Elaine was indeed one of a kind! We met in 1989 through our love of horses & riding in the Rillito; we remained good friends over the years-walking the dogs together, sharing birthday dinners,& always being a touchstone for each other. She even "babysat" my beloved painted 6 ft.long oak table for 5 years - & used it as her office desk.I believe it almost made her cry to give it back! She was a loyal and honorable friend - & navigated my very complicated divorce which was granted on her birthday, June 30, 2003.I will forever be grateful for her friendship & generosity of spirit.
Elaine was my editor on Law Review. Wonderful sense of humor; very encouraging along with her critique of my work; such a gracious lady; so sorry to hear you were taken from us much too soon.
I enjoyed Elaine as an original, smart, and hardworking classmate in high school. She had a wonderfully dry sense of humor, and I wished I could have seen her more recently. Elaine, you are missed yet always in our thoughts. Stephanie Smith OLeary
I remember Elaine from high school. She lived in the same neighborhood as I did. We were able to hang out a bit while in high school. Following our years at PVHS our lives traveled different roads. Several years ago I tried to reconnect with her after learning where her office was located. The day I went to visit her office she was not in. In retrospect I wish I had tried again. I remember Elaine as a fun loving, energetic person who was more interested in making those around her happy. I regret not having reconnected with her and am so glad to have known her so many years ago. Rest in peace, my long ago friend!!!
Elaine was a classmate in law school, an adversary and co-counsel in family law cases, an attorney who appeared before me in court and a wonderful member of our local famliy bar. She always made me laugh whether I wanted to or not. She will be missed. Her family and friends will be in our prayers tonight. As God says:
When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.” 1 Cor. 15:54.
May you find the comfort that passes all understanding.
Elaine and I were friends from the first days of law school when I moved to Tucson, knowing no one, all the way to the present. We shared the trials and tribulations of law school, and beyond. Elaine was smart and witty, with widely diverse interests that she shared with those around her: she had a golf swing that was both powerful and graceful, her bookshelves included everything from mysteries to Russian literature to history, and she had a fabulous home music collection.
I was lucky enough to play a little golf with her (after I finally learned how), and was similarly lucky that she introduced this then-newcomer to the beauties of the Catalinas, the Santa Ritas, and much of the rest of Southern Arizona.
Over the years, we shared good times in Pinetop, we cheered on the Diamondbacks, we attended the Los Angeles Olympics and, one summer in Flagstaff, we made an event of the week-long opera marathon that is Wagner's Ring Cycle-- whew!!
Through it all, Elaine was, first and foremost, a loyal and loving friend-- all of us will really miss her.
Elaine is remembered by me as stronge, serious and extreamly funny. I hope she is playing golf with my dad,Leonard in another life. The Adams family mourns her passing.
Elaine was a wonderful law school classmate - down to earth and with a great sense of humor. The world was better because she was in it.
Betty Jo Cather
We will always love you. You live on in our hearts.
Not really fair.... So much we wanted to share and have you see. I hope your great niece Helen has your ability to break the mold. We will miss you, we will always love you and hold you in our hearts. I will always remember our early morning rides on the river bed. Love you.
While Andy & I only met Elaine a few times, We remember her as a very good person. We love the inspiration she gave to her family, especially to her nephew, Matt Hardin. May her legacy linger in the memories of the family. Also, we hope everyone in the family, her friends and those who knew her will know this is only a graduation to the next level of her expanding existence.
We send our love and condolences to the family...
My beloved aunt.
You were always my inspiration for embracing autonomy. You showed me it was ok to break society's mold and that being alone does not mean being lonely. You showed me the very important difference between wanting and actually doing. You were the one I related to most in our crazy and wonderful family. My like-minded friend, the only one who understood my references and dry sense of humor. I will miss going with you to the symphony and practicing Spanish. I will miss reading the books you recommend and sharing opinions on films. I will miss your advice and stories. I will miss you...I will remember you...I will love you.
I had the pleasure to go to Mexico with Elaine. What a witty and fun person she was. We will miss you Elaine.
Elaine and I were classmates at the U. of A. Law School, and though my career and life led away from Tucson, my abiding memory of her is that big wide grin she had.
We are all deeply saddened by the loss of Elaine, a bright, special person to all who knew her. When I received this news on Saturday, I was so very sad, but it is a relief she is no longer in pain. I had the pleasure of being her legal assistant for many years. Always has remained a favorite person to me. May Elain RIP.
I really enjoyed every opportunity to work with Elaine. Always a pleasure and delight, Elaine will be sorely missed by the legal community and our community, her family and friends at large.
Elaine and I played together in the PVHS band from 1965-67. We both attended law school, but I had no contact with her during my time in practice. I am very sorry to hear of her passing. Sincere condolences to Elaine's friends and family.
Last time I saw Elaine she was a young high school student & I was employed by the S P Co working for her father.
Elaine was a good person, a dedicated family law attorney, and she will be missed by her colleagues and friends.