Elizabeth Haywood Gulley Obituary, 1999

HEREFORD - Funeral service for Elizabeth Haygood
Gulley 89, of Uvalde will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, 
Jan. 30, at First Baptist Church of Uvalde with
the Rev. Jerry Scott officiating. Interment with 
Eastern Star graveside rites will follow in Uvalde 
Cemetery. Gulley was a great-granddaughter of Captain 
William Ware, who fought for Texas independence at 
the Battle of San Jacinto. Ware was the first to 
establish a permanent settlement in Uvalde County, 
having settled in the Sabinal Canyon and founding 
the community of Waresville, now known as Utopia.
She died Jan. 24, 1999, in Westgate Nursing Home in 
Hereford. Gulley was born in Uvalde on Jan. 11, 1910, 
to Wesley and Eliza Taylor Haygood. A 1927 graduate 
of Uvalde High School who attended Sul Ross State 
University in Alpine, Gulley assisted in writing a
number of the historical accounts seen on state 
historical markers found throughout Uvalde County. 
She married rancher David Gulley on Aug. 3, 1927, 
in Uvalde. The Texas Historical Commission presented 
Gulley with a citation for distinguished service in 
1982 for achievement of state goals for historic 
preservation. In 1962 in Austin, she was named a Texas
Woman of Distinction. She was a longtime Uvalde County 
election judge and a charter member of the Uvalde de 
las Encinas Chapter of the Daughters of the American 
Revolution and a charter member of the Caddel-Smith
Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. 
During one year, she served as president of three 
separate Uvalde parent-teacher associations. She was 
a member and past worthy matron of the Uvalde Chapter 
of the Order of the Eastern Star and an honorary member 
and past president of El Progreso Club. Gulley's other
memberships included the Colonial Dames of America, 
Daughters of the Confederacy, the National Genealogical 
Society and the Toastmistress Club. She knitted sweaters 
for the American Red Cross during World War II. An avid 
bridge and duplicate-bridge player, Gulley was a charter 
member of a Uvalde bridge club founded in 1927 and remained 
an active participant in the group until recently. She was 
preceded in death by her parents; and by her husband on Oct.
11, 1992. Gulley is survived by one daughter, Clarice Gulley 
Fisher Satel and husband, Joe, of San Antonio and Leakey; two 
sons, Judge David Wesley Gulley and wife, Jane, of Hereford 
and Haygood Gulley of Del Rio; one sister-in-law, Shirley 
Haygood of El Paso; five grandchildren, Clarisa Fisher Darby 
of San Angelo, Duane D. Fisher of Fort Worth, Dean J. Fisher 
of Austin, David C. Fisher of Los Angeles and Cameron David 
Gulley of San Antonio; and seven great-grandchildren. 
Pallbearers will be Gulley's grandsons, Duane D. Fisher, Dean 
J. Fisher, David C. Fisher and Cameron D. Gulley, her nephew, 
Joe Gulley, and longtime family friend, Ernest Ortiz. Honorary 
pallbearers will be John G. Heard, Robert L. Heard, Wyatt H. 
Heard, E.D. Kincaid III, William Alex Kincaid, Howard Langford, 
Oscar Munoz, Jack Qualline and Mabry Taylor. Arrangements 
are by Gililland-Watson Funeral Home."

Source:  Tom Green Co. TX Obits from the San Angelo Standard-
Times Jan. 24-31, 1999

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