Elizabeth Ann Furstenberg May 30, 1935 – October 15, 2020

Liz passed peacefully in her sleep at Northern Inyo Hospital on October 15, 2020. This
was the end of an 85 year life full of many good things. Liz was born on May 30, 1935 in
Fort Smith, Arkansas to Boniface and Emma Greb. While attending a church dance in
Branch, Arkansas she met the love of her life, Richard Furstenberg. Liz and Richard were
married at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Branch, Arkansas in 1957. Immediately
following their wedding the couple relocated to China Lake, CA where Richard, who was
serving in the Navy, was stationed. It was here they raised their family and remained until
2006. In 2006, Richard and Liz moved to Bishop where they lived just blocks away from
their daughter, son-in-law and grandkids. Liz was a lover of the outdoors, and enjoyed
camping and fishing at Crowley Lake. She was a great bowler and also a pink lady for the
hospital in Ridgecrest. She loved baseball and basketball, but was prone to changing
which team she supported based on the year. One of my earliest childhood memories is
sitting on Granny’s lap watching baseball and listening to Vin Scully with her at night on
camping trips in the RV. Liz loved her family and thrived on taking care of those around
her. She was a truly special wife, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to everyone
who was blessed to know her.
Liz is survived by her husband of 63 years: Richard Furstenberg of Bishop; two children:
Dave Furstenberg (wife Chris) of Lakewood and Brenda Schaniel (husband Tom) of
Bishop; five grandchildren; Jessica Ratz (husband Kevin) of Chicago, IL, Amber
Furstenberg of Austin, TX, Josh Furstenberg of Long Beach, CA, Kyle and Grady
Schaniel of Bishop, CA; and one great grandchild: Zoe Ratz of Chicago, IL. She is
preceded in death by her parents and brother Raymond.
A private service will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Bishop, CA.
written by Kyle Schaniel

One response

  1. I have fond memories of Liz. I was thankful I had the opportunity of knowing her while living up in Bishop. I will remember the lunch outings we took and the times she and her husband Richard would come and watch us bowl on New Year’s Day. Miss you and May you now rest in Eternity.

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