Elizabeth Menzel

May 18, 1921 – Sep 29, 2018

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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. 



Carol Davis
St. Louis, MO
Oct 10, 2018

Maggie & Gary -

I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. We always loved when “mom” would come to St. Louis and spend time with us. She was beautiful, classy and sure kept us on our toes! She will be missed and you all will be in our prayers.

Elaine Baldini
Sammamish, WA
Oct 9, 2018

It always made me smile whenever Elizabeth would come into Hallmark with her daughters. She was a lady of good spirit, and always spoke highly of her family.

Lloydene (Dene) Menzel-Utigard
Westbank , BC
Oct 6, 2018

I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Lil's passing. I have such good memories of all our family gatherings. Her being there for dad and Todd's funerals was so appreciated, I just wish I could do the same now. We were talking about her being "the last matriarch" of the family, she will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all, as well as all my love.


Erika Engen
Caledonia , MI
Oct 6, 2018

I will always remember Lil’s smile, her love and her most thoughtful heart. Praying for your family!

HSHS Internal Audit Team
Springfield, IL
Oct 6, 2018

Maggie and Family,

Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family.

Brian Menzel
Northport, MAINE
Oct 5, 2018

Aunt “lil” will always be my favorite.

From our family visits to her standing by us in our time of need.

I only wish I could return the same.

Rest In Peace Aunt lil


Joyce Menzel-Gere
Stevensville, MT
Oct 5, 2018

I am so very sorry for your loss. I have very fond memories when I was a young girl of visiting Uncle Earl and Aunt Lil. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time.



Larry Menzel
Federal Way , Wash
Oct 5, 2018

So sorry to hear of her passing she was a wonderful women and remember the times I use to visit her and Earl she will be greatly missed. Wish I could attend but will be working that day.

Stephen Phelps and David Schlobohm
St. Louis, MO
Oct 4, 2018

Dear Maggie and Gary: Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family.

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