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Elizabeth Gahan (Bailey)Elizabeth "Liz" Jean Bailey passed away on September 13, 2020 in Huntsville, Texas at the home of her son, after a prolonged and courageous battle with cancer. Liz was born in Bastrop, Texas, April 22, 1949 to Ed and Veylene Watson Gahan.
Her parents owned a store and a taxi company in Bastrop. Liz always said that some of her fondest childhood memories was to arrive at her friends' birthday parties in a taxi. Her mother and father had passed away by the time Liz was a freshman in high school. An aunt in El Campo became the legal guardian for Liz and her younger sister, Marilyn. Liz graduated from El Campo High School.
She attended Sam Houston State University and graduated with a degree in Library Science. Liz earned her Master's degree in Library Science from the University of North Texas. She was a librarian with the Windham School District for more than twenty-five years, traveling to many of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Units throughout the state. She, also, helped in the beginning with the New Waverly Library.
Liz was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints serving in the past in Primary, Young Women, Relief Society and at the time of her passing as a Ward Temple and Family History consultant. She was a member of the Walker County Genealogical Society and attended when her health permitted. Liz was an avid reader and enjoyed sewing, quilting, gardening, canning, family history research and helping others. Most of all she enjoyed the play day Fridays with her granddaughter.
Her parents and sister preceded her in death. Liz is survived by her son, Wayne Hammond and wife, Janice and her beloved granddaughter, Abby, and her cousins, Suzanne Tooley, Billy Yeary, and Nancy Salinas all of Lampasas, Texas.
The family wishes to thank Oasis Hospice and the ministering sisters from her church, who helped Liz in her final days.
A visitation will be held from 5pm to 7pm, Friday, September 18, 2020 at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home, Huntsville, Texas. A memorial service for Elizabeth is at 11am, Saturday, September 19, 2020. Memorial condolences to the family may be made at www.shmfh.com.
Published on September 16, 2020



 
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09/20/20 08:36 AM #1    

Larry Pilgrim

I remember Elizabeth as a very kind Lady that I had spoke to several times through the past years . I will miss her and may she rest in peace .


09/20/20 02:28 PM #2    

Gary Hunter

I started dating Liz when she first moved to El campo Texas and,thru our first year of college.  She was a great person and had a quick wit even though sometimes it was a bit sharp.  I had thought about her often thru the years but did not know how to contact her.  I have many fond memories of our high school years.  The JR. and SR. proms were at the top of my memories. I will miss her greatly as well as many others.  My best to her son Wayne as he was a great kid when I knew him growing up in Huntsville, TX.


09/20/20 03:21 PM #3    

David Wagner

  I didn't know Elizabeth that well in school but I did see her in the hallways sometimes. May she rest in the arms of our LORD and rest in peace Elizabeth.


10/17/20 02:37 PM #4    

Janice (Jane) Kuretsch (Wiley)

Liz was a friend. and my Chemistry lab partner.  I will never forget that, while we were testing/searching for an "unknown", she and I created some fuzzy substance in the test tube that not even the Chemistry teacher could identify.  It certainly was not the "uniknown" he had given us.  We all had a good laugh, and she and I somehow managed to get through Chemistry anyway. I am saddened by her passing.  My sinccre condolences to her son and family.  Janice Kuretsch Wiley


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