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Ava Elizabeth (Beth) Gaizauskas

Obituary for Ava Elizabeth (Beth) Gaizauskas

March 17, 1925 - January 8, 2019
San Antonio, Texas | Age 93


Ava Elizabeth Gaizauskas (Beth), 93, of San Antonio left her loving family on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.
Beth was born on March 17, 1925 in Petersburg, Texas to the late Mae and Edward Meredith Carmickle. Beth was one of 9 children. She was a graduate of Petersburg High School. Like many in the Greatest Generation, she served her country in WWII. Beth served as a secretary to the base commander in Amarillo, Texas, where she met the love of her life, her future husband, Bruno. Beth was a proud military wife to her beloved husband, pilot Bruno C. Gaizauskas, USAF, (Ret). They were married for 63 years. Beth and Bruno were married on Christmas Day, 1944; their song was "White Christmas", the Hollywood song of the year. As a military wife, Beth raised her son, Michael, while traveling around the world. She made a beautiful home wherever Bruno was stationed. Beth was a skilled seamstress and wonderful cook. Friends and family from all around the world were lucky enough to enjoy her gracious hospitality and delicious meals. Beth was a member of Saint Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Canyon Lake, Texas. Her church friends were some of her dearest friends.

Beth was predeceased by her husband, Bruno; by her brothers, Lloyd Carmickle, Wayne Carmickle, Lon Carmickle, Paul Carmickle, Glynn Carmickle; by her sisters, Inez Newton and Juanita Dent. Survivors include her son, Michael Eugene Gaizauskas and wife Peggy; a sister, Zelda Payne and numerous nieces and nephews as well as step nieces from Michigan.

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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cross Catholic Outreach.

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