

They will be featured in the Rose Queen’s Coronation and Texas Rose Parade.

Eveline Ella Alford, daughter of Fran Alford and David Alford, of Henderson, attends University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, where she is majoring in business, minoring in event planning and is in Pi Beta Phi sorority.

Family members who have participated in the festival include David Alford, father, escort; Amelia Alford, sister, duchess; Ben Alford, uncle, escort; Katheryn Stokes, cousin, duchess; Lauren Alford, cousin, duchess; Madeline Alford, cousin, duchess, and Elizabeth Alford-Young, cousin, duchess.

Ella Rose Moore Arnold, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Fields Galtney Jr. and Mr. Robert Arnold, of Houston, attends Southern Methodist University, where she is majoring in markets and cultures and is a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.

She is in the Hiltop Scholars Honors program, models with the Kim Dawson Agency and is active in her sorority.

Other family members include Ruby Elizabeth Tilly Arnold, sister; Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Moore, grandparents; Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Arnold, grandparents; Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Roy Cullen, great-great-grand parents.

Charlotte Fondren Baird, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Kohler Baird, of Houston, attends University of Southern California, where she is majoring in business administration and minoring in Spanish.

She is active in the Trojan Investing Society, Marshall IEP Host Program and Marshall Study Abroad Program, in which she has traveled to Taipei, Taiwan.

Her mother, Laura Fondren Trammell Baird, was a duchess of River Oaks. Other family members who have participated in the festival include Catherine Fondren Underwood Murray, cousin, duchess; John Mathis Baird, grandfather, escort; Betty Baird McMahan, great-aunt, lady-in-waiting; Joseph Mabry McMahan, great-uncle, escort to the rose princess; and Sarah Sides Hillyer, great-aunt, lady-in-waiting.

Elizabeth Hart Barineau, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hudson Barineau, of Houston, attends the University of Southern California, where she is majoring in journalism and minoring in theater and Spanish.

At USC Annenberg Television Station she has worked as a live TV operation and a video editor as she plans to pursue television broadcasting as a career.

Other family members include her brother, Hudson Knox Barineau; and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Wallace Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. John N. Barineau III.

Emily Frances Baschab, daughter of Mr. John Baschab and Mrs. Mary Baschab, of Dallas, attends the University of Alabama, where she is majoring in physics and mathematics.

She is active in the Culverhouse Investment Management Group, Randall Research Scholars and the Blount Scholars Program.

Other family members include William Baschab, her brother.

Katherine Anne Berman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Alan Berman, of Houston, attends Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, where she is majoring in English and strategic communication and minoring in art history. She is a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority and serves as its Panhellenic Delegate.

Berman is active in Mock Convention 2020, Fancy Dress Ball, and is a member of the WLUR Public Relations Committee. She is a varsity field hockey scholar athlete and was named to the 2018 NFHCA National Academic Squad.

Other family members include Matthew Alexander Berman, her brother.

Bethany Anne Birdwell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Birdwell, of Houston, attends the University of Texas at Austin where she is majoring in elementary dducation and is a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.

She is active on the Theta rush team and in the Theta Bible study. She studied organizational leadership at the London School of Economics this summer.

Other family members who have participated in the festival include Avery Angeline Birdwell, sister, duchess of Houston in 2014.

Bridget Lee Chambers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Lewis Chambers, of Fort Worth, attends the University of Texas at Austin, where she is majoring in business and is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.

She is active in the Honors Business Association and Reformed University Fellowship.

Since the 1930s, more than 50 family members have been participated in the festival including four who served as rose queen: Patricia Lewis Chambers, grandmother, 1958; Amy Jane Lawrence Walton, cousin, 1977; Samantha Price Fischer, cousin, 1989; and Mary-Lawson Bracken Walden, cousin, 2010.

Other family members who have been in the festival include Jeff McLean Bracken, great-great uncle, escort; Jeanne Shirey Bracken, great-great aunt, duchess; Sam T. Bracken, great-great-uncle, escort; Francis Lee Lawrence, cousin, escort, Texas Rose Festival Association president and Stutters member; Virginia Ann Lewis Lawrence, great-aunt, lady-in-waiting and Queen’s Tea Committee chairman; Shirley Bracken Evans, cousin, lady-in-waiting; Glenda Bracken Williams, cousin, rose princess; and Robert Allen Bracken Sr., cousin, scepter bearer and escort.

Also: Mary Jon Lewis Bryan, great-aunt, lady-in-waiting; Sally Price Fischer, cousin, lady-in-waiting; John Paul Price, cousin, escort; Martha Lewis Marshall, great-aunt, lady-in-waiting; Frances Ann Lawrence, cousin, lady-in-waiting and queen’s dresser; John Bracken Bryan, cousin, trainbearer; Pete Lewis Chambers, father, trainbearer; Nancy Ann Bracken, cousin, duchess; Linda Bracken Evans West, cousin, duchess; Kay Kastner Chambers Otte, aunt, duchess; Susan Lewis Chambers Peddicord, aunt, duchess; and Mary Elizabeth Lawrence Berry, cousin, lady-in-waiting, trainbearer and Queen’s Tea Committee chairman.

Also: Melinda Lewis Marshall Hammack, cousin, duchess; Alicia Bryan, cousin, duchess; Margaret Lewis Marshall Barnes, cousin, duchess; Mary Jon Lewis Marshall Hayne, cousin, duchess; Robert Lewis Marshall II, cousin, escort; Sarah Adeline Price, cousin, queen’s attendant; Molly Lewis Chambers Boyd, aunt, duchess; John Paul Price Jr. cousin, escort; James Joseph Fischer II, cousin, escort; Alicanne McLean Bracken Benedum, cousin, duchess; and Samuel Bracken Walden, cousin, trainbearer and escort to the queen.

Also: Robert Allen Bracken Jr., cousin, escort; Henley Shirey, Bracken, cousin, duchess; Jeff Atticus Bracken, cousin, escort; Molly Louise Berry, cousin, trainbrearer; Claire Elizabeth Cannan Busch, cousin, lady-in-waiting; Lee Lawrence Cannan, cousin, escort; James Joseph Fischer III, cousin, queen’s attendant; Hallie Bracken West Swope, cousin, duchess; Annalee Lewis Walton, cousin, duchess; and John Burton Barnes IV, cousin, escort.

Also: Gracie Lee Chambers, sister, duchess; Hannah Bracken Skaran, cousin, duchess; Matthew Bracken Evans, cousin, escort; and Marshall Slaughter Hammack, cousin, escort.

Her other ancestors include her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom D. Chambers and Dr. and Mrs. John A. Richards; her great-grandparents, Pete and Ida Bracken Lewis; and her great-great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Bracken, who were Rose Parade float sponsors beginning in the 1930s.

Kathleen Carr Chandler, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Mark B. Chandler, of Austin, attends University of Alabama, where she is majoring in journalism and is a member of Kappa Delta.

She is active in the Tennis Club and was a princess in the Royal Court in the 58th Annual Admirals Club of Austin Coronation Ball.

Family members who have participated in the festival include June Carr Rogers Chandler, mother, duchess in 1984; Louise Carr Houston, grandmother, duchess; Kathleen Doherty Rogers, grandmother, duchess; Margaret Dickson Rogers, aunt, duchess; Christy Ann Nichols, cousin, duchess; and Kathryn Booty Doherty, great-grandmother, queen.

Chandler is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Dickson Rogers (Kathleen Doherty), of Houston; and Ms. Louise Carr Houston, of Houston.

Mary Catherine Clark, daughter of Mr. Barrett Clark and Ms. Dawn Moutray Clark, of Dallas, attends Texas Christian University where she is majoring in psychology and is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma.

She is active in Westcliff Elementary School “Reading is Key” program, is a research assistant in a psychology lab on campus and volunteers at KinderFrogs School for children with developmental delays.

Other family members participating in the festival include Virginia Claire Clark, sister, duchess. Other family members include Anna Francis Clark, sister.

Virginia Claire Clark, daughter of Mr. Barrett Clark and Ms. Dawn Moutray Clark, of Dallas, attends The University of San Diego where she is majoring in behavioral neuroscience on the pre-medical track. She is a member of Pi Beta Phi.

She is also active in University of San Diego Torero Ambassadors, USD American Medical Student Association and Champions are Readers literacy program for children.

Other family members participating in the festival include Mary Catherine Clark, sister, duchess. Other family members include Anna Francis Clark, sister.

Caroline Monet Colgin, daughter of Ms. Lisa Colgin and Mike Colgin, both of Houston, attends Tulane University, where she is majoring in communications and is a member of Chi Omega sorority.

She is active in Take Paws Rescue Program in New Orleans, Tulane University Women in Business Club and Tulane University Cooking Club.

Other family members include siblings, Kelley Colgin Tompkins, Sara Jane Colgin and Andrew Colgin.

Jordan Elizabeth Doughtie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Doughtie, of Houston, attends the University of Oklahoma, where she is majoring in special education and is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.

She is in The President’s Community Scholars Association, National Honors Society and The Center for Children and Families.

She is active in her sorority’s philanthropy, CCFI, a reading center for families in Norman, Oklahoma. As an artist, she is also works with Art Room, a nonprofit gallery and organization in Fort Worth.

Lauris Anderson Hillard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reese Davis Hillard, of Fort Worth, attends the University of Mississippi where she is majoring in art history and is a member of Chi Omega sorority.

She has volunteered for Make-A-Wish Chi Omega Crawfish Boil, the Sigma Nu Charity Bowl and the Ole Miss Big Event.

Her brother, Reese Campbell Hillard, was an escort in the festival

Arden Michelle Johnson, daughter of Ms. Michelle Johnson and Mr. Jordan Johnson of Fort Worth, attends the University of Oklahoma, where she is majoring in visual communications and is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma.

She is active in her sorority’s philanthropy, CCFI, a reading center for families in Norman, Oklahoma. As an artist, she is also works with Art Room, a nonprofit gallery and organization in Fort Worth.

Other family members include Estella Johnson, her grandmother.

Georgia Grace Kelly, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.Craig Kelly, of Dallas, attends the University of Oklahoma, where she is majoring in communications and is a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority.

She is active in Pi Beta Phi and is the social media coordinator for the sorority.

Her aunt, Margaret Hoover Perkins, has served on the Queen’s Tea Committee. Her uncle, Jim Perkins is a member of the Order of the Rose.

Other family members who have participated in the festival include Marylyn Perkins Buie, grandmother, duchess of Rusk in 1950; and Laura Catherine Perkins, cousin, duchess of Rusk in 1988.

Other family members include her sister Meredith Lea Kelly, and her brother, Mason Buie Kelly, both of Dallas.

Cameron McKie Lawrence, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. James Walton Lawrence III, of Fort Worth, attends University of Oklahoma, where she is majoring in advertising with a minor in enterprise studies and is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma.

She volunteers at the Center for Children & Families in Norman, Oklahoma.

Other family members include Cheney Elizabeth Lawrence, sister; and James Mason Lawrence, brother.

Katherine Bordley Mayfield, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Mayfield of Dallas, attends Texas Christian University, where she is majoring in business and is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma.

She is on Kappa Kappa Gamma Executive Committee, one of the TCU Ambassadors and in the Neeley Leadership Program.

Other family members include sister, Elizabeth Mayfield.

Madison Kate Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Bradley Miller, of Houston, attends University of Southern California, where she is majoring in international relations and global business and is in the Thematic Option Honors Program.

She is active in USC’s Joint Educational Project, is a contributing writer for Odyssey, and is in Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society.

Other family members include Annelise Miller, sister, and Christopher Miller Jr., brother.

Mary Crow Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Crow Miller, of Dallas, attends the University of Mississippi, where she is majoring in public relations and is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.

She is active in equestrian riding, community service and is a counselor at Camp Waldemar. .

Others family members who have participated in the festival include Wilson Miller, brother, escort; and Kaki Miller, sister, duchess.

Katherine Grace Mobley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Lewis Mobley, of Coppell, attends the University of Mississippi, where she is majoring in elementary education with a minor in special education. She is a member of Kappa Delta – Alpha Mu sorority.

Mobley is her sorority’s Signs Committee Chairwoman, a Provost Scholar and a Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program Fellow.

Her brother, Griffin Lewis Mobley, has been an escort in the festival. Cousins who have been in the festival include Mary Melissa Mobley, duchess; Lisa Mobley Miller, duchess; Allison Mobley Clark, duchess; Carter Thomas Grooms, escort; Lauren Matthews Burgess, duchess; Allison Matthews Jortner, duchess; Grace Weathers Grooms, lady-in-waiting and Coronation Committee member; Cullen Barrett Grooms, escort; and Conner Matthew Grooms, scepter bearer and escort.

Also: Susan Mobley Patterson, aunt, duchess; Jo Ann Mobley Grooms, aunt, duchess and Coronation Committee chairwoman; Randy

Grooms, uncle, escort, member Order of the Rose and Texas Rose Festival Association president.

Katherine Millicent Montgomery, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Childress Montgomery III, of Houston, attends Sewanee: The University of the South, where she is majoring in psychology and minoring in education and is a member of Theta Kappa Phi sorority.

She is a member of the Order of the Gown honor society, serves as an orientation adviser and volunteers as a tutor in schools.

Other family members include William Montgomery, brother, of New York; Caroline Montgomery, sister, of Washington, D.C.

Grace Keeble Neblett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robinson Neblett, of Houston, attends Southern Methodist University, where she is majoring in electrical engineering and math.

She is active in tennis, engineering clubs and working with children.

She has two older brothers, Daniel and Gareth Neblett.

Grace Anne Palles, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Paul Palles of Highland Park, attends the University of Oklahoma where she majors in marketing and is a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority.

She is involved with intramural sports and is an intern at Nardos Design.

Grace has been a duchess in the La Fiesta de las Seis Banderas.

Catherine Sampson Purvis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Ruben Purvis, of Midland, attends Baylor University, where she is majoring in business and is a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority.

She is active in Harris Creek Church, intramural sports and the Pre-Law Society.

Other family members include four brothers, Hudson Purvis, Jack Purvis, Will Purvis and Luke Purvis, as well as her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Presley C. Hudson and Mrs. James H. Purvis.

Elizabeth Sterling “Ellie” Rotan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Padgitt Rotan, of Houston, attends the University of Mississippi, where she is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.

She was an eight-year Camp Waldemar camper and a member of the Tejas tribe.

Other family member participating in the festival includes, Georgia Kelly, cousin, duchess of University Park.

Caroline Francis Roth, daughter of Brendan Roth and Ms. Marcy Minor, of Marshall, attends the University of Mississippi, where she is a member of Alpha Phi.

Other family members who have participated in the festival include JoAnn Ford Roth, grandmother, 1963 duchess of the rose growers.

Shelby Shepperd Stansbury, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Stansbury Jr., of Dallas, attends the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, where she is majoring in psychology and economics and is a member of Kappa Delta.

She is in student ministry and Kappa Delta and supports Prevent Child Abuse America.

Her mother, Christina Shepperd Moore Stansbury, was a duchess in the festival.

Other family members who have participated in the festival include Joan Lively Stansbury, grandmother, duchess; Ann Stansbury Smith, aunt, duchess; Susan Stansbury Krejs, aunt, duchess; Marianne Shepperd Morse, great-aunt, duchess; Suzanne Shepperd McIntosh, great-aunt, duchess; Ava Nell Inglish Shepperd, great-aunt, duchess; Alfred Lewis Shepperd, great-uncle, escort; and John Ben Shepperd Jr., grandfather, escort.

Other family members include Daniel Stansbury III, brother.

Savannah Grace Troutt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenny A. Troutt of Dallas, attends the University of Texas where she is majoring in special-needs education and is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.

She is active in her sorority, RUF and volunteers to help children in after-school programs.

She has two brothers, Preston Allen Troutt and Grant Michael Troutt.

Whitney Elizabeth Wheeler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. Scott Wheeler, of Addison, attends Texas Christian University, where she is majoring in supply-and-value chain management and is an officer of Kappa Alpha Theta.

She is the alumnae relations director of Kappa Alpha Theta, a Chancellor’s Leadership Program Fellow and an assembly representative for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League.

Wheeler was presented by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League earlier this year.

Mary Grayson Willis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Sterling Willis, of Dallas, attends the University of Texas at Austin, where she is majoring in art history and is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.

Willis is pursuing a minor in visual art media and studied photography at the Paris College of Art this summer. She will be interning for Austin artist Coco Zentner starting in January. She is also active in Reformed University Fellowship at UT.

Other family members include her two sisters, Campbell and Sterling Willis.

Amber Nicole Alexandra Zivley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Perry Zivley Jr., of Houston, attends Auburn University, where she is majoring in interior design and is a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority.

Zivley is active in Pi Beta Phi Sorority and ASID/CISD.

Family members who have participated in the festival include, Lamar Bretches Taylor, cousin.

Other family members include her brothers, Walter P. Zivley III and Samuel Harrison Zivley.

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