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Mrs. Elizabeth L. Grist

Obituary for Mrs. Elizabeth L. Grist

December 29, 1921 - April 4, 2018
Boerne, Texas | Age 96


Elizabeth "Libbie" L. Grist, age 96, passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 in Boerne, Texas. She was born on December 29, 1921 in San Antonio, Texas to John T. and Frances (Wilson) Lawson. She attended the University of Texas at Austin where she was introduced to a local Austin boy, Harold Grist, who became her devoted and beloved husband of 45 years. They raised 3 boys while helping her father build the San Antonio truck equipment firm, Commercial Body Corporation. She was active in the local San Antonio community, as a hospital volunteer at St. Luke's Hospital, and a docent at the Historic Steves Homestead in the King William district. She and Harold were also active in the Fredericksburg community; restoring a historic homestead farm at Grapetown and being involved with various community activities. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold M. Grist; and son, John Thomas "Tommy" Grist. Elizabeth is survived by her sons, Gary L. Grist (Sandra) and Kent L. Grist (Deanna); grandchildren: Amy Laden, Alissa MacVey, Jessica White, Chelsea Harris, Mike Farringer, Kim Mallery; and eight great-grandchildren. A Service will be held Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at St. John Lutheran Church, 315 Rosewood Avenue, Boerne, Texas 78006. Revs. Ryan Laden and Mariola Bergquist will officiate. Interment will follow in Mission Burial Park North. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Marbridge Foundation, The Gillespie County Historical Society or the Salvation Army.

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