Update on Memorial Services as of 5/30/09

We don’t have all the details yet, but we are working hard to establish target dates so that everyone can plan accordingly. ¬†You may not want to purchase plane tickets or the like until we firm up the details just a bit further, however. Please spread the word to all of Elizabeth’s friends – we don’t have everyone’s contact info and we wouldn’t want anyone to feel left out!

Houston – Laura has just secured Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church in Houston for the afternoon of Saturday, June 13, 2009 (Has been changed to Sunday, June 14 at 2pm – please see post on June 1st) (click the link above to the church’s website for a map and parking info – find it on their webpage under the “Welcome” tab and navigate to “Map/Directions”). No other details have been worked out as of yet. We don’t have an exact time at this point, but we hope to make it late enough in the afternoon (but not too late) for those who may wish to drive to Houston the morning of. Laura will be making the arrangements for the service in Houston, and she will communicate further details asap to John, who will post them here without delay. Once again, this site is the fastest and most reliable way to get information on the memorial services and it will hopefully make things much easier for all of us. Of course, feel free to call/email us if you wish, but we won’t have any more info on logistics other than what you see here. If you don’t have contact info for us, you may drop both of us a line at johnandlauramcbride@gmail.com. Also, John and Laura might be in Houston for a few days before/after the service, so we may be able to attend some additional gatherings of family/friends if time and schedules permit. Suggestions? Write a comment on this site for all of us to see!

Alpine – John plans to travel to Alpine on or about Monday, June 1. He hopes to arrange a service in Alpine for all of Elizabeth’s friends in West Texas who may not be able to travel to Houston. John has not yet had any discussions regarding a service with anyone in Alpine, but he is thinking that it might be desirable to have a service sometime during the weekend of June 6-7, 2009. This website will be updated as soon as possible regarding this proposed service. Laura may not be able to attend such a service in Alpine due to her work schedule and travel plans.


Houston, late 1960s

Many thanks to all for the condolonces, memories and funny stories about Elizabeth that we have received. Don’t be shy about writing a comment here – we all know that Elizabeth would want you to.

– posted by John McBride 2:30 pm EST

5 Responses to “Update on Memorial Services as of 5/30/09”

  1. Alexandra says:

    I had not seen Elizabeth in years but I am glad I got a chance to talk to her on the phone not too long ago. She recently sent me a small piece of art and a few photos of myself as a baby, which I really enjoyed.

    Life is eternal, and love is immortal,
    and death is only a horizon;
    and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.
    ~Rossiter Worthington Raymond (1840-1918)

    Alex (Salila Jean’s daughter)

  2. jlwilmore says:

    Suggestion for a gathering for dinner in Houston saturday evening if that works for Laura and John? I am planning to book a room at the Hilton medical center for Saturday at minimum depending on where I fly (austin or houston). hotels.com has a decent rate and it’s very close to the church.

  3. Ruth Wilmore says:

    I will stay Saturday night. Probably Sawyer will be with me – not sure – he is 16 – need I say more?

  4. olive hershey says:

    Elizabeth was the bravest woman I ever knew, and probably the smartest. She was more fun than almost anyone when she was up and more sad and mad than almost anyone when she was depressed. Elizabeth was hardly ever in between; one way or the other she was over the top. And the rest of us were never enough.She was my guide, my conscience and my touchstone. An artist to the core, and what courage. A generous, understanding heart.

  5. Palma Beckett says:

    Elizabeth, you have messed up my calendar, AGAIN! We were to have dinner together on June 9th, and you left before I got back to town! I cried off and on for hours when a mutual friend called to tell me that you have gone to a happier and easier place. Your wit, your compassion and your encouragement will be terribly missed, along with your delightful and insightful comments on all of life.
    Thank you (and, BeBe) for being in my life during the Alpine years.

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