Mom passed away on May 15, 2013 at her home. She was born in Hollywood, CA on August 1, 1918 to Norman Halley and Zelah A. Starkweather.
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She married Max W. Boddy on August 25, 1935 in Los Angeles, CA. They had two children, Thomas William and George Everett who survive their mother. They lived in East Los Angeles until Max was drafted into the Navy Sea Bees in the mid 1940's.
When Max returned from the service he built a home in Monterey Park, CA when they were blessed with their third child, Margie Ann Boddy who also survives her mother. Max, Elise and Margie moved to Redding, CA in 1956 where Max worked as a plumber until his passing in 1992.
Elsie is survived by her seven grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, ten great-great-grandchildren and her sister, Eola Villanueva of Prescott, Arizona.
Mom was a homemaker and later in her life lived with a caregiver until her passing. She enjoyed life and saw many changes in her 94 years.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mercy Hospice or Haven Humane Society.
Services will be held at Allen & Dahl Chapel in Palo Cedro on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 12:00 p.m.
Published in Redding Record Searchlight on May 17, 2013