May 31, 1944 – September 8, 2022 - Elizabeth Kienlen Lanz passed away unexpectedly on September 8, 2022 at her home in Gearhart, OR.
Elizabeth, known to her friends and family as Liz, was born on May 31, 1944 to Theodore and Rosemary Kienlen in New York, New York. She grew up with three sisters, and her family moved often, primarily between New York, the D.C. suburbs and Chicago, before settling in Connecticut where she attended Staples High School and studied History at the University of Connecticut. Following graduation, she met the love of her life, Robert “Bob” Lanz, on a blind date. They married in 1967 and soon started their family welcoming their son, Christopher and daughter, Jennifer. In 1973, they made the decision to move to the “Wild West” and settled in Lake Oswego, OR.