ELIZABETH LIZ TAPIA Lost her courageous war against breast cancer on Wednesday surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was preceded in death by her father Jim Pendergrass and her loving grandmother Eva Morris. Elizabeth is survived by her supportive husband of 20 years Jerald Tapia & their beautiful daughters Ashley and Michaela; her sister Jamie Embry, husband Daniel and family; her Aunt Glynnette Hale and her Best Friend Lori Ann Ortiz. She is also survived by her supportive In-Laws Patricio & Abby Tapia, brothers- in-law and their families, Jerome (Nakaya), Jonah (Sherry), Jacob (Hannah) & Jason (Josie), her Aunt Connie and Uncle Earnest Sanchez, Grandmother Laura Miller-Sanchez (Clyde), Aunts Hope, Faith and Roxanne Sikes along with numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, co-workers and lots and lots of friends. She is also survived by her mother Linda Pendergrass and sister Erin Crosby & family. She served lovingly as a nurse for many years with the Pecos School system and St. Vincent's Hospital. Elizabeth loved life and asked that her services not be sad. She asked that everyone wear pink in recognition of breast cancer. A visitation will be held on Sunday, January 26, 2014 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Berardinelli Family Funeral Service where a rosary will be recited at 4:00 p.m. She will be returned to Pecos on Monday, January 27, 2014, to The Saint Anthony's Catholic Church where a visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., a rosary will be recited from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. and The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the Saint Anthony's Cemetery. Serving as pall bearers: Lori Ann, Daniel, Jason, Jonah, Jacob and Jerome. Serving as honorary pall bearers will be Chuck Sonberg, Bob McGimsey, Bruce and Nathan Hale. Thank you to everyone who have provided their love and support. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Elizabeth's memory to Breast Cancer Research. Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505)984-8600 Please sign our guestbook for the family at: www.berardinellifuneralhome.com
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Berardinelli Family Funeral Service
1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505
Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900