Elaine Marie Roush, 64, of Colorado Springs, CO, passed away peacefully in her daughter's home in Superior, CO, on April 5, 2013. She was born in Richmond Heights, MO, to Marvin and Jesse Skouby. Elaine received her high school diploma from Ritenour High School in 1966, pursued a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of Michigan in 1975, and then went on to graduate as a registered nurse from Nyack University Nursing School in 1985. She was an accomplished and caring nurse, specializing in caring for the elderly. Her kindness and humor were well-known and well-loved. She was married to Ronald L. Roush for 27 years, until their divorce in 1995, and is the mother of Anne and Jennifer Roush. She was preceded in death by her father, Marvin Skouby and her mother, Jessie Skouby, of St. Louis, Missouri. She is survived by her brother, Paul and his wife, Marietta Skouby, of Bridgeton, MO; daughters: Anne Roush and her husband, Alex Wilson, Jennifer Roush and her husband, Ralph Jones; grandchildren: Beyelica, Aron, Myranda, Isaiah, and Valdron (AJ), and great granddaughters, Isabella and Brooklyn. She is also survived by nieces and nephews: Tim, Scott, Melissa, Kim, and Chrissy. She enjoyed reading, gardening, dancing, and spending time with her family and friends. An informal, drop-in memorial service will be held between 1-4pm on Friday, April 26, 2013 at the Garden of the Gods Trading Post Conference Center, located at 324 Beckers Lane, Manitou Springs, CO 80829. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Care and Share or to the Pikes Peak Public Library District.
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Published in The Gazette on Apr. 19, 2013