We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Caldwell Location
Elizabeth Hundl Milsaps passed to her eternal home on June 7, 2022, at the age of 95. She was born in Buckholts, Texas, on July 2,1926, to Frank and Annie Marek Hundl. Visitation for Elizabeth will be on Friday, June 10, 2022, from 3:30 to 6:00pm, Holy Rosary will begin at 5:30pm at Strickland Funeral Home in Caldwell. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12pm on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Caldwell, Texas, celebrated by Reverend Melvin Dornak.
Elizabeth moved to Houston in her late teens and her Uncle Pete got her a job at Crescent laundry where she worked until she married her best friend’s brother, Buddy Milsaps, after he returned from overseas duty in the Army during WWII. They were married on September 20,1947 at Christ the King Church in Houston.
Elizabeth was a woman of faith and service to God, her children, her family, and her community. She was coordinator for prayer chains for the ill, belonged to the Altar society of every church that she was a member. She drove friends and neighbors to church or to Dr. appointments, she prepared and served meals for church functions and funerals. She was active in her children’s lives, serving as school room mother, Girl Scout leader, chaperone, driver for her five children. She was a volunteer with the St. Joseph Hospital Auxiliary for hundreds of hours. Elizabeth was an advocate for children, the poor, the hungry and anyone that was disadvantaged. She was a devout Catholic and like her mother, said the rosary many times each day.
Elizabeth moved to Caldwell in 1990 to be the full-time care giver to her mother. They both resided on her daughter Lois’ ranch. gardening, traveling, and family were her passions.
Elizabeth is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Monroe (Buddy) Milsaps, her siblings, Hattie Null, Emmanuel, and Franklin Hundl.
She is survived by her brother Daniel Hundl of Houston, her children, Lois Lowry, Connie Turner, MC Milsaps and wife, Luisa, Gisele Flanigan and husband Dennis, and Paul Milsaps. Grandchildren are Jason Turner, Amy Lea, Trey Milsaps, Ann Calderon, Elizabeth Wishert; and seven great-grandchildren: Millie and Ella Turner, Seth and Ethan Lea, Carter and Hannah Milsaps, and Domenica Calderon.
Tribute donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, (act.alz.org) or a church of your choice.