Betty (Liz) Ellen Tubbs Grandlinger

1927 ~ 2021


June 8, 2021
11:00 AM
Twenty First Ward, 668 Second Avenue, Salt Lake City

Betty (Liz) Ellen Tubbs Grandlinger passed away on May 25, 2021, in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was born on January 26, 1927, in Los Angeles, California, to Leon and Leah Tubbs. She is survived by daughter Tracy Lea Grandlinger.

At age 17, Liz began her career as a fashion designer. At 18 she had her first centerfold in Harper’s Bazaar. Liz married Marvin Edward Grandlinger on June 3, 1955, in Glendale, California. Marvin passed away in 2009. Liz continued in the fashion industry until she was 89. She also worked as an actress in films such as Executioner’s Song, and Takedown. Using her creativity, she started her painting career at the age of 70 and painted until the end of her life.

Liz will be missed by all those whose lives she touched. Liz was so lively and energetic that her daughter gave her the nickname “my Energizer Bunny.”

A memorial service for Liz will be held Tuesday, June 8, at 11:00 a.m. at the Twenty-first Ward, 668 Second Avenue in Salt Lake City. The service was previously recorded and can be viewed here:


In loving memory of a wonderful human being - Tracy: Words cannot express the sorrow of the loss of your mom, our Aunt Betty. She is truly a kindred soul with so much beauty, talent and creativity in all aspects of her life. We are truly sorry for your loss, but take comfort knowing that she is reunited with Marvin and the rest of the family. With our love, Chris, Becca, Christina, and Jacqui

- Chris Lea
Tracy so sorry for your loss. We loved working with your mom at White Elegance. We will always remember her as a fun and energetic lady and will sorely be missed. Pam Weiss, Sandy Hall, and Candice Angle

- Candice Angle
Sending so much love to Tracy and Aunt Betty’s family. Love Didi, John Paul and Peter Arbib

- Didi Arbib Hoffman
Tracy, I'm so sorry for your loss. Eileen

- Eileen Dunn
What a kind and beautiful person. May you rest in peace...

- Nancy Heller
We have loved you so much and now missing you but it was a blessing having had you in our life’s until we meet again.

- Bob & Katherine Tubbs
Look at how completely beautiful Aunt Betty is! She was woman who was ahead of her time, possessing a dynamic creative spark which she brought out into the world. Liz was a role model, and I always felt a deep connection to her. It was an unusual feeling of being next to a source of bright light. Tracy, I truly am sorry for your loss. No matter our age, Mother is Mother, and the bond is infinitely deep. You are very fortunate to have had so many years together. With love, Trisha

- Trisha Lea