Elise Groos Uhl passed away peacefully on October 4, 2012 at the age of 89. Elise was born in San Antonio on February 15, 1923 to Hallie Bolinger and Ernest Martin Groos. She was a member of a prominent German family who came to Texas in 1848 and established a mercantile business which ultimately evolved into the Groos National Bank, one of the oldest banking institutions in the State. Elise graduated from Alamo Heights High School and the University of Texas
at Austin, where she was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She worked as a bacteriologist at Fort Sam Houston during World War II. Throughout her life, she was involved with a number of charitable organizations. As a long-time member of St. David's Episcopal Church, she was active for many years in their vision-screening program, assessing eyesight capabilities of kindergarten and elementary school children. She was a member of the Junior League of San Antonio, Battle of Flowers Association, Military-Civilian Club, Alamo Heights-Terrell Hills Garden Club, Colonial Dames of America, and the San Antonio Country Club. Her most important role; however, was that of wife, mother, and grandmother, and she was very loved. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Arthur G. Uhl, Jr.; son Arthur G. Uhl, III and daughter-in-law Lorrie; daughter Lisa Uhl; grandchildren James, Elisabeth, and Scott Uhl.
OCTOBER 6, 2012
ST. DAVIDS EPISCOPAL CHURCH
A RECEPTION TO FOLLOW
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