Elizabeth Castaneda Pope, born in Midland, TX, age 52, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 3, 2016 in Big Spring, TX.
While Lizâs home going was unexpected and tragic, make no mistake, her days, just like all of ours are numbered by God. Liz Pope, 52 years of her God given time had a purpose here on earth. Job 14:5 "You have decided the length of our lives. You know how many months we will live, and we are not given a minute longer."
Services will include: Viewing will be held at the Iraan Shaffer Nichols Chapel on Wednesday, December 7th from 9:00am till 9:00pm. Funeral services will be held at the Iraan High School Auditorium Thursday, December 8th at 2pm and Liz will be laid to rest at the Iraan Restland Cemetery immediately following the funeral services.
Liz leaves her memory to her loving husband, Victor Pope, son Quincy Pope, and daughter, Victoria Elyse Pope. Grandchildren, Avey Pope, Amya Pope and Xander Pope. Mother, Maria Antonia Castaneda. Siblings Alejandro Castaneda, Jr. and wife Letti, Sylvia and husband David Baldwin, Sammy and wife Elida Castaneda, Betty and husband Freddie Gonzales, Mary and husband Mike Coffelt, Christina and husband Steve Garlock, Cathy and husband Scott Green, Elvera and husband Jerry Carter and Scott Castaneda. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Liz is preceded in death by her Father, Alejandro Castaneda, Sr. Paternal Grandparents Augustine and Petra Castaneda. Maternal Grandparents Margarito and Stephanie Armenderez and Suzanna Hernandez. Uncles Osvaldo Castaneda, Gabriel Castaneda, Sr., Adrian Castaneda, and Aunt Connie Castro.
Liz was an incredible loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend to so many and touched the heart of all who knew her. Among many other things, we will indefinitely miss her radiant smile, her beautiful laugh and "war-chant," her infamous chocolate sheet cake and sugar cookies, her love for helping others, her devotion to God and the Catholic Church, her dance moves whenever the band/DJ plays "Funkytown" at our family gatherings, her passion for the Iraan Braves and Bravettes (who she called âher girlsâ), and her unconditional love for her husband, children, and grandchildren. She served as an educator for the Iraan Sheffield Independent School and the Catholic Church and Development Teacher to the community youth. She loved being a part of the Iraan Brave community.
Liz knew that the steps of a good woman are ordered by God and lived her life in a way that impacted all who knew her. When tested, she remained steadfast to her faith in God and family; for the true measure of a woman is revealed in times of trouble. We thank the Lord for blessing our family with Elizabeth C. Pope.