Elizabeth Harriet Dinwiddie Rathbun, 84, “Liz”, to those who loved her died peacefully surrounded by her children on Tuesday, December 8, 2020.
The only child of Lucybell and Warren Dinwiddie, Liz was beloved by so many. Liz was one of the first female Computer Information Systems graduates from West Texas State University, having earned that degree in 1976. She was a true one-of-a-kind woman in the field of computing and in her creativity. Liz enjoyed a career as not only as housewife, but her groundbreaking entry into the field of computer science in Amarillo. Liz worked for Diamond Shamrock’s petroleum engineering department in computer support and eventually as their “main” I.T. woman from 1978 until her retirement in 1993.
Liz loved taking care of people in such special ways. She baked cookies for her neighbors’ birthdays, she gave her time and talents to her church, and she shared her quilts and her fibre arts skills with so many. She was an award-winning quilter and pie maker! Liz was a wonderful wife to her husband, Paul, who preceded her in death. She was also a wonderful example of how to love and was a fabulous mother to her three children, Robert, Ann and Amy.
Left behind are her children, Robert (Leslie), Ann and Amy, special friends Sharon Denham and Sierra Swindler, grandsons Tyler Rathbun (Tifanie) and Eric Rathbun (Caitlin) and great-granddaughter Hazel Elizabeth; all will miss her splendid spirit and family leadership.
A memorial service will be scheduled for a later time. In lieu of flowers or food, please send all tributes or memorials to Liz’s spiritual home St. Luke Presbyterian Church, 3001 Bell St, Amarillo, TX 79106.