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Elizabeth Rascoe Fly

February 12, 1931-August 17, 2023

February 12, 1931-August 17, 2023

Elizabeth “Betty” Rascoe Fly, was born on February 12, 1931, in Burlingame, California and died August 17, 2023, in New Braunfels, TX.

Betty was an only child born to Henry and Frances Rascoe. She started life in California and moved to Texas at the age of 12. Pulling into Crystal City in the back of her dad’s station wagon, her future husband spotted her for the first time. In the 8th grade Betty sang “South of the Border” and Bob fell in love at first sight.

In high school she was the drum major and marched on to the field with the school mascot, a javelina, following her. Her class voted her “most beautiful” and she won first place as soprano at a state choral meet. For many years she was vocalist for the Lex Harp Orchestra.

She graduated from Crystal City High School and, after attending a semester at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, she married the love of her life, in 1949. They soon had their first child, Candy, followed by Bob Jr., Steve, and Sid.

Bob’s success at Del Monte Corporation required the family to move to Utah, New Jersey, Mexico City (where Betty learned to speak and sing fluently in Spanish), and then Lafayette, California. Betty took all of these moves in stride.

She made friends and joined the church choir everywhere they lived and loved to entertain friends with her wonderful cooking and her amazing voice. A beautiful songstress, she continued singing until the end of her life.

Betty and Bob enjoyed traveling extensively around the world during his career. In 1982, upon Bob’s retirement, they moved back to Texas to be near the family once again. They continued to enjoy traveling and tailgating at Texas A&M football games.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband of 62 years, Robert (“Bob”) Fly; great-grandson Fisher Woodchick; brother-in-law Dr. Sterling Fly Jr.; sister- in-law Bobbie Fly; and great nephew Colton Rue.

She is survived by her four children, Candy Fly Smith, Robert F. Fly Jr. (Diana), Steve Fly (Jane), and Sid Fly (Marcella); 11 grandchildren, Allegra Currie (John Lambert), Kate Fly, Lindsey Fly Thomas (Matt), Molly Fly, Ross Fly (Cassie), Chuck Fly (Marikit), Mitchell Fly, Beth Fly, Lauren Fly Meeus (Pieter), Robert Fly (Felicia), and Sydney Kelley (Jonathan); 11 great-grandchildren (plus two on the way); sister-in-law, Patricia Fly Kelly (Patrick); and first cousin Judy Rascoe.

Betty loved God, her family, her friends, her country, and will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She will be greatly missed by all.

Visitation will be Friday, August 25, 2023, at 9 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Boerne, Texas, immediately followed by the Funeral Service at 10 a.m. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2023, at 9:30 a.m., at the Uvalde City Cemetery in Uvalde, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations are made to the First United Methodist Church Boerne, Texas, or the charity of your choice. To leave condolences for the family, please visit www. ebensberger-fisher.com. Arrangements with Ebensberger Fisher Funeral Home of Boerne.


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