Elizabeth Lanham

Elizabeth Lanham

February 19, 1924 - April 26, 2021

Elizabeth Lanham passed away on April 26. She was 97.

Elizabeth was born on February 19, 1924 in Sheffield, AL, the only child of Oscar and Mary Hazen Mills. She married Wayne Lanham of Cresson, TX in 1943. Wayne and Elizabeth lived in Groesbeck until Wayne’s work brought them to Gatesville in 1972 where Elizabeth worked for many years at the Gatesville Elementary School as the principal’s secretary.

Elizabeth was a long time member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, also serving on the Care Center Board, the Coryell Hospital Auxiliary Board, the Morris Federation Board and as secretary for the local chapter of the Texas Retired Teachers. She was especially fond of playing bridge.

Elizabeth was proceeded in death by her husband, Wayne, in 1998. She is survived by Pat and Pam Lanham of Weatherford; Greg and Karen Lanham of Gainesville; Lance Lanham and Paul Lanham of Houston; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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