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Tullis, Elizabeth Ann - Novato  
Elizabeth Ann Tullis, 66, of Novato, Calif., passed away Feb. 19, 2015, after a courageous battle with liver cancer. She was born March 9, 1948, in Bethesda, Md., to Dr. John L. and Frances (Dwyer) Tullis. Liz graduated from high school in Millburn, N.J. in 1966 and Boston University with a degree in theatrical design in 1970. She spent time in graduate school at Columbia University. Summers were spent at the family home in East Orleans, Mass. In East Orleans, Liz's lifelong love of the theater began, spending her summers at the Orleans summer stock Arena Theater, painting sets, learning scenery design and basic behind-the-scenes theater arts. Liz always said East Orleans was a great place to grow up. Liz was an accomplished artist, photographer, seamstress, scuba diver and worldwide traveler. Passion for the theater arts was the basis for Liz's long career in theater. She began as a costume designer and cutter, worked as a scenic artist for repertory theater companies, the San Francisco Ballet, The American Conservatory Theater and the San Francisco Opera. For 26 years until her retirement in 2003, Liz was a scenic artist for many film and TV companies including Columbia, Lucas, Disney, Paramount, ABC, etc, mainly in the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas. Survivors include her mother Frances D. Tullis of Seminole, Fla., brothers David F. Tullis (Susan) of Henniker, N.H. and Jonathan T. Tullis (Barbara) of Seven Lakes, N.C. and nephews Christopher, David, Joshua and Devin Tullis, plus six great nieces and nephews and aunts and cousins. Private family services will be held on Cape Cod this summer.
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Published in The Concord Monitor on Feb. 24, 2015
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