Elizabeth Ann Mohr September 24, 1928 to October 8, 2017
Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Schmitz Mohr, age 89, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, October 8, 2017, at Silverado Kingwood Memory Care Community. Betty was born on September 24, 1928, to Tecla and Joseph Schmitz in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She graduated from Holy Angels Academy and attended Marquette University. She met and married Thomas Arthur Mohr in 1948. Together they reared seven children into adulthood. Betty’s journey as a wife and mother led her away from her home state of Wisconsin to various other locations, including Arlington, TX; Montgomery, OH; Nacogdoches, TX; San Angelo, TX; and Little Rock, AR. Eventually the two settled in Kingwood, Texas, where they remained for 30 years. Betty was incredibly proud of her 7 children, 20 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren. She was a devout Catholic, a model, a talented seamstress, a toastmistress, and secretary for both Tarrant County and the Houston Police Department. Betty stayed busy by writing poetry, painting, darning, scrapbooking, couponing, winning contests, sending greeting cards, documenting life’s happenings, attending social activities, participating in church choir and chamber of commerce activities, and maintaining friend and family connections. Those who knew her will remember her sweet smile, expressive face, poise, frugality, humble ambition, maxims, beauty, spunk, and faithful spirit. Many will also smile remembering her classic response of "With my hands!" when asked, "How do you feel?"
For over a decade, Betty overcame the odds of her cancer diagnosis and was supported and cared for by her husband, Tom, and her children as she simultaneously lived with the effects of dementia. After losing Tom in January of this year, Betty courageously continued to endure her life with cancer and dementia, giving inspiration to all whom she encountered. Her stamina, strength, and grace were a tribute to her life of unwavering faith.
Betty is survived by her children Maureen Mohr, Mark Mohr (Nanci), Meri Crapsey (Randy), Lynn Lucas (Larry), Tommy Mohr (Carolyn), and Sally Brown (Tracy), 20 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, her sisters Kathy McDermot and Cele Molthen of Wisconsin, plus numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Tom Mohr, and her daughter Mickey Gravley.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Betty's memory to St. Martha Catholic Church where she was a faithful and beloved parishioner for 30 years.
St. Martha Catholic Church
4301 Woodridge Parkway
Porter, TX 77365