Elizabeth A. BRODEEN

BRODEEN, Elizabeth A. 83, of Regency Oaks in Clearwater, passed a-way on Friday, July 19, 2013. She was an accomplished music director, organist, and composer as well as a public school teacher and pipe organ teacher. Elizabeth began studying piano at age 4 and received a BA from Augustana College (Phi Beta Kappa/Magna Cum Laude). She also holds a Choir Master's Degree. She sang in choir that recorded with RCA Victor and performed in Carnegie Hall. Her graduate work was done at the National College of Education, Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University where she studied pipe organ with Virgil Fox and Robert Baker and composition with Normand Lockwood and Nancy Wertsch. Elizabeth has published a number of hymns and anthems. She held Organist and Choir Director positions at several large historic congregations. Elizabeth was active at Regency Oaks playing programs and presenting travelogues with her husband. They traveled over 60 countries in all 7 continents. She is survived by her husband, Rev. Dr. Bishop Eugene A. Brodeen; 4 children, David, Karen, Bruce, and Mark; and 5 grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be conducted on Friday, August 9, 2013 at 11 am at Regency Oaks Town Hall with a luncheon to follow.

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on July 28, 2013