Obituary of Elizabeth Bigler
Elizabeth “Libby” Bigler, age 75, residing in Rochester, Washington, passed away on December 1, 2022, at a skilled nursing facility in Lacey, Washington. She died from complications related to a traumatic fall in her home, the “little house on the prairie.” She was born in Bremerton, Washington, as the daughter of Glen and Esthle Bigler and sister to Ellen “Cindy” Weltz, Susan Bigler, and Joan Smith.
Libby grew up in the rural areas of Oakville and Rochester; she graduated from Rochester High School in 1965. She enjoyed a life filled with friends, books, TV westerns, and music. She started playing piano at a very young age and later played guitar. She was an accomplished singer who especially loved singing bluegrass, folk, and country songs. Libby cherished her friends and family, expressing her love frequently and sharing her sense of humor.
She retired from employment as a workers compensation adjudicator for the State of Washington.
Libby was a baptized Christian who knew she was going home to the Lord. Every event in life reminded her of a song and every song reminded her of the people, places, or things she loved.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her special friend, Ken Prall. She is survived by her sisters, nieces and nephews, a large extended family, and countless friends.
There will be a celebration of Libby’s life in the spring or summer. In lieu of flowers, please give to your favorite charity in her honor.
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