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Elizabeth M. DeMark

Obituary for Elizabeth M. DeMark

August 15, 1932 - November 26, 2018
Austin, Texas | Age 86

Obituary

Catherine Elizabeth McCain DeMark passed away on Monday, November 26, 2018 in Austin, Texas at the age of 86. Elizabeth was born on August 15, 1932 in Castro, Texas to Harry McCain and Harriet Boland. Even though her name was Catherine, she always went by Elizabeth or "Liz". She grew up in Plainview, Texas.

Elizabeth attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. While at Tech, she participated in the Miss Texas Tech pageant and was voted Miss Texas Tech in 1952. She graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in Education and then immediately accepted a teaching position at a private school in Hawaii.

While teaching in Hawaii, she met a young Army Lieutenant name Guy DeMark. After a six month courtship they were married. They traveled the United States and Europe together as Guy was transferred from base to base and she held down the home front when he was deployed overseas during the Korean and Vietnam wars, taking care of their two daughters, Anne Elizabeth and Mary Catherine. After Guy and Liz retired, the family relocated to Austin. Texas. While in Austin, Liz became a member of Saint David's Episcopal Church.

She is survived by her daughters, Anne Elizabeth DeMark and Mary Catherine DeMark-Gibson; granddaughter Samantha Elizabeth Sansom; brother William McCain and his wife Donna. She was preceded in death by her husband Guy DeMark; parents, Harry McCain and Harriet Boland; sister, Lou Ellen McCain; and her brothers, Stanton McCain, James McCain and Neal McCain.

Graveside service for Elizabeth will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Assumption Cemetery, 3650 S. IH 35, Austin, Texas. Officiating will be Reverend Chuck Treadwell.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions be made to the Army Emergency Relief Fund, 2530 Crystal Drive, Suite 13161, 13th Floor, Arlington, VA 22202, https://www.aerhq.org/

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  • In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions be made to the Army Emergency Relief Fund, 2530 Crystal Drive, Suite 13161, 13th Floor, Arlington, VA 22202,

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3125 N Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78705
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