Elizabeth Ann Verhault
- October 8, 1930 - December 20, 2012
- Dallas, Texas
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“Missed you so much yesterday....you're in my heart forever.
1 of 20 | Posted by: Kathy
“sending light and love Bop....
2 of 20 | Posted by: stevie
“ugh, you were so very missed yesterday on thanksgiving and everyday. but i cherish the memories you gave me of many happy thanksgivings. you were a...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: stevie - CA - yes
“im sending my love to you and cherishing my memories of You....<3
4 of 20 | Posted by: stevie - CA
“...missing missing missing you. and i think, how did this happen. = (
5 of 20 | Posted by: stevie - yes - yes
“Missing you more than ever today, Mother's Day. Sending all my love to you.
6 of 20 | Posted by: Kathy .
“...thinking of you today on Mothers Day and everyday. missing you and sending you my love...
7 of 20 | Posted by: steve
“...missing you more and more my great friend....
8 of 20 | Posted by: stevie
“i miss you so much, everyday. <3
9 of 20 | Posted by: stevie - CA
“Dear Bop, my love burns bright for You forever....
10 of 20 | Posted by: stevie - venice, CA - son
“Bop was such a wonderful woman, and meant so much to me. I have so many fond memories. We would trade books often, and discuss our love of books. ...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Lisa - Plano, TX
“Susan, Kathy & Steve,
Bop's love, generosity & compassion were her gifts to the world. Family was her greatest treasure. Dancing on the stars,...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Jason and Kay Brennan - Richmond, TX
“To Kathy, Susan and Stevie,
We loved when your mom came to visit.
We will fondly miss that.
May your kindhearted and loving mother rest in peace...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Kevin and Jeremy
“I so enjoyed your visits to Belgium and Switzerland especially when you came with your beloved daughter Betty. Mom was always
so excited in...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Carolyn Collette - Niece
“Dear Kathy, Know what? You have a very strong resemblance to your mom. Both so pretty. I know you will miss your mom and it pleases me that you...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Lee Stamos - Bradenton, FL
“Well Bop.....my dear MIL....the time has come to say good bye....I will forever cherish the times we had together....the long talks ...the laughs and...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: george cook - williamsburg, VA
“Susan, Kathy & Steve,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Betty was a very strong individual. We along with you will miss her. It's comforting...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Lynda Landis and Family - Norfolk, VA
“Bop, as she was known to us grand- and great-grandchildren, will be missed. I have many fond memories of spending time with her on her annual trip...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Laura - Granddaugther
“Kathy ,Susan,Stevie and family
On behalf of the Robert J Verhault family , I wish to express our sincere condolences on the passing of Aunt Betty ....Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: Stephen P Verhault - Quincy, MA
“It's hard for me to face the fact that you won't be here for the rest of my life.
We were the best of friends and had so many unbelievably fun...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Kathy - daughter
Elizabeth Ann Verhault, generous mother and loving wife, passed away on December 20, 2012 at the age of 82 in Dallas, Texas. Elizabeth, affectionately known to her family as "Bop," is survived by children Susan, Kathy (and husband George) and Steve; her sister Eileen "Deenie" Smith; grandchildren Jason (and wife Lana), Carolyn and Laura; and great-grandchild Jonathon (and his mother Lisa). Elizabeth joins the late Stephen Verhault, her husband; Betty Moore, her daughter; and Mary Collette, her sister.
Elizabeth lived a full life as a loyal and selfless individual, known for her compassion, support and generosity. She was also known for being a self-motivated and successful businesswoman. Born in Winchester, Massachusetts on October 8 in 1930, she overcame obstacles and her youth was marked by various achievements. As a child, she sang and danced along with her sisters on a radio show. She won several swimming medals as a member of the Winchester High School swim team and was also on the basketball team. She was awarded for her skill in speaking French. In 1951, Elizabeth married Steve Verhault and began their family in Dorchester, Massachusetts. She was a dedicated mother and wife. Throughout the marriage, Steve's work brought the family to live in Silver Spring and Lanham, Maryland, and Sudbury, Massachusetts; finally settling in Dallas, Texas.
After her husband passed away in 1973, Elizabeth took it upon herself to go back into the working world, starting with Marriott, where her husband had worked. She next earned a real estate license and began by selling residential real estate. She then took a property management position in Dallas. Following that, she got the opportunity to work at The Westgate property in Austin, Texas as property manager, where she temporarily lived until the project was completed. Before retiring, she provided her talents by serving as office manager for a local landscaping company.
Elizabeth was woman of many skills and a big heart. She was a fantastic self-taught cook, adept at making delicious homemade spaghetti sauce with a knack for creating great-tasting food without tasting it. Elizabeth was compassionate and particularly keen on sticking up for the underdogs and those who were feeling left out. She was willing to do anything for her children and gave whatever she could. She loved to dance and beamed with pride seeing her son, Steve, perform, attending as many of his shows as she could. She also enjoyed visiting the ocean each year with daughter Kathy and her family, and always dreamed of living in a lighthouse. She loved her rescued saluki and greyhounds and bonded with her daughter, Susan, in the love of their dogs as well as sharing countless memories and experiences together while both living in Dallas. She enjoyed wonderful times traveling with her late daughter, Betty, and seeing how she had inspired her to appreciate and create great food as well.
Elizabeth's legacy will live on in the kindness and generous spirit exhibited in her children, grandchildren and great-grandchild. She was loved and admired by many and will be greatly missed.
Services for Elizabeth Verhault will take place at 11:00am on January 6th, 2013 at The Windsor Senior Living 7750 LBJ Freeway Dallas, Texas
In lieu of flowers, Elizabeth would appreciate a donation be given to TIGR (Texas Italian Greyhound Rescue) PO Box 270362 Flower Mound, TX. 75027 (972) 530-4567, www.txigrescue.org . They also find homes for Salukis, her favorite breed. In the notes line of your check please indicate for the Salukis.
Your donations are greatly needed and appreciated and are tax-deductible. The family thanks you for your gifts.