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Elsie Stuber

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Elsie Stuber Obituary
Stuber, Elsie

Elsie Stuber, 97, passed away on Thursday, February 20, in hospice care, after a long illness. She was born September 29, 1918 in Lidgerwood, N.D., to Herman and Marie Ashauer. She had four brothers and one sister. Elsie joined the Women's Army Corps in 1945 and served as a nurse at Ft. Hood. She left the Army and married Bill Stuber and moved to Santa Fe, where Bill was Chief of Recruiting for the U.S. Army for the state of N.M. Her only child, Jim, was born there in 1948. The family moved to Albuquerque in 1949 and Elsie would spend the rest of her life here. She and Bill divorced in 1951, Bill left, and Elsie became a seamstress to support herself and Jim. She was one of the best seamstresses in Albuquerque for the next two decades, creating clothing for her ladies, many of whom worked at Sandia Labs or were officers' wives, or professional women throughout Albuquerque. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church throughout her life in Albuquerque. She was an honest, hard-working woman who served as a role model to others.

She is survived by her son, Jim and his wife Kari. She was cared for in her last 2 months by Rosanne Silva, who provided Elsie with care and affection and helped make her last months tolerable in hospice. An additonal thanks to Legacy Home Health and Hospice.
Published in Albuquerque Journal from Feb. 25 to Feb. 27, 2016
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