The real Elizabeth Crowell Hammer, 34, is a funny, beautiful, talented young woman, too soon gone from this earth. She leaves behind family, friends, and acquaintances who miss her dearly.
Elizabeth loves geology, singing, musicals, movies, art, theater, jazz, and vintage radio shows. She spent many happy hours listening to the jazz musician Jan Wheaton. She loves to cook and is quite imaginative in the kitchen. She is an artist. She taught herself a little Japanese, a little German, and excelled in Spanish. She can read, write, and speak Spanish fluently! She enjoyed working in the ministry with her family, especially the Children’s Ministry.
She is a graduate of Ridgewood High School and has completed several college courses toward her degree. Music and poetry are major interests in Elizabeth’s life. She is a published poet and writer. She often thought about setting to music much of the poetry she wrote. She cherished the honor of meeting Gwendolyn Brooks, Illinois Poet Laureate, when she came to Madison.
In her youth, Liz reached the level of a brown belt in karate. Liz is a runner and very few people can catch her! One of her proudest moments was when her dad, Pastor Ennis Hammer, attended her track meet and watched her set the track on fire with her lightning speed!
She was preceded in death by her father, two grandmothers, Doris and Lula, uncles, and aunts. She leaves her devoted mother, sisters, a brother, nieces, nephews, and a host of cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends to treasure the memory of her time with us on earth.
Jesus has told us that she is with Him. We know we will see her again, much later. We love you, Liz. See you after ‘while.