Elizabeth Blessing. March 6, 1919 June 10, 2013 Arza Elizabeth Cupples Blessing was born in Ft. Worth on March 6, 1919 and moved to Dallas in the 20's. She graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1936 and Hockaday Junior college in 1938. She married William Blessing December 21, 1941 and they had four children. Elizabeth passed away on June 10, 2013. Elizabeth was a secretary at The Hockaday school from 1938-1942 and eventually became Ela Hockaday's personal secretary from 1945-1948. Elizabeth worked for Ebby Halliday Realtors from 1966-1999. Elizabeth was a lifetime member of her church, Munger Place United Methodist, and taught Sunday School for over 65 years. She served in many capacities including being the first woman member of the Board of Stewards and the first woman to chair the Commission on Missions. She was also active in the East Dallas Cooperative Parish, serving as president from 1986-1987. Her civic endeavors included the Wilkinson Center, the Community Health Promotion Advisory Committee at Parkland, the Medical City Board of Directors, the East Dallas Community Organization, and the Texas A&M University Development Council. Elizabeth was a Dallas City Councilwoman from 1961-1965 and was the first woman candidate for Mayor of Dallas in 1965. Elizabeth was preceeded in death by her husband, Bill, her sister Dorothy Rodgers, and brother Jimmy Cupples. She is survived by her sister, Marge Troublefield, son Scott Blessing and wife Lisa, Brian Blessing and wife Carlene, daughter Gail Blessing, and son Bill Blessing and wife Marlene. Her grandchildren are Waylon Blessing, Brooke Matteson, Marsh Dwyer, Meredith Dwyer, Taylor Dwyer, Russell Blessing, and Gus Blessing. Memorial services June 29th at 1:00 P.M. at Munger Place Church. Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org Memorials may be made to Munger Place Church http://www.mungerplace.org/about-us/give/
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Published in Dallas Morning News on June 16, 2013