Elizabeth Howes Blanchard

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    Elizabeth (Liz) Howes Blanchard was born in Los Angeles in December 1932, adopted by her parents Edgar and Marian Howes, and lived her meaningful life in Pasadena. She attended Polytechnic School, Westridge High School and University of Arizona. Her career was raising her family as a single mom and managing investments. She also volunteered as a docent at the Pasadena Art Museum, the Huntington Library and Descanso Gardens. Liz was married three times: to Neil DeWitt, Bob Fonda and Ralph Blanchard, respectively. On October 28, 2022, Liz passed away peacefully after her body just wore out.
    Liz loved her family and was blessed with three sons, three daughters-in-law, and three grandchildren. She was known affectionately and variously as Lizzy, Lisbeth, and Tilly by family and friends. She loved gardening, cooking, art, mystery novels and thrillers, traveling, cats, parties, and many good friends.
    Liz is survived by two sons (Theodore DeWitt and John DeWitt) and her grandchildren (Lauren Wallgren, Mason DeWitt, and Natalie DeWitt). Liz was preceded in death by her son, Robert Fonda, her husband, Ralph Blanchard, and her two previous husbands.
    Memorial contributions may be made in Liz’s behalf to a charity of your choice. There will be no formal memorial, and her ashes will be scattered by her family. At her scattering, Liz wanted to be remembered with this passage from Winnie the Pooh: “When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?”
    “What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?”
    “I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” said Piglet.