Condolences to family and friends of Elizabeth (Gibson) Baumgardner

Elizabeth Shirley (Gibson) Baumgardner passed away April 20, 2019, at the age of 98.

Elizabeth married Kenneth Baumgardner (1916-2002) in 1942.  Kenneth was a long-time faculty member in the Music Department at Brenau University. The Kenneth Baumgardner Music Endowment was created in 2005 by Robert W. Gibson in his honor.

Elizabeth remained especially interested in theater in addition to the conflict resolution academic programs at Brenau University.

Memorial gifts may be given to the Elizabeth Baumgardner Peace Award for Mediation given at Brenau University, Attn: Matt Thomas, 500 Washington Street SE, Gainesville, Georgia, 30501 or online at

Full obituary can be found at