It is with Christian love and sorrow we announce the passing of our wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother Elizabeth Lindsey Ogburn, 93. She died of natural causes July 29, 2019, at her home in Tallahassee, Fla.
Elizabeth was born in Jerome, Idaho, March 8, 1926 to Green Berry Pinkston and Belva Lockwood Coats Pinkston. She completed her nurse’s training in 1946 and her Master of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Utah, specializing in psychiatric nursing, in 1966. She was employed by the VA Hospital in Salt Lake City for 10 years and later the VA Hospital in Gainesville, Fla. She married Benjamin Rivers Ogburn, MD, in 1970. Elizabeth was on the nursing faculties at the Florida State University (1972-1978) and the University of West Florida (1978-1988). Her professional career was dedicated to serving the needs of her patients and her students.
Her family will cherish unforgettable memories of her dynamic personality, her frankness, her council and advice, her wisdom, and her unending love. She is survived by her husband, Benjamin Rivers Ogburn, MD; daughters, Anne Lindsey of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Kim Lindsey Basford (Al) of Tallahassee, Fla.; and stepson, Benjamin Rivers Ogburn Jr. (Heather) of Huntington Beach, Calif.
Before her passing she visited with her grandchildren, Lindsey Joseph Helseth of Columbus, Ohio, Brian Rivers Basford (Leigh) of Madison, Fla., Charles Franklin Basford (Haley) of Spanish Fort, Ala., Sarah Elizabeth Basford of Tallahassee, Fla., Harrison Rivers Ogburn and Bryce Wellington Ogburn of Huntington Beach, Calif.; and one-month-old great-grandson, Knox Franklin Basford of Spanish Fort, Ala. Their grandmother’s memory will live on forever in their hearts.
Elizabeth and her husband divided their time between their beloved homes in South Bristol and Napier, NZ, where she loved to entertain her many close friends, watercolor, garden, and antique.
At a later date, family and friends will gather at her island home in Maine to commemorate and celebrate Elizabeth’s well-lived life.