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Elizabeth Greenhalgh

Liz Greenhalgh

The scuba diving world has lost a future star. Elizabeth J. Greenhalgh, the 16 year old daughter of Debra Greenhalgh of Ashaway, RI, and Bruce Greenhalgh of Westerly, RI, was tragically killed in an automobile accident on October, 29, 2007.

One of Liz's great loves in life was scuba diving. She enjoyed the quiet and the beauty beneath the waves and brought fun to those she dove with. Be it in the limited visibility off the coast of New England to the sun drenched waters of the Florida Keys to the crystal clear drift dives off Cozumel, Liz was an enjoyment to dive with.

Certified initially as a Junior Scuba Diver in 2003, Liz did her open water certification dives on a trip to the Florida Keys with her mother, NAUI Instructor and Course Director Deb Greenhalgh, and brother, NAUI Rescue Diver John Greenhalgh. Subsequently she moved up through the ranks and was qualified as an Advanced Scuba Diver with NITROX Certification.

Born in Westerly, RI, Liz was a student in the 11th grade at Chariho High School. In addition to scuba diving, she loved music, poetry, and animals.

Liz represented the next generation of scuba diving. Her untimely passing left a void in the hearts of those who knew her and dove with her. She will be forever remembered for her enchanting smile and wit.