Elizabeth "Liz" Bolstridge

Posted: Friday, May 18, 2001

Sterling resident Elizabeth "Liz" Bolstridge died Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at Central Peninsula General Hospital after a brave battle with cancer. She was 73.

Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Abundant Life Assembly of God Church in Sterling. Pastor Bob Reasner will officiate. There will be a celebration of life following the memorial service at the Sterling Senior Center.

Mrs. Bolstridge was born March 30, 1928, in Ashland, Maine. She attended high school in Mapleton, Maine, and graduated there. In 1954, she moved to Alaska with her husband.

They lived in Anchorage for two years, before buying the Edgar Law Homestead in Sterling and settling there. She worked at the Soldotna Post Office and then did books for the family real estate business.

Mrs. Bolstridge loved gardening in her greenhouse, flowers and her numerous windmills. Ceramics were her favorite hobby, and she was famous for her cake decorating and strawberry and banana cream pies.

"Her favorite times were playing with her grandchildren and spending time with her family and friends. Many summer days were spent at their cabin on the river with fishing and picnics. She very modestly did a great deal for many children throughout the years. To her, all children were perfect. She always had a smile for everyone and a laugh for everything.

"Her spunkiness and liveliness will be greatly missed by all. She's free to dance again." her family said.

Mrs. Bolstridge is survived by her husband, Basil; son, Jim Bolstridge; daughter, Iris Hammond and her husband, Chad; grandchildren, Ashleigh and Andrew; and her extended family, Lee and Myla McFarland and Mike and Marquitta Andrus and their sons.

Memorial donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 1057 W. Fireweed Lane, Suite 204, Anchorage, AK 99503.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

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