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L. Elizabeth Tank, 76, passed away on June 5 at home in Pagosa Springs of natural causes. She was born in Denver, to Rube Forest and Edith Lorraine. She graduated from North High School in 1955. She resided in the Boulder area until 2000, when she relocated to Kentucky. In 2011, she returned to Colorado and took up residence in Pagosa Springs.
She was a supporter of public television, missionary causes, enjoyed playing bridge, reading, bird watching and being with family.
She is survived by one brother, Phillip, and his wife, Ruth; three sons and two daughters, Dan and his wife Taletha, Geoff, Eric and his wife Tracie, Kate and her husband John, Julie and her husband Sid; plus seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren: Jeremias, Alexander, Francesca, Nathan, Haley, Evan, Carlie, Liah, and Jayden. She was preceded in death by her husband James, three brothers: Robert, Joseph and James Douglas, and three sisters: Lucile, Edith and Madelon. A small family memorial was held on June 6.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Veterans for Veterans of Archuleta County, P.O. Box 5331, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147. A thank you is extended to Melissa Adams, Hospice of Mercy, and the staff of Mercy Regional Medical Center and the Pagosa Springs Medical Center. She loved life and all creation.