Elizabeth Marie Szewcik (Clemenson)
June 11, 1956 - July 8, 2009
Elizabeth Marie Szewcik (Clemenson) was born on June 11, 1956 in Fargo, North Dakota to parents Allen E. and Agnes C. Clemenson (Sweere). Elizabeth departed this life on July 8, 2008 at the age of 52 years old, at Hallmark Manor in Federal Way, Washington. Elizabeth was a resident of Seattle, Washington.
Elizabeth first attended school at a small Catholic school named St. Benedicts in Wild Rice, N.D. She attended St. Benedicts for 1st and 2nd grade and continued 3rd grade at Horace Public School. At the age of 10 years old, due to a move in Elizabeth's father's job in the railroad business, the Clemenson family moved to Seattle, Wash. In Seattle, Elizabeth first attended Kimble Elementary right up the street from her family's home on Beacon Hill. She spent 4th - 6th grade at Kimble Elementary. She continued her education with ASA Mercer for junior high and went to Franklin High School, where she graduated in 1976.
Most of Elizabeth's life was devoted to being a mother, grandmother, and a homemaker. Elizabeth's children and grandchildren were her main pride and joy. She also enjoyed volunteering her time to several different places. As a youth, Elizabeth volunteered for a local nursing home in her neighborhood. As an adult, she enjoyed helping Head Start in Seattle, Wash. working with young children. Those who knew Elizabeth best knew that her heart and home were also always open to anyone in need.
Elizabeth leaves behind three sons, Charles E. (April) Gordon V, Shawn A. (Christina) Gordon, James S. Szewcik Jr., and one daughter, Alisa M. Szewcik. She also leaves behind five granddaughters, Kaitlyn Gordon, Azaria Gordon, Stefanie Gordon, D'Anna Gordon, Azaina Gordon, and two grandsons, Charles Gordon VI, and Bryson Gordon. Elizabeth also leaves behind her mother, Agnes C. Clemenson, four brothers, Michael J. Clemenson, Phoenix, Ariz., Winfred (Debra) Clemenson, Yakima, Wash., Timothy J. Clemenson, Seattle, Wash., Andrew O. (Mona) Clemenson, Spannaway, Wash., three sisters, Katina (Jim) Hughes, Phoenix, Ariz., Evelyn (Larry) Edwards, Eugene, Ore., and Elaine (Duane Polich) Clemenson, Seattle, Wash.
Elizabeth also leaves behind many aunts and uncles, several cousins, and many nephews and nieces, and other loved ones.
Elizabeth was preceded in death by her father, Allen E. Clemenson, two brothers, Mark S. Clemenson and Allen A. Clemenson, and by her grandparents, Alfonse and Myrtle Sweere and Oscar and Mary Clemenson (Francis Fisher).
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. at the Lutheran Cemetery (Brinks Cemetery) in Horace, N.D. Father Jared Kadlec will be officiating at the service.