Mesa AZ ˜˜ Former Liberal resident,˜ G. Elizabeth "Lizz" Heidbreder passed away on Friday, February 25, 2011, surrounded by her family.˜ She was born on October 23, 1919 to Swedish immigrants Carl W. & Gerda N. Janson in Des Moines, IA, the youngest of six children. ˜˜ After high school graduation, Lizz moved to Kansas City to work.˜ She was˜ introduced to her future husband, Walter "Buzz" Heidbreder by family friends.˜ They wed in 1942 and were married for sixty-seven years.˜ Lizz &˜˜ Buzz moved to Liberal, KS in 1950, raised their family and were very involved in the community, and retired to Mesa, AZ in 1988.˜ Lizz was involved in the First Christian Church, Beta Sigma Phi, Daughters of the Nile, PEO Sisterhood, and was a lifetime member of the Liberal PTA. ˜˜ Lizz was preceded in death by her husband Walter "Buzz" Heidbreder, her son Dr. Jan Heidbreder, and her infant son.˜ She is survived by her daughter, Dr. Beth Heidbreder, Rio Rancho, NM; her daughter-in-law Dianne Heidbreder of Castle Rock, CO; grandsons, Brent & Andrew Poley and their wives; granddaughters Amy Johnson and her husband; Kristin Heidbreder; six great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Arlene Janson, Des Moines, IA; many nieces & nephews. ˜˜ A memorial service for Lizz will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2011, at 11:00 A.M. at the First Christian Church, Liberal, KS, with Pastor Terry Ford officiating.˜ In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heidbreder Memorial Fund, c/o First Christian Church, 922 N Jordan, Liberal, KS, 67901. Miller Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of G. Elizabeth "Lizz" Heidbreder please visit our Sympathy Store.