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Elysabeth Conway Pels Hall passed away at age 92 in St David's Medical Center, Round Rock, Texas. Elysabeth, daughter of John Harry Pels Jr and Josephine Marie Conway, was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma on August 6, 1920. Elysabeth graduated from Temple High School and received a BBA from the University of Texas. She married Leigh Jesse Hall Jr in 1960.
Elysabeth began her 39 year career with the Department of the Army Medical Service at McClosky General Hospital in Temple. She then transferred to Fort Sam Houston at Brook Army Medical Center. Her next transfer was to Heidelberg, Germany with the Medical Division US Army where she met her future husband. The couple spent time both overseas and at Fort Sam Houston where both eventually retired. During her last stint at Fort Sam Houston she witnessed LBJ's will.
While overseas Elysabeth fell in love with travelling, and would diligently save her pennies for her next adventure. That love of travel remained with her and she continued travelling even into recent years.
After retiring, Elysabeth devoted her time to volunteer activities such as tutoring children, the Army Medical Department Museum Foundation and AARP tax counseling for the elderly.
Elysabeth's faith, her graciousness and her remarkable strength are qualities her family and friends will long remember.
She was predeceased by her parents and her loving husband, as well as her beloved sister JoAnne Pels DeMaio. She is survived by her brother John Harry Pels III of Austin. Affectionately known as Aunt Betty, Elysabeth is survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews all of whom adore her. She is also survived by several loving lifelong friends.
A celebratory Mass will be held in her honor at 11AM Wednesday, March 13 at St. Louis Catholic Church, 7601 Burnet Rd, Austin.
Obituary and guestbook available online at www.wcfish.com
Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78705 - (512) 452-8811
Published in Express-News on Mar. 10, 2013