Elizabeth Green Bianchi
1919 - 2021
Lake Shore Funeral Home
5201 Steinbeck Bend
Waco, TX 76708
Elizabeth Green Bianchi

Nov. 18, 1919 - April 4, 2021

Elizabeth Green Bianchi, 101, of Waco, passed away Sunday April 4, 2021, at The Atrium of Bellmead.

A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 22, at Oakwood Cemetery with Pastor Carl Freeto officiating.

Elizabeth was born in Shamrock, Louisiana, to Samuel Layfayette Green and Bessie Amee Green. She graduated from Haynesville, Louisiana, High School and continued her education at LSU. Elizabeth graduated with a BS and MS degrees in 1941.

She married David Bianchi in 1942 and they lived in Dallas where David studied Voice at SMU. David served in WWII with the 42nd Infantry Division Army during the occupation of Germany and Austria. In 1950, they moved to Waco and joined Trinity Methodist Church where Elizabeth was very active with the church. She was involved in the City of Waco "Learn to Swim Program" that taught many Waco children to swim and was involved in the "Red Cross Life Saving Program".

In 1959, Elizabeth began a rewarding career at Baylor University in the Health and Physical Education Department teaching as an Associate Professor of swimming, tennis and golf. After her retirement from Baylor, she volunteered her time with Meals on Wheels, Lake Shore United Methodist Church and found time to go to the Y three times a week for water aerobics well into her 90s.

Elizabeth lost her husband, David in 1973; and a son, David Gordon in 1987.

She is survived by her son, Richard Barton Bianchi of Waco; grandchildren, Christian Bianchi and wife, Natalie, Laura Wise, Brian Bianchi and Robert Bianchi; and great-grandchildren, Phoebe Bianchi and Bianca Wise.

The family would like to express their appreciation to Judy Bergendahl and Marg Forbis with Comfort Keepers for their loving care and to Bluebonnet Hospice for their tender care and communication with the family.

Memorials in memory of Elizabeth may be directed to Meals on Wheels, Lake Shore United Methodist Church or to the charity of your choice.

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Published by Waco Tribune-Herald on May 16, 2021.
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I corresponded with Mrs. B. for 51 years. She was my swimming teacher and later a colleague at Baylor. I still have my last card from her dated 1/19/2017. She was a vigorous supporter and I miss her so much. I just learned of her death today. I had been sending correspondence to her until this January and wondered why I hadn't heard from her. My sincerest condolences go out to her family. She was a kind, caring and strong woman. In short she was one of a kind. I loved her and cherish her memory.
Ann Cunningham
May 20, 2021