Elizabeth Heath, 98, passed away June 5, 2017 in Monahans, Texas. She was born on August 6, 1918 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Albert and Agnes Walters. Elizabeth married the love of her life Robert (Bob) Heath on June 15, 1946 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Elizabeth moved to Monahans, Texas with her husband in 1950, where she worked in the oil industry for a short time after her husband was tragically killed in an oil field accident. At that time, she was also holding down a job as librarian at Monahans High School. Elizabeth was an active member of First Presbyterian Church in Monahans, Texas. She sang in the choir, taught Sunday school, and established the church library. Elizabeth worked at the Ward County Library from 1951 to 1955, during the four years, she saw the need for a larger and more complete library. She helped established the Children's and Periodical sections. Elizabeth then taught freshman and sophomore English at Monahans High School, and created the MHS Travel Club in 1958. Elizabeth also helped established Ward County Archives on May 31, 1982 where she worked until she retired.
She is preceded in death by her parents, and her husband Robert (Bob) Heath.
Elizabeth is survived by her special family; Colleen Spinks and husband Bobby and daughter Caitlin of Monahans, Texas, Amy Strickland and husband Steve of Monahans, Texas, Jamie Bailey and husband James of Monahans, Texas, Emily Springer and Eli of Monahans, Texas, Jeannie Reib and husband Bobby, grandchildren; Jake Strickland, Jordan Strickland, Brent Bailey, Kimberly Bailey, and Braydon Springer.
Funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 8, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church in Monahans, Texas with Cheryl Homsher officiating. Graveside services will be held 1:00 p.m., Monday, June 12, 2017 at Cochranton Cemetery in Cochranton, Pennsylvania under the direction of Dickson Family Funeral Home Inc., 123 S. Franklin St., Cochranton. Visit our website harkeyfunerals.com to sign the guestbook or leave a personal note for the family.
Published on June 8, 2017