Elizabeth “Liz” Anne Minchew died on September 29, 2022. She was 62 years old. Liz was born in Phoenix on April 25, 1960. She graduated from Coronado High School in 1978, Arizona State University studying interior design in 1983, and Savannah College of Art and Design in 2016. She began her career at DFD CornoyerHedrick in 1985 and later served as Director of Interior Design at Allen+. Philip Architects/Interiors and Head of Design at WanderJaunt. She was also a dedicated teacher and taught for over 25 years at Arizona State University. Liz had an infectious enthusiasm for life. She loved long bike rides, playing her ukulele and reading a recipe without following any. She was the kind of woman who would go surfing or boogie boarding for an afternoon just because she was near the beach, who never drove the speed limit and pretended she wasn’t competitive, but loved to win a good game of scrabble or monopoly. She loved color and embellished everything around her. His cinnamon buns and Christmas pear pie were legendary. She was an excellent gardener and talked about her plants as if they were wayward neighbors. Liz was an amazing mother. She loved her children beyond measure, and they loved her just as fiercely. She was happily married to her husband Carl Minchew for 11 years. Liz was happiest when surrounded by family, preferably with homemade guacamole nearby. To love Liz was to love her, and she was the heart and soul of his family. After a valiant battle with Behcet’s disease, Liz succumbed to a heart attack on September 29. She is survived by her husband Carl, her siblings Marty, Cathy and Kelly, her stepfather Dennis and her children Hana, Sara, Sam and Hannah, Adam and Molly, as well as many honorary sons and daughters. In lieu of flowers, donations in Liz’s memory may be made to Alice Waters’ foundation, The Edible Schoolyard Project at https://edibleschoolyard.org/give. For anyone who knew her, we ask you to think of her when you see a great color or a great design, when you find a new flavor, and when you wonder if you should dive in and savor the moment.
Posted on October 04, 2022
Posted in The Arizona Republic