Elizabeth (Liz) Geisen
  • 68 years old
  • Date of birth: Oct 30, 1943
  • Date of passing: Apr 11, 2012
Let the memory of Elizabeth (Liz) be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Elizabeth (Liz) Geisen, 68, born on October 30, 1943 and passed away on April 11, 2012. We will remember her forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Gabriela (Gabi) Wheeler on 30th October 2015

"We will be lighting a candle to celebrate your life, Liz. You were a wonderful person and we always enjoyed spending time with you."

This tribute was added by Gaby Steidler on 30th October 2015

"Liebe Liz, heute wäre Dein Geburtstag....
Wir denken an Dich!

This tribute was added by Gabriela (Gabi) Wheeler on 12th April 2015

"Three years have passed since the sad day you left this world, Liiz, but we won't forget you. We think of you often!"

This tribute was added by Jim Sargen on 30th October 2014

"Remembering the many years we celebrated all the October birthdays on your birthday.  The bouquet of balloons are flying high today."

This tribute was added by Gaby Steidler on 30th October 2014

"Liebe Liz,
heute wäre Dein Geburstag und wir sind im Gedanken ganz fest bei Dir.
Wir vermissen Dich!!

This tribute was added by Doris Geisen on 30th October 2013

"“If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden.” Happy Birthday Liz, we miss you so much. Love - Doris & Alex"

This tribute was added by Gabriela (Gabi) Wheeler on 30th October 2013

This would have been your special day--it's so sad that we can't celebrate it with you, but please know that we often think of you and miss you."

This tribute was added by Gaby Steidler on 11th April 2013

"Liebe Liz,
heute vor einem Jahr haben wir Dich durch eine boese Krankheit verloren. Wir vermissen Dich sehr!!

This tribute was added by Thuy Pham on 30th October 2012

"Even though you are no longer here physically, I feel your presence everywhere. I think of you when I enjoy a perfect cup of tea, when I water the ficus tree on my front porch, when I  prune the fragrant herbs and flowers in my garden, when I share Happy Hour with friends.  Thank you for showing me how to appreciate the simple joys of life."

This tribute was added by Gaby Steidler on 30th October 2012

"Liebe Liz,
heute waere Dein Geburtstag, aber Du bist leider nicht mehr hier unter uns. Wir vermissen Dich, genau wie Deine Kinder und Dein Enkel Alex.
Danke, dass wir Dich kennenlernen durften.


This tribute was added by Chuck Rodeffer on 24th April 2012

"Liz, that garden of yours was legendary.  The good Lord must not have been pleased with his Spring flowers and he needed help in His garden; that was His reason for calling you up this Spring. Pat and I and Kim and Kristi send our sympathy and prayers to John, Doris, Alex, and Bob."

This tribute was added by Robert Wheeler on 23rd April 2012

"Liz~~Your wonderful personality, thoughtfulness, compassion, love and understanding will always be remembered.  The people you left behind are much better off for having known you.  Rest in Peace, dear friend.

Bob and Julie Wheeler"

This tribute was added by Bill Cattaneo on 22nd April 2012

"In the long history of downtown San Luis Obispo, there have been five businesses that occupied a very special place in peoples' hearts: Austin's Palace of Sweets, Green Dragon, Sno-White Creamery, Chong's candy store, and Liz Geisen's Koffee Klatsch. Rest in Peace, Liz, and thank you for many hours of warmth and comfort and some outstanding coffee."

This tribute was added by Marc Jennett on 16th April 2012

"I only knew Liz from the phone when she would place her coffee orders every monday. In time we became friends chatting up the latest adventures of being in business. But the biggest impression made was her sincere note of comfort I read at the funeral after my dad passed and how she expressed to the family how she had lost her best friend in the world.  That meant something that day!"

This tribute was added by Liane Peterson on 16th April 2012

"I was surprised and saddened by the loss of Liz.  I can only think of her bustling around, with her usual energy and ready smile.  I feel fortunate to have known her and to have found her wonderful Klatsch,  an oasis of excellent coffee which reflected her discernment of life's finer things.  Thoughts & prayers for John, Doris and Alex in this difficult time"

This tribute was added by Judson Brown on 16th April 2012

"I am saddened by the news of Liz's passing.  I met Liz in Heidelberg, Germany.  I succeeded Bill Mentzer (whose tribute and story is on this site) at the Applied Physics Laboratory European Field Office.  Liz supported me at that office for my full tenure of four years.  Her efficiency, dedication, and friendship will always be remembered.  My thoughts are with her family."

This tribute was added by Jacquelyn Bowers on 16th April 2012

"My heart is so heavy from the loss of my dear friend, Liz. Liz was an exceptional person whom I admired greatly. She was kind, generous, and thoughtful. She had grace and style, and was very intelligent. Liz taught me so much about many things: business, politics, history..... She always made me feel welcome and part of the family. How blessed I was to have known her and been her friend."

This tribute was added by William Mentzer on 14th April 2012

"We will always treasure the memory of our dear friend Liz.  May the love and caring of friends and family bring comfort to John, Doris, Alex and Bob.  

Bill and Ellen Mentzer
Silver Spring, MD"

This tribute was added by Heidi und Rudi Steidler on 13th April 2012

"Vertraut auf eure Erinnerungen - sie bleiben unvergesslich.
Vertraut auf eure Liebe - sie gibt euch Kraft und Zuversicht.
Vertraut auf die Zeit - sie lindert den Schmerz und laesst die Freude wiederkommen.

Mit traurigen Gruessen
Heidi und Rudi"

This tribute was added by Valerie Jennett on 12th April 2012

"Liz and my husband Rene Jennett were close friends and business associates.  I also knew Liz and enjoyed her honesty and compassion.
Yes, she will be missed as Rene has been missed from his family.  May the comfort of God be with her loving family."

This tribute was added by Robert Mulrooney on 12th April 2012

"We will be missing a good neighbor and a wonderful gardner.I cannot tell you how often I'd look out the back window and there would be Liz ----often Bob was at her side....planting,trimming,watering.....and those plants and flowers were spectacular and put mine to shame!Our prayers are with the family and a thank you goes to John,Doris and Alex for sharing their family and friendship"

This tribute was added by katy newman on 12th April 2012

"This loss leaves such a hole in my heart! Liz was so cool, so smart, and so much fun. I worked at the Klatsch, but in no time flat, I was a part of her amazing family. I will never forget the love and kindness she showed me. May she rest in peace!"

This tribute was added by Jim Sargen on 12th April 2012

"Liz was one of the first people when we moved into Avila.  I love coffee and The Koffee Klatch became my hang out place.  This meant many years of conversations, going to dinners, parties and other events.  We became regulars at each others house.  At timesj, Liz needed a break and if Beulah or around, we took over the store.  But best of all we were great friends.  That is a treasure."

This tribute was added by John, Doris & Alex Geisen on 12th April 2012

"Gran, I will miss playing Russian Bank with you. Planting carrots, corn and strawberries in the garden. I will miss your pankcakes and french toast on Saturday mornings. I loved when you read from the Big Fairytale Book to me and you always loved my baking, even when I added not enough sugar or too much baking soda. I will miss you sooo much, Love Alex."

This tribute was added by Gabriela (Gabi) Wheeler on 11th April 2012

"We were so sad to hear the news this morning. Liz was a beautiful person--in all senses of the word.  She was kind, warm, smart and caring, and so much fun to be around, and she was also so elegant and pretty.  We always enjoyed seeing her when we visited San Luis Obispo, and we will miss her dearly."

This tribute was added by Gaby Steidler on 11th April 2012

"We are so sad....
Menschen treten in unser Leben und begleiten
uns eine Weile. Einige bleiben für immer,
denn sie hinterlassen ihre Spuren in unseren

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Kindly sponsored by:
John, Doris & Alex Geisen


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