Elise was, and always will be, my friend, my mentor and the most important and influential person in my life. Elise was the embodiment of grace, dignity, brilliance, optimism, courage, modesty, pragmatism and good humor. She was always far ahead of her time and excelled at any endeavor. Her spirit was undauntable and was always ready to take on a challenge or adventure. She was a perfect role-model for young women. My sympathy and condolences to the family in your great loss; may she always be with you in spirit.