Family and friends gathered on Sunday to honor the life of Arizona's first female governor at a public memorial.
A celebration of former Gov. Rose Mofford's life took place at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Phoenix.
Flags are flying at half-staff today as we honor the life and service of Governor Rose Mofford at her memorial service.
— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) October 30, 2016
Mofford, who served as governor from 1988 to 1991, died Sept. 15. She was 94.
Thank you Gov. Rose Mofford for your service to Arizona. Only you could bring us all together. pic.twitter.com/Xdog9BsuDJ
— Jan Brewer (@GovBrewer) October 30, 2016
Today we honored the life & legacy of Gov. Rose Mofford. If AZ had a Mt. Rushmore of great leaders she & her beehive would surely be there. pic.twitter.com/lO4CGNMDLq
— Greg Stanton (@MayorStanton) October 30, 2016
A Democrat, Mofford was secretary of state when she took over for impeached Republican Gov. Evan Meacham. Lawmakers from both parties credited her for leading the state with a steady hand during a tumultuous time.
Family members are asking that in lieu of flowers, people make donations to one of three organizations: St. Mary's Food Bank, St. Vincent de Paul or Hospice of the Valley.