Elizabeth Freiheit Chave
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Elizabeth Freiheit CHAVE Beth passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, in Seattle. Born in 1955 in Lakewood, Ohio, she grew up in Avon Lake, on the shores of Lake Erie. Beth graduated from Stanford and Cornell Universities, and contributed much during her career to historic preservation in Florida and Seattle. She was Landmarks Coordinator for the City of Seattle for 25 years. Beth was passionate and joyful in work and play, loving gardens, animals, boating, hiking, skiing, music, dance, travel, her dogs, and her friends. She joins her parents, Arnold and Clare Freiheit, and her favorite pups Fritz, Basie and Keely in rest and peace. She was a lively and loving spirit, and will be missed by so many. Beth will be missed most of all by her husband of 31 years, Robert, her sister Gretchen Ridgeway and her husband Peter, and their son Karl. The extended Chave family will miss her dearly, including parents Robert and Ruth, and siblings Richard, Cat, and Karen and their families. Remembrances may be made to Historic Seattle, the Center for Wooden Boats, or the Seattle Purebred Dog Rescue/Collie organization. A memorial gathering will be held at the Pacific Science Center on Thursday, June 7, 2012, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

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Published in The Seattle Times on May 27, 2012.
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June 7, 2012
We have always had so much fun with Beth on our XC ski trips to the European Alps. How she will be missed. Another lover of kaesespatzle. Such a lovely dancer and skier. Tschuss, Beth, from your friends Shari and Paul
Shari Hogshead
June 1, 2012
Beth was always a most pleasant, respectful person in her fine long professional career with the City's Landmark Board; a position that often took incredible patience and keen listening.
Dennis Ryan
May 27, 2012
I have only known Beth for a few years but have enormous respect for her and what she has accomplished in preserving Seattle landmarks, we will all miss her and her good work.
Jerry Finrow
May 27, 2012
Auf Wiedersehen from Gretchen, Peter and Karl.
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