Elizabeth Whitten Meux
Elizabeth Whitten Meux peacefully joined our Lord and her parents on March 18, 2016, at the age of 81.
Liz was born in El Dorado, Arkansas to Ellis and Clayte Whitten. She grew up in El Dorado as an only child, but surrounded by the wonderful extended Whitten and Holloway families. She earned a baccalaureate degree at Henderson State Teachers College in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, where she met and married the love of her life, John Wesley Meux, in 1953. She then went on to earn a Masters Degree in English at the University of Arkansas.
She took great joy and pride in teaching first grade at the Arkansas School for the Blind, History and English at SH Rider High School in Wichita Falls, Texas and at Iowa Park High School in Iowa Park, Texas, as well as teaching Speech and Journalism at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Liz and John moved to Denton, Texas in 2012 where they were surrounded by family.
Liz is survived by her husband, John Meux, currently of Denton, Texas; her son Jay and his wife Linda of Denton, Texas; daughter Laurie DeMars and her husband Paul, of Allen, Texas; David and Dee Pounds of Flower Mound, Texas; Traci, Rob, Natalie, and Thompson Grant of Flower Mound, Texas, Bill, Lara, and Ben Pounds of Flower Mound, Texas; Amanda Pounds of Dallas, Texas; Granddaughter Erin Homer and husband Michael of Denton, Texas; Grandson Joshua Meux and fiancee Sarah Searls of McKinney, Texas; Grandson Bentley DeMars of McKinney, Texas; Grandson Morgan DeMars of Lufkin, Texas; and Great Grandson Jack Homer of Denton, Texas. She is also survived by a multitude of wonderful friends and former students who meant more to her than most will ever know.
Memorials may be made by mail to: The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 8th Avenue, 7th floor, New York, NY 10001.
Memorials may also be made on line: See Online memorials, The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.
The family would also like to extend their thanks to the wonderful people who loved and cared for Liz at Brookdale North Senior Living Center and the Brookdale Hospice team.
In lieu of funeral services, the family is going to have a gathering celebrating a beautiful life and the joy each of us have received from a wonderful Wife, Mom, Aunt, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, and friend.