December 17, 1934 ~ March 19, 2007
Krstich, Elizabeth Jean, a 49 year resident of the South Bay passed away on Monday, March 19, 2007 in Torrance. Born in Preston, Idaho, the oldest of six children, Elizabeth was 72 when she died.
Elizabeth was a licensed realtor for 36 years. She was active in sales and property management and on the Hawthorne/Lawndale Board of Realtors.
Elizabeth was an avid gardener. She loved bright flowers, exotic ornamental plants and succulents. She would use her talent to propagate new plants and cuttings to brighten the homes and yards of friends, family and clients.
Her favorite thing about living in the South Bay was spending time at the beach. She loved walking along the strand or piers, watching sea birds and looking for seals and dolphins.
Elizabeth was active in ballroom dancing for many years. She loved to practice at home, in a studio, or at any other opportunity. She was a big fan of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
Elizabeth always looked out for others. She would spend countless hours cooking, shopping and caring for sick friends and family. She diligently watched over her neighborhood, looking in on and caring for elderly and ailing neighbors. She loved caring for her grandchildren and young nieces and nephews. She worked to make each one feel special.
A stroke in 2001 forced Elizabeth to retire from real estate, gardening and dancing. Her death was due to complications from a fall suffered December 27, 2006.
A memorial service will be held at Rice Mortuary on Sunday, April 22, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. A reception will immediately follow in Rice's Lighthouse Reception Room from 3:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M.
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