Elizabeth A. Larson

Elizabeth A. Larson

Jul 28, 1938 – Sep 28, 2017

Elizabeth was born in Burlington, Iowa to Stanley and Verna Nelson on July 28, 1938. Her parents and brother, Jerry, preceded her in death. Liz loved her hometown and especially her BHS class of 1956. She was honored to represent Burlington in the Miss Iowa contest in 1958. Liz attended Drake University and was a member of Delta Gamma Sorority. Liz then moved to Omaha, Nebraska where she was a secondary education teacher with Omaha Public Schools for 21 years. Moving to a second career, she sold residential real estate and then moved to the related field of title insurance marketing.

In the 1980s, she joined First National Bank of Omaha and ended her career as manager of the management trainee department working with a delightful group of trainees. Elizabeth served as a Stephen Minister and leader for Countryside Community Church. She also took great pleasure in being a member of FL Chapter of PEO. Liz loved her SOCS sisters (Strong Ovarian Cancer Survivors) group very much.

She is survived by her loving soul mate of 40 years, Barry; four step-children: Kirk (Adele), Jennifer (Victor Bochek), Mark (Sue Ellen), and Tamara (Dennis Bergeron); twelve grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Also surviving Elizabeth is sister-in-law, Delores Nelson; two nieces, Julia Nelson and Joy Isham.

She was much loved by her husband, friends, family and all that she met. And, she loved everyone.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 5th from 5:30pm to 7:30 pm at the West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Rd. FUNERAL SERVICE Friday, October 6th at 11am at Countryside Community Church, 8787 Pacific St., Omaha 68114.  PRIVATE INTERMENT, Countryside Church.  Memorials to Stephen Ministry Program at Countryside Community Church.





  • Barbara Joan McRoberts Posted October 2, 2017 7:34 am

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Liz and I became friends during our high school years even though she was a year ahead of me, and then better friends when I followed in her footsteps as Miss Burlington. She was our first and set a high standard ….always with a smile on her face and a helping hand. We had only a few occasions to be reacquainted when I lived in Des Moines, and I am now “back in Burlington also loving “our hometown.” Liz truly was one of the loveliest, dearest women of my acquaintance. Best to you as you cherish the memories of a life I know has been well-lived. Babs Ratcliffe McRoberts

  • M Posted October 4, 2017 3:32 pm

    We are so very sorry for your loss. We have known Liz & Barry for many years thru MOBA PAC, etc. We will keep the family in our thoughts & prayers. Mike & Monica G., Millard Lumber and MOBA PAC.

  • Mike and Linda Katskee Posted October 6, 2017 12:54 pm

    Our sincere condolences to you, Barry, and to your family. Liz was a wonderful women and will be greatly missed by those fortunate to have known her.

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