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Rose is a 48-year PUFL member of Pablo J. Cortez American Legion Auxiliary Unit 26 in Mesa.  Born and raised in Mesa, Rose is eligible through her father Goebel Ficklin, a 22 yr. USAF Retired Master Sgt.  Her parents signed Rose and her sister Mary Ellen up as Junior members in 1974.  Rose remembers distributing poppies in front of Safeway with World War 1 and World War 2 veterans as a child.  "If we filled up our donation the legionnaires would buy us a donut and a soda. We thought we were all grown up."  Rose has held numerous leadership positions at the Unit, District, and Department levels.  Her two favorite programs are Americanism and Girls State.  Rose has been a school bus driver for Mesa Public Schools for ten years.  She and her wife Renee, enjoy traveling and spending time with their family.

Barbara White

President 2022-2023

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Department Secretary:

Barbara Matteson
Email: secretary1@aladeptaz.org
Phone: (602) 241-1080
Fax: (602) 604-9640

American Legion Auxiliary
Department of Arizona
Attn: Department Secretary
4701 N 19th Ave Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85015


Barbara has been a member of Wayne V. McMartin American Legion Auxiliary Unit 91 for 24 years.  She is eligible through her husband, Glenn White, Gulf War veteran.  Her two brothers, Navy, and son Bryan, Army, have also served in the military.  Glenn was recruited at a bowling alley to join a new Post, Post 91, in Chandler.  After the Unit was Chartered, Barbara joined Unit 91.  Barbara has held numerous leadership positions at the Unit, District, and Department levels.  She enjoys visiting with veterans and hearing their stories from when they served in the military.  One of her highlights was meeting a Navajo Code Talker.  She is also on staff with the American Legion Auxiliary Arizona Girls State.    Barbara has been employed with Maricopa County for 39 years, and she is looking forward to retirement when she can then volunteer at the VA Medical Center.

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