April 9, 1972 ~ June 4, 2011
Elizabeth Dolores Szucs: April 9, 1972 - June 4, 2011
On June 4th, 2011, Elizabeth Szucs lost her battle with illness. Born in Torrance, CA to Dolores Szucs of Nicaragua, and Frank Szucs of Hungary, Elizabeth grew up in Torrance, attending area schools: St. James, Bishop Montgomery HS, and went on to study at Loyola Marymount University. She became a teacher and took her position as Spanish Teacher at West High School. She continued her love for the Spanish language and received a Masters in Spanish Language in Valencia, Spain. It was in Spain that she learned to knit and dance Flamenco. Elizabeth returned from Spain and taught AP Spanish at West High School in Torrance for 10 years. She always said teaching the students was a rewarding job and she truly enjoyed it. She started a knitting and crochet club on campus. Elizabeth enjoyed traveling, art museums, organic gardening, and the great outdoors. She often would plan spontaneous camping trips to Sequoia National Park where she could be found walking the nature paths and taking in the cool breeze. She also had a Soap and Floral Business which she ran during her summer breaks from teaching. She joined with some of her artistic friends to host boutiques in her home, or to attend bridal shows for her floral arranging.
Her joyful voice, her pleasant smile, and her words of encouragement are how she will be remembered by her family, friends, and students.
She is survived by husband Gabriel; both parents, Frank and Dolores; her sister, Irene; her grandmother; and many aunts, uncles and cousins; and her beloved dog, Issac.
Funeral will be held Thursday, June 16, 2011 at St. James Catholic Church in Redondo Beach at 2 p.m.
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