Martinsville Bulletin

Elizabeth Haskell dies at 71

From the Martinsville Bulletin

Elizabeth Heim Haskell, a former state Secretary of Natural Resources and Martinsville City Council member who was named the 2005 Outstanding Virginian, died Tuesday at the Hock Family Pavilion hospice facility at Duke University Hospital in Durham, N.C.

Haskell, 71, built a career out of her concern for the environment and her community.

She served on the Martinsville City Council from 1996 to 2000 and focused on the issues of jobs and economic growth, environment, safety and education.