Elizabeth O’Malley

Date of Birth

November 22, 1962

Date of Death

July 31, 2021

City of Death

Santa Barbara

Elizabeth Jane O’Malley of Santa Barbara, California. Beloved mother of Casey Michaelson and Eliza Scheley; Grandmother of Ella Michaelson; daughter of Betty O’Malley and the late Patrick O’Malley; sister of Gabrielle, Vincent, Dominic and Patrick O’Malley, Jr.; sister-in-law of Timothy Murphy, Minako (Omori) O’Malley; and Kate (Neish) O’Malley; aunt to Zach, Hannah, Patrick and Maggie O’Malley.

Liz had an inner joy that would light up any room, and a warmth that radiated to everyone around her. She loved those in her life deeply and reminded them of it daily. She felt most at peace in nature; the Blue Jays, crows and squirrels relied on her for their daily peanuts and sunflower seeds. She even fed dog food to racoons by hand. She passed her connection to nature to her daughters.

Liz was immeasurably kind, generous, and loving. She was the ultimate cheerleader, and loved clapping for her brothers from the shore as they caught waves on their paddleboards.

Liz had a sense of fun that was hard to match and was a true free spirit. She had a beautiful voice and loved to sing. She loved to laugh, garden, and cook delicious food. Liz giddily frequented local restaurants and thrift shops, sharing her smile and friendly conversation with everyone she met. Her uniqueness shined the most through her genuine heart and gentle spirit.

Liz was a wonderful person. Her family and friends will deeply miss her.


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