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Elizabeth Joyce York ("Liz"), age 68, died at home on May 16, 2014 after a battle with lung cancer. Liz was born in Los Angeles, CA on July 15, 1945 to Hy and Sylvia Gierson.

She attended the University of California, Santa Barbara where she studied Social Science and met her husband, Lance York. After marrying, Liz and Lance moved to Yuba City, where both worked at Yuba City High School. Liz was a devoted physical education and health teacher, a mentor to her students and a friend to parents, faculty, and staff. After retiring from teaching, Liz became an ever-more active volunteer in the Yuba City community. Her work through Kiwanis and Pink October, among other organizations, helped touch many lives. Liz's many passions included travel, musical theater, shopping and playing tennis.

Liz is survived by her children, Marianna and Adam York, her daughter-in-law, Susannah York, her newly-arrived granddaughter Arielle York, her brothers Steven and Eugene Gierson and her step-mother Esther Gierson.

A celebration of Liz's life will be held at the Bonanza Inn, Sutter Room, on June 14, 2014 from 1:00 to 5:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Liz's memory to Sutter North Hospice or the .

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Published in Appeal Democrat on June 13, 2014
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