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Ethel Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Johnson Strube

Ethel Elizabeth “Liz” Johnson Strube, 72, died Sept. 14, 2012. She was born on July 15, 1940.

She grew up in San Antonio with her brothers William and Patrick. She and her cousin Carol were the only girls in the family, so they became as close as sisters. That relationship grew stronger through the years.

She 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 they were married April 30, 1960.

The couple lived in Kerrville until 1969. He worked at Peterson Body Shop while she was a caregiver at the Kerrville State Hospital. While in Kerrville, their son, Donald Wayne, was born March 14, 1961, and her daughter, Teresa Ann, was born 15 months later on June 2, 1962.

The family moved to Austin in 1969, where they raised their children until they both retired in 1995. He worked and retired from Allstate Insurance Co. as an adjuster and she worked and retired from the Austin Independent School District as a food service technician.

They both said that when they retired, they would move to Marble Falls — and they did.

She loved to cook, fish, crochet and be with her family. She was the best fisherman in the family, usually catching the most fish. She loved being 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.

She 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. She will be dearly missed by all but never forgotten.

Survivors include her husband; son Donald Wayne and wife Donna; daughter Teresa Ann and husband Garry; grandchildren Garry Don, Rene’ Michelle, Cody Shawn and Clinton James; great-grandchildren Zane Lee and Hailey Michelle; “adopted son” Jack Harvey and his wife Kim, daughter April, son Dusty, granddaughter Lacy and grandsons Laiden and Jax.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Bill.

A memorial service is 1 p.m. Sept. 20 at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home, 1805 U.S. 281 North in Marble Falls, (830) 693-4373, with Max Copeland officiating.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Condolences may be offered at www.clementswilcoxfuneralhome.