Obituary for Elizabeth Page Wardle

Elizabeth Page Wardle, a lovely southern belle affectionately known by family as “Buck,” left us to join her parents, Billy and Irene (Prince) Page and sisters Marshall Yarborough(Johnny) Mary Petersen (Jimmy) in heaven on August 3, 2022, after enjoying 95 years and 8 months of a beautiful life. She was born in Laurinburg, NC on November 3, 1926, and most recently resided in Tucson, AZ. She never lost her sweet southern accent.

During her life, she was a gracious and loving individual, always caring for the less fortunate. A strong and independent woman, she attended Mary Baldwin University in an age when few women attended college.

She married William Wardle in 1946. They celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary October 1, 2021.

Elizabeth gave birth to four daughters, lovingly supporting them as a scout leader, room mother, and PTA volunteer. She also worked at Triton College as an administrative assistant and executive secretary for 20 years.

She is survived by her loving husband, William Wardle; devoted daughters Barbara Welch (John), Irene Peters (Gary), Pam Siciliano (Tony), and Mary Dietrich; 13 beloved grandchildren, 20 cherished great grandchildren, and many treasured nieces and nephews.

Elizabeth was happiest when surrounded by family. She loved travelling and trying new things – actually taking a surfing class and developing a real passion for snow skiing in her 40’s. She was rarely happier than when strolling the Carolina beaches digging for shells. A strong swimmer, she water skied and performed with a synchronized swimming group. Books, cards (especially bridge), games of any kind, proper etiquette, and good grammar were also integral to her being.

The family would like to thank the Aria Hospice group for their loving care in making Elizabeth comfortable and at peace.

There will be a graveside memorial service for her and the love of her life, William Wardle at 11am on Saturday, August 3, 2024 at Bethesda Cemetery in Aberdeen, North Carolina, arranged through Boles Funeral Home, with fellowship to follow.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials can be made to St. Jude Hospital of Memphis, Tennessee or Tunnels to Towers Foundation.

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