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Miller-Woodlawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park

5505 Kitsap Way, Bremerton, WA

OBITUARY

Elizabeth Hewitt Arena

September 3, 1982October 5, 2019
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Elizabeth Hewitt Williams-Arena, 37, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on October 5, 2019. She leaves behind her loving children; Bryan Arena Jr. and Kaylin Arena; parents, Dorothy Schuster (John) and John Williams (Cheryl); sister, Sarah Figueras (Anthony) and grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews Elizabeth was born September 3, 1982 in San Diego, CA to Dorothy (Mosure) and John Williams. She graduated high school and continued her education with Ashmead College to become a massage therapist. Elizabeth possessed the gift of love and never turned anyone who was in extra need of attention. She loved being a mom, singing and dancing and was actively involved in the Condominium Association Board of Directors. She loved cooking and trying out new recipes with her children. She also enjoyed sour patch kids, red vine and pickle juice. She was a vegetarian that loved to cook meat and was proud to have won the family South Carolina rib cook off! The approachable nature of her personality endeared her to every one she came in contact with. She had a strong character and was tenacious, stubborn, strong willed, determined, confident, compassionate, caring, beautiful, intelligent, witty, sarcastic and outspoken. Elizabeth would want us to be ourselves and live like there is no tomorrow with no regrets. A Celebration of her Life will be held Friday, October 11, 2019 at 12pm at Miller-Woodlawn Funeral Chapel. To share a memory please visit www.Miller-Woodlawn.com Direct Donations for Bryan and Kaylin Arena may be made to Sarah Figueras at 315 S. Lafayette Ave, Bremerton, WA 98312.

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, October 11, 2019

Memories

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Dennis McDaniel

October 14, 2019

Elizabeth You were my best Buddy and I loved being around you and talking about our families..It's been so hard since you left but I,m going to live on for you♥️ I will always cherish our memories and you just being there for me💙 You loved everyone and had a Heart of Gold💛 Sleep well and no more suffering. I will see you again🌹 Denny

Jennifer Chapline

October 13, 2019

My first memory upon joining this family for a celebration was Elizabeth's high school graduation, and 20 years later, she still stands out. She made me feel so welcomed; we talked for hours and shared many laughs. Through the years no matter how long between visits, she made me feel welcomed and special. I am thankful for the time we shared together and will hold her in my heart forever.

Dorothy Schuster

October 13, 2019

Thank you for being such a great daughter. You taught me so much along the way. Thank you for my precious, beautiful grandchildren, Bryan and Kaylin. I will see you always in their faces, humor and intelligence. Good night, Elizabeth, my heart. Sweet dreams, don't let the bedbugs bite and all those bedtime things. I love you, Sweetie.

Marissa Hall

October 12, 2019

You were the best second mom I ever had and I am so deeply destroyed by the fact that I didn’t get to say a proper goodbye. I remember when you kaylin,me, and Bryan watched scary movies and had a good time. I miss you so much. I loved with all my heart and it still doesn’t feel real. Yes I am crying while writing this but only because I know you were struggling for the past 5 years and I’m just happy you aren’t in pain anymore. I will always love you and your name will live on for eternity.

Stephanie Davis

October 11, 2019

What a wonderful friend and mom you were..We will miss your beautiful smile and loving heart you had for all of us..loved your special receipe of Macaroni and cheese and always there for your kids. They were your heart♥️We will so miss you. God took a sweet angel. Your family was so blessed and we will cherish our memories always😇

Ali (Schuster) Coley

October 10, 2019

Dody and Family,
We were heartbroken to hear about Elizabeth. Our prayers are with those who loved her, and we hope there is peace in remembering all that was special about her as you honor and celebrate her life.
All our Love,
Ali, Dan, Sara, and Fiona

Aunt Gaye Scranton

October 10, 2019

Elizabeth was such a beauty. She loved her children and her family very much, I am sure she will be following you all from her safe, lovely and painless new home. Rest easy Elizabeth, the struggle has come to an end. Love Aunt Gaye

Rhonda Davis

October 10, 2019

I miss our late night talks out in the backyard and talked about life in general..our late night drives being so honest about relationships with guys.. You were always honest holding no punches and you were a fantastic friend..Always laughing and smiling no matter what you were going thru.. I will miss you so much. No more pain Sweet Lady♥️

henry jakala

October 10, 2019

Elizabeth took pride in Bryan and Kaylin and despite the health adversities Elizabeth faced she always showed an optimistic outlook in my conversations with her.

Condolences to Dody, Sarah, Bryan, Kaylin and the rest of Elizabeth's family.

She was a fighter and passed too soon.

Henry

Mary Bowen(Ralston)

October 10, 2019

I have countless memories from my childhood of Elizabeth. So many sleepovers, birthday parties, pranking boys we liked, dressing up in my sisters prom dresses, learning to put on make up.
We drifted apart somewhere after 7th grade as kids often do when they’re trying to find their place but you never stop loving your first best friend.
I don’t have many photos from elementary school but I knew I had this dress up photo still.
I wish your soul peace and the same for all your loved ones moving forward. Rest easy my old friend.

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