Liz Elmasian

January 21, 1935 ~ October 4, 2022 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Liz Elmasian Obituary


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Liz Elmasian

January 21, 1935 — October 4, 2022



Husband:  Nish J. Elmasian

Daughter:  Julie Belmonte

Son:  Larry Elmasian

Son:  Jeffrey Elmasian

Granddaughter:  Jenna Belmonte

Father:  Nazareth Soghoian (deceased)

Mother:  Araxie Terigian Soghoian (deceased)

Sister:  Sally Summer

Brother:  Sam Soghoian (deceased)



Liz Elmasian was a devoted, kind, and loving wife, mother, and Grammy. She dedicated her life to fulfilling these three roles, and made each seem effortless due to her inherent air of grace, happiness, and poise. 

A social butterfly, she delighted in making new friends and catching up with life-long pals. Having grown up on a farm on the outskirts of Fresno, she cultivated an enduring love for gardening, spending hours in her backyard “Magic Garden,” planting every kind of flower, from azaleas to zinnias, but she especially loved her roses. 

Liz also adored spending time with her beloved dog Bandit—a mixed-breed mutt who stole her heart, and her slippers, on more than one occasion. She and Nish loved to dote on Bandit, adopting him as their “fourth child,” since Julie, Larry, and Jeff are all grown up. Liz and Nish’s favorite holiday to host was Thanksgiving, and while they made a fabulous turkey with all the trimmings, Liz’s perennial specialty was her delectable spaghetti.  

She was warm and had a playful sense of humor, often joking she and Jenna should get matching tattoos. She was a loving wife to Nish for 65 years, who in turn adored her and dubbed her his “doll.” She was a wonderful mother to Julie, Larry, and Jeff, nurturing each of them as individuals and always encouraging them to believe in themselves, and a wonderful mother-in-law to Ida and Bob. She was a phenomenal Grammy to Jenna, taking her on countless trips to the zoo and the park to feed the ducks when she was a child, and going on shopping sprees and spending hours chatting on the phone when she grew up. 

Liz lived a long and happy life, full of love, family, and friendship. She is greatly cherished and sorely missed, and leaves behind an indelible legacy of faith, hope, and kindness that will bloom in the hearts of her family forever. 



When I must leave you

For a little while,

Please do not grieve

And shed wild tears

And hug your sorrow to you

Through the years,

But start out bravely

With a gallant smile;

And for my sake

And in my name

Live on

And do all things the same.

Feed not your loneliness

On empty days,

But fill each waking hour

In useful ways.

Reach out your hand

In comfort and in cheer

And I in turn

Will comfort you

And hold you near.

And never,

Never be afraid to die,

For I am waiting for you

In the sky!



“May God touch you

with His healing hand

and give you the peace and comfort

you need to get through.”





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