Elizabeth Mae "Lizzy" Hammond
Walton's Funerals & Cremations - Ross, Burke & Knobel
2155 Kietzke Lane
Reno, NV
Elizabeth "Lizzy" Mae Hammond

Reno - Lizzy was born in Reno to loving parents Wendy and Mitchell Hammond, Sr.

She died after a horrific incident July 14, when a "bounce house" with her inside was blown into electric power lines.

Early in life she attended the Catholic parochial school, St Alberts. St Albert's was also her church, which she enjoyed. In 2018, she attended Coral Academy of Science, where she was in "LEGO Robotics", excelled in mathematics, received the Citizenship Award for the year, while maintaining a 4.0 Scholastic. She loved watching movies with popcorn. She was a committed follower of all the Disney princess movies; she adored the love stories, and enjoyed dressing up as a princess. She adored everybody in her family, and unabashedly called her dad "my king" when she beamed for photos before the annual Father-Daughter Dance with him, which she waited for and planned all year to attend. Over the years, Lizzy was involved with her parents as members of the Nevada Army National Guard's Family Readiness Group. During their activities, she met a completely new set of friends while working on various support activities such as bake sales, soldier care packages, Christmas Cards, etc.

Her contributions to the community are many, and all heartfelt. She also attended patriotic events with the Sons of the American Revolution where Lizzy loved marching in the Reno Veterans Day Parade, stopping to pass out American flags to spectators, then happily running to catch up again. Among other events, she laid wreaths at the Fernley Veteran's Cemetery Wreaths Across America. She was such a notable part of these events that the SAR Color Guard and Fifes & Drums felt she was their own special mascot.

Lizzy leaves behind her grieving parents, and is survived also by her siblings Abigail and Daniel, and her half-brothers Mitchell Jr. (Emilee) and Cody (Kate), nephew Austin Hammond, niece Henley Hammond and grandparents Sharal & Roger Linscott, all of Reno; her grandfather Paul Hammond, II (Lindalee) of Carlsbad, CA, and grandmother Nihla Kathleen McChristian (Harold) of Yucca Valley, CA, and numerous loving aunts, uncles, and cousins, and of course her untold legion of friends.

Lizzy's parents have dedicated Lizzy's precious gift of life to the Organ Donor Program, to benefit children throughout America. It is their wish and desire to have Lizzy's legacy live on through this gesture in a celebration of her life, and to help heal and comfort Lizzy's family and other loved ones over their loss.

The family thanks all of the First Responders, Hospital Staff, Dr. Zucker and friends for all of their support and kindness during Lizzy's care and treatment.

Visitation will be at Walton's-Ross, Burke & Knobel Mortuary, 2155 Kietzke Ln., Reno on Mon. 7/29 from 3pm-8pm with recitation of the Rosary at 7pm. Funeral Mass will be at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, 1259 St. Albert Dr., Reno on Tue. 7/30 at 11:30am followed by burial in Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 14 Veterans Way, Fernley at 1:30pm. A reception will be held that same day at Bartley Ranch, 6000 Bartley Ranch Rd. at 5pm.

Donations can be made to Lizzy's Memorial Fund at Great Basin Credit Union.

The family invites you to leave a message of condolence on Lizzy's Memory Wall at www.waltonsfuneralhomes.com

Published by The Reno Gazette Journal and Lyon County News Leader from Jul. 27 to Jul. 29, 2019.
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Walton's Funerals & Cremations - Ross, Burke & Knobel
2155 Kietzke Lane, Reno, NV
Walton's Funerals & Cremations - Ross, Burke & Knobel
2155 Kietzke Lane, Reno, NV
Funeral Mass
St. Albert the Great Catholic Church
1259 St. Albert Dr., Reno, NV
Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery
14 Veterans Way, Fernley, NV
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Bless you.
terry maine
August 5, 2019
Know we are keeping all of you in our prayers. May your Faith and your happy memories of Lizzy carry you through this very difficult time. Ron and Rose Quackenbush (parents of Theresa Santos)
Ron and Rose Quackenbush
August 2, 2019
Today I saw the face of an angel. And after reading about all your precious Lizzy had accomplished in her short time on Earth it is easy to realize she not only had the face of an angel but the heart and soul of one too. I had read about her Honor Walk and knew she must have been a special child to have touched the hearts of so many. And God bless you, her parents, for making the decision to give the highest gift of love to people you will never meet, people who will go on to touch countless lives. You don't know me and I don't know you but reading about Lizzy touched my heart and I have cried, both in sadness that your darling girl was called to Heaven so soon but with a joy that for just a while an angel walked amongst us. God bless you and your family.
Judy Soden
August 2, 2019
Remarkable life - and remarkable family. Lovingly wishing all of you the kindest and best of futures.
Ed Powell
July 31, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Doreen Ayres
July 31, 2019
Roger and Sharl and family, my heart aches for you all. Litzy certainly left her mark on many people in her short life here on earth. You are all in my prayers.
With deep sympathy,
Sally Biglieri Loux
Sally Loux
July 30, 2019
As a mom, grandma, retired nurse, I was so touched by your story. I just want to say, I cannot imagine the pain your family has endured. But reading about your beautiful little girl, I have no doubt she is in heaven watching over your family. Bless you and your family
pamela davis
July 29, 2019
We are going to miss your fun, joyful spirit at every family gathering but we will smile with all the silly memories you have left us with.
I will look for you at every "bat-thirty" around the campfire.
We love you forever.

Jeff, Sheri, Erik and Dave
Jeff and Sheri Brown
July 29, 2019
Sheri Brown
July 29, 2019
a loved one
July 29, 2019
Beth Fuel
July 28, 2019
May our Lord God watch over the Hammond family and help them find peace in knowing that Lizzie rests in eternal peace in the arms of our Lord and will be with them always. AMEN
Leo and Marlene Humphreys
July 28, 2019
Steven Hammond
July 27, 2019
Words can never express how we feel. Our love thoughts and prayers are with my family always.
Steve and Marian Hammond
July 27, 2019
donna wagner
July 27, 2019
Roger, I am so sorry for your loss. I knew you in 7th grade at Vaughn. You were a great kid, and I liked you very much. Best wishes for some semblance of normalcy in your lives after this tragedy. Cheri (collins) Zotter
cheryl zotter
July 27, 2019
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