Elizabeth Anne Sitterle Lochte
Mission Park Funeral Chapels Cherry Ridge
3401 Cherry Ridge Dr
San Antonio, TX
Our dear mother Elizabeth Anne Sitterle Lochte was called to her heavenly home on March 5, 2014. Elizabeth "Bess" was born on March 23, 1930 in Houston, Texas, the fourth child of Cary and Arthur Sitterle. She grew up in Beaumont attending St. Ann's Catholic School. The family moved to San Antonio in 1943 where Bess attended Thomas Jefferson High School. She attended the University of St. Thomas in Houston and the University of Texas in Austin. She was married for 52 wonderful years to Erwin Richard "E.R." Lochte, Jr. who proceeded her in death in 2004. Bess was a parishioner of St. Gregory's Catholic Church where she was a devout member of the Eucharistic Adoration Adorers. She enjoyed spending weekends at the family ranch in Willow City, Texas, annual trips to Rockport, New Orleans and Las Vegas. Her faith in God always guided her and was the source of her strength. Her devotion to Christ and the close relationships she fostered among her children and grandchildren is the legacy she leaves. Bess was preceded in death by her parents, sister Jeanne Hicks, brother Arthur "Ossie" Sitterle and son in law David Alan Linahan. She is survived by her children Dr. Richard Lochte III and wife Mary Ann, Cary Lochte Kopecky, Anne Linahan and husband Craig Kirby, Marci Aune and husband Jon, Traci Darr and husband David, nephew Ricky Gregorie and wife Jennifer. She was blessed with 23 grandchildren, Trey, Emily, Beth, Casey, Rich, Randy, Kristie, Katie, Jason, TJ, Chad, Mitch, Betsy, Chip, Ashley, Carson, Coy, Kaylee, Mary Catherine, Liesl, Cary, Keith, Lyndsie and 11 great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank the staff of The Lodge at Leon Springs and her devoted caregivers, "Momma's Angels", for their love and care especially Felizidad, Cydie, Mia, LaToya, Bernice, Gayle, Dee Dee, Annette, Chris and David. Angels watch over all of you. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Presentation Sisters, 8931 Callaghan Rd, San Antonio, 78230, or St. Gregory's Catholic School, 700 Dewhurst Rd, San Antonio, 78213. Visitation will be from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Friday, March 7, 2014 at Mission Park Funeral Chapels North with the Rosary at 7:00 PM. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Gregory's Catholic Church on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 9:00 AM. She will be laid to rest at San Fernando Cemetery No. 3. You may sign the on-line guest book at www.missionparks.com under the obituary section.

Published by San Antonio Express-News on Mar. 6, 2014.
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Gene Aune
March 2, 2019
To Marci and family,
Thinking of you today as you celebrate your mother's life.. and glad that I had the chance to know such a nice and caring lady.
Gene Aune
Gene Aune
March 8, 2014
Dr. Lochte
Our thouhts and prayers are with you and your family.

Robert & Marlene Kuykendall
March 8, 2014
My deepest sympathy to you all.May god watch over each one of you ..love mia
mia warren
March 7, 2014
Dear Marci, Traci and the Lochte family,
While life will never be the same, your memories will never fade and the place in your heart where your mother resides will grown ever stronger as your life continues! They are truly still with us!
Heart felt condolences, you are all in my thoughts and prayers!
Much love,
Pat Parker
Patricia Parker
March 7, 2014
Our time together was short, but she will always have a place in my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I was always impressed at the caring, attention and love that they showed for Bess.
Sally Goode
March 7, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Richard and your family.
Alfred Cordaway
March 7, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. I know your great memories bring you comfort and joy.
Ted, Janet, Ali, Zach & Joshua Timm
March 7, 2014
Dear Traci and Marci,
I am so sorry for you loss. Thinking of you at this time.
xo, Shawnna Cochran Fatjo
Shawnna Fatjo
March 7, 2014
I would like to say that Ms.Bess was a beautiful person. I was one of her caretakers at the lodge.We spent many times together. She always made me smile.when I was having a bad day she knew how to always make me feel better. you have a special place in my heart Bess.My Guardian Angel...
Annette Ramirez
March 7, 2014
To all the Lochte family :
Our thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time. Your mother will always be with you in spirit and we are with you in prayer.
Our Love & Condolences,
Kathleen & Donald Boehme
(Dr. Lochte's patients)
March 7, 2014
I am sorry to hear about the passing of your loving grandmother. Many blessings and prayers sent to the Family of Mrs. Lochte. May her memories stay dear to your hearts. God Bless.
Marla Beam
March 7, 2014
Richard, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. The hole in you heart will be filled with all the joyous memories you have with her and your family.
Jerry Range
March 7, 2014
To Traci, Marci, Anne and the rest of the Lochte family,

Knowing the pain of losing your Mother, you will never forget all of the special times that will bring a smile and warmth in your heart. May God's blessings be with each and every day. Be at peace, knowing your Mom is with our Savior Jesus.

Ronnie Nipper and Family
March 7, 2014
What a blessed and wonderful life. Wonderful memories from many many years ago. How nice to enjoy years of children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. What a great legacy.
Claire Mckay Hart
March 6, 2014
The entire Guido family is so sorry to hear of Granny's passing. What a beautiful woman inside and out. She had a blessed spirit 24/7 and was always so proud of every single person in her HUGE family. Of course she will be missed by all. Our prayers are with all of you, and find comfort that she in a Paradise like no other.
Sam, Patti, Matt & brother Guido
March 6, 2014
I always enjoyed the time spent with "Granny" (as we all know her). She was always filled with love, warmth and God's grace. Her memory will live on in the hearts of all she touched. My sincere sympathies to her wonderful family.
Carolyn Monroe
March 6, 2014
I always enjoyed talking with Granny. She was very interesting and kind. What a beautiful lady. Love her.
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I am so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Natalie Saavedra
March 6, 2014
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