Elizabeth I. Belden (nee Grosjean), 86, died, Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at Kendal at Oberlin, where she has been a resident for the past year. She was a former longtime resident of Clinton, Connecticut and after retiring, spent time in Brewster, Massachusetts and Venice, Florida. She was born April 22, 1926 in Wooster, and graduated from Howard High School in Howard, Ohio.
Elizabeth received her bachelors degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and her masters in education and 6th year from the University of Connecticut. She taught at Haddam-Killingworth Regional High School in Adam, Connecticut. She was the 1980 home economics teacher of the year for the state of Connecticut, retiring in 1985. She was an active quilter, watercolor artist and bridge player.
Elizabeth is survived by a daughter, Jane E. Boomer of Elyria; son, Robert W. Belden of Brewster, Massachusetts; grandchildren, Megan and Shannon Boomer and James, Dawn and Jennifer Belden; sister, Barbara Grosjean; and brother, Robert Grosjean, both of Mt. Vernon, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Richard W. Belden in 2004.
A memorial service will be, Saturday, at 2 P.M., July 21, 2012 at Kendal at Oberlin, 600 Kendal Dr., Oberlin, Ohio 44074.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association, P.O. Box 74924 Cleveland, OH 44194.
Dicken Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Elyria handled arrangements.
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