Elizabeth was born in Dubuque, Iowa and moved to Pleasanton, CA where she graduated from Amador High School.
She earned her Masters Degree in teaching (MAT) then taught school for years and loved every minute of it. Her many students throughout those years benefited by her special skills and unique way of teaching and connecting with them. Without Exception, all her students and their parents adored her as did her peers and school staff members.
Elizabeth was known as Bette for many years but she really desired to be called Liz, so when she moved from Pleasanton to Manteca she became known to her new neighbors and friends at Del Webb as Liz. Sh enjoyed living in Del Webb making many friends during the 10 years that she and her husband, Raymond lived there. During the past 4 1/2 years she lived at Bethany Home in Ripon, CA where again made friends with her new neighbors.
Liz was such a delightful and sweet lady. Her warm and infectious smile was so uplifting to everyone. She was simply a joy to be around. It was a privilege and an honor to be in her presence. She will surely be missed by everyone who knew her.
She is survived by her husband, Raymond her two daughters, Debbie Coffin (Steve) of Pleasanton and Janet Foster (Duke) of Pine Grove, her sister Barbara Mills of Pleasanton, nephews, Jeff Olivares (Gloria) of Manteca, Tom Perez of Yuba City, Michael Lund of Livermore, Jeffery Lund of Pleasanton, Don Mills of Turlock and great nieces, Brittany Mitchell (Josh) of Tracy and Lindsay Grigoryev (Mike) of Sacramento. In addition, her great-great-nices, Hayden, Presley, Evie and Polina, and her cousin Colleen Garris of Merced.
Family and friends are invited to attend her celebration of life on June 8th, at 11:00 a.m. at the Park View Funeral Home located at 3661 French Camp Road, Manteca, CA 95336.
In lieu of flowers, donations made be made in her honor to Bethany Home, 930 West Main Street, Ripon, CA 95366 or to your favorite charity. A reception will follow at the Las Casuelas Mexican restaurant located at 1580 W. Yosemite Ave., Manteca, CA 95337 at
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Saturday, June 4, 2022