(Orange, Texas)

February 11, 2014

Elizabeth “Liz” Merriman

Elizabeth “Liz” Merriman

The Orange Leader

ORANGE — Elizabeth “Liz” Merriman, 74, of Orangefield, passed away Monday, February 10, 2014, at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur.


Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 13, 2014, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Bridge City. Officiating will be Chaplain Mike Eaves of Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Burial will follow at W.R. Granger Cemetery in Orangefield. Serving as Pallbearers will be Roy Goeddertz, James Goeddertz, Sr., James Keith Goeddertz, Jr., Michael Goeddertz, Rick Clark and Larry Granger.


Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home in Bridge City.


Born in Port Arthur on September 7, 1939, Liz was the daughter of Karl and Emma Lee (Broussard) Merriman. She retired from the Orange Sheriff’s Department after 12 years of service.


She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, David Merriman.


Liz is survived by her sons, Ronald Eugene Goeddertz of Buna, Roy Herman Goeddertz, Jr. of Bridge City, David Karl Goeddertz of Orange and James Keith Goeddertz, Sr. of Vidor; daughter, Amanda Rene Browning of Bridge City; ten grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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