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Elizabeth Lashbrook 1927-2021


Last updated 11/16/2021 at 2:23pm

Elizabeth (Betty) Frances Brudereck Lashbrook passed away peacefully Aug. 7, 2021, at her residence in Edmonds following a brief illness. Her family and friends were with her when she passed. She was 93.

Born Oct. 10, 1927, in West Reading, Pennsylvania, she was the first child of Arthur Emil Brudereck and Helen Esther Brossman Brudereck. She graduated from Shillington High School and went on to earn a bachelor of arts degree in textiles from Drexel University.

On May 14, 1955, she married Robert (Bob) Vern Lashbrook in Washington, D.C., at the National Presbyterian Church. Bob and Betty moved from Virginia to California with their three young children in 1963.

A longtime resident of Ojai, California, Betty moved to Edmonds in 2011 to be close to family. She is survived by her children Art, Ken, and Nancy, as well as five grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and one step-great grandchild.

Known to many of her friends as "Betty Boop" or "Madam Butterfly," Betty was a caring friend, artist, singer, performer, avid bridge player, florist, swimmer, adventurer, storyteller, and self-proclaimed chatterbox – a silly, inspiring, supportive, one-of-a-kind, force of nature and truly creative soul.

Her spirit lives on in the hearts and memories of all who she touched. Rest in peace, dear girl, and know that you have been and are deeply loved.

A private celebration of life is being planned for immediate family members.

Please share memories with the family at http://www.beckstributecenter.com.


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