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Elise Lydia Maas

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Elise Lydia Maas Obituary
ELISE LYDIA MAAS, passed away peacefully in her Riverside, CA home on August 10, 2015 with her husband at her side. Born of French heritage in Algeria on January 14, 1925, Elise met her husband Albert in Morocco at the end of WW II while she was serving in the French army and he was in the U.S. Army Air Corps, predecessor to the U.S Air Force. They married on November 16, 1946, and made ideal partners in life for more than 68 years. They lived in many states and foreign countries during Albert's military career. After Albert's retirement from the Air Force, they moved to Riverside in 1971 living in the same home for the last 44 years. Elise was a beautiful wife, mother and friend with extraordinary culinary talents. She was also exceptional at sewing, knitting and crocheting but her biggest gift was the amazing love and generous spirit she bestowed on everyone she met. Along with Albert, she is survived by her daughter Shirley Taylor of Bonne Terre, MO; her son Fred Maas of Mission Viejo, CA; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Services will be held at Eden Lutheran Church at 11:00 am on Tuesday, August 18 with interment at Riverside National Cemetery at 1:15 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to The .

Published in Press-Enterprise from Aug. 15 to Aug. 16, 2015
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