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.


  • PATRICE says:

    Our world is a better place because Elizabeth opened her heart to all who knew her. My live was enriched in every way. I will miss you, my dear friend. Our memories will be with me forever.

  • Janet Page says:

    You will be dearly missed, Elizabeth. Your warm heart and many talents always brought life to any gathering. Condolences to the family. Janet and Don

  • MaryLou Wilson Stone says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Brady. My Dad worked with your Mom in the Grant District and always had a high opinion of her, both as an educator and as a person. Thinking of you today.

  • Michelle Verdier-Fontes says:

    I met Elizabeth just a few years ago and am so honored to have done so. What started as me being a caregiver/companion for her turned into a dear friendship. She became a very special part of my life and we looked forward to our visits. She had so much wisdom and yet wit intertwined with each story she shared with me. She filled a room of my heart with much love and I will miss her dearly but am pleased that she passed from this life peacefully.

  • Brady Lynne says:

    Thank you Mom for everything. And now You can truly rest in peace – no more irritations or pain of any kind. I will always remember you until the day I die. You would say: “It’s the little things that break your back. You can sit up on a mountain, but not on a tack.” In loving memory of you dear Mom, we honor you with songs and poetry, some of your favorites.

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