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First Presbyterian Church
800 Jefferson St.
Kerrville, TX  78028
Thursday, March 28, 2024
10:30 AM
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Elizabeth S. Gunter

of Kerrville, TX

December 14, 1929 - March 25, 2024

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Elizabeth S. Gunter, a beloved member of the Kerrville community, passed away on March 25, 2024, in Kerrville, Texas. Born in Bay City, Texas, to Myra Alice Taylor and James Hamilton Skinner, Elizabeth's life was a beautiful tapestry woven with love, service, and cherished memories.

Known affectionately as BG to her loving grandchildren and Beth to her dear friends, Elizabeth's warm presence and kind spirit touched the lives of all who knew her. Filled with a tremendous amount of energy and love, she approached life with boundless enthusiasm and a generous heart. Her love for dance was infectious, and she could often be found twirling across the dance floor, embracing the joy of movement and music.

Growing up amidst the warmth and laughter of the Taylor Family, Elizabeth found joy in the company of her numerous cousins, forging bonds that would last a lifetime. Her childhood was marked by moments of shared laughter and camaraderie, instilling in her a deep sense of family and belonging.

A true Texan through and through, Elizabeth's journey through life took her to various corners of the state, including Edinburg and San Antonio, where she attended Jefferson High School, leaving an indelible mark as a member of the Lasso's and twirler at Yorktown High School. Her passion for dance blossomed during her formative years, a love she carried with her throughout her life, infusing every step with grace and joy.

In February of 1949, Elizabeth married John W. Billings, embarking on a journey of love and companionship that would shape her life in profound ways. Together, they navigated life's joys and challenges, forming a bond that stood the test of time. Elizabeth and John were blessed with two beautiful girls, Myra Lynn and Janet Beth, who brought endless joy and fulfillment into their lives. In June of 1963, Elizabeth embarked on a new chapter of her life when she married Ramsey Gunter, embracing the opportunity to build a life filled with love and laughter once more.

Elizabeth's commitment to serving others was unparalleled. She played a pivotal role in founding the Hill Country Youth Ranch Auxiliary and Thrift Shop, where she served as the day manager for an incredible 30 years. Her tireless dedication provided vital support to those in need and left an enduring impact on her community.

A devout member of the First Presbyterian Church, Kerrville, Elizabeth's faith was the cornerstone of her life. She was honored with the Lifetime Member award in recognition of her unwavering dedication and service to the church community.

Elizabeth's passing is preceded by her parents and both husbands. She is also preceded in death by her step-daughter, Melinda Assereto, and step-granddaughter, Mercedes Mazzei. She is survived by her daughters, Lynn Epperson and Jan Veselka (husband Terry) of Kerrville, Texas, and step-son, Dana Gunter (wife Nancy) of Cedar Springs, Texas.

Elizabeth leaves behind a legacy of love and devotion to her grandchildren: Christine Chandler of Killeen, Texas; Jonathon Segura (husband Alexander Gorinsky) of Seattle, Washington; Tara Veselka (Brett Edwards) of San Antonio, Texas; and great-grandchild, Annika Edwards-Veselka of San Antonio, Texas. She is also survived by step-grandchildren: Oscar and Mario Mazzei, Tina Gunter, Scott Gunter (wife Tiffany), Gwynn Ritchey (husband JD), and Ben Gunter (wife Logan).

Services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, Kerrville, Texas a 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 28, 2024. Officiants will be The Reverend Jasiel Hernandez-Garcia, and the Reverend Doctor Jack Haberer.

Graveside services will be at Westside Cemetery, Yorktown, Texas Saturday, March 30, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. with Mr. Charlie Simpson presiding.

Honorary pallbearers include Glenn Hill of Harlingen, Texas; Charlie Simpson and Brad Simpson of Houston, Texas; Roddy Atkins of Hunt, Texas; Alexander Gorinsky of Seattle, Washington; and Edward Segura of Bryan, Texas.

The Family would like to thank all the Health Care Providers, Dr. David Miloy, Dr. Andrew Bowser and Dr. Ryan Patrick. Also, a very special thanks to Janise Alcorta and the wonderful care givers that took loving care of her and Alamo Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Hill Country Youth Ranch or First Presbyterian Church, Yorktown, Texas, or First Presbyterian Church, Kerrville, Texas.

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Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville, Texas.

Elizabeth Skinner Gunter's life was a testament to the power of love, compassion, and service. May her memory live on in the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to know her.

May she rest in eternal peace, forever remembered and cherished.

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4 Condolence(s)
Kay Ann (Saunders) Schmidt
Kerrville, TX
Tuesday, April 2, 2024

My mother, Mary Louise Saunders Lehman, was a friend of your mothers. Your mother was a very sweet lady and I remember her fondly. I'm so sorry for your loss. Condolences to your family.

Shirley Gumert
Ingram, TX
Monday, April 1, 2024

My late husband, John, and I had such joy, being on Beth's Wednesday team at the Hill Country Youth Ranch's thrift store. Her integrity and skills at organizing were without doubt, but we looked forward to the FUN of being with Beth. I'll carry her love with me, always.

Bob Reeves
Kerrville, TX
Wednesday, March 27, 2024

I am so sorry for your loss. Beth held a special place in our family’s heart.

Bob Reeves

Bill Drury
Kerrville, TX
Tuesday, March 26, 2024

I am so sorry for your loss. I know how much you will miss her.

Bill Drury