Elizabeth Lydia Van Noppen
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Elizabeth Lydia Van Noppen
  • March 22, 1929 - September 14, 2017
  • Newbury Park, California

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Elizabeth passed away in Newbury Park, California on September 14, 2017. She was 88 years old. Elizabeth was born in the Netherlands on March 22, 1929. She was eleven when World War II began in Europe. She had vivid memories of the war that stayed with her for the remainder of her life. In 1949, she came to the United States with her parents and sister. She worked as a domestic in the Chino area and with her earnings helped her parents build a small farm.
She also worked for the Bank of America in Los Angeles. In the early fifties she began a correspondence with her future husband, Jack. He proposed by mail and she returned to Holland in 1952. They were married in April, 1953 and immigrated to the United States in April, 1954 with their infant son. They settled in Norco for 16 years and had four more children. In August, 1970 they moved to Newbury Park.

Elizabeth was a sweet, kind, and gentle woman. She possessed an inner strength that was remarkable. The testimony of her life was her faith in her Savior and was lived out daily. She loved the Lord, her husband and family, neighbors and friends and always placed the well-being and comfort of others above her own. Everyone who knew her loved her.

Elizabeth is survived by Dan (Sandy) Van Noppen of Bend, Oregon, Betty (Dennis) Peters of Paso Robles, California, Art (Jennifer) Van Noppen of Simi Valley, California, Trudy (Tom) Platz of Crowley Lake, California and Lydia (Bill) Jensen of Apex, North Carolina and ten grandchildren and four great
grandchildren.

Arrangements under the direction of Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Mortuary, Westlake Village, CA.