Liz Sears became a member of AAUW in 1960. She was a longtime member of Edmonds SnoKing Branch and served on our Scholarship Team, which was formed to award annual scholarships to young women graduating from Edmonds high schools or attending Edmonds College.
She died peacefully at home after a long and inspiring life of teaching, mentoring, and giving. Liz’s passion in her work with AAUW was scholarships for women pursuing careers in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math). Of her AAUW membership, she said that she felt “enriched by her interactions with so many women who share these values.”
Supporting women in science and protecting animals were extremely important to Liz so the family suggests those who wish to make a charitable contribution in her honor consider a donation to:
- Foundation A3E, which distributes funds raised by AAUW Edmonds SnoKing Branch for scholarships
- Or, to an animal welfare organization of your choice
There will be a celebration of her life in a private location, by invitation only. The family regrets that they are not able to accommodate all those who knew and loved Liz.
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