2016-10-26 / Obituaries

CATHERINE ELIZABETH ROSS

RAYMONDVILLE, TX - Catherine Elizabeth Ross went home to be with her Lord and Savior on October 19, 2016 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX after a short illness. Elizabeth was born March 3, 1920 in Bonner Springs, Kansas to Vincent and Nan Ross.

Elizabeth graduated from Raymondville High School in 1939 as the class Valedictorian. She was also voted the most beautiful girl of that graduating class and all of us who loved her knew that beauty was both inside and out. After graduation, Elizabeth worked in Harlingen until after WWII then moved to Houston where she lived and worked until she returned to Raymondville in 1965. She worked at several businesses as a bookkeeper. Her last place of employment was the Willacy County Farm Bureau Office.

Elizabeth was a long time member of the First Baptist Church in Raymondville and was very active in all aspects until she moved to Valley View Independent Living in Harlingen in 2015.

Elizabeth was known to her nieces and nephews as “Aunt Betas”. She was named this by her namesake Beth when she began talking. She will be forever remembered in our hearts as someone who never forgot to send a birthday card or anniversary card. She not only mailed them to family but friends were also sent many birthday cards and get well cards.

Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, LeRoy Ross, a brother-in-law Harold (Skeeter) Sowers, a niece Beth Sowers, two nephews Donnie Ross and Bob Smith.

She is survived by a sister, Virginia Sowers; sister-in-law, Emma Ross; nieces, Sue (Gordon) Means, Ruth (Russell) Klostermann, Brenda Smith, Linda (Ed) Landry, Norma (Dan) Klostermann and Gay Ross. She is also survived by two cousins, Audie Ross and Jimmy Harris. Elizabeth is also survived by numerous great nephews and nieces.

Services were held at First Baptist Church, 301 N., 5th, Raymondville, TX on Tuesday, at 11:00 A.M. Burial followed in the Raymondville Memorial Cemetery with Brother Maurice McLeroy officiating.

Pallbearers were great-nephews Josh Klostermann, Matt Klostermann, Rusty Means, Casey Landry, Boomer Klostermann and Layne Klostermann. Honorary pallbearers were Russell Klostermann, Gordon Means, Dan Klostermann and Ed Landry.

The family would like to thank all of the health care providers that assisted her in her last days. Many thanks to Valley View Independent Living, Veranda Nursing Home, Valley Baptist Hospital and Dr. Castillo and his hospice staff.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 367, Raymondville, TX 78580 or charity of your choice.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Duddlesten Funeral Home, 604 W. Hidalgo Ave., Raymondville, TX.

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