, Port Arthur, Texas

March 24, 2013

Elizabeth Jane Delahoussaye

— Elizabeth Jane Delahoussaye, beloved and loving wife, mother, and true friend passed away on March 22, 2013, after a brief illness.

She is survived by her loving husband of 67 years Raymond Delahoussaye, children Darrell Delahoussaye and wife Peggy of Houston, Diane Hunter and husband Douglas of Austin, Dennis Delahoussaye and wife Paulette of Austin, and Denise Daugherty of Buda; grandchildren Ryan Hunter and wife Rachel, Kyle Hunter and wife Amanda, Laura Anne Mapes and husband Kyle, Marie Delahoussaye, Joey Delahoussaye, Sarah Daugherty and fiancé Joe Grochmal, Thomas Daugherty, Harrison Bibb and wife Tamara, and Rachel Conkling and husband Cole; and great grandchildren Olivia Hunter, Russell Hunter, Hattie Elizabeth Mapes, and Gavin Bibb.

Elizabeth was born on May 10, 1925, in Port Arthur, Texas. She and her family traveled the U.S. and Europe before settling in Austin in 1964. Elizabeth graduated from St. Mary's High School and then St. Mary's School of Nursing in Port Arthur in 1945. She worked for 25 years as a school nurse for the Del Valle school system near Austin but found her true calling in helping friends and family. Elizabeth loved life, her family, and her many friends. Flowers and pets brought a special smile to her face that grew even brighter when she was with her family and her friends. All of us who knew and loved her will miss her greatly and remember her often. She was the matriarch of the family who supported us all with her love and kindness. She is now in God’s hands forever.

The Rosary will be recited at 7:00pm on Monday, March 25, 2012 at Harrell Funeral Home in Kyle. The Mass will be celebrated at 10:00am on Tuesday, March 26, 2012 at Santa Cruz Catholic Church  (1100 Main St, Buda, TX .(512) 312-5280 ) with Father Kirby as the celebrant.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation in Elizabeth's name to Meals on Wheels, Paralyzed Veterans, Animal Rescue at the Austin Humane Society or the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.