A message from Lake Burien PC:
Dear Friends and Family -
Wednesday night, April 4th, near the Alturas apartments in Burien, two young women's lives were taken.
The Juarez family is now without a sister and daughter, and our community is now without a classmate and friend.
Below, you'll find the remembrances of older sister, Maria, about her younger sister, Elizabeth.
"Elizabeth always put her friends and family before herself, making sure they were doing alright before focusing on herself. She had big plans; always talking about how she was going to change her life around. For a 13 year old to handle a hard life the way she did is impressive. She made mistakes but once she realized what mistake she made she went back and tried to fix it or do things differently so she could do things the right way. She never gave up. I would like for Elizabeth to be remembered as the loving caring silly person she was. That a 13 year old child had such a big heart and so much love to give is amazing."
Thirteen years old, can you imagine?
Our commitment to raising funds for Elizabeth's funeral costs flows out of our commitment to the health and wellness of young people in our community. We want them to know that they are not alone - in life and in death - and that we build this community together, alongside them and their dreams for a transformed community. Will you join us in raising funds for this untimely, tragic death? With your donation, we come alongside a grief-stricken family and offer the hope and generosity of a loving community.
Ways to give:
Please donate to Lake Burien Presbyterian online or with cash/check in person with the memo "Elizabeth Juarez”.
Make checks payable to:
Lake Burien Presbyterian Church and mail to
15003 14th Ave. SW
Burien, WA 98166
or you can make a donation via our website - (see information below)
scroll to memorials, enter amount and note: "Elizabeth Juarez Memorial" in the notes section at the end of checkout process.
My relatively short time as a pastor in this community has been both beautiful and during times like this, heartbreaking. Mostly, my days and weeks are filled with lots of promise and hope. Holding on to and proclaiming the promise of resurrection, not just for the "hereafter" but for justice, shalom and redemption in the "here-and-now" is the unique and profound calling of the Church. May we be bold enough to live, pray and proclaim, "on earth as it is in heaven"....
With Love and great thanks to you in advance, for your consideration, generosity AND prayers for all those directly affected by this tragedy. I'm very grateful to be able to call on you for help.
Blessings to all of you...