Elizabeth Anne Beil
(1978 - 2013)

Elizabeth Anne Beil
Nickname: Elly or Beth

Colorado, United States of America
November 21, 1978

California, United States of America
January 4, 2013

Nature, Gardening, Archaeology, Geology, Biology, Bird Watching, Gardening, Homesteading, Healing Herbs, Preparing, Love, Her Pit Bull "Loyal", Being an Amazing Partner, Skulls and Bones, Feathers, Hot Springs, Crafts, Art, Taxidermy, Beauty...
Guest Book
I write this message as someone who is many years past when the bulk of these entries were recorded. I knew Beth in a time before our current social media level of connection, and it was only recently that I learned of her death. We shared time during her residence in Baltimore, and it would be a drastic understatement to say that to say that she made a lasting impact on me. She was a beautiful person that carried a spirit that I can only yearn to attain or hope to see In my own children. I do, and will continue to think of you and your family often and with love. I only regret that our time together was brief and that we lost touch over the years.
Chad Graf (Friend)
December 1st, 2018
I am so saddened today to find out that my friend has passed on. I haven't seen Beth since we were about 17 years old. She was always smiling and making people laugh. I am so happy to see that she led such a fulfilling, wondrous and adventurful life. Today I am so thankful to have been able to call her my friend. I know she is travelling the heavens with a smile.
jessica trieber (friend)
November 9th, 2014
I met Elizabeth on New Year's Day 2003....we enjoyed a late breakfast and a movie together with her sister and her sisters boyfriend and then I gave her a ride home to Boston.She was a warm and very free spirit.We didn't really stay in close touch but whenever one of us heard something about the other,we tended to reconnect.I have no doubt that she is horribly missed by many people everywhere because she had that gift of warmth and positivity that moves us as humans.Bless you girl wherever you might be.
Daniel Krampf (Friend)
November 1st, 2014
I met Beth in 1995, she being the daughter of my husband’s cousin’s wife. I am not sure what that made us to each other but I always felt we were ‘family’. I could count on ten fingers the times our paths crossed through family functions and get-togethers. But those ten times afforded me the opportunity to get to know her more than I have known most in this world. From a quiet teenager with an open-hearted smile to the strikingly beautiful soulful woman she matured into becoming. Her sweet demeanor was ever-present with me and often I would seek her out through the crowd of family when time and circumstance allowed. I got the chance to see her flower evermore with each visit. Our conversations on Life were always so engaging, open and honest, something that is far too seldom seen these days. I last saw Beth approximately three to four years ago at a family Christmas dinner. I was taken aback at how even more beautiful and serene she had become to my eyes, even more than previously, something which I would not have thought possible. I would say she had a ‘glow’ about her. At that time, I had a sense that would be the last time I would see her. I dismissed the feeling as a fleeting emotion and felt surely this would not and could not be the case. However, that feeling persisted. Knowing the regret of not sharing how I felt with loved ones who have ‘gone before’, I am SO thankful I took the opportunity of telling her that evening how I felt about her and how she had affected my life. Almost embarrassed, I told her that with each visit, she was more beautiful to me and her loving soul shone through even more brightly. She had an honest sincere light about her, almost like a halo, and this I shared with her. I told her that to me, she almost seemed like an angel who had come to be in the midst of others. I even lightheartedly joked with her about being ‘Saint Beth’ that was how illuminating her presence seemed to me. I told her then that she brought to mind that old Billy Joel song .....“She’s Got a Way.” Our goodbye hug was longer and closer than is usual, and for that, I am grateful. Having learned just recently of her passing, it comes as no surprise that for the past two weeks or so, that song has been filtering itself through my consciousness. To my mind, it must be Beth saying goodbye. I will miss you, You Beautiful Soul. See you on the Other Side. Love, Marilyn
Marilyn Gilmore (Aunt)
March 28th, 2013
In this life and after, she makes a trail for us, plants a garden for us, and stands always as a welcoming heart.
Ken Gilmore (Family & Friend)
March 27th, 2013
So sorry i never had a chance to meet Elisabeth. I am a friend of her mom. I hope my friendship can in some way bring comfort.My thoughts and prayers go out to all.
ray willette
March 5th, 2013
I had a dream after she left us that I believe was a visitation from Elizabeth. I would like to share it here.
It was a moonlit evening. I was approaching a deep moonlit pool, lake, river? Standing at the edge of the pool was a beautiful white horse. She beckoned me, with a fling of her head and prancing feet to come into the water with her. Looking down at myself I noticed that I was dressed in a flimsy blouse and short shorts. I was afraid I'd be cold. She said no, with a shake of her head and beckoned " Come on !" as she walked further into the pool, looking back and waiting for me. I walked into the pool and wrapped my arms around her neck. The water felt wonderful. She swam fast even diving under the water. It was amazing, blissful.
Elizabeth was born in the year of the Horse. I am also a Horse. She gave me beautiful, thoughtful gifts, often. I feel this dream was another beautiful gift. I am so grateful to have gotten to know her, even just a little. May love prevail, even in the afterlife. Thank you Elizabeth.
Micah (circle sister)
January 24th, 2013
Ill never see my friend again,Shelby is going to miss her dear friend loyal,I love and miss you dearly,
See you in the end,much love,T
tracy stewart (friend)
January 19th, 2013
Poem by Birago Diop

Those who have died have never, never left
The dead are not under the earth
They are in the rustling trees
They are in the groaning woods
They are in the crying grass
They are in the moaning rocks
The dead are not under the earth

Listen more often to things than to beings
Listen more often to things than to beings
Tis’ the ancestors’ breath
When the fire’s voice is heard
Tis’ the ancestor’s breath
In the voice of the waters
Ah -- wsh Ah -- wsh

Those who have died have never, never left
The dead have a pact with the living
They are in the woman’s breast
They are in the wailing child
They are with us in our homes
They are with us in this crowd
The dead have a pact with the living
Seabrook (Lover Forever)
January 19th, 2013
you are the first in my life to go
that i had looked forward to see when im old

i think of you and what you would do
as i go about my daily choices

i know others do the same about you
and that way your memory stays true

you were a great and strong force of light
i know that because the light lingers to this day

so if there are no accidents in this life
you are probably smiling right now :)

your loyal friend

Eugene Salganik (splifftown friend)
January 17th, 2013
Sometimes death, tragedy, crisis has a profound effect on us that humbles us to our knees. The sense of urgent loss, desperation has a way to connect us to the rest of humankind before us and after... and we are then part of the greater weave of LIFE and death and birth...

There is something so special about pain, fear, and loss. They are amazing teachers. The darkness is as equally important as the light. Somehow these events bring a light of discernment for us to live in more alignment with the heart and spirit... Broken hearts can be with time repaired: Let it heal slowly, like marinating a stew overnight, in the mystery of life.

-Spider Weaver of Hearts, 2013
Seabrook (Quoting Marcela) (Worker Bees)
January 14th, 2013
Elizabeth, I thought there were more chances to spend time with you. This news is so shocking... I Love You! I am so thankful we met in Thailand. Thank you for shining so brightly and loving so much. I feel it. Thank you for sharing. You have not actually left this place as you are all around us in everything beautiful, everyday. See you soon...

Brook, you both blessed eachother so greatly. I was happy to hear of your union. It will all~ways be. Loving you...

(with Monkey and Dance)
Sylvia Wildflower (friend)
January 14th, 2013
Do not stand at my grave and weep...
I am not there. I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awake in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft star-shine at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry...
I am not there. I did not die.

-Mary Frye
Seabrook Broken Heart (Love)
January 14th, 2013
Elizabeth was such a strong willed individual. Someone who truly went out and got what she was looking for. I saw her grasping life to its fullest and milking every moment for what it was learning and inspiring constantly. I only met Elly just last spring but while living with her at the hot springs this summer I feel like i got to know both her and Loyal pretty well. I continue to send love to her as she passes thru the bardos and steps into her new form. Im so happy that she got to be in Big Bend for the time she was there as she seemed so happy there and within her self at this point in her life. To see someone glowing like this is a special thing as so many are lost or not doing what they are called to do.

Thank you Elly for sharing that light and inspiring us all to live our dreams no matter how big or small they may be. I will always have you in my heart while letting you go into the either to fall down upon us from where ever you may end up with the same inspiring energy you have given so many for the rest of time.

Bosque (Friend)
January 13th, 2013
i carry your heart with me
i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

ee cummings
Greg & Tania Manning (Friend)
January 11th, 2013
I can't believe you are gone. We were only beginning to know each other these past few months but I felt close to you and felt you cared not only about me but about our small community here. Your smile was contagious & your spirit for life was undeniable.The lesson you taught me is to LOVE freely every day because tomorrow is not guarenteed. Soar among the Eagles sweet friend. You will not be forgotten.<3
Heather Scalzi (Friend/Sister in Life/Nei)
January 11th, 2013
My sweet niece, there will be a hole in my heart forever. I hold your letter of December 27, 2012. You wrote,"I love this place where I live (Big Bend Hot Springs) SO MUCH. It's my favorite place on the planet! I feel as if I were here before, in another realm or something. I feel very connected to the land here. A deep connection to the Spirits that live here."

I feel like you danced away to be with those Spirits for all time. On Monday I read your letter. By Friday you were gone.
Love always, Aunt Katia
Katia Gushue (Aunt)
January 10th, 2013
Its been days now and all I can say is I love you... the valley will never be the same without your laugh and smile. I know you are looking down and hugging us from the stars... until we can dance again my friend.
Sabrina Carreno (friend)
January 10th, 2013
Oh my god. I can't even believe I'm hearing this and that I'll never get to drink wine and hang out with you while the dogs play ever again... It's been awhile since I've seen you, but I love you lady and I'll never ever forget you. Love forever... And thanks for always being there when I needed you. ♥
Lindsey (Rave) (friend)
January 10th, 2013
I only spent a small time with you during your brief time in philadelphia. But, even in that small time you showed so much love in helping our mutual friend. You were so kind and caring. You look so wonderfully happy in the pictures above. my thoughts are with your close friends and family during this trying time.
michael barker (acquaintance)
January 10th, 2013
Sweet Angel, you touched so many peoples hearts with your warmth and kindness. When we first met your smile and open heart touched me so very deeply I will never forget. You are missed and loved immensely, we hold you in our hearts forever ♥. May you RIP beautiful friend. Love-Sky
Skyler Armstrong (Acquaintance/Friend)
January 10th, 2013

And beauty is not a need but an ecstasy.
It is not a mouth thirsting nor an empty hand stretched forth,
But rather a heart enflamed and a soul enchanted.
It is not the image you would see nor the song you would hear,
But rather an image you see though you close your eyes and a song you hear though you shut your ears.
It is not the sap within the furrowed bark, nor a wing attached to a claw,
But rather a garden for ever in bloom and a flock of angels for ever in flight.

From ‘Beauty’ by Kahlil Gibran

Dear, dear Elly
Whom I knew for such a short time and yet it feels like a lifetime . . .
You are beauty . . .
You are a ‘heart enflamed and a soul enchanted’
Your spirit will forever grace the Hot Springs and Big Bend . . .
And all of nature will reflect your beauty.
I will see you everywhere, even with my eyes closed . . .
The forest will sing your song to me.
You made your garden of life here . . .
You are a garden . . .
You are forever in bloom . . .
And you are an angel forever in flight.
January 10th, 2013
Elizabeth... What an inspiring soul. Your spirit is now free, fly away sweet angel... xx
Alice Lowe
January 10th, 2013
I was deeply saddened after hearing the news. I wrote four pages of poetry in Elizabeth's honor, this one is my favorite . . . She was my dearest friend at Omega.

A dream lost
A journey died
A giving heart
A brillant mind

All lost
Before their time
Never forgotten, by the cosmic tide

Hearts break
Tears fall
You may be lost
Are you really gone?

A flame expired
A fire put out
You were the light
Who cast darkness out
Ben Herr (Friend from Omega)
January 10th, 2013
We love you and miss you already, we will never forget you love your friends & Sazón Peruvian cuisine in Santa Rosa CA
Jose Navarro (Friend)
January 9th, 2013
This poem reminds me of Liz, it's beautiful & so was she.

by W.B. Yeats
I went out to the hazel wood,
Because a fire was in my head,
And cut and peeled a hazel wand,
And hooked a berry to a thread;

And when white moths were on the wing,
And moth-like stars were flickering out,
I dropped the berry in a stream
And caught a little silver trout.

When I had laid it on the floor
I went to blow the fire a-flame,
But something rustled on the floor,
And someone called me by my name:
It had become a glimmering girl
With apple blossom in her hair
Who called me by my name and ran
And faded through the brightening air.

Though I am old with wandering
Through hollow lands and hilly lands,
I will find out where she has gone,
And kiss her lips and take her hands;
And walk among long dappled grass,
And pluck till time and times are done
The silver apples of the moon,
The golden apples of the sun.
Jon Swift (Friend)
January 9th, 2013
Fifteen years ago you taught me something important that I carry with me to this day. Your light and your legacy will be carried on in the minds and hearts of all who knew you. I wish comfort to the family and friends you were parted from so suddenly.
Merica Strader (Old Classmate/Coworker)
January 9th, 2013
Sadly, I never met or knew you Elizabeth but am experiencing a deep loss none the less. I feel there is a part of my life that is missing, never fulfilled.

To my friends at Big Bend I am sad for the loss of this part of family that has been separated form us.

We can rejoice in the knowledge that she has rejoined the wholeness, moving along the next steeping stone of eternal oneness.

May peace be with us all.
Tree Bones (NA)
January 9th, 2013
Hey lady- you were a kind and beautiful soul. I only spent a small amount of time around you, but i never forgot you, and you impressed upon me your passion for life. I'm glad your journey was a good one, and that you were happy and loved.
Abe Traven (acquaintance)
January 9th, 2013
I never knew you well, but somehow never forgot you either. Your inner light obviously flowed through many hearts....continue on in harmony....
kendra myers (old schoolmate)
January 9th, 2013
My dear little sister Beth. I am so thankful that we were able to reconnect a few years ago. It's so wonderful and heartwarming to see how you touched so many people's lives, from all over the country. You will be missed so much. Now, if you know what box I packed all of our highschool notes in, send me a sign! Love you always, my butterfly.
Jenny Kalota (friend)
January 8th, 2013
Elly, my sister… You are a true sister to many. Thank you for sharing your world with us. Ours is a better one because you are such a beautiful part of it. Thank you for loving nature so intently. Thank you for embracing the land and our community with such enthusiasm and honesty. Thank you for caring with such passion. Thank you for bringing your beauty and energy to our home… In ways that only you could bring them. Thank you for being part of our family. Thank you for being our sister.

We’ll keep our eyes open for specimens to add to your collection, ‘cause we know that will make you smile. And we’ll take care of the mushroom logs and get a crew together for the gardens… Loyal is loved and cared for. Thank you for bringing his gentle spirit here. No worries, Sis. We’ll do our best, just as you always did.

i’m sorry we didn’t get to have that tractor driving lesson. Maybe next time, ok?

Love you!
Skip (Big Bend Big Brother)
January 8th, 2013
Elizabeth once told me that one of her former nicknames was "Free Fall," since she would regularly tumble to the Earth when hiking the A.T. Later, we started lovingly calling her "Butter Fingers" because she often dropped things too. I would remind her about "mindful movements," and her goal was to move beyond the dropping and falling pattern... Apparently, her horribly unfair premature exit sadly fit that pattern, however. I am really glad she was so happy for the final part of her life. Surely she is smiling in heaven!
Mario (Big Fan of Beth)
January 8th, 2013
Elizabeth is such a great soul. Her smile would light up any room she walked into. Much love to Elizabeth & my deepest prayers to her family & loved ones.
Amritesh Kala (Friend)
January 7th, 2013
I only ever spent time with you on the AT in the summer of '06. But wow, did you impact my life with your warmth and radiance. I thought the world of you. I distinctly remember smelling like vetiver for days after we'd hug and post hike came to adopt that smell as my own by investing in a bottle. Your sudden passing makes my heart sore. You've been in my thoughts nonstop,dear one as well as your closest friends and family. I send them my love. I have to trust in my heart.. And it tells me you're still in the world floating on a delicious breeze, living up to your trail name, "Free". Much love sister. Till we meet again... Tofurky❤
Ren McLemore (AT friend)
January 7th, 2013
Here's to long conversations on the phone that never got old or was there a dull moment. Your spirit was always high and filled with love. Your presence in this lifetime will be missed dearly.

Friends 4 life,
Neal Mims (Friend from years past)
January 7th, 2013
Elly, Thank for being, in whatever form. You have been such a source of goodness, gentleness, radiance and healing energy. It was a lovely thing to have met you. Please take care of yourself in your transition, you are certainly missed by many. I'm sad not to see you again this time around, but I'm sure that we'll all meet up again in some way, some form, same home place.
Mark Lakeman (Acquaintance)
January 7th, 2013
So sorry to hear this horrifying news. Hard to grok and a reminder of the fragility of life and the immensity of the unknown...
Scott Bodarky (friend)
January 7th, 2013
I remember when she arrived; just shortly after I did... I identified with her about being new to the community. I sat in our new moon women circles with her,where we all shared in healing one another, and praying for others. I was always enchanted by her smile. I was deeply impressed with her energy, and proactive focus with respect to life and community. Happy trails Sister.
Free Orona (Friend and Neighbor)
January 7th, 2013
There's a big little hole in the world now
Sucking in on itself and reeling at its own loss
A wound on the Earth that will leave a beautiful scar
To always remember you by
Howl away
Ian Clark (Friend -Baltimore)
January 7th, 2013
We weren't biological sisters but we became so close over the years. I'm watering your earthly gardens with my tears. Someday we will sit together under a tree on the Isle of Apples, drinking hard cider and laughing about everything. Just like we used to. Save my spot on the soft grass next you, dear friend.
Marina (sister friend)
January 7th, 2013
I knew eli for a few years... we only really were together a couple of months... but she has always been in my memory.
jaeme Case (Friend)
January 7th, 2013
I am still in shock as I write this post. I was just looking at Elizabeth's facebook site not long ago on her birthday. We met and worked together at Triune Chiropractic in Philadelphia. She was so enjoyable as a friend, open and warm hearted. I always believed our paths would cross again, I am deeply saddened by her passing. Life is so precious, savor everyday.
Cera Hall
Cera Hall (friend and fellow massage)
January 7th, 2013
I sat here and think back when we met , l can remember of your vivid smile and contagious energi my dear friend, l wish I could have see you before you took of on this new jorney!
Alcides Ferreira (Friend)
January 7th, 2013
My humblest condolences. I was blessed to meet Elizabeth for the first time less than a month ago, while visiting B.B. with my friend Gayley, and I was immediately touched by her radiance, joyfulness, and kind generosity. I was genuinely looking forward to getting to know her and Seabrook better, and I will fondly cherish the short time we spent together, and the memory of you both enthusiastically searching your roads for old obsidian points exposed by the recent rains.
Timothy White (new friend)
January 7th, 2013
Elizabeth, you brought spiritual guideness , love, and laughter to our group of ladies, you will never be forgotten in my heart and we while meet again my sister. May you be at peace and your family’s sorrows ease throughout the years.
Mandy Voss (Friend)
January 7th, 2013
Elizabeth, I was looking forward to many years of adventures with you and am so terribly sad that you are gone. I have only known you for a short time, but already consider you to be family. We were both new to Big Bend in early 2012 and I quickly felt a strong connection and friendship from you that I have been so grateful for. Sad about missing out on growing old with you, becoming elders together, sisters and neighbors through the coming years. I can't believe you are gone so soon. You were a beautiful, talented, inspiring person/light being that has helped me feel that I am not alone, a true friend who would do anything for me. You were such a hard worker, fiercely passionate and energetic. You loved life and you showed me how to love enthusiastically. You gave the best, tightest hugs ever! Like you really meant it! You loved the land and the animals so much, especially sweet Loyal. It is going to be really hard not seeing you and hearing your voice, sharing our visions for the future, having deep discussions about the universe and watching things in the sky on a clear night. I will never forget you and the times we spent together in 2012, playing, dreaming, laughing, learning and loving our lives. A true, wonderful friend you have been! I know we will meet again… and Elizabeth, if you are with the Lemurians, save me a spot! Love you always!
Lisa Denney (friend)
January 7th, 2013
I was so grateful to share the eclipse with you this spring. I was so happy to have met you and have time together. Your loving energy, creativity, and love of earth, animals, and birds inspired me and I will carry that with me forever. I look forward to the time when we meet again. In the mean time, I hope you fly among our feathered friends free to see every solstice and every eclipse in every hemisphere. Love to you sister!
Jules Barlow (New Friend)
January 7th, 2013
I'm unsure of what to write.
I spent a lot of time with you before you moved up north. The list of people that I would trust my children with is very short, but you loved them as deeply as they loved you. As deeply as I loved you. I consider you a sister. My world, this world, is greater having you in it and less with your passing. Camping with you and loyal, watching you make it past the watering hole, I thought to myself that you were absolutely beautiful in the difussed light of summer.What can I say? Thank You, for the laughter, for the love, for the impression you've left on my life.
sara radecke (freind)
January 7th, 2013
I am not ready yet to write but, I do want to achknowledge this beauty thus far. As I sit here and listen to her favorite CD, one she gave me, The Into The Wild Soundtrack." The soundtrack to her life" she said. We listened to it a thousand times over from Nevada to West Virginia without a break in 2009, I think...
More to come. I love you Beth... Blessings and huge huge delicious hugs to all of you.
Beth Grinspoon (soul sister)
January 6th, 2013
Im looking at all the pictures of you and you seem so free, always outdoors. Your eyes are always twinkling and shining brightly. Many years have gone by since that last time I have seen you and you havent changed a bit! I love you and you will forever be missed.
Abby Reid (Cousin)
January 6th, 2013
Elizabeth came into my life almost a year ago and we promptly fell in love and found in each other a perfect partner. We were delighted by how similar we are, in our interests, passions, and taste in food, music, activities, and studies. The flowing juicy compatible "chemistry" between us was obviously meant to be. We learned together and explored new things every day. She is and will always remain one of my most important teachers. We cooked together, learned together, dreamed together, and made our home a temple of creative bliss. I love Elly so deeply, and i can not understand why she left us so suddenly at this time in her life. She told me that she had never been happier, and i told her the same for me. Our love is so solid and pure and healthy- based in deep connection and huge respect. She changed my life and inspires me, to no end. Elly is a special glowing incredible person. I know i will see her again and again in visions and dreams and continue to lover her forever.
Seabrook Leaf (Partner)
January 6th, 2013
I feel like you came into our lives with a fierce loving force of enlightened energy. You have taught us what it was to take a second and notice the smaller things in life that are meaningful. Thank you for that! You are a beautiful soul and will be deeply missed. You were a great friend and I'm going to miss our neighborly visits more than you know. Miss you... <3 <3 <3
April Harmon (Friend/Neighbor)
January 6th, 2013
Disbelief, fury... I demand a recount! Of course she was giddily scrambling about on the beautiful, irresistible spray-covered rocks, looking for prints. I feel robbed. I pray for peace. I bless her with godspeed on this new celestial adventure which some part deep inside her found as irresistible as the mountain. I am so, so sorry this has happened.
tre (new friend)
January 6th, 2013
Elizabeth, I am shocked at your leaving us too soon...but then again, you were always so fearless, I can see how it could have happened. Always on an adventure, so fully of curiosity and wonder at the world. You have been such an important part of my work at the Hot Springs, being my eyes and ears while I'm here in SF and nature is still at work up there. I have been able to know more about a place than ever before because of you. Just a month or two ago you found a little turtle and we were able to figure out it was a western pond turtle, something I've never been able to see with my own eyes. We had a list of possible animals we were looking for, and all this was so important for my work in creating the documents and plans for conservation and habitat restoration at the Hot Springs. Your were so important to that work.
I will never forget how you took that weedy patch of grass near the Mother Source and turned it into a beautiful Prayer Garden. I was so incredibly proud that I showed all my students how people can use the land in a way that all species benefit. You have been such an inspiration, and I am so grateful to have known you.
We camped together at Burning Man this summer, and it was so great to have all that time to spend having fun. You and Seabrook and I saved that lizard, didn't we? Not ready to say goodbye, Lady. I will miss you too much.
Jennifer Berry (friend )
January 6th, 2013
I am so saddened by this you were truly one of the amazing spirits in this world!!! So glad to have spent time with you and for all the light you have brought!! Fare you well lovely one!!!!
Rich Burgess (Friend)
January 6th, 2013
I can't even comprehend what I am reading. Does Beth Grinspoon know yet? I met Elizabeth when she came to work in Nevada County. I met her and Beth Grinspoon when they worked at the 5 Mile House. We hung for the winter of 2009. We celebrated NYE together, she got too drunk and we let her stay in our spare bedroom. She slept here in my house. Gosh I just can't believe it. Rest your precious soul my friend. Everyone is going to miss you.
January 6th, 2013
Elly, you are such a beautiful spirit. Your loving light and passion for all life has always inspired me. You created magic in this world and I will forever be reminded of you when I am in beautiful gardens, see animal tracks, artifacts, or hear the birds song. How precious little time we had to share in this life together, but precious indeed!

I know you are flying with the birds now. I love you and will miss you terribly. Your memory will forever be in my heart. So much love to you sister, and may love and peace remain with you on the next journey you are taking through this infinite universe ♥ I hope to visit with you again in my dreams!
Amy Parscal (friend)
January 6th, 2013
I am still in such shock and being what seems like millions of miles away in Florida doesnt help at all. I last saw my cousin a year in a half ago when she was visiting while my Uncle was ill. She was the most interesting, beautiful, spirit. She would do anything for anyone. She was like my big sister. I am 5 years younger and I remember after every school year, I would get all of her clothes and I thought I was the coolest thing walking through the halls! She was so sweet, when I had my son, he was in the NICU and she would come up to the hospital to visit and always bring my husband and me some freshly baked cookies or cakes. I looked up to her in so many ways. Im so thankful we have always stayed so close and that we talked as recent as last month. Im going to be lost without her! Aunt Liz and Jess have lost their "rock" and its going to be hard forever. The only thing we as her friends and family have to hold onto is that she passed on in the one place she would have wanted. She was in the mountains, one with mother Earth and she couldnt have been happier where she was and with what she was doing. I love you Beth and I will think of you every single day of my life! Jess, we are here for you and I will see you soon! I love you Jessica (Liam). And to Seabrook, thank you for this. I know this is just as hard for you. It had to be hard for you to have to see her last and start this website. She loved you and was very happy there. Thank you for being a part of that happiness. We will be forever grateful for that. Love, Venessa, David and kids
Venessa Gilmore-Smalls (Cousin)
January 6th, 2013
What an amazing spirit you had and and still are. We shared the same love of nature and I always envied your spirit of adventure. Your spirit will live on in all who were lucky enough to have known you.
Nancy Crider (Aunt)
January 6th, 2013
Though it is odd to write you through a computer...
I am shocked and saddened by your passing. I only had the pleasure of your company for a couple days, but you were by far one of the most interesting and lovely people I've met in years. You were a gem. I am so sad that this has happened... You will be missed
Cameron Meeks (friend)
January 6th, 2013
You will be missed beautiful one, our family is deeply saddened by your passing. Your beautiful smile and wonderful positive energy will be remembered. Now you are one with her... Our mother, the goddess! Love and light
Sarah Brenner (Friend)
January 6th, 2013
I am so shocked and saddened to hear of Elizabeth's death. She radiated love and light and lived several lifetimes in her short time with us. She will be missed by so many people, all over the world. My deepest sympathies to her friends and family, especially her twin Jessica.
Dawn Thornton (friend)
January 6th, 2013
I am so terribly sorry to hear of your passing. You my beautiful friend loved life more than anyone I've ever met. I know it's a cliche, but your smile literally lit up a room. I was always in awe of your adventurous nature. I'll never forget when you did my numerology. One of your many talents. RIP my sweet lady.
Lorri McCleary (Friend/former coworker )
January 6th, 2013
You were such an amazing friend and a beautiful spirit. I learned so much about living with love from you, and I know that you are soaring over the redwoods with the birds again. I love you Elisabeth and you are forever in my heart...
Nicole Williams (Friend)
January 6th, 2013
hard to find words....I'll miss you!!!
Natasha Hays (Friend)
January 6th, 2013
I'm speechless. She has left this world too soon. I had the absolute joy of meeting her only for a few days, but she became an instant friend. I'm so terribly sorry that I won't have the opportunity to have her grace me with her presence. My condolences to her friends and family. There's no doubt she'll be missed by all.
Amanda Hounihan
January 6th, 2013
Our sincerest condolences. She was a spark of light in this world.
David Green
January 6th, 2013
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"God got a new angel that day, my heart goes out to the family. And there in my prayers ."
Barbara Messer
February 28th, 2013
"I barely knew you, but I assumed we'd be working together for a while. It was so evident you were learning and loving there at BBHS. This life is an evanescent thing; how sweet to know and find what you want for even a short time. Blessed be."
Rick Valley
January 10th, 2013
"Your positive outlook, free spirit and love for life has inspired me since we first met. You will always be in my heart and I will continue to find ways to honor your short life in mine. I will miss you my friend."
Kim Suter (Baltimore friend)
January 10th, 2013
"I met Elizabeth at Omega. She was my closest friend there . . ."
Ben Herr
January 10th, 2013
"You were 'Beth' to me....a profoundly free spirit that slipped in and out of my life too quickly. Hare Krsna."
Jamie Huntt
January 9th, 2013
"Elly, I thank God for the "glimpse" I had of you too! My sweet friend. I light this candle in your honor of the Earth and the ancestors that spoke to you. Speak to us now, dear one. We are listening. In love and light I will remember you."
Laureen Oliveira
January 8th, 2013
"God Bless the soul who leaves us too early. She was such a beautiful spirit. Always a kind word as she walked past. She made a loving imprint on all of us."
Pamela & Bobby Phillips
January 8th, 2013
"I lit a candle for her this morning and said a prayer. My condolences to everyone in the family and extended family."
Roxy Rosen
January 8th, 2013
"Sister- I remember the warmest hugs and most radiant smiles... Thank you for shining your light so bright, and sharing it with open heart... Peace.."
Jill weisberg
January 8th, 2013
"ELizabeth, You have always been a twin flame in the Soul Sisterhod. your light burns ever bright. May you now know the expansivneess of your blessing on this planet and may your vivacious spirit dwell on forever. In Love and Light, Nola"
Nola ganem
January 8th, 2013


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