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Haworth, Elizabeth Gertrude
1914 - 2015. Elizabeth Gertrude (Larsen) Haworth was promoted to her heavenly home during the night, July 24, 2015. She was born on October 12, 1914 in Portland, Oregon to Wilhelmina and Alfred Larsen who had immigrated from Denmark. Elizabeth was born during the beginning of the First World War, was 15 at the onset of the Great Depression and 27 when the United States entered the Second World War. She lived through 17 presidents and witnessed phenomenal changes in transportation, communication and technology. Elizabeth was a resident of Scottsdale for 65 years, 37 years in the Golden Keys. She graduated from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon in 1936; from Cascade College in Portland in 1938 and did post-graduate work at Arizona State University. She taught elementary school in the Washington School District from 1950 until retirement. After retirement, Elizabeth sang in the community choir, took classes in writing, oil and watercolor painting and was active in her church, Scottsdale Baptist, now New Life Community Church, where she ministered to many through her singing. She traveled extensively and enjoyed life. Nine times, she traveled to Brazil where she participated in the ministry of her son Darrel and his family. Elizabeth made many friends along the way because of her lively, engaging personality and her zest for living. She is remembered for her faith in God, her fun-loving spirit, her beautiful soprano voice and her passion for music. She was a faithful friend to her children and grandchildren. Her family and friends have all reaped the benefits of her long and exceptional life. She loved and was loved. She is survived by three children: Darrel Haworth and wife Jean, living in Ceará, Brazil; Karen Archer and husband Robin of El Paso, Texas; and, Daniel Haworth and wife Donna of Phoenix, Arizona as well as 8 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Elizabeth will be missed by all of her family, but we are filled with joy that she is now in the presence of Jesus our Lord. Her faithfulness in this life lives on through us all. There will be a Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m., Saturday August 29, at New Life Community Church, 2500 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale. The family invites you to come and honor Elizabeth's memory with them and thanks you for your kind participation in her life.


Published in The Arizona Republic from Aug. 23 to Aug. 26, 2015
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