OBITUARY

Elizabeth Torres Untalan

May 2, 1953August 25, 2013
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Elizabeth Untalan, 60, of Austin passed away at her residence on August 25, 2013. She will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all that knew and loved her. She was born on May 2, 1953 to William and Rosa Sablan Torres (both deceased) in Saipan. She is survived by her husband Pedro and children/spouse(grandchildren), Peter/Sydney (Antonia, Pedro, Frances), Pia/Tommy Olafson (Lily), John Patrick/Kelly, Bill(deceased) Meagan, and Champ. She is additionally survived by her sister/spouse Maria/John Person, Brothers and Spouse, John/Jeanette, Joaquin/Dianne, Ray/Lil, and Lee/Pres.In Laws,Mother in Law, Antonia T. Untalan, Brother and Sisters in Law with their spouse, Linda, David/Doris, Pauline/Mark, Rita/John.She has numerous nephews, nieces, and grandnephews and nieces. Elizabeth returned home after graduating from Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, California with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She was a licensed registered professional nurse in California, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands but chose to return home to help her community in Rota, Tinian, Saipan, and the Northern Islands. In addition to being a Registered Nurse, she was also a certified Women’s Nurse Practitioner from UCLA Harbor Medical Center. Elizabeth served her community through the various public health programs such as Women’s Health, Immunization, Pre Natal Care, Maternal and Child Health (MCH) and various outreach programs associated with keeping the community healthy and prevention of disease. After retiring from government service, Liz was recruited by a home health agency from California to manage and operate the first home health agency in Saipan. Because of the shortage of licensed professional nurses, she returned to government service to help the only acute care hospital in the CNMI manage the Hemodialysis service and initiate a Peritoneal Dialysis program. After five years of helping manage the dialysis service and peritoneal dialysis program, she decided to pursue her passion of teaching her profession. She developed and trained future Hemodialysis Technicians for the Rota, Tinian, and Saipan. She was also recruited by a private company to provide nursing instruction for their Licensed Practical Nurse program. She oversaw the successful completion of at least three classes that graduated from the program. She decided to retire in 2010 from teaching and nursing to join her husband relocate to Guam and help him care for his mother. Elizabeth is the type of person that places others before self. As evidenced by her desire to come back and help her community and inspire the young people to join her in her chosen profession. She was always the optimist! She touched the lives of many people both young and old. Raising different types of orchids, different types of ginger flower, Birds of Paradise, and planting in general were her passion. She was very patient with her plants. Liz would nurture them with plant food, water irrigation, and love. It also helps that she can almost grow anything she planted. With all the events that happened in her life, pursuing her education, nursing care, and teaching and helping others in need, she always took care of her family. In her life, they were always FIRST. She will be truly missed by her husband, children, and grandchildren.

Services

  • Memorial Mass Thursday, September 12, 2013
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Elizabeth Torres Untalan

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Thelma Luna

April 2, 2014

Our condolences Sir Pete and Champ. I miss ma'am Liz so much! thank you all for being a part of your family.

Eva, Dorian & Bastion Pangilinan

September 10, 2013

Uncle Pete and Champ, Auntie Liz was such a special lady,with the gentlest of hearts. Dorian and I are so blessed to have had her in our lives. I know he will never forget her. No one who know knew her ever could - she is one of a kind. Sending you all our love. We'll see you soon.

Susan Torres and family

September 8, 2013

Pete, Sincere condolences. Elizabeth was a dear lady with a kind heart. She was also a wonderful Aunt to my children - Joe, Neil, and Suzanne. Peace and blessings to you and your family.

Laurence Kometani

September 4, 2013

Pete, Champ, and the Untalan Family, Our deepest condolences on the loss of someone so special to you. I am sure that no one can replace someone so special, but hopefully the memories will live on forever.
With Deepest Sympathy, Laurence & Katsumi Kometani

Teri and Ken Tripp

September 3, 2013

Pete and Family,
Ken and I send our deepest condolences on hearing of Liz's passing. It was my privilege to work on many projects with Liz through the years at CHC. What I remember about her the most is that she was never afraid to learn new things and take on new projects if it improved healthcare delivery in the CNMI. She will surely be missed but is now at peace, free from pain, and singing with the angels.

Mom and Linda(cepeda) Untalan

September 3, 2013

FOR ELIZABETH

Peter and Champ, and all who love Elizabeth,

Peace of the Earth's songs to you.
Peace of the shimmering waves to you.
Peace of the gentle breeze to you.
Peace of the days and nights to you.
Peace of the family of Man to you.
Peace of the starry skies to you.
Peace of the warm sun to you.
Peace in our hearts to you.
Peace of the Son of Peace to you.

May our prayers and love unite us forever.
Rest in peace, Elizabeth.
Thank you for all the gifts you have showered on us.
Rest gentle, loving woman,
You will always be in our hearts and lives.
Rest with peace, hearts left behind.
Be assured that your loving care accompanied her into peace and joy.

Betty Johnson

September 2, 2013

Dear Pete, Champ, Pia, Peter and family,
I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss. Liz was such a compassionate and devoted nurse, wife and mother. My memories of CHC wouldn't be complete without remembering Liz walking through the hallways of the hospital, stopping to greet and chat with the patients, and always with her ever-present, radiant smile! My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Anonymous

September 1, 2013

Thank you, dear one.

Mary Matanane

August 31, 2013

Pete, I was so sorry to hear about Liz. My deepest sympathy go out to you and your family. I will always have fond memories of times spent with Liz during the trips I used to make to Saipan when we worked for Clarke Home Nursing Service. She had such a caring spirit and will be greatly missed by her nursing peers. God bless you and your family today and always.
Si Mary Matanane, RN
Guam

Gloria Cabrera

August 31, 2013

Pete, my family and I extend our deepest condolence to you and your entire family. Liz was a wonderful person and a joy to work with. We will miss her passion for caring for the sick and her long standing contributions to the CNMI Public Health. May you find comfort in your children, fond memories of the years (and moments) you shared together, and knowing how much of an impact she made in the lives of the people she served back home.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the kids