Welcome to the Phoenix Chapter of GSW


In 1982 a fearless and daunting woman by the name of Betty Kiser started a Gold Star Wives chapter in the Phoenix area. At one time the chapter grew to 250 members but currently stands at 163. A big portion of our members are elderly ladies with connection to WWII. We also have widows from the Korean war, Vietnam war and OIF/OEF.

Our chapter is quite active in the greater Phoenix area. Our members are active in all aspects of community service.



Our Chapter holds meetings from September through June. Meetings are held on the first Saturday of each month with the exception of  the December  Christmas Luncheon and June luncheon for the installation of officers. The meetings are held at the location below.


Arizona State Veterans Home

4141 N Herrera Way (AKA N. 3rd St)

Phoenix, AZ 85012

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GSW Members at Vietnam Celebration 10-5-2013



Gold Star Family Picnic October 26, 2013



Phoenix Veterans Day Parade November 11, 2013



Jane Martin and Kathy Upchurch at Luke Retiree Day

November 2, 2013


Packing boxes for Troops December 2013



Gold Star Wives brick at WWII Memorial

Dedicated December 7, 2013 at

Pearl Harbor Day Celebration



Gold Star Wives at Phoenix Snowball Express Departure

December 12, 2013



Families Attending Snowball Express from Phoenix

December 12, 2013



Mary Williams and Santa (Jim Woods)

Wounded Warriors and Heroes Christmas Party at Zoolights

December 19, 2013