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Published February 6th, 2019
Mary Bailey Litzenberger
Aug 6, 1932 Dec 31, 2018

Mary Bailey Litzenberger, a resident of Moraga for 28 years, passed away Dec 31, 2018. She was born Aug 6, 1932 in Everetts, North Carolina to Paul and Delia Bailey. She was a history major at Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina and met her husband Earle D. Litzenberger, an NROTC cadet and geology student at nearby UNC Chapel Hill. They married in 1953. As the wife of a career officer in the Marine Corps, she did a lot of traveling and also taught first and second grade. They retired in San Diego in 1983. After Earle passed away, Mary moved to Moraga in 1990. She was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church, participating in Ladies Aid, Altar Guild, and Bible Study. She suffered from lupus much of her adult life and with the progression of macular degeneration, had to give up driving and required a part-time caregiver. After breaking her foot in Sep and suffering complications, she succumbed from COPD and heart disease on New Year's Eve. Her husband Earle and sister Lois preceded her in death. She is survived by her children Libby Holbrook (late husband Steve) of Moraga and Lee Litzenberger (wife Marianne) of Maryland; her grandchildren Andrew Litzenberger (wife Tara) of New Jersey, Bryan Holbrook (wife Jamie) of California, and Ashley Litzenberger of Virginia; her great grandchildren Zachary and Eliana Litzenberger; her brother Bill Bailey (wife Rose) of North Carolina; and many nieces and nephews. Memorial services are not confirmed, but the family may be contacted for details.


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