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Bishop High School Librarian Remembered during Memorial Service

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BISHOP (Kiii News) -

There was music and prayer as community members gathered at the Bishop CISD Auditorium to pay their respects to the family of Elizabeth Caughman.

Caughman's daughter Kimberly said, "she was someone who understood me better than anyone. She would find words for what I was feeling and I didn't know I was feeling it."

Close friends Kelly and George Ince told 3 News, "Beth Caughman was a joy filled loving child of Christ."

Known as a giving spirit, Elizabeth was remembered as a loving wife to her husband Jack, and mother of her children, Kimberly and Jacob. She was also know for her dedication to education. For the last ten years, she was the librarian at Bishop High School.

Former student Elizabeth Johnsey told 3 News, "and she was just the honestly the nicest person that I knew. Always smiling always full of joy."

During the ceremony, a little girl went up to the front of the auditorium and picked up the microphone and said, "Mrs. Caughman was always nice to me and my brother."

Sunflowers adorned the stage. It was her favorite flower. Those who knew Elizabeth says she was a sunflower in her own way, bright and always full of joy.

Following the memorial, Caughman's daughter Kimberly spoke to 3 News and said this about the turnout, "you just feel love pouring out of those people and it helps me stand up and throw my head back and carry on for her."

Elizabeth Caughman was 42 years old.

As family and friends try to cope with their loss, authorities continue to search for the suspect in Caughman's murder.

It was last week when Elizabeth's body was discovered at her home.  The man said to be responsible, Tommy Caughman, Elizabeth's brother-in-law remains on the run. Tommy had been living with Elizabeth and her husband Jack. Tommy fled with several guns so he is considered armed.

If you know where he is, call the Nueces County Sheriff's Office at 361-887-2219.