Elizabeth Ann McNeil
Elizabeth Ann McNeil passed away peacefully in her sleep in the early morning hours of November 12, 2018. She was 53 years old. Liz was born in Milwaukee, WI on November 14, 1964, to James E. McNeil and Jean (Burdick) McNeil. Her family moved to Santa Barbara in 1966, when her father worked for Delco. Liz attended Hope School, La Colina Jr. High and San Marcos High, graduating in 1982. After graduation, she worked in the corporate offices of Motel 6 in Santa Barbara and Dallas, TX, for many years. She then worked for NorTel Networks in Dallas as an Executive Assistant in Global Sales Operations, until her injury in 2001.
Liz was an avid horse woman and lover of animals. Endurance trail rides, camping, snow skiing and water skiing were favorite activities, along with driving fast (preferably with the convertible top down)! Liz was a fun loving soul, who valued her friendships and her family. She believed that what was most important in life was being happy. Any party was definitely more fun if Liz was there!
She is survived by her Father, Mother and five siblings Mary Carralejo (Kevin), Diane Weir (Bob), Jim McNeil (Suzan), Steve McNeil (Rebecca) and Donald McNeil. Liz is further survived by her stepson Troy Wennerstrom (Jenna), two grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. The family will always be grateful to all who loved, cared for, and assisted Liz in her last years.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in her memory to Jodi House Brain Injury Support Center (www.jodihouse.org), or your favorite charity. A memorial service will be held at McDermott Crockett Mortuary, 2020 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara, on Saturday, November 24 at 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery in Santa Barbara.
Raise a glass to our dear Liz, who is finally free at last!