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In Remembrance
Elizabeth Violet Paal
Hayes Funeral Home

Elizabeth Violet PaalElizabeth Violet Paal, 53, died Thursday, June 12, 2008, at home in Santa Fe.

A Memorial Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, June 20, 2008, at 6:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Texas City with Father John Kellick, Celebrant.  Memorial reception to follow in the church hall.

Ms. Paal was born April 17, 1955 in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada.  She attended Osler School of Nursing at Humber College in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, graduating as an RN.  Upon graduation in 1976, she accepted a position with UTMB in Galveston and subsequently worked at St. Mary's Hospital in Galveston.  She served on the Board of Directors of the Woman's Resource Crisis Center and became an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and its choir in Galveston.

She continued her career in medical care as a case manager with American National in Galveston, had lived in Santa Fe for 15 years and became an active member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and its choir in Texas City.  Although music was an integral part of her life, she also enjoyed gardening and writing poems.

Ms. Paal is survived by her sisters Mary Krauel, Julie Hinde, Irene Price and her husband, Guy, Teresa Paal; nieces and nephews, Alexandra and Andrew (A. J.) Krauel, Victoria and Steven Hinde, Spencer and Natalie Price, all from Canada; and other relatives from New York, Ohio and Hungary.

Those who wish may make memorials in the form of donations to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 570127, Houston, TX 77257-0127 and/or the Women's Resource and Crisis Center, P.O. Box 1545, Galveston, TX 77553.

Donations may also be made at the Memorial Mass.

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