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Elizabeth Misako Teramoto

Elizabeth (“Lisa”, “Liz”) M. Teramoto was taken too early on March 8, 2024, in Las Vegas, Nevada. This loss was completely unexpected, leaving family and friends shocked and deeply saddened. She will be truly missed in so many ways. 

 Liz was born to Shuji Bob Teramoto (Kapolei, Hawaii) and the late Gwendolyn B. Teramoto (Twin Falls, Idaho) on a summer day in San Jose, California.  In 1979, Gwen moved herself and Liz to Twin Falls, Idaho to begin a new adventure.  Liz was an artistic child who was also passionate about reading which never waned through the years.  

 After graduating from Twin Falls High School, she studied anthropology and psychology at the College of Southern Idaho.  She transitioned her studies to the University of Idaho, where she earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Anthropology.   While in college she joined the Delta Delta Delta sorority, where she soon became one of the most beloved sisters.  Her devotion to the sisterhood was unmatched.   

 There was not a person that Liz came into contact with that she did not impact positively with her love and dedication.  If you were fortunate enough to know her, you had a staunch supporter for life that made you feel special and heard.  She was one of the most accepting and forgiving people you could meet, and her friendship transcended any group or clique.  Liz gave the best late-night advice, was always up for an adventure (once taking a weekend trip to Wisconsin just for cheese), had razor-sharp wit, an infectious laugh (many may describe as a cackle), and the most amazing smile that could immediately brighten a room.   

She started a tradition many years ago with some of her dear friends from college.  They shared “Friendsgiving” every year during Thanksgiving, rotating among their own houses and a few destination friends’ homes as well. “Friendsgiving” always included a craft project of some sort, shopping that went sideways, and fancy steak dinners. This became one of the joys of Liz’s life, as well as that of the tight-knit group.  This coming November would have been their 20th year celebrating together. 

 She was close to her father, Bob, whom she would text every morning.  Every Sunday, regardless of any travel plans, they would catch up over the phone.  Although Bob lives in Hawaii, Bob and Liz would regularly meet for the Christmas holiday in the San Jose area and spend time with their extended Teramoto family for Mochitsuki get-togethers. Liz’s attention to detail helped create some wonderful memories for Bob – this last Christmas, she brought the smallest of Christmas trees to their hotel to ensure it felt like the holidays. 

 For over two decades, Liz dedicated herself to the Tiberti Fence Company, starting in 2003 in the Temporary Fence Department she worked her way up to Light Commercial and Temporary Fence Division Manager and Marketing Director.  Liz's passion for her work shone brightly as she orchestrated memorable events, especially the Christmas parties she so dearly loved, bringing joy and togetherness to her colleagues and friends. 

 As a prominent figure in the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), Liz served as the Las Vegas Chapter President and as the NAWIC Director of the Pacific Southwest. Liz's contributions were recognized with numerous accolades, including being named a Distinguished Woman of Nevada in 2014 and consistently appearing on the Top 100 Women of Las Vegas list from 2016 to 2024. 

 Liz was preceded in death by her mother Gwendolyn B. Teramoto in 2016.  She is survived by her father, Bob Teramoto, several aunts, uncles, and cousins, countless friends who consider her family, and her turtle, Popper. 

 A Celebration of Life is scheduled for April 27, 2024, at 2:00 PM, Davis Funeral Home 6200 Eastern, Las Vegas, NV, with an off-site reception to follow. 

 Flowers are always welcome and appreciated; however, if you wish to donate in lieu of flowers in Liz’s name, the family requests consideration the following organizations: the University of Idaho Delta Delta Delta Theta Tau House Corporation or the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth.
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Celebration of Life

Saturday, April 27, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Pacific time)

Davis Funeral Homes & Memorial Park

6200 S Eastern Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89119

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