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Elsie Lula "Grandma" Cody

1932 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Elsie Lula "Grandma" Cody Obituary
Elsie Lula "Grandma" Cody, 83, of Blackfoot, Idaho peacefully passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016, surrounded by her family.
She was born Oct. 17, 1932 in Moreland, Idaho to Sydney W. and Beulah Taylor Walters.
Elsie graduated from college in 1975. She worked in several different places after college, but her favorite place to work was the Balloon and Flower Emporium Green House. She always said she got paid to have fun.
On June 10, 1950, she married Laverne J. Cody. They were blessed with seven children during a 37 year marriage. They were later divorced. He preceded her in death on January 27, 2013. She was later sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Elsie dedicated her life to the service of others through church callings and daily work. She served a genealogy mission in San Bernardino, California from 1992-94.  Elsie will be remembered most for the 18 years she served as a foster grandparent in the Groveland School.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Leon Walter; and three sons, Michael, Daniel and Steven Cody.
She is survived by her children, Kitrena Pannel, James (Alicia) Cody, Timo (Ronda) Cody, Katie (Bill) Higgins all of Blackfoot; brothers, Ray Walter and Terry (Beth) Walters of Blackfoot; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and four great great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6 at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot. The family will meet with friends and relatives on Friday, Aug. 5 from 7:30-9 p.m. and for one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the Hillcrest Shelley Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.hawkerfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Morning News on Aug. 6, 2016
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