Hybridizer Elizabeth Kent Bergin (Mrs. Joe), 1906-1969
Dallas, Texas, USA (AIS Region 17)
From The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 196(January 1970)
: Mrs. Joe L. Bergin (Elizabeth) died October 15, 1969. She had been an RVP of Region 17, and on the completion of her term of office both she and her husband were presented life memberships in the American Iris Society. Mrs. Bergin also was active in musical circles, and her Regional meetings often were a delightful arrangement of music around the iris theme. She was awarded the coveted Stella B. Chapman award in appreciation of her outstanding work for irises; and the Dallas Iris Society. Those of us who knew her, and they are legion, remember her as a loyal friend, a vivacious personality, and an enthusiastic and untiring worker. Irises were a special corner in her life; so much so that her request is that memorial gifts be in the form of irises to be planted in an iris garden in Samuel Park in Dallas, a project to which she had given of her tinle and energy in the last years. Miss Mabel Wilkerson, 832 North Winnetta Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75208, has agreed to accept these contributions; and Joe Bergin has dedicated himself to the success of this garden. This memorial to a great and gracious lady seems so very fitting, and those who knew the vibrant personality that was Elizabeth Bergin can catch again her spirit with our visits to this great iris garden.
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