Janice Hilda (Jan) Markstaller from Washington High School was selected as the 1954 Rose Festival Queen of Rosaria. Jan was born in Portland on October 18, 1936, and died on October 29, 2018. Jan's paternal grandparents, Christian Markstaller and Amalia Müller, were born in the Volga German colonies of Rosenheim and Reinwald.
The 1954 Rose Festival court from left to right: bottom row, Princesses Joanne Broom, Girls Poly; Maureen Doherty, Lincoln; Marilyn Larsen, Roosevelt, Elaine Lord, Franklin; top row, Princesses Donna Goode, Cleveland; Jan Markstaller, Washington; Barbara Manly, Jefferson, and Thelma Lowenthal, Grant. Published in "The Oregonian" on June 6, 1954.
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