LILIAN ASHCRAFT COZBY, 91, of Waco, TX passed
away on Aug. 5, 2020, with burial in Evergreen
Cemetery at Ranger, TX.
Lilian was born Nov. 11, 1928, in Ranger, TX to
Charles P. & J. Utile B. (Butler) Ashcraft. She
attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1945
followed by Ranger Jr. College where she met her
future husband Warren Reynolds Cozby Sr. (RHS-1934).
Following their marriage Reynolds returned to the
U.S. Air Force and retired in 1965. They had seven
Lilian was active throughout their 70-year marriage.
She played the piano and organ at many churches and
was the pianist at Grace Baptist Church at her death.
Lilian was a member of Central United Methodist Church.
She conducted children and youth choirs. She was a
Blue Bird leader and Cub Scout leader for her children.
She volunteered at Providence Hospital and Heart of
Texas Mental Health and Mental Retardation. Lilian
retired from the U.S Postal Service as a Postal Clerk.
She was active with Order of the Eastern Star starting
in 1972 and current member of McLennan No. 639. Lilian
served as Worthy Matron several times, Secretary, and
Organist. She served as Grand Representative of Puerto
Rico in Texas (1999-2001) and board member of Rainbow
girls. Lilian was also a member of Daughters of the
Nile and the Social Order of the Beauceant. She never
met a stranger and was loved by all.
Lilian was preceded in death by her husband, Reynolds;
her son, Roland Cozby; three grandchildren; and her
sisters, Margaret Ashcraft Brown (RHS-1939) & Bernice
Ashcraft Ervin (RHS-1941).
Lilian is survived by her daughters, Jean Treadwell,
Mary Dill, and Ceci Hanson; and sons Robert Cozby,
Warren Cozby Jr., & Oliver Cozby (and wife Dana). She
had 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She
is also survived by a sister, Florence Ashcraft Baughman