Elizabeth Ann Halvorson Golden

Sep 15, 1929 – Feb 5, 2007


Elizabeth Ann Halvorson Golden

9/15/1929 – 2/05/2007

Elizabeth was born on 9/15/29 in Triumph, Minnesota, the oldest child of Agnes and Ignatius Gappa. Her family moved to Iowa when she was a young girl. While she was getting her Home Economics degree at Iowa State University, she met and married Keith Halvorson, a future Boeing engineer. Keith’s job with Boeing took them to Seattle, Huntsville, AL, Washington, DC and then back to Seattle. A few years after Keith’s death in 1994, Liz married another retired Boeing engineer, Milo Golden.

Elizabeth is survived by her 2 children, John Halvorson and Ruth and Randy Radford and Milo’s 3 children, Matt and Laura Golden, Don and Camille Golden and Cinde Golden, her beloved grandchildren, extended family and friends.

Funeral Mass, with reception to follow, will be held Friday February 9th at 10:30am at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 15236 21st Ave. SW, Burien, WA 98166. Burial will be at Washington Memorial Cemetery.

Special Thanks to the nurses and doctors at Highline Medical Center.

Remembrances to your favorite charity or to the American Cancer Society, 728 134th St. SW #101, Everett, WA 98204.

Arrangements by Bonney-Watson Washington Memorial, 16445 International Blvd. SeaTac 206 242-1787.


Pam Muramatsu
Des Moines, WA
Feb 7, 2007

I don't remember the first time I met Liz, I just have the feeling that she has been present in my husband John Muramatsu's family for ever... Liz told me once that she knew John when he was "just a bump". It's true. It is also true that the Muramatsu's treasured Liz's expertise in the kitchen. Margie told me years ago, "if Liz made it, you know it's going to be good", and she was right. I have alot of good memories of her and

I'll miss Liz very much.

Jack and Jody Lancaster
Des Moines, WA
Feb 7, 2007

Liz was a kind and wonderful lady. She made really good chicken and dumplings! We'll miss her too. God bless you Liz!

Gloria Gore
Burien, WA
Feb 8, 2007

Elizabeth will be missed at Simsbury Condominiums. While she did not live at Simsbury very long, she was part of our family. I truly enjoyed her kind and gentle spirit. She was a great neighbor, always friendly and ready to help someone in need. My heartfelt prayers go out to Elizabeth's family. Your loss is great.

David San Gabriel
Seattle, WA
Feb 8, 2007

I married Becky; Becky has a brother Randy which is married to Ruth. Ruth’s mom is Liz, and that is how I met Liz. It was during wonderful family functions and get togethers that I have the fondest memories of her. Liz was a great lady that truly cared about people. She took the time to listen; she asked insightful questions because she cared, and for myself…she believed in me.

She was a great chef, whenever I was invited to her place for Thanksgiving or Christmas, my tummy jumped for joy because every meal I had that she prepared was perfect, and I never turned down “seconds”.

Most of all, if you knew Liz you knew that she loved God. His light shined through her, and blessed her. Her life was a witness and everything that I know she did, she did because she loved God. Her faith touched me; I never said how much it did to anybody. It is something that I admired and loved about her. With all of my heart, I know if there is anyone that is with God in heaven and at peace, it is Liz.

Truly my only regret is that the time I knew her was too short, and that we never shared our one meal we had forever planned to eat together. It is that sardine sandwich, with rye bread, and a big fat pickle that for over ten years we said we would eat together.

I will miss you Liz, your smile and the warmth that you showed me will be what I remember the most about you. I won’t get too sad because I know you are in a better place, and all I have to do is get Ruth smiling and laughing, and in her eyes…I will see you.

Mary Ann St. Louis
Bainbridge Island, WA
Feb 8, 2007

Liz lived next door to my sister for many years. Although I did not see her that frequently, when we did see each other - we always took up right where we left off. My sincere sympathy to her family and her friends. We were all lucky to have known her.

The Kindred Family
Feb 8, 2007

Please know that at this difficult time your family are in many thoughts. May you find comfort & strength in Almighty God's love knowing your friends care deeply for you.-Ps.55:22.

Vickie Haase
Kent, WA
Feb 25, 2007

It was with great sadness I just learned of Liz's passing. I was out of the country 2/4--11 on vacation. My deepest sympathies to the family, Liz was a sweet lady. I enjoyed getting to know her after she married Milo. I was lucky to share in some wonderful dinner parties with the two of them.

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