Obituary: Elizabeth "Betty" Garver Nagy


Last updated 12/10/2018 at 2:27pm

Elizabeth "Betty" Garver Nagy

On Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, Elizabeth "Betty" Garver Nagy, artist and watercolor painter, died at the age of 90, in Pisgah Forest.

She was born Jan. 14, 1928, in Martinsville, Ill., to Evelyn Fasig and Ralph Tibbs Garver. As a child, she lived on military bases with her three siblings and in the Philippines, where her father, an Army officer, was stationed and eventually killed as a prisoner of war in the Bataan Death March in World War II.

After graduating from the Studio School of Advertising Art in Cincinnati, Ohio, she worked as a fashion illustrator at Wolf and Dessauer i...

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