Elizabeth McCoy

December 23, 1926 - April 7, 2016

Elizabeth McCoy passed away April 7, 2016, at her home in Hood River, Ore., with family by her side. She was 89 at the time of her passing.

Elizabeth was born Dec. 23, 1926, in Kingsburg, Calif., to Vartavar and Margaret (Yardumian) Emerzian. She grew up in Parlier, Calif., helping family harvest raisins. Working on a farm gave her a hard work ethic that she carried throughout her life, from helping her husband in their Hood River floor shop and later waitressing in local restaurants.

She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and ESA Sorority. She enjoyed working out at Curves with her friends and staying in shape. Elizabeth was a diehard Seattle Mariners fan and knew the team’s line ups better than the coaches — or at least always had a suggestions of what they could have done better. Above all, she loved her family and chances to get together and cook special Armenian dishes.

Elizabeth is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Harry Moomjian; nephew Paul Moomjian; nieces Tammy McCoy and Helen Freeman (and husband Brian); former husband, Al McCoy; dear friend, Audrey Fisher; and numerous great nieces and great nephews.

A memorial and celebration of Elizabeth’s life is planned for 2 p.m., April 13 at the Hood River American Legion Post No. 22, 1305 Tucker Road. Contributions may be given in Elizabeth’s name to the American Legion Post No. 22.

Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals • Receptions • Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River.

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