Elizabeth Ann Marker of Orange, passed away peacefully in her home while sleeping, on November 3, 2022. She was known by her family members as B.B., and others called her Liz.
Liz was a loving, proud, devoted mother, wife and grandmother. Primarily a homemaker, Liz also worked many years at her mother’s Tex-Mex Restaurant, her dad’s Optical business and “babysat” for children in her home. Many referred to her as the “baby whisperer.” Being a homemaker came natural to Liz, yet she also loved contributing financially for her family, and liked to have her own cash as it made her feel independent. Liz dreamt of being an interior designer early on, but life as a stay-at-home mom kept her busy. Still, she was talented and had a creative spirit that shined through her parties thrown; gifts given to others; her flower arrangements, holidays made special for her family and for others, the way she decorated their house over the years and the food she made and shared with others.
Liz was born in Corpus Christi, Texas. When she was four, her family moved to Southern California. At the age of 20, Liz met her husband Robert (Bob) at her dad’s newly opened Optical business in Anaheim. Bob asked her “out” three times before she agreed to a first date to the drag races, and in one year they were married. Nine months later they started their family with the birth of their 1st daughter.
Some highlights of Liz’s life include the births of her daughters and grandsons; yearly trips to Catalina Island where they met friends they would see every year; winning many (too many to keep track of) raffles, game pools, horse race bets & giveaways; traveling with their friends to Hawaii; the memorable milestones of her daughters’ lives such as school field trips, sports events and parties with their friends while they attended La Purisima Catholic School, their graduations from Mater Dei & College; and seeing her husband thrive in his career. Liz will forever be remembered as humble, playful, selfless, funny, thoughtful, giving, a good friend and a storyteller with a sharp memory.
Liz is survived by her husband of 47 years, Robert, her daughters Crystal, Jennifer and Amber, her mother, Lillian, her three Sons-In-Law, Jerry, Christopher, Karl and her four grandsons: Jackson, Karl III, Baeddan and Huxton and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at La Purisima Catholic Church (11712 N. Hewes St. Orange, CA 92869).