May 6, 1929 - Nov 17, 2013
Elizabeth C. Coleman died peacefully on Sunday, November 17th, 2013, at the age of 84. Born in Utah on May 6th, 1929, Elizabeth eventually settled in Sacramento where she raised her family. A passionate and uniquely-gifted educator, Elizabeth worked for many years as a teacher and specialist in the design of instructional and participative management systems for school employees in the Grant Joint Union High School District and later as an administrator in the Sacramento County Office of Education. Elizabeth also taught at the community college level. Over the course of her career, she made many long lasting connections with her students and colleagues. In her fifties Elizabeth learned to sail and sailed with an all-women crew around the Greek Islands and later the British Virgin Islands. An avid birdwatcher and life-long learner, Elizabeth had a generosity of spirit that touched all she met. She loved talking with those she loved about the important things in life. Predeceased by her husband, Tom Coleman in 2011, Elizabeth is survived by her three daughters and their husbands, Brady and Antonio Torres, Alexis Condy and Bill Hardy, Wendy and Brian Lukas, and her three grandchildren, Michael, Coleman, and Allison Lukas. We will miss her dearly. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento. Family and friends are invited to a service at East Lawn Memorial Park located at 43rd and Folsom Blvd in Sacramento at 2:00pm on Thursday, November 21, 2013.