Elizabeth Black, age 62, passed away August 1, 2011. She was having a wonderful day, camping in the mountains, in the place she loved, with her entire family surrounding her.
She was born on November 25, 1948 in Monticello, UT to Melvin and Virginia Hurst. She was the second of six children.
She grew up in Blanding, UT. She participated in many activities in school and church throughout her young life. She was a loving big sister and often took on the role of “mother”. She graduated from San Juan High School in 1967.
She married her high school sweetheart, Dale Black, on November 11, 1967. They moved to Monticello in 1970. Together they had three beautiful daughters; Karla Dawn, Sheila Ann, and Brandi Lee. Dale, Liz, and their daughters were sealed as a family in the Manti Temple on May 22, 1987.
Liz is the proud grandmother of 14 grandchildren; Ashley (Chris), Taran, Caleb, Makelle, Colton, and Tanner Wright; Madison, Avery, Kayla, Quinn, and Preston Nielson; Curtis, Drew, and Journey Baird.
Liz was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother.
She enjoyed serving others through church and the community and loved everyone she met. She always had a positive outlook and lived life to the fullest. She loved the outdoors and spending time with her family, especially Dale. They were the light of each other’s lives. Liz adored her children and grandchildren and tried to attend all the activities they participated in.
Liz was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she served for 19 years in the Young Women’s program, worked in the Primary, activities chairperson for nine years, Relief Society President for five years, and many other callings.
She was employed as an Area Specialist for the USDA Rural Development for 23 years. She loved her work and enjoyed helping people achieve home ownership, and she secured funding for many other community projects. She was a people person and could make friends anywhere.
Liz was an amazing woman and will be missed greatly by her family, friends, and the community. She is survived by the love of her life, her three children Karla (Maughn), Sheila (Ryan), Brandi (Chris), 14 grandchildren who she adored, a brother, two sisters, and many nieces and nephews who loved her.
Funeral services were held Monday, August 8, 2011. Interment in the Monticello Cemetery.
Card of thanks
The family of Liz Black would like to thank the entire community for all of the love and support that has been shown to them during the passing of their wonderful mother.
We would especially like to thank the San Juan County EMTs and San Juan Hospital for their efforts and quick response in behalf of our dear mother.
Maughn and Karla Wright and family
Sheila Nielson and family
Chris and Brandi Baird and family