Elizabeth Smith, formerly of Casper and now of Mesa, Arizona, passed away July 11 after a brief illness surrounded by her loving family.
She was born to David and Barbara Parrish in 1956 in Omaha, Nebraska. Liz graduated from Lincoln Southeast High School and, later in life, The School of Hard Knocks. With Honors.
Liz leaves behind a legacy of love to all who knew her and especially cherished her family.
Liz is survived by her husband of 36 years Nick Smith of Casper/Mesa; daughters Michelle (Jason) Letz of Casper WY, and Shannon (Aaron Cole) Prochnow of Cheyenne, WY; sons Daniel (Lindsay) Prochnow of Casper, WY, and Joseph (Wendy) Prochnow of Virginia Beach, VA; stepson Jeremy Smith (Alyssa) of Austin, TX; and stepdaughter Heather Smith of Casper, WY.
She is also survived by her siblings Katherine “Kate” Montira and Kristi (John) Haynie, both of Omaha; Paula (Jeff) Noble of Lincoln, NE; and Michael (Genelle) Parrish. Liz had 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild along with numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents David and Barbara Parrish.
There will be a celebration of life at the family home in Mesa on August 5, and a celebration of life in Casper, Wyoming, on August 10 at the North Casper Clubhouse from 7 to 9 p.m., as well as on Aug. 13 at 1 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2725 N. 60th Ave., Omaha, Nebraska.