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.
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MEMORIES & CONDOLENCES
Liz (or as I knew her "Mom Liz") was one of a few ladies that I was BLESSED to know and feel a kin-ship of extended Motherhood to me. She not only treated me with kindness upon my many visits to see LeeAnn and her; But also with love and compassion of a parent. She would always send me Birthday cards and Holidays as well, and I would do the same for her. Upon these last years as her health deteriorated, I received the cards less and less but I continued to send them to her with the thoughts of: positivity, greetings, love, and hopefully brightening her day. These are memories I will cherish always. Rest in PEACE "Mom Liz" <3 Kevin Hanson
July 16, 2010
leah, my thoughts and prayers to you and your family. may your memories bring you peace. my love to you.
July 15, 2010
Liz and I worked together in Glendale at Fremont Compensation Ins. Company. Liz has been a great friend to me. One year we were visiting friends in Tucson, AZ and made it a point, as I had promised her, my husband and I would visit her in Mesa. I have kept in touch with her all these years until she was not able to write me, but I would call to make sure she received my letter. Rosemary would write me for her. I was so saddened of her passing. She is with the Lord now and I know she is at peace. Our deepest symathy to her family. Maryanne and Jerry Biondi
July 13, 2010
Liz and I were first cousins. We shared many happy, crazy moments together. We last saw each other in 2004 when Ed and I visited Paul and Joyce in Mesa. We had a great day going to Sedona and just fooling around. I will miss her laugh, her zest for life, and her writings. She was wonderful. Joan Nutter