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Gay Lee Elwell
Gay Lee Elwell, 54, of Easton died December 3, 2012 in her home. She was a daughter of Wanda M. Elwell and the late Herbert J. Elwell, Jr. She and her husband Karl Stirner have been together for 30 years. A 1976 graduate of Souderton HS, she was a foreign exchange student to Sweden during her senior year and attended Moravian College. She was a Magisterial District Judge in Easton since 1996. Prior to that she was employed as a reporter for the Morning Call newspaper. A member of the Special Court Judges Association of PA, she served as President of District Ten. She was also a member of the Pomfret Club, Easton; D.A.R.; A.C.E. (the Arts Community of Easton); Easton Heritage Alliance; and a local book club. She was active with the Easton House Tour and the Boy Scouts career preparation program. Survivors: Mother, Wanda; husband, Karl; sisters, Merry E. Markland, Joy Lynne Rank; brothers, Herbert James Elwell, III, William E. Elwell; five nieces and nephews; six great-nieces and nephews; Karls children, Heather Nutting and husband Mark, Noelle Stirner and husband Philip Lauer, Jonas Stirner and six grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother, Jonathan E. Elwell earlier this year. Services: 1 p.m., Sunday in the Bank Street Annex, 316 Northampton St., Easton with viewing from 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday in Ashton Funeral Home, 1337 Northampton St., Easton. Interment will be private in Easton Cemetery. Offer online condolences at: www.AshtonFuneralHome.com. Contributions: To Center for Animal Health and Welfare, 1165 Island Park Rd., Easton 18042, or Sigal Museum, 342 Northampton St., Easton, PA 18042, or Easton Area Public Library, 515 Church St., Easton, PA 18042.
Published in Morning Call on Dec. 6, 2012
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