Betty Ethel, 89, nee McElroy, of Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, at Windcrest Nursing and Rehab Center.
A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church with the Rev. Jeff Hammond officiating.
Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.
Mrs. Ethel was born April 7, 1926, in Vernon, the daughter of Tommy McElroy and Loura Pennington McElroy. She married Leland (Lee) Ethel on June 9, 1946, in Los Angeles, California. He preceded her in death.
Former Dallas residents, the Ethels moved to Fredericksburg in 1974 and were active members of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, the Gillespie County Historical Society and founding members of the Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance which began the annual Oktoberfest.