Known as "Libby" to family and friends, Elizabeth Phillips Roe attended Hampton High School and graduated from Mary Washington College in 1944. While in college she visited a friend's home in Maryland and was introduced to her future husband, William M. D. "Bill" Roe. Libby traveled cross-country to meet her fiancé - commissioned into the wartime Navy - and they were married in San Francisco four days after the D Day invasion occurred.Libby made a home for her husband and family as Bill's Naval career took them to California, Japan, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. She taught school in Virginia, Japan, and on their return to her husband's home town in Maryland. Their daughter, Jane Roe Fox is the scholarship family representative.