Allen, Elizabeth Ann
Elizabeth Ann (Fernberg) Allen, 76, passed away June 30, 2010, in Mesa, AZ. Her loved ones have lost an unconventional woman who preferred dancing to a jazz solo rather than follow the crowd. Among her passions? her family, her cats, the beach, singing and writing - Liz was vibrant, creative and will be greatly missed. Born in McPherson, KS on July 20, 1933, Liz lived most of her life in Los Angeles, CA. She married twice and had four children, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her sister, Phyllis Hawkinson of Lindsborg, KS, and her children, Steve and Victoria Odell of Mesa, AZ; Christopher Allen of New Orleans, LA; Leeann Allen of Sacramento, CA and by a large extended family of cousins, in-laws and friends too numerous to name. Liz will be taken home to CA where a family celebration is being planned.
Published by The Arizona Republic on Jul. 7, 2010.