Born:9/17/1993

Passed Away:4/29/2014

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Elizabeth Leilani Torngren

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Elizabeth Leilani Torngren crossed over into eternal life on April 29, 2014, at the tender age of 20. Despite her brief time with us, she left a lasting legacy of laughter, art and whimsy. Elizabeth, Libby to her family, was a devotee of the arts and nurtured a passion for musical theater. A promising young writer, she studied English literature at Arizona State University.

Her creative gifts extended further than being a Thespian and wordsmith. She was quite at home in the kitchen, often flexing her Epicurean muscles while experimenting with healthful dishes for food-allergic family members. Cooking was only one way she extended her compassion for others. Libby often offered a sympathetic ear and comforting words for those needing consoling.

Libby was fond of the expression No Day But Today, a lyric from a song in her favorite musical, Rent. She was so fond, in fact, she had the words tattooed on her wrist. The sentiment was a philosophy she embraced whole-heartedly. She lived for now, always being present with those around her, always understanding that each moment was the best of her life.

She is survived by her mother and father, her brother, and her fiancĂ©, Travis. She is deeply missed by the scores of friends and family who were fortunate enough to enjoy her brief, but brilliant, light. Donations may be made in her name to Phoenix Children’s Hospital or the arts organization of your liking.

A memorial service will be held at Best Funeral Services, 9380 W Peoria Ave, Peoria, AZ 85345, on Sunday, May 4, 2014, at 11 a.m. An on-site reception will follow at noon. If you’re able to join us, please celebrate her life by wearing bright colors.

Memorial Service

May 4th, 2014 11:00 am

 

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10 Memories to “Elizabeth Leilani Torngren”

  1. BALDWIN,THERESA says:

    SUGARPOP WALKING WITH THE ANGELS. ALTHOUGH WE DIDN’T SEE EACH OTHER MUCH I’LL ALWAYS TREASURE THE TIME WE HAD.
    I HOLD ONE PICTURE IN MY HEAD OF A 3 YEAR OLD SITTING ON A BENCH IN SEDONA, HEAD THROWN BACK,LAUGHING AND BEING SILLY WITH AUNTIE.
    MEMORIES WERE MADE THAT ARE FOREVER IN MY HEART.
    NOW YOU ARE TRULY ONE OF THE ANGELS ALL AROUND US.
    SAY HI TO GRANDMA.
    MUCH ALOHA…
    AUNTIE THERESA

  2. IRENE SIWCZYK says:

    OUR HEARTS ACHE CAUSE YOUR AWAY,
    WISH THE DAY COULD CHANGE
    BUT THERE DOESN’T SEEM A WAY.
    WE SHED TEARS CAUSE YOUR NOT HERE,
    YOUR WITH OTHERS WH ARE NEAR AND DEAR.
    WE’LL LOOK UP TO THE SKY, SEE THE TWINKLE IN YOUR EYE, WHICH WILL TELL US ALL,
    “I’M FINE.”

  3. THERESA BALDWIN says:

    SUGARPOP WALKING WITH THE ANGELS,
    ALTHOUGH WE DIDN’T SEE EACH OTHER MUCH I’LL TREASURE THE TME WE HAD.
    I HOLD ONE PICTURE IN MY HEAD OF A 3 YEAR OLD SITTING ON A BENCH IN SEDONA, HEAD THROWN BACK, LAUGHING AND BEING SILLY WITH HER AUNTIE.
    MEMORIES WERE MADE THAT ARE FOREVER IN MY HEART. NOW YOU ARE TRULY ONE OF THE ANGELS ALL AROUND US.
    SAY HI TO GRANDMA.
    MUCH ALOHA…..
    AUNTIE THERESA

  4. Kiera Ciha says:

    Elizabeth, I met you back in kindergarten and you were always so quiet and polite , I remember back in like 3rd or 4th grade we tried to hook my sisters up with Ben everytime we went to great skate. You were so great at skating too and I always came home with bruises. I wish we kept in touch after highschool but growing up always gets in the way. You are a wonderful person and will always have a place in my heart. You will be truly missed!

  5. Pualani Hockenhull says:

    Me Ke Aloha Elizabeth and Ohana,

    I am so very grateful and thankful for having the opportunity to have met you and your amazing family. You and your family are in our hearts.

    God Bless, e malama pono

  6. Kath and Mike says:

    Lib, you brought so many smiles to everyone you met along your short journey. I am so lucky to have bee your Aunt and FB Friend. It would have been amazing if we would have had time to just bake.
    There will be another time and I promise Gluten Free will be amazing. Love and miss you.

  7. Michael Hodges says:

    From our brief time together there was always a smile. The Hodges and Amero families send our prayers and condolences. She in heaven with her Tutuwaihine Nani. Aloha ke Akua. Angels all around you. May God be merciful to you.

  8. Gary and Sue Williams says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    (Friends of Theresa and Irene)

  9. Tracy Torngren (mom) says:

    My darling girl. You are my dollface, my angel cake, my sweetheart. I love you with all my heart. I now have a lasting memory across my heart – No Day But Today – tattooed across my heart to keep you even closer.

    You always brought me such joy and comfort – being the great cuddle-buddy.

    Ben, Daddy and I will continue to hold each other close and take care of each other, just as you took care of us and will continue to watch over us.

    Perform great to the packed Angel Theatre with Grandma Nani in the front row and when we are able to join you, we’ll also be in the front row.

    I love you,

  10. Chris Sedlakson says:

    Oh Libby,

    The world is a better place for having had you in it. Now, Heaven is a better place. I would cry an ocean if I could sail on my tears to reach your shores and hug you again. May your angel wings lift you high. Angels all around you.

    Love,

    Uncle Chris

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