Helen Elizabeth Ware Obituary, 2018

Helen Elizabeth "Libby" Ware

Helen Elizabeth “Libby” Ware of Royse City, TX, passed away suddenly October, 19, 2018, at the age of 66. She was born March 30, 1952, in Wichita Falls, TX, to Adam Thomas Jr. and Helen Douvry Thomas. Born in Wichita Falls, where she resided for 50 years and raised a family there, she lived a storybook childhood with doting parents and the best little brother anyone could ask for, Adam Thomas III.

For the last 16 years, Libby resided near her daughter and grandchildren, which allowed her to fulfill her desire to be a part of their daily lives. Libby spent the last few years revisiting her love for horseback riding and crafting. She was a skilled cook, talented and creative artist adept at sewing, and an avid traveler. She also loved spending time exploring the Texas countryside, bluebonnets, being near the water, and finding a really good garage sale! She retired earlier this year to be a full-time Mimi to her grandchildren and mom to her daughter, son-in-law and a host of family friends who lovingly adopted her as their own. She is preceded in death by her brother and parents, and is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Lea Lashley and husband Brian and two grandsons of Heath, Texas; nieces and nephews Tyler and Meagan Thomas of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Holly and Cody Turner and their daughter of Tulsa, Oklahoma; sister-in-law Donna Ware of Wichita Falls, Texas; her beloved aunt Jeanie Schleppe of Eastland, Texas; cousins Dylan and Beatriz Schleppe and their two children of Austin, Texas; as well as Karen Smulcer, Drew and Lori Larson and their three girls, and a host of close family and friends from Canada to India.

A cradle Episcopalian, Libby was a member of Holy Trinity by the Lake Episcopal Church in Heath, Texas. To know Libby was to know a woman full of life, love and laughter. To be loved by Libby was something exceptionally special that we will all carry with us forever. A funeral service celebrating her life was held in October at her church. The family asks to be informed of any donations made in Libby’s name, and expresses their gratitude for the outpouring of love and support.

Source:  Wichita Falls Times Record News (TX) – Saturday, November 24, 2018

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