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Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home

306 East Polk Street, Burnet, TX

OBITUARY

Elizabeth Ann Nichols

February 21, 1948May 1, 2020

Elizabeth Ann (Rhoden) Nichols went home to the Lord on May 1, 2020 at her home in Burnet. She was born February 21, 1948, in Lampasas, Texas. Elizabeth Ann's parents, Jesse H. Rhoden, Jr. and Winifred Gordon Rhoden moved to Burnet in 1958 where Jesse opened the Rhoden Feed Mill and Winifred taught in the Burnet school system.

Elizabeth was a beautiful person (inside and out) and made a difference for all she touched.

She was a very talented elementary teacher. If one closed their eyes and tried to imagine the characteristics of the quintessential kindergarten teacher, it’s her picture you would see. She took pride in her success with challenged learners and devoted herself to their success. Countless former students have fond and lasting memories of Mrs. Hairgrove / Mrs. Nichols.

Elizabeth was a proud member of the Fighin’ Texas Aggie Class of 1972, where she was presented the 'Distinguished Honor Award' by the faculty of the College of Education. Her accomplishments are even more remarkable as she was profoundly deaf from an early age.

She was pre-deceased by her father, Jesse. Her memory is cherished by her husband Cranz, mother Winifred, son Thomas Hairgrove Jr., daughter-in-law Marina, grandchildren Gavin, Erika and Miranda, along with stepsons Lorenzo and Ian.

Elizabeth instructed her husband, Cranz, to say a loving good-bye to her best friends, C, C, & MA, and of course, her Bunco buddies.

Elizabeth will rest at Post Mountain Cemetery following a private ceremony. A remembrance will occur at a later date.

Memorials to LA Care or a favorite charity.

Condolences may be offered to www.clementswilcoxburnet.com

Arrangements entrusted to Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home

Services

  • A private inurnment to be held at Post Mountain Cemetery

Memories

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Dorothea Tarver

May 11, 2020

Cranz. I am so sorry to hear about your loss of Elizabeth. She was a very special lady. You and your family have always been very special to me and James and Rachel and Ruth. I never will forget how much it meant to me when you made your surprise visit to see James in the hospital in Conroe. Very special friend. Please take care and let me know. how you are doing. I know this is a very difficult time for you. Bill Tarver.saw Elizabeth's obituary in the Burnet.Bulletin and told me about it. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Dorothea

Susan Martin

May 8, 2020

Elizabeth was my dear teaching buddy. She taught me so much about being a teacher. We had a lot of fun at Burnet Elementary. She was always happy, upbeat, and enthusiastic. Her students and fellow teachers loved her. I will miss you sweet friend and I will always cherish our friendship.

Peggy van Moort

May 7, 2020

When we moved to Burnet in 1987 Elizabeth was my next door teacher and friend. She helped me numerous times in being a better kindergarten teacher, sharing ideas readily and ready to come to my aide at a moments notice. We shared many laughs and many memories. Elizabeth will always have a special place in my heart.

Sherry Buck

May 7, 2020

Not many people do exactly what they are meant to do but Elizabeth did. She was an outstanding teacher who shared her love and kindness with every child she taught. I was privileged to work with her for years. I considered her a very dear friend. She touched my life in a wonderful way. I have this family in my prayers.

Nicole Burich

May 5, 2020

We wanted to share our condolences to Cranz and the rest of the family. I worked with Cranz in Pampa and Elizabeth brought him so much happiness! May she Rest In Peace. Love and prayers to all of her family.

Nicole, Brent, Katarina and Brayden Burich

Bill and Jane Edens

May 5, 2020

We want to extend out condolences to Cranz, the Nichols family, and the Rhoden family.

Jane and I were friends with Elizabeth and Cranz when they lived in the Texas panhandle.

Our love to you all at this time of loss.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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