Humanitarian. Writer. Poet. Artist. Activist. Idealist. Individual. Elizabeth lived in an elevated state of personal and spiritual awareness. An ever-faithful servant to a higher level of ideals, Elizabeth dedicated her life to sharing her gifts, assets and talents to help those in need. In all that she did, Elizabeth embodied the religious virtues of faith (in mankind), hope (for tomorrow) and charity (to the needy).
Elizabeth believed that all life was holy and all life was one. Elizabeth was as simple as she was complicated. A trusting soul but not a dummy; a helping hand but rarely a push-over; an angel with a pitchfork; a true and devout believer in Christ with an open and explorative mind; a social liberal but a stickler for conservatism and conservative values; never punctual but always right on time; trying everything once, twice if she liked it; a wandering spirit with a need for a home; Elizabeth was as simple as she was complicated. Elizabeth passed peacefully in her son’s home. She was the daughter of Elsa Lanphier and John Courtney.
She is survived by her sons, David Haworth and Kilma Lattin; daughters-in-law, Beth Haworth and Season Marie Lattin; grandchildren, Tiffany Haworth, Nicolas Haworth and Royce Lattin; and great-granddaughter, Kaylee. Elizabeth had a third son, Michael Haworth, who passed away in 2009.
Elizabeth, a full-time resident of La Jolla for over 60 years, graduated from La Jolla High School (class of 1958), San Diego State University and went on to attend the University of San Diego School of Law. She owned homes in both La Jolla and the vacation town of Idyllwild. Her favorite things in life were: Trivial Pursuit and Scrabble (in any form), music (of any culture, but particularly jazz and blues), playing musical instruments (autoharp, bass guitar and keyboard), surf and sunsets at Wind ’N Sea beach, and comedy (satirical comedy, she particularly loved Robin Williams and Garrison Keillor).
The surviving family would like to give a special thank you to all the friends and family for their outpouring of love and support for Elizabeth. They only ask that you say a prayer for Elizabeth, who undoubtedly will be with her friends and Christ in Heaven. The family would like to thank Dr. Ryon Nakasone who worked tirelessly with Elizabeth during her two-year battle with cancer.
Services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the University Lutheran Church located at 9595 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, CA, 92037. Following the service there will be a paddle-out at Wind ’N Sea Beach.