Elizabeth Russell Belford was born on December 23, 1902, in Jeffersonville, Ind., where she graduated from the public school there. She attended Indiana University School of Nursing, 1920-23 and 1923-25. She married Dr. William W. Belford, pediatrician, on October 8, 1925. Her family included two daughters, Mary and Martha. She served as head nurse of the medical ward and night supervisor at St. Louis Childrens Hospital, St. Louis, Mo. After moving to California, Belford was a director on the boards of the San Diegos Neighborhood House, the Francis W. Parker School, Childrens Home, and Dodson Home for the Aged. She was also involved with San Diegos St. Pauls Episcopal Church, the University of California Hospitals Auxiliary, Society for Crippled Children and Mercy Hospital Auxiliary. She died from a massive heart attack on October 13, 1980.