Elizabeth Ann <I>Grow</I> Van Matre

Elizabeth Ann Grow Van Matre

Birth
USA
Death 4 Jun 2007 (aged 62)
Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, USA
Plot Section 3, Row C, Space 17
Memorial ID 167640847 · View Source
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Elizabeth Ann Van Matre
December 18, 1944 - June 04, 2007

PARENTS: Edgar and Eva Young Grow

Elizabeth Ann Van Matre died on June 4, 2007 after a brave battle with cancer.

Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents, Edgar and Eva Young Grow of Morgan City; brothers, Edgar Grow Jr. and Eugene Grow; sister, Elaine Grow Verrett and great granddaughter, Jasmine Kay Gros.

She is survived by her loving husband of 37 years, Joe Van Matre, children Billy Van Matre and wife, Sheila; daughter, Judy Ann Van Matre; son, Gene Joseph Van Matre and wife, Desiree and son, Joseph Paul Van Matre and wife, Jeannie; grandchildren, Jennifer Ann Van Matre, Leslie Joe Van Matre, Kristal Kay Van Matre, Melanie Marie Van Matre, Brandon Joseph Valenzuela, Ray Anthony Valenzuela, Miranda Lynn Van Matre, Errick Pensis, Lauren Nicole Pensis, Jonathan Michael Van Matre, Zoie Elizabeth Van Matre and Joe Van Matre II; great grandchildren, Cayden Kole Van Matre, Draven Michael Van Matre, Caymen Joshua Dennis Van Matre, John Henry Van Matre and Arrabella Marie Van Matre. She is also survived by her sister, Evadell Grow Whipple and husband, Wayland and brother, Edwine Grow and wife, Sharon.

Elizabeth and her husband Joe were the founders of Specialty Rental Tools in Lafayette, Louisiana and resided in both Lafayette and Houston.

Elizabeth was a generous supporter and volunteer of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and served on both the International Committee and her beloved School Art Committee.

The family wishes to express their thanks for the love and care given by Angela Van Matre and Tessie Marie Niette.

Elizabeth was a warm and generous wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend and will be greatly missed by all.

A funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, June 7, 2007 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 505 Broadmoor Blvd., in Lafayette, LA.

Interment will follow at Fountain Memorial Cemetery.

Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 332 N. Lauderdale Memphis, TN 38105, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo P.O. Box 20070 Houston, Texas 77225, American Red Cross or to a charity of your choice.

Fountain Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery in Lafayette, 1010 Pandora Street, is in charge of arrangements.


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  • Created by: Lynda Duncan Miles
  • Added: 31 Jul 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 167640847
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Ann Grow Van Matre (18 Dec 1944–4 Jun 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 167640847, citing Fountain Memorial Cemetery, Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Lynda Duncan Miles (contributor 47070549) .