May 8, 1947 – August 20, 2018
We sadly announce the passing of Lily Beth Ogden on August 20, 2018 at 71 years old, after a short hospital stay. Beth was a kind and loving person who welcomed people into her home and heart. The world is made less by her absence.
Left to remember Beth are her partner, for over 45 years, Larry Wood, daughter Chandra (Casey), son Jared, & four granddaughters: Amanda (Chris), Chelsea (Jordan), Tiara, Kota (Collin). Beth’s six great grandchildren will also miss her unique sparkle in their lives. Beth is predeceased by her parents Albert & Hilda Ogden. She is survived by her sister Claire (Norman), several nieces and nephews and many cousins and extended family members.
She was born May 8th 1947 and raised in Procter, BC. She attended high school in Nelson, at L.V. Rogers Senior Secondary School. Later, she made Kamloops her home for over forty years, where she engaged in a myriad of undertakings, before returning to her beloved Procter & childhood home.
Beth opened Complete Occasions in the ’80s. She became well known as an excellent florist, a creator of often impossible-looking wedding cakes, and the maker of “ungettable” custom items for weddings and other celebrations. Unfortunately, health problems, eventually caused her to close the store, but she still accepted occasional artistic contracts, for the rest of her life. She never let illness or any of life’s struggles diminish her optimism, her will to help others, and her wonderful sense of humor.
Beth was an innovative thinker with an inspired way of seeing the world. Whatever the task, Beth worked hard while always asking “how can we do this best?” In waiting rooms, elevators, or store checkout lines, she was ever that new friend, who treats you like an old friend, and makes your whole day better. She loved vibrantly with her heart glowing brightly on her sleeve.
In lieu of flowers, please help somebody when you see they need a hand, especially if you must go out of your way. Spontaneously assisting others was Beth’s charity. She did it often, and with her passing, we all need to pitch in.
There is no funeral at this time, but a celebration of life will take place at a later date.