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Elizabeth Mather LINDSAY Obituary

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LINDSAY, Elizabeth Mather ELIZABETH MATHER LINDSAY Elizabeth Mather Lindsay, 94, died December 14, 2013 in Hilton Head, SC after a long illness. Born in Atlanta, GA Betty as she was known was the youngest of the four daughters of Venie and Cotton Mather. She was graduated from North Avenue Preparatory School in Atlanta and attended University of Georgia. At Georgia Betty was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority and maintained her interest and membership in Tri Delta throughout her life. In 1938 Betty married a young Atlanta lawyer, Paul L. Lindsay, who was practicing law with his father in the Connolly Building in downtown Atlanta. The young couple settled in the Garden Hills community and continued to live there for thirty-eight years. Their four children attended Garden Hills Elementary and North Fulton High Schools. Betty was active in the PTAs at those schools and served as a den mother for the Cub Scouts and scout leader for the Girl Scouts. Betty's family owned a number of furniture stores in Florida and when Betty's parents moved to Florida to build that business, Betty and Paul remained in Atlanta as their own children grew up and left home. In 1980 Betty and Paul moved to Cocoa Beach, Florida to be closer to Betty's mother, Venie. Paul died there in 1981. Betty then moved to Holmes Beach, FL where she served as president of the Mather stores until her retirement at the age of 85. In 2005 Betty moved to Jacksonville, FL where she joined the Bridge groups at Cypress Village. Betty and Paul had earned Master points in bridge previously. Family came first for Betty. Once their children were old enough to travel, the family of six traveled by car to historic sights near and far. When the grandchildren were born, Betty took the grandchildren with her on her travels abroad to South America, France, Italy, Germany, Greece, and the United Kingdom. The grandchildren as travelers had to be at least 12 years old. They traveled with their beloved Granny two at the time. Auntie Mame was Betty's role model. The rule was "if lost, do not cross a street." Earlier Betty's love of traveling had brought Betty and Paul to London where her son earned a NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship as a scholar at the London School of Economics. Next, when a daughter and her husband were stationed with the Army in Munich, Germany, Betty and Paul were able to travel with them. Later, as another daughter was working for the Department of Defense Educational Activity in England, Germany, and Japan. Betty went to live in Bitburg, Germany for several months where she and her daughter traveled to new places every weekend. Betty studied languages to help her with her travels. She maintained a Berlitz version of French, German, and Spanish: learn nouns and act out the verbs. The whole family, children, grandchildren and all spouses and significant others gathered in England to celebrate Betty's 85th birthday at a beautiful, historic farm house along the Little Ouse River in Cambridgeshire, England. Betty's 87th birthday was celebrated in Savannah, GA with her three daughters. Each daughter invited the one best friend from elementary and high school. Betty was a second mother to many of her children's friends. Betty's 90th birthday was celebrated with her children and their spouses in Bolton Landing, NY where her son now lives. In her later years Betty traveled on barge cruises on the rivers in France. She was an accomplished cook and appreciated French cooking most of all. She entertained in her home often, frequently serving French food. At the age of 86 Betty chose to leave Holmes Beach, FL and move to Jacksonville, FL where she had family and friends of long standing from the many University of Georgia and University of Florida football weekends she and Paul had shared. Betty looked forward to the weekends there filled with good food and friendly rivalry. In September, 2012 Betty moved to Hilton Head, SC to be near her daughter and son-in-law who live there. As her health began to fail, Betty revisited her travels by looking through her scrapbooks. Many of the scrapbooks were filled with pictures of the grandchildren's trips with her. Betty's days were spent sorting through the scrapbooks to give the pictures to the grandchildren to share with their great grandchildren. Betty is survived by her four children, Dr. Cotton Mather Lindsay, of New York, NY and Bolton Landing, NY, Elizabeth Lindsay Boozer, of Blue Ridge, GA, Atlanta, GA, and Cocoa Beach, FL, Judith Lindsay Warren of Hilton Head, SC and Atlanta, GA, and Barbara Lindsay Gibbes of Jacksonville, FL and Summerfield, NC. Betty is also survived by ten grandchildren: Dr. Paul Mather Lindsay, Daniel August Young, Caroline Meehan Tucker, John Fitten Goldsmith, Elizabeth Lee Frayer, Travis Pelham Boozer, Esq., Dr. Lindsay Boozer Holland, Maj. Adam Butler Jenkins, Stephen Lindsay Jenkins, Esq., and Paul Franklin Jenkins as well as nineteen great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her grandson, Jefferson Davis Lindsay. There will be a memorial service for Betty Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the Presbyterian church adjacent to the family cemetery, Fellowship Memorial, at 2200 Fellowship Road in Tucker, GA. The Rev. Dr. G. Gil Watson will be leading the celebration of Betty's life. Interment will follow at Fellowship Cemetery. Family and friends will gather at the home of Annie and Mather Lindsay afterwards. Directions will be provided at the graveside service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Red Dog Farm Animal Rescue, 5836 Bur-Mill Club Road, Greensboro, NC 27410.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Dec. 20, 2013
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