Elizabeth “Betty” Lindsay, 74, died at her daughter Tracey’s home in Gillette, Wyo., on Feb. 19, 2005.
There will be a private family service later this summer at Oxbow.
She was born on Nov. 23, 1931, as Elizabeth Burlingame at McCann, Calif., to Bruce and Laurel Burlingame. Betty had two older sisters, Pat and Jean, and a younger brother, Bob.
She lived at McCann until the age of 13. She then moved in with her grandparents, Glenn and Addie Perkins of Fortuna, Calif., to attend high school, because there wasn’t one in McCann. Betty was a 1949 graduate of Fortuna Grant High School.
In 1956, Betty married Lawrence Lindsay. They had four children: Mark, Scott, Brian, and Tracey. Betty and Lawrence lived at many places, but it was the Hells Canyon area that felt like home to the both of them.
Survivors include her children, Mark and his wife, Pam, of Gillette, Wyo., Brian and his wife, Tricia, of Oxbow, and Tracey and her husband, Rod Dieter, of Gillette, Wyo.; five grandchildren, Mark’s daughter, Shannon Lindsay, and Brian’s children, Brian Jr., Kassandra, Bradly, and Brady Lindsay; and her sister, Pat Banducci.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bruce Burlingame and Laurel Armstrong; her husband, Lawrence Lindsay; a son, Scott Lindsay; a sister, Jean Leane; and a brother, Bob Burlingame.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, February 24, 2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor