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Elinor Randolph Graper


1917 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
Elinor Randolph Graper Obituary
Elinor Randolph Graper died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at her home in Granbury. Memorial service: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in the chapel of Lakestone Terrace in Granbury. Interment: Will be held in Iowa at a later date. Memorials: May be made to Habitat for Humanity of Hood County. She was born Dec. 27, 1917, in Nora Springs, Iowa, to James A. and Anna Cutler. She earned the Eaglet Award (currently the Gold Award) in Girl Scouts. She attended Principia College in Illinois and received a bachelor of arts degree from Iowa State Teachers College (now University of Northern Iowa) and a master of fine arts degree from Yale University in New Haven, Conn. She worked for Rockwell Collins in Richardson for 16 years in the publication department as a proofreader and editor of technical manuals. She retired in 1978. She married Ivan Graper on Aug. 19, 1978. They lived in Tyler before moving to Granbury in 2005. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. She delighted in the accomplishments of all of her family. She was an avid bridge player, golfer and reader. She had a wonderful sense of humor. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 2005; and a granddaughter, Kathryn Randolph, in 1985. Survivors: Son, Paul Randolph and wife, Mary, of Cheyenne, Wyo.; daughter, Anne Cox of Denver, Colo.; daughter, Sue Bates and husband, Jim, of Granbury; grandchildren, Jennifer Bates Miller and husband, Roscoe, of Weatherford, Jill Bates Sczech and husband, Joey, of McKinney, Rebecca Bier-Moebius and husband, Tyler, of Carbondale, Colo., Abigail Bier Ziv and husband, Nathan, of Santa Barbara, Calif., and Daniel Randolph of Steamboat Springs, Colo.; great-grandchildren, Ryland Miller, Brody Miller, Asher Bier-Moebius, Alexis Bier-Moebius, Isabella Bier-Moebius, Taj Bier-Moebius and Oliver Bier Ziv; and a cousin, Margaret Wiley of Irvine, Calif.
Published in Star-Telegram on Sept. 22, 2013
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