1950: The Loss of Two Important Sisters
Within the coming year, Gamma Phi Beta lost two of its most devoted and hard-working members. Within two weeks of the Convention, Lillian Thompson (Michigan, 1892) died on July 2, 1950, and Lindsey Barbee (Denver, 1897) passed away the following April 8. Both women had served the Sorority as Grand Presidents, and both had been inspired leaders to the women who honored and loved them, extending far beyond Gamma Phi Beta. A Memorial Fund was established in 1951 to which members could contribute in memory of these and other devoted sisters.
Pictured above: Lillian Thompson (Michigan, 1892), Gamma Phi Beta’s first National Panhellenic Conference Chairwoman.