LEE, Alice Beth (Rodgers)

Alice Beth Rodgers Lee age 88 of Georgetown, Texas passed away peacefully on January 20, 2013. S

he worshiped our Lord, living a Christian life full of love, humility, compassion and thoughtfulness. Alice Beth was the daughter of DeWitt and Georgia (Adams) Roberts of Liberty Hill, Texas. She graduated from Liberty Hill High School and Nixon Clay Business College in Austin, Texas. She worked at the Health Department until her marriage on June 24, 1944 to Cleo K. Rodgers of Pidcoke, Texas. She has a beloved son, Mark Edward Rodgers born on June 12, 1945 and a daughter, Lisa Gay Rodgers born on November 14, 1955. Lisa was a great blessing to her family dying young at the age of seventeen. Cleo died one year later in 1974. After fourteen years as a widow, she married her best friend, Harland R. (Bud) Lee on February 7, 1988. They shared many wonderful times filled with much love and laughter. She was a lifetime member of Union Hall Baptist Church in Liberty Hill, having joined at the age of 13, July 18, 1937. Alice Beth sang in the choir and taught children in Sunday school. Attending as long as she was able, being the oldest living member at the time of her death. Besides being an amazing wife, mother, grandmother and friend, Alice Beth worked at the Georgetown Commission Company (close to 30 years) and Mar Jon Candle Factory in Georgetown. She and Cleo also ran the Hillvue Dairy for many years. She loved her life as a dairy farmer’s wife, and took great pleasure in being a homemaker and loved to always be there for her family and keeping her granddaughters. Her favorite place to be other than with family, friends or shopping was cooking in her kitchen. For all who knew her, knew how amazing her cooking was and that she was right at home in her kitchen. She loved to cook!! She loved her family and friends with all of her heart. These were most important to her. She was a member of the Riverside Home Extension club for many years, enjoying all of the new recipes and winning ribbons on her food that she entered in the contest every year.

Preceded in death were her parents, her husband Cleo, daughter Lisa Gay, one brother and two sisters (who died at infancy) and her husband Harland (Bud) Lee Jr. Alice Beth leaves behind to cherish her memory her son, Eddie Rodgers and wife Patty; granddaughters, ReGina Lyn Rodgers, Rissa Lee Person, husband Stacy all of Florence, Texas, Sharla Beth Williams, husband Mike of El Paso, Texas; great grandchildren, Lyndzey Lee Person, Tyler Wayne Crawford, Leah Williams, Peyton Lee Person, Chandler Beth Crawford, Abigail, Thomas and Mia Williams. Also surviving Alice Beth are a devoted daughter, Renee Clayman, husband Larry; other extended family, Pam Jennings, Jessica, Karl, Kody and Savannah Tolmie, Jeri and Cooper Jennings all of Georgetown, Texas.

Alice’s family grew over the years and she always loved her family, she includes Bud’s daughter, Barbara Supak, husband Adolph; and their son, Scott Supak, wife, Amy of Georgetown, Texas; and their daughter, Chrissy Miller, husband Tim of Cleburne, Texas; along with Barbara’s grandchildren, Hallie and Grant Supak of Georgetown and Samantha and Zachary Miller of Cleburne; her Ohio family, daughter, Gail Waters, husband Robert; their son, Robert Chet, wife Val, their daughter, Lisa Beth, husband Brian and Gail’s grandchildren; Madelynn, Leighton, Grant, Easton and Trace; and daughter, Nancy Kattine; she grandmothered many children including, Mette Blockhan, husband Matt, their children Kayla and Logan of Saginaw, TX and Hud Adams, wife Kathy, and son Mason of Whitney, TX.; along with many other loving family members and friends and not to forget her special loving very fat spoiled cat, Callie.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at The Gabriels Funeral Chapel, 393 North IH 35, Georgetown. A service celebrating her faith and her life will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 10:00AM at The Gabriels Funeral Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Hickman officiating. Interment will follow at Liberty Hill Cemetery, Liberty Hill, Texas. Honoring her as pallbearers will be, Tyler Crawford, Peyton Person, Stacy Person, Hud Adams, Mike Jennings, Larry Clayman, Bill Hughes, David Crider and Scott Supak. Honorary Pallbearers by her request are, Harold Mickan, Earl Coulson, Ricky Coulson, Bud Walters, IV Glosson, Keith Hamilton and Bill Lackey. For those wishing to make donations, family requests they be sent to Union Hall Baptist Church in Liberty Hill.

Personal words of comfort may be sent to the Rodgers/Lee family online at www.gabrielsfuneral.com.

Published in Austin American-Statesman on January 22, 2013