Ethel Elizabeth Strube July 15, 1940 ~ Sept. 14, 2012
September 07, 2012, 9:06 am by Staff Reports
She grew up in San Antonio with her two brothers, William (Bill) and Patrick (Pat). She and her cousin Carol were the only girls in the family, so naturally they became as close as sisters, and that relationship just grew stronger through the years. Liz graduated from Edison High in 1959 and was a dental assistant until she married.
She met Donald Lewis Strube, her soul mate, in December 1959 and married April 30, 1960. She and Donald lived in Kerrville until 1969. In between that time Donald (Donnie) Wayne came along on March 14, 1961 and Teresa (Terri) Ann was born 15 short months later on June 2, 1962. Donald worked at Peterson Body Shop and Liz was a caregiver at the Kerrville State Hospital.
The Strube family moved to Austin in 1969, where Donald and Liz worked and raised their two children until they retired in 1995. Donald retired from Allstate Insurance Company as an Adjuster and Liz retired from AISD as a Food Service Technician (cafeteria lady). Liz and Donald both said that when they were retired they were moving to Marble Falls and they did.
Liz loved to cook, fish, crochet, and be with her family. She was the best fisherman in the whole family, because when her and her family would go fishing she usually was the one who caught the most fish. She loved being out on the water at night with her spool (she didn’t use a fishing pole), looking at the stars, and spending time with her family and friends.
Liz’s family started to grow rapidly. Her daughter married Garry Lee Hohmann and her son married Donna Louise Hickman. Terri and Garry Lee gave her Garry Don and Rene’ Michelle, and Donnie and Donna gave her Cody Shawn and Clinton James. Granddaughter Renee’ gave her great grandchildren Zane Lee and Hailey Michelle. Donnie’s best friend Jack Harvey became a very important person in her life, she told everyone that he was her adopted son. Jack’s family, wife Kim, daughter April son Dusty, granddaughter Lacy and grandsons Laiden and Jax became a part of her family.
Liz didn’t meet a stranger, she was friendly to everyone she met and was loved by many. She had a sense of humor and was the life of the party. She never beat around the bush; everyone knew what she thought and how she felt. You never had to second guess with her because she made it very clear. Liz will be dearly missed by all, but never forgotten.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Bill.
Memorial service were held Thursday, Sept. 20 at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home with Bro. Max Copeland officiating. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Condolences may be offered at www.clementswilcoxfuneralhome.
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