Passed away peacefully on the evening of March 21, 2014 at the Mt. Vernon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on March 5, 1924 to the August and Josephine (Gorence) Weiss, a farming family, near Mulberry, Kansas, and she treasured the memories of those early years.
Upon reaching the age of 18 and with World War II raging, Elizabeth was recruited to come to the Washington, DC area and do clerical work for the Navy in Quonset huts located on the Washington Mall.
After the war, she married a returning Coast Guardsman, Howell Weldon Greenwood, and started a family. She remained a resident of the Alexandria area for the remainder of her life; living at a variety of locations. Much of that time was spend at 703 S. Lee Street in Alexandria. After her family was grown and her husband passed, she lived with a daughter in the Wessynton development near the Mt. Vernon estate.
Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, three brothers and a sister.
She is survived by three children: Larry Greenwood of Winter Haven, FL; Bette Jacobs of Fort Mill, SC and Deanna McConchie of Fredericksburg, VA. In addition, she has two grandchildren: James Jacobs of Mocksville, NC and Marty McConchie of Springfield, VA. She was also a great-grandmother to Marty James and Stephen Weldon Jacobs and Benjamin Ross and Natalie Elizabeth McConchie of Greenville, SC.
A viewing and short service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 27 at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 811 Cameron St., Alexandria, VA. A private family-only burial service will follow.