The peace and justice community has lost a great activist. On April 4, 2014), Elizabeth Zimmerman passed away as a result of an accident. Despite a body that progressively challenged her mobility, all who knew her admired her for bringing light to the world with her indomitable spirit, beaming smile and passion for peace.
Elizabeth worked locally for peace, serving on boards and/or committees for the Methodist Fellowship for Social Action, Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the ACLU, San Jose Peace and Justice Center, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), Human Relations Commission of Santa Clara County, Holiday Peace Fair and San Jose Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).
As an activist, Elizabeth had local and federal legislators on speed dial and put the button to weekly use. The one place where Elizabeth's competitive spirit overcame her passion for peace was at game three of a Giants/Dodgers series where she had been known to wave her broom in the air, yelling "SWEEP!" Memory of Elizabeth's spirit evokes a smile, keeping her light alive in the hearts of her husband, daughters, seven grandchildren and all who knew her.
Elizabeth's family stated that donations in Elizabeth's honor can be made to the San Jose Peace and Justice Center, among other groups.