Elizabeth Springer

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Pacific Grove, CA

MONTEREY, Calif. - Elizabeth Springer, a Monterey Peninsula resident for 57 years, died peacefully on Nov. 16, 2018, at the age of 93. She was born Elizabeth Melaugh to Louis and Mabel Melaugh of Portland, Maine, April 11, 1925, where she was raised and attended schools, prior to joining WGAN Radio as a secretary and occasional personality.

She married Portland's Bruce Springer in 1942. The couple eventually moved to San Francisco, Lake Arrowhead and Manhattan Beach, Calif. before settling on the Monterey Peninsula in 1961.

Among raising a family, Elizabeth and Bruce owned and operated Zeke's Carpet House in Monterey.

In the early 1970's, the couple purchased the Village Shopping Center in Carmel Valley, which continues as a family business to this day.

Elizabeth lived in and loved the Valley, sharing with her husband, a desire to preserve it's beauty along with the future of the youth in the area.

She traveled extensively, yet considered camping in the U.S. and Mexico, among her happiest days. She loved coming home to Maine for visits.

She was a loving mother and a true friend. She was someone you could always count on and had a great sense of humor and was a compassionate lover of life.

She had the ability to make friends with people of all ages and enjoyed sharing picnics, games, good books and treasures from her kitchen. She loved rummage sales, sunshine and the music of Edith Piaf.

She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Bruce Springer; two sons James and Michael, and daughter Susan .

She is survived by her daughter, Ann Conneau, and son-in-law, Jeffrey Conneau, of Camel, Calif.; granddaughters, Elicia Hammond and Laura Conneau; great-granddaughter, Brooke Nichols; nephew, William Honan of Portland and a niece, Lea Peterson of Cape Cod.

The family intends to come to Maine and have an Italian Sandwich Picnic in Elizabeth's honor in the future.

Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Dec. 9, 2018
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