Elizabeth was born on Oct. 11, 1930 and grew up on a farm near Cherokee. In 1949, Liz married Harvey E. Minkler and they had four children while living in Des Moines. The family moved to Phoenix in 1962. Liz enjoyed golf, bridge and gardening, and was active in the PEO and the Assistance League of Phoenix. She worked as a legal secretary and in real estate.
In 1981, Liz met William H. Brumfield and they married in 1993. Liz is survived by her husband Bill; her children Randy (Barbara) Minkler, Jenna Friedman, Robin Minkler and Judi Paxton; her four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.