Elizabeth Todd Obituary (1920 – 2021) – Concord, CA
Elizabeth Curry Todd (1920-2021)
Elizabeth Curry Todd, artist, scientist and humanitarian, died on November 11, 2021 at the age of 101. Her childhood was spent in Kansas and Texas. She attended the University of Kansas in pre-med before marrying Charles Todd in 1940 at the start of World War II. They had been married for 75 years at the time of Charley’s passing in 2016. Progressive in her fashion sense and dedication to women’s issues, she will also be remembered for her brilliant, scientific mind, quirky wit and love. of family and friends. . She enjoyed intelligent argument and composed superb pastels, acrylics and oil paintings. Liz was a certified medical technologist and started the blood bank at Midland Hospital in Midland, Michigan in the 1960s. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from Central Michigan University in 1974 and excelled as a as a certified social worker working with underprivileged teenagers in Saginaw, Michigan after graduation. When she and Charley moved to the “Golden West” of California, she served on the board of directors of the Foundation for the Prevention of Teenage Pregnancy in Orange County, California and then was proudly employed as a “sex woman”/medical educator for Planned Parenthood. She began painting when she retired at age 60 and won first prize for her work at a juried exhibition in Tustin, California.
She loved her five children and their offspring. Elizabeth is survived by her children: Sharon, Carol, Maryann and Charlie. His daughter, Janet Grewe, died in 1996.
Liz always said her religion was science. She will be cremated and her ashes mixed with those of Charley according to her wishes.
Published by Midland Daily News on March 17, 2022.