May 18, 1921 – Sep 29, 2018
Elizabeth “Lil” Menzel
Lil passed away on September 29, 2018 at the age of 97. She was born in Seattle, daughter of Edward and Mary Jones. She was preceded in death by her nine siblings. Lil attended Coleman School and Franklin High School. She was married to Earl Menzel for 59 years before his passing in 1998.
She is survived by her three daughters, Elizabeth “Liz” Ellis Menzel, Mary Menzel-Smith (son-in-law Edward) and Margaret (son-in-law Gary). Lil has six grandchildren: Rhonda Ellis, Heather Ellis, Chad Smith (Kim), Deborah Smith, Greg (Allison) Gambill and Scott (Emily) Gambill. She has nine great-grandchildren, four great great-children and many nieces and nephews.
Lil will be remembered for her dedication to family and friends and her devotion to her Welsh heritage.
Remembrances can be made to Kline Galland Foundation (7500 Seward Park Ave S. Seattle, WA 98118), Seattle Children’s Hospital (4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105), Puget Sound Welsh Association (PO Box 27725 Seattle WA 98165) or your favorite charity.
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