Troutman, Elizabeth "Liz"
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Dec. 5, 1928 - Apr. 23, 2013
Elizabeth Troutman, longtime resident of Bradenton, died on April 23rd in San Ramon, CA, surrounded by her family and the love of her friends. She was 84.
Liz, as she was known, was active in community affairs in Sarasota and Bradenton for many years. She was a patron of the arts with a special love of opera, and was privileged to serve on the Board of the Bradenton Opera Guild more than a decade. She was in charge of the Guild's Star Program as well as editor of its Bel Canto newsletter. She was made a lifetime honorary member of the Yale Club of Sarasota, serving for many years as the editor of its news journal, bluELInes. She was a long time member of the Harvey Memorial Church in Bradenton Beach and was instrumental in the creation and installation of its stained glass windows.
Born and raised in Maryland she graduated from the University of Maryland and taught high school English for 10 years before retiring to Florida. Liz was married to the late Warren Troutman, and is survived by her sons David Jefferson of San Ramon, CA and Thomas Denson of Harpswell, ME and her daughters Elizabeth Holmes of Marysville, WA and Karen Richards of Bradenton, FL.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers contributions in her honor be made to Yale University or to the Sarasota Opera.
Published in Herald Tribune from Apr. 30 to May 1, 2013