In Memoriam: Longtime Little Silver Resident, Boxwood Gardens Floral Designer, Liz Miltenberger, 91

“Those who knew Liz felt blessed to travel life’s journey with her. Her bright smile, ‘energizer bunny’ spirit, impromptu dances, incredible demonstrations of flexibility, and overall love and silliness will truly be missed.” ~ family of Liz Miltenberger

Longtime Little Silver resident, Elizabeth Morgan Miltenberger, also know as Liz and Biz, died peacefully on Dec. 22 at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank. She was 91.

Born Jan. 26, 1930, in Baltimore, MD and raised in Port Washington, LI, NY, Liz graduated from Kendall Hall School for Girls in Peterborough, NH and then Centenary Junior College in Hackettstown, NJ in 1950. “Liz planned to further her education at Bucknell University yet met her forever person in Henry and married in 1951,” family said in her obituary. “They purchased land in Little Silver in 1953 and together constructed their own home where they resided their full lives.”

Liz Miltenberger
Photo/family via Thompson Memorial Home

“Liz was an amazing homemaker and caregiver. Her kindness and positivity drew people to her, and her home was always filled with back door ‘pop in’ friends, relatives, and neighbors of all ages. Liz was also a primary school teacher’s aide in the Long Branch school system, a gift wrapper and shipper for both Little Silver Gift Winds stores, a floral designer at Boxwood Gardens in Fair Haven; and, into her 70s, she arranged, staged events and decorated homes for Christmas for Craig Kiely Designs in Red Bank.

Loved ones of Liz Miltenberger in her obituary

Liz was a Girl Scout leader, a member of the Monmouth County Junior League and Sustainers, a member of Monmouth Beach Bathing Pavilion, an alter guild volunteer and parishioner at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Little Silver.

Liz was also a 62-year member of Shrewsbury Sailing and Yacht Club in Oceanport, where she and Henry raced Comets and shared their passion of sailing, racing and the Shrewsbury River with their daughters and grandson.

Liz was predeceased by: her husband, Henry S. Miltenberger; her parents, William F. and Dorothy P. Morgan; her brother, Egbert S. Montell; and nephew, John M. Nelson.

She is survived by: her sister, Ann M. Nelson, of Little Silver; two daughters, Catherine M. (Peter) Tamblyn, and Virginia P. Miltenberger, of Little Silver; grandson, Andrew P. Tamblyn, of Sea Bright; and four nieces, two nephews and a great-nephew.

Donations may be made in Liz’s memory to the Monmouth County SPCA, 260 Wall St., Eatontown, NJ 07724 or Little Silver First Aid (LSEMS) 543 Prospect Ave, Little Silver, NJ 07739. Interment will be private.

John Caroli
BCS Wealth Management