Women's History Month Day 3
Mary Elizabeth (Beth) Talbot Busbee
Died March 3, 2012
She was Georgia's First Lady 1975-1983
Mary Beth Talbot was born in Ruston, LA, February 16, 1927. She graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in biological sciences.
She married George Busbee in 1949.Their marriage lasted until his death July 16, 2004.
As First Lady, she actively promoted volunteerism throughout the state. She led by example and was very active in numerous cultural & health related charities and activities, including being instrumental in establishing the first Ronald McDonald House in Atlanta.
Additionally, She was a 40 year breast cancer survivor. She authored two cookbooks, was the honorary chair of "Save The Fox " Campaign, and she was Albany's 1975 "Woman of the Year".