Liz Elam (1949 - 2013)

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LIZ ELAM Liz Elam died peacefully the morning of Aug 20th after a short, but brave battle against cancer. Liz was born January 10, 1949. She was born and raised in Oroville and lived nearly here entire life here in butte county. She attended elementary school in Thermalito and graduated from Sierra Christian Academy in 1967. She left behind two daughters, Tonasa Wallen and Gwendolen Foursha. She was Grandmother to Cole and Tamra Foursha. Liz was the daughter of Vernon Fields. Liz also left behind great friends that she cherished and considered family as well. Those loyal friends were there for her in her final months and helped ease the fear and suffering in her time of need. Up until becoming ill, Liz was a practicing cosmetologist for nearly forty years. Liz also was a volunteer firefighter at Kelly Ridge fire station. She was a local artist and beaded native american jewelry. She was a member of a local dance club and was still enjoying it while in the hospital. Liz enjoyed learning about history and especially of the local history including the Maidu tribe. Liz was proud to learn she was a part of the Maidu tribe through her research. Services for Liz will take place Sept 14 at 2:00 pm at the Bangor cemetery where she will be back at last in the arms of her father Vernon Fields. Reception to follow at Dunstone Memorial Hall, 4790 Foothill Blvd. in Oroville.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Sept. 1, 2013
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