Elizabeth C. “Libby” Zeigler of Hermiston died on March 10, 2019 in Richland, Wash. at the age of 79.
She was born on June 27, 1939 in Pittsfield, Mass. to Edward “Spike” and Harriet O’Neil.
Known as “Libby” most of her life, she grew up in Pittsfield the sister of Daniel, Jerry and Pamela. Her childhood memories included adventures at Lake Pontoosuc, Camp Merril, where the O’Neils spent many summers. Libby was working at Berkshire Life Insurance Co. when she met the love of her life, Eugene W. Zeigler Jr., a dashing sailor on leave from his submarine, the USS Thomas A. Edison. They married on Nov. 3, 1962 and in the years to follow welcomed three daughters, Sheryl Newton, Hermiston, Christy (Jim) Maret, Nyssa and Cynthia (Michael) Barnes, Columbia Falls, Mont.
Libby was part of the “Hectors Shoes” local family shoe store and later worked 20-plus years as a sales associate in the ladies’ department for Walmart, where she made friends with everyone she met. Libby enjoyed karaoke, dancing, and socializing with her pals at the Hermiston Eagles Club. She is remembered by her grandchildren, great grandchildren and the many friends she loved in her lifetime, including her beloved fur babies, Patches, Gidget and Ben Z.
A celebration of life gathering will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 1 until 4 p.m. at Maxwell Event Center, 145 N. First Place, Hermiston. All friends and family are welcome.
Please share memories of Libby with her family at burnsmortuaryhermiston.com.
Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.