Elizabeth Ann Serna
11/21/1940 - 07/28/2021
Obituary For Elizabeth Ann Serna
Elizabeth A Serna (Shimetz)
November 21, 1940 to July 28, 2021
This is the story of Elizabeth (Liz) Serna. Liz was a wonderful woman who was loved very much, will be greatly missed, and will always be cherished. Liz was an amazing wife, mom, sister grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her beloved husband Mike called her ‘the love of my life’ and she called him ‘her rock’. Their love story lasted 48 years.
Liz passed peacefully from ALS on July 28, 2021. She was surrounded by her loving family.
Liz’s story starts on November 21st 1940 in San Francisco, CA, the oldest child to Antone and Isabel Shimetz. Liz eventually settled in Santa Rosa, CA where she attended Analy High School and took classes at Santa Rosa Junior College.
Liz worked as a department manager at Fuller O’Brien Paints in South San Francisco for 20 years where she became a member of the Teamsters. She then took an accounts payable position at Otis Spunkmeyer in San Leandro until her retirement in 2006.
Liz met ‘her rock’ Mike and they soon fell in love and married on July 28, 1973 in Virginia City, NV. They were truly each other’s soulmates.
Liz loved being a team mom for Little League during the 70’s. She loved family gatherings playing cards and making potica. Liz also enjoyed the yearly family trips to Lake Tahoe, where she would bring her ‘bag of quarters’ she’d be saving all year. She loved the quarter slot machines!
Loved ones that will miss Liz until they meet again are her beloved husband Mike Serna; her three children – Cathy, Sharon & Michael; her brother Tony; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews; grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Services will be held on August 5th, 2021 at Fremont Memorial Chapel, 3723 Peralta Blvd., Fremont CA 94536. Visitation will be from 10:00am – 12pm; Service will be from 12pm – 1pm. Reception to immediately follow.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to “Liz’s Posse”, ALS Organization Walk on the following link: http://web.alsa.org/goto/LIzs_Posse.