Elizabeth "Betty" Gilmore Eidson, of Dallas, Texas, passed away Nov. 21, 2019. She had previously resided in Tulsa, Stillwater, and Wellston, all in Oklahoma.
Betty was born in Tulsa, Okla., on Feb. 8, 1929, to Davida and Charles Gilmore. She grew up in Tulsa, and graduated from Tulsa High School. She was also a graduate of the University of Tulsa.
She was married to Edsel F. Eidson until his death in 1995. Betty and Edsel lived in many unique places, including several years in Tripoli, Libya. She and her husband retired to their family home in Wellston, Okla., where she continued to commute to work in Edmond, Okla., at Central State University, in the Library. After Edsel's death, she moved to Stillwater and worked for the Oklahoma State University Library. She also taught ESL to foreign students at OSU, and often had them to her home for dinners. She especially enjoyed attending musical events at the University. She remained at OSU until her move to Dallas, Texas, to be near family.
Betty was loved by everyone, and she loved everyone she met! She was always a uniquely happy, loving and gracious friend to so many students, to friends, and to family. Every visitor was greeted with a happy smile, always. She brought joy to every life she touched.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Edsel Eidson; and by her brothers, Robert B. Gilmore and J. David Gilmore.
She is survived by nieces, Judy Lepthien of Denver, Colo.; Pat Gilmore of Dallas, Texas; and Libby Gilmore of Fort Worth, Texas; as well as her nephew, Kirk Gilmore, of Palo Alto, Calif. She is also survived by several other cousins and by many friends.
A memorial service is planned for a later date, and will be held at Baggerley Chapel, in Edmond. Please check legacy.com for updates.
Published on January 7, 2020