Elizabeth Jean Ulibarri

May 26, 1938May 15, 2018

Elizabeth Jean Ulibarri, 79, of Denver, Colorado, passed away at home on May 15, 2018 in Thornton, Colorado.

Elizabeth was born in Denver, Colorado on May 26, 1938. She married Edward Ulibarri in Denver and soon after they started a family. She worked as a seamstress for many years; however, her life-long job was mother and grandmother.

Elizabeth was a wealthy woman in the areas that mattered most. She was full of love for her family; especially her grandchildren, all of whom were blessed to have her play a large part in their upbringing. She raised them with unconditional love, and every one of them are such kind and loving reflections of Grandma Liz. She was loaded when it comes to laughter. Her home was always full of smiles and giggles, often times as a result of her witty one liners. She was overflowing with pride, she couldn’t wait to share stories about Lisa, Adam or her grandkids with anyone that would listen. She was rich in family, she had many that she considered her “other kids”. She did not hesitate to share a meal or her home with anyone, and once she did you were adopted as one of her own.

Let’s not forget her words of wisdom. If you tried to discuss her diet of pastries and candy bars with her, the common response would be “I like what I like and I eat what I like”. Or if you were being lazy and she had to complete a task for you, you would hear “I will brain you”. If you tried to tell her she was spoiling the grandkids with too many toys, she would say “It’s my money don’t tell me how to spend it.” Or how every month she would tell the younger grandkids when getting the aforementioned over-abundance of toys “Let’s go to Target and get you a SURPRISE.” It was never a toy, it was a surprise. When it came to her famous green chili, it was always “I made some fire” followed by a somewhat coy grin at the thought of setting your tongue on literal fire.

Grandma Liz always had a bag full of chocolate bars hidden in her drawer, and she had no problems with giving the kids candy, even on the sly if she had to. She was also a very stubborn woman, very stubborn, it cannot be stressed enough how stubborn she was. Once her hands were on her hips and her head started shaking, there was no changing her mind. Much to her delight some of the grandkids have followed in her footsteps with this particular quality. She would claim it wasn’t her that taught it to them all the while sporting that same coy grin knowing she was the source.

Elizabeth is survived by her daughter Lisa and husband Robert Thompson, son Adam and wife Caroline Ulibarri; grandchildren Stephan, Robert, Jordan, Brittany, Ethan, Lucas, Angel, and Zack and great grandchildren Jazmyn, Janaye, Karleah, Livie, Emari, Jayde, Robert (Bubba), Brisia, Isaac, Mario, Mireya, Rudy, Brooklyn and Jeremiah.

Elizabeth is preceded in death by her beloved son Edward Ulibarri and brother Chris Garcia.

The family of Elizabeth wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the entire staff of Doctors, Nurses and Administrators at DaVita Thornton Dialysis Center. Your loving care of our mother and grandma is very much appreciated, she truly enjoyed visiting with her “dialysis friends”.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. the 25th of May at Olinger Crown Hill at the Pavilion of Reflections.


  • Memorial Service Friday, May 25, 2018

Elizabeth Jean Ulibarri

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lawrence deherrera

May 25, 2018

Elizabeth (Elisheba) is Hebrew origin its meaning is oath of Almighty G_d, and Jean is also Hebrew its meaning is Almighty G_d Hashem is gracious.


lawrence deherrera

May 25, 2018

Aunt Liz you will be remembered and sorely missed. You will be in my thoughts often and always in my prayers. There was something always precious about you . I'm rich by having you in my childhood and my life, I thank Almighty Hashem for the opportunity to have had you as my Aunt and my Friend. Have a beautiful rest .

We will see you soon...


Lawrence DeHerrera

Cynthia ( cha) Krein,ulibarri

May 18, 2018

My sweet aunt Liz, loved her much ,I remember a witty remark she told me once, we were talking about grand kids,and she said she wished she would have had her grand kids ! Before her kids. I said that's a good one!!!

Benjamin Ulibarri

May 18, 2018

I'm going to miss you maa you were such a big part of my life just like my mother wen she was gone Liz was my mother that was the best part having two moms and yes Liz. Did exsepet me as her Owen son. One of the most kindest loving and shering person to who ever came in contract with her she is truly a remarkable lady. I love you (maa kettle) for all the good times.your Benny.xx

Ethan Ulibarri

May 18, 2018

Grandma I love you and I can’t wait to see you in the new world.


Debra Sutherland Core

May 17, 2018

My memories of Aunt Liz were her kindness, laughter and love for our family. I know she was dearly loved. Blessings to your family.

With love and affection,
Your neice Debra daughter of Herman & Dolores Ulibarri

Lorraine Chavez Mitchell

May 17, 2018