Elizabeth Pitstick

November 26, 1926 ~ February 16, 2022

Born in: San Antonio, Texas
Resided in: Arlington, Texas

Elizabeth Ann Wright Pitstick passed into eternal life on Wednesday morning, February 16, 2022 in Arlington, Texas. She was 95 years old.

Ann was born November 26, 1926 in San Antonio, Texas. After being raised in Columbus, Texas, Ann attended The University of Texas at Austin, where she earned her degree in Education and met her husband of 56 years, William J. “Bill” Pitstick.  Ann taught elementary school in 5 Texas cities-Austin, Columbus, Kerrville, Lubbock and Arlington while raising 4 children.  Her young family arrived in Arlington in 1956 when Bill accepted the position of City Manager.  Ann continued her teaching career at Swift and Duff Elementary schools and received her Master’s Degree from TCU in 1975. She inspired her students with her energetic and positive teaching style. Ann retired in 1991 after 30 years of teaching.

She loved life, her family and many dear friends. Ann was active in the community and was a member of the Arlington Woman’s Club, Civic League, Athenians, Arlington Alumnae Chapter of Delta Gamma Sorority and First Presbyterian Church of Arlington. She also enjoyed socializing and playing bridge with her friends at Town Village Retirement Community in her later years. She was preceded into eternal life by her husband, William J. Pitstick and her sister, Mary Margaret Egan.

SURVIVORS: Ann will be lovingly remembered by her children, John and Karen Pitstick of North Richland Hills, Nancy and Kirk Brown of Hume, Virginia, David Pitstick of Medellin, Columbia, Jimmy and Lori Pitstick of Arlington, 8 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and many friends.   Special thanks go to Community Hospice and caregivers Michelle Burnett and Melinda Rodriguez.

MEMORIAL SERVICES: The family will host a visitation on Thursday, March 3rd from 6-8 pm at Wade Funeral Home in Arlington. A private family burial service will be held on Friday at Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington. Ann’s Memorial Service, a Celebration of Life, will be held on Saturday, March 5 at 2:00 pm, First Presbyterian Church of Arlington.

 

Services

Public Visitation: Thursday, March 3, 2022 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013

(817)274-9233
wadefamilyfuneralhome.com

Celebration of Life: Saturday, March 5, 2022 2:00 pm

First Presbyterian Church
1200 South Collins Street
Arlington, TX 76010

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  1. The Pitstick family has been part of my life for years. I taught some of her family when I taught at Duff Elementary. Later her daughter began her teaching career with me at Rankin Elementary School. In 2006, I enjoyed visiting with Nancy as we stood at the Mt. of Beatitudes in Israel. Five years later, we visited at the Tel Aviv Airport in Israel.

    • Thanks so much Harold! It’s been a pleasure of ours knowing you as well. You have been a great influence to our family.

  2. CandleImageSending our love and prayers to you and your family Jimmy and Lori. I had your mom and my teacher at Swift. She was a lovely lady. She will be missed.

  3. CandleImagePrayers being sent to this sweet family. We love you all and know how much you adored sweet Ann. She is rejoicing in heaven.

  4. Elizabeth was one of the most precious teachers that I have ever had at Duff Elementary. I have enjoyed knowing her family. She was a very special lady. She’s got her wings now that she is in Heaven.

  5. CandleImageWhat a great life and a great legacy. She made a difference everywhere she went. She will be missed by everyone that knew her or came in contact with her. Prayers to the Pitstick family and many friends.

  6. Ms. Pit was one of my most favorite people in the world. I would be with Nancy at their house on Cambridge and Ms.Pit would always talk to me. She was interested in what was going on in my life. For a teenage girl, that meant a lot! And it never changed every time I saw her in the later years. I know she impacted many children’s lives. What a legacy!

  7. CandleImageI had the pleasure of working with Ann at Duff Elementary. She was a wonderful teacher and so kind to everyone. She made a difference to so many children and adults!

  8. To Ann’s Family,
    My heart seized up this morning when I saw the notice of Ann’s passing in the paper. It’s not that I was surprised, but Ann was a light in this world. It’s hard to lose the light even when it had dimmed to a soft glow. Her friendship with my mom Zora was a delight for both of them. It was truly a blessing in those times of loss – loss of youth, independence, their homeplace. Whenever I stayed with Zora, having Ann join us for meals and chats was a treasure for all the rest of us, too.
    I hope the end was easy. She has received the ultimate healing and restoration.
    Blessings and peace to you all knowing you took wonderful care of her to the last.
    Cathy Bontley Brown

  9. We met Ann while she was living at Town Village..My mother Betty Blaisdell, lived there for 11 yrs before her passing in 2014..
    Ann was such a sweet lady & always had a smile on her face…
    May she Rest In Peace..
    Our condolences to her family.

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