Elizabeth Lindberg was born March 3, 1919, in Astoria, Oregon, the fifth of nine children born to John and Anna Ek. She passed away Feb. 5, 2022, at age 102, in Battle Ground, Washington, after gradually failing health.
Elizabeth grew up in Mist, Oregon, until she was 15. Although faced with many adversities, the children were nourished with love and taught Living Christianity at an early age. It was a joy when they moved to Portland in 1934, as they could attend services and visit with other Christians in the Brush Prairie area at the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church. That year, she and her brother, Leonard, attended confirmation school, with the precious teachings leaving lifelong memories and strengthening their faith.
Elizabeth finished high school in Portland. In 1938, she married Lee Tombleson. They had two children: Anna Louise and Kenneth Leroy. She later married Sven Lindberg, in 1953, who passed away 10 years later. She took nurses training and worked in the health field for the remainder of her life. Elizabeth helped raise many foster and stepchildren. Her caring heart and sacrifice touched many lives.
Surviving Elizabeth is her son Ken Lindberg; Anne's children Jill, Dave and Mike Schindler; and Ken’s children Tracy, Tammy, Michael, Kelly, Jacob, Rita and Donald; and daughter-in-law Becky Lindberg.
She was preceded in death by her daughter Anne Schindler, her parents, and all of her siblings Ellen, Gertrude, Anne, Rachael, Leonard, Walter, Ruth and Louise.
Elizabeth's funeral was on Feb. 11, 2022, at The Old Apostolic Lutheran Church, Brush Prairie, with committal at Elim Cemetery.