Elizabeth Hazelett Gunn Schober | 1916-2013

Published Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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Elizabeth Hazelett Gunn Schober

Elizabeth Hazelett Gunn Schober, 96, of Decatur and formerly of Denton and Fort Worth, died Friday, Jan. 11.

Elizabeth was born Sept. 21, 1916, to Walter and Juliet Fischer Gunn in Aurora, IL. In 1941, she married Robert Hibbard Schober in Wheaton, IL. He died in 1971.

She attended Lamar University in Beaumont and worked as an insurance underwriter and as a title insurance examiner. She was a life-long scholar, continually learning new things and always willing to share her knowledge. She was an avid genealogist, publishing a history of one of her family lines in 2004, “The Life and Times of Conrad Fischer.”

While living in Fort Worth, Elizabeth was an active member of All Saints Episcopal Church, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, serving as Regent of the Six Flags Chapter, Fort Worth Genealogical Society, and was for many years a docent at Amon Carter Museum.

She is survived by daughters and their husbands, Janet and Lonnie Minke of Boyd, and Candace and William Greene of Alexandria, VA; sisters, Jeanne Gunn Rousseau of Weatherford, and Sally Gunn Jackson of Avondale, AZ ; grandchildren Jennifer Minke of Kingsville and Emily Greene of Brooklyn, NY; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

The family thanks the wonderful staff at Governor’s Ridge Assisted Living in Decatur for taking such good care of her.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at in the Chapel of DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a favorite charity.

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