Elizabeth “Liz” Ledbetter 73, passed away on February 27th at North Florida Regional Hospital.
She was born in Ocala, FL on 11/18/1948 to Jim and Thelma Easter. At a very young age Liz moved to Alachua, that is when her real life began.
After she graduated from Santa Fe high school, she decided to work in some small stores, learning the craft in the business world. Liz loved horses and learned all about the horse world from her dad. After spending a few years on horses, she moved on to barrel racing. The competition was for the speed between horse and clock, to achieve the fastest time. Liz won many awards during that time. As time moved on, Liz said goodbye to the horse and went to work for North Florida Reginal. Liz still wanted a little more, so she went to work at the University of Florida. During her time at UF, she met her husband, Fraser Ledbetter. They tried to eat lunch together every day, or even sometimes just talk. Liz retired after several years at UF. Liz tried to spend as much time as possible with the many flowers she worked so hard on. She always had a big smile when thinking of what the outcome would be.
She is survived by her sister Margie Crews and friend Carl Sheffield, many nieces, and nephews. Debra and Darryl Moore, Mark and Becky Crews, and Richard and Christina Cannon. Her Husband’s daughter Katie, and son Timmy Ledbetter, and Justin and Tiffany Moore.
We will be having a celebration of life at Evergreen Cemetery on Tuesday March 8th at 11:00am.
She will be missed by family and friends.
“The book is closed
The reader sleeps
The dogwood tree
The vigil keeps.”
Arrangements are under the care of MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 311 S. Main ST Gainesville, FL 32601. 352-3769-5361 www.milamfh.com