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Elizabeth Lue Van Bebber

October 11, 1925 — August 29, 2023

Elizabeth Lue Van Bebber, 97, of Bainbridge Island, WA, passed away on August 29 th , 2023. Elizabeth was born near Winslow, AR to Lindon A. Fritch and Sarah F. Fritch and she grew up in rural Arkansas. In her early 20’s she moved with her parents and two youngest siblings to Kirkland, WA. While there, she was introduced by a mutual friend to her husband, Truman Troy Van Bebber, and they were married for 63 years. They were longtime residents of Snohomish, WA.


Elizabeth learned how to play music at an early age. She and her sister Ruby would play live music for dances and produced records of their music. She played the fiddle, guitar, mandolin, and ukulele. She and Ruby would regularly sing together on their own 15-minute live radio program in Little Rock, AR. Later in life she was also an avid gardener, and took care of her many garden and house plants even well into her old age. Her ready smile and sweet spirit will be missed by those who knew and loved her.


Elizabeth is survived by her sister Dorothy Richey, her daughter-in-law Susan Van Bebber, her granddaughter Elizabeth G. Van Bebber, her grandson Jonathan Van Bebber, and numerous nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her husband Truman, her daughter Brenda Mirkovich, her son Charles Van Bebber, and her son-in-law Martin A. Mirkovich. She was also preceded in death by siblings: three brothers, Wilkerson, Arthur, and Ira Fritch, and four sisters, Mildred Ridenoure (Whitely), Norma Short, Mary White, and Ruby Ridenoure.


Friends and family are invited to a visitation on Monday, September 18th, 2023, from 4-6 p.m., at Cook Family Funeral Home, Bainbridge Island, WA. The interment service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 19th, 2023, at Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, WA.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Stroke Association, https://www.stroke.org/.


Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home of Bainbridge Island, WA.


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