Juneau resident Elizabeth Arvold Haas died Dec. 10, 2002, in Juneau.
She was born in Juneau on April 7, 1982. She graduated with honors from Juneau-Douglas High School in 2000. She attended the University of Colorado at Boulder. She was an accomplished Juneau Jumper for seven years and was on the high school varsity basketball team for four years. She was an avid kayaker, hunter, snowboarder, hiker and worldwide adventurer. She traveled to Thailand, Ecuador, Peru, Italy, France and Mexico.
Her family said she loved anything outdoors and loved learning about people from different cultures. They said she had a strong belief in the connectedness of all of humanity and the universe. Her heart was very full. She expressed love in all that she did and was selfless, witty, wise, humorous, courageous, loving and free, the family said. They said creativity was essential to her, and she expressed it in writing, drawing, beading, glass blowing, cooking, photography and dreams. They said they miss her terribly, but feel her spirit in all of us.
She is survived by her parents, Mary Ellen Arvold and David Haas; brother Jacob Haas; grandparents Pat and Dave Arvold and Mary Haas; aunts and uncles Dave and Judy Arvold; Kathy and Tom Lonsdale; Pat and John Nyman; Teri and Al Searing; Bob Haas; Kathleen Haas and Michael Lake; cousins Virginia and Nils Arvold; Tom, Jeff and Pat Lonsdale; Emily, Tan, and Louisa Nyman; Dan and Bryan Searing; Ben Haas; and many other relatives.
Services will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at Chapel by the Lake. Bring your favorite flower or photo of Liz to the service. Make donations to the AWARE shelter at P.O. Box 20809, Juneau, AK 99802, or the Children's Advocacy Center at 225 Jordan Ave. Juneau, AK 99801.