Liz was born in June of 1951 in Laredo, Texas. She was one of five children raised on the Link Ranch in south Laredo by Virginia
She attended Ursuline Elementary (now St. Augustine). She graduated from United High School where she was senior class president. She played saxophone in the marching band, was in the choir, was elected a football sweetheart and was an award winning member of the drama club. In her spare time she also liked to hunt, fish, and ride her horse, named Hitch. She was also an airplane pilot. In 1968 she was presented in the Society of Martha Washington as part of Laredo’s Washington Birthday Celebration. She attended St. Edward’s University in Austin, receiving a BA in elementary education in 1973. She was active in the theater arts. She also became the first female SEU Hilltopper to skydive. There at St. Edwards, in her sophomore year, she met John, the love of her life. They were married in 1973. The years flew by and this summer they celebrated 49 wonderful years together. In 1976 she and her family moved to Laredo where they raised three sons. She was their biggest supporter and enabled them to become Eagle Scouts, be altar boys, play varsity basketball and graduate from college. She was active in Boy Scouts of America, reactivating Cub Scout Pack 192 and leading it for 15 years. In recognition of her leadership and service she received the Roland Post Award and Bronze Pelican from the Gulf Coast
She was a devout Catholic and member of the Holy Sepulchre. She enjoyed taking her boys to church every Sunday and teaching eight grade religion at St. Augustine. She loved nature and in it she felt closest to God. Being with family, surrounded by Texas wilderness was heaven to her.
In 1998 she and her family moved to Tarpley, Texas where they currently reside. In Tarpley she was a member of the Volunteer Fire department. She was also President of the local Williams Creek Study Group for 15 years and a member of the local yoga group.
Although faced with medical challenges in recent years, including Parkinsons and Lewy Body Dementia, her strong faith brought her comfort. Her whole life she embodied kindness, beauty, hospitality, patience and generosity. She made the world a beautiful and better place. Her smile and laughter will be missed.
She is survived by her husband John, her three sons: Jules, John Jr., Ben, and their families, including seven grandchildren. She is also survived by numerous Minne, Link and Rives relatives. A private service will be held at a future date. Her family thanks all the health care professionals and caregivers for caring for Liz during her final years.
If you would like to honor Liz, please make a donation to the Lewy Body Dementia Association in Memory of Elizabeth Link Minne. https://www.lbda.org/ donate/