Elizabeth Ann “Clore” Pressly passed away on Friday, May 17, 2013 at the Provident Memory Care facility in Buda, Texas. Elizabeth was born August 8, 1931 in Evanston, Illinois the daughter of Wallace B. Clore Jr. and his wife, Grace Lucille Clore. Her early childhood years were spent in Northbrook, Illinois. She moved to Mercedes, Texas at the age of 15, subsequently attended the University of Texas Austin, and graduated with honors with a B.A. in Anthropology. The majority of her working life was spent at Tandy Corporation in Fort Worth, Texas.
Elizabeth was married for more than 44 years to her beloved husband, Saxon Pressly Jr. They raised three children in Fort Worth, Texas and then retired to South Padre Island in 1987. He preceded her in death in November of 1997. She continued to live on South Padre Island, devoting her time to the loves of her life, her three children and her grandchildren.
Elizabeth is survived by her children; Marilyn and partner Richard Massey, and her children, Chas and his son Jaxon, Anna, and Zachary as well as Richard’s children Sarah and her daughter Olivia, Daniel, and Josh; David and his three children, Jennifer and her son Brayden, Jeffrey, and Gregory; John, his wife Cheryl and his two children, Grace and Brandon. Elizabeth was always the center of her family’s attention with her sharp wit and hilarious stories. It was common to see her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren gathered around her. We, as a family are grateful that her contagious smile, humor, and love touched everyone in our families. She continues to live on through the smiles on our faces and in our eyes. Her memories in our hearts will be with us for the rest of our lives.
Funeral services will be held at Grace Episcopal Church, 701 S. Missouri Ave. in Weslaco, 11 a.m., on Thursday, May 23, 2013. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Park in Weslaco.
For those desiring to do so, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.
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Arrangements are with Buck Ashcraft Funeral Home.