Elizabeth White Saunders
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Longtime Norwalk Resident
Norwalk resident since 1989, Elizabeth White Saunders, died on February 28, 2014 of esophageal cancer. She was 80 years old and a former resident of Wilton, CT from 1960 to 1981. She graduated from Mt. Holyoke College in 1955. She was an avid reader and supporter of the arts especially the theater.
From 1993 to 2004 she enjoyed traveling to England, Scotland, France, Italy, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Tanzania and Kenya. She was a life long Democrat and actively campaigned in Presidential elections. She volunteered to transport Norwalk Citizens to the polls on Election days. She supported many causes and organizations including Reproductive Rights, NCLR (National Center for Lesbian Rights), organizations to save endangered species, World Wild Life Fund, ASPCA and Earth Justice to save the planet.
She is survived by her loving life partner Beth White Chase of 27 years; her four children; her three granddaughters and by her partner's older son and by her partner's granddaughter. Her partner's second son predeceased her in 1992.
Her memorial service was at the Presbyterian Church of Wilton, CT on Sunday, March 9, 2014.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests people give to
or organization of their own or choose one of hers.
Condolences may be sent to Elizabeth's Life Partner, Beth Chase, c/o Hoyt Funeral Home, 199 Main Street, New Canaan, CT 06840, 203-966-0700.
Hoyt Funeral Home
199 Main St New Canaan, CT 06840
Published in The Hour on Mar. 25, 2014