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Elizabeth Marie Griesman


1928 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Griesman, Elizabeth Marie
87, of Frisco, Texas passed away on February 18, 2016. Elizabeth Marie Oldenburg Griesman was born March 27, 1928, daughter of Hazel and Glenn Oldenburg, in Beloit, Wisconsin. She was married to Edward Griesman on November 5, 1949. Liz was a graduate of Hononegah High School, Rockton, Illinois. She and Ed moved to Sun City, Arizona in 1989. She retired in 2002 as an Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Education at Arizona State University West. She was a member of Lakeview United Methodist Church, Sun City. Other associations and memberships included The Amarna Research Foundation, American Research Center in Egypt; the Ancient Egypt Study Association, President of Central Arizona Society of the Archaeological Institutes of America for six years and was a former member of the Valley West Chapter of International Administrative Associate Professionals. An Egyptology enthusiast, she wrote and published several articles in the AESA newsletters, Portland, Oregon, reviewing Egyptian books for children. An article she wrote on Egyptologist Mary Chubb was published in "Ancient Egypt Magazine" in London and her article on Sarah Belzoni was printed in an Australian newsletter. Liz conducted classes at Rio Salado College on ancient Egyptian women, the Pyramids and the Sphinx. She also taught various classes on Egypt in the Arizona State University/Osher Lifelong Learning program in Sun City, Sun City Grand and the Sun City Lifelong Learning program. She traveled to Egypt on two occasions and visited the Pyramids along the Nile. Her greatest joy in life was time spent with her only grandson, Alex. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, Edward, of 64 years and her brother, Richard Oldenburg. Services will be held on February 26, 2016 at Stonebriar Funeral Home in Frisco, TX. Visitation at 12:00 pm followed by a Funeral Service at 1:00 pm. Elizabeth will be laid to rest at Sunland Memorial Park in Phoenix, AZ at a private service.


Published in The Arizona Republic on Feb. 25, 2016
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