Betty J. Ogilvie, The Anchor Of Her Family, She Will Be Missed Greatly

By  //  June 11, 2012


BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA — Betty J. Ogilvie, 81, of Melbourne, Florida, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 24, 2012.

Born in Oklahoma, she moved to Texas as a young girl.

Her family then moved to Miami Springs, where she graduated from Miami Edison High School.

As a Navy wife, Betty lived in many places, but found her home in Bowie, Maryland.

It was there she developed a love for the community and had many long lasting friendships.

She worked as chief clerk for the District Court of Prince George’s County, Maryland.

Governor William Donald Schafer presented her an award for distinguished service in 1991.

Moving to Melbourne in 1992, she became active in the homeowners association of the Courtyards of Suntree and Hope Episcopal Church.

She was also a member of the Melbourne Women’s Club and the Republican Women’s Club.

Betty is survived by her sister, Katherine Deliere, of the Villages in Florida; her two daughters, Bonnie Charles of Melbourne and Julie McElroy of Palm Bay; and two grandsons, Luke and Zachary Lowe of Bowie, Maryland.

She was predeceased by her husband, James Edward Ogilvie; her brother, William Smith; niece, Debra Deliere; and grandson, Jeremy Charles.

An Eastern Star service will be held Saturday, June 2, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. at Beach Funeral Home on North Wickham Rd.

A celebration of life service will be held at Hope Episcopal Church in Suntree on June 3, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Health First, 1900 Dairy Rd., West Melbourne, Florida 32904.

Betty was the anchor of our family, she will be missed greatly.