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, 95, a long-time resident of Yampa, Colo., died April 18, 2006, at the Doak Walker Care Center in Steamboat Springs, Colo.

She was born on May 19, 1910, in Masonville, Colo., to John C. and Margaret (Repensky) Gabriel. The family moved to Yampa in 1918, taking residence in the original schoolhouse. The family later added another house to the structure, where Elsie resided for nearly 90 years.

Elsie married Robert Louis Williams in 1931. They had three sons: James Robert, John Edward, and Paul Louis.

After Louis died, Elsie cooked for Yampa School until her retirement.

She married Frank L. Cerise in 1961.

Elsie was a devoted Christian whose faith sustained her through her life.

She loved both cooking and baking, having made herself a reputation with her delicious peanut butter pie.

Elsie was active in Yampa Bible Church, Order of the Eastern Star, Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary, and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Elsie’s pleasant demeanor was a favorite of the nursing home in Steamboat Springs; the staff called her the “entertainment queen,” as she participated in all the games, talked with other residents and visitors alike with interest.

Elsie was always busy, even when relaxing. Her gift of sharing made her as happy as the lucky recipients of her handiwork. She always had a project going on.

Embroidery was her favorite hobby; she also crocheted and made beautiful quilts from silk neckties. She loved to make jams and jellies. Family and friends were always remembered on special occasions with a card and handmade item. She will be remembered for her kindness and integrity.

Among those grateful to have shared her life are three sons and their wives: Robert and wife Velma, John and wife Betty, and Paul and wife Bivi; six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by the families of her three sisters, and her lifelong friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Annabelle, Wilma and Elizabeth,; and her husbands, Louis Williams and Frank Cerise.

, 95, a long-time resident of Yampa, Colo., died April 18, 2006, at the Doak Walker Care Center in Steamboat Springs, Colo.

She was born on May 19, 1910, in Masonville, Colo., to John C. and Margaret (Repensky) Gabriel. The family moved to Yampa in 1918, taking residence in the original schoolhouse. The family later added another house to the structure, where Elsie resided for nearly 90 years.

Elsie married Robert Louis Williams in 1931. They had three sons: James Robert, John Edward, and Paul Louis.

After Louis died, Elsie cooked for Yampa School until her retirement.

She married Frank L. Cerise in 1961.

Elsie was a devoted Christian whose faith sustained her through her life.

She loved both cooking and baking, having made herself a reputation with her delicious peanut butter pie.

Elsie was active in Yampa Bible Church, Order of the Eastern Star, Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary, and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Elsie’s pleasant demeanor was a favorite of the nursing home in Steamboat Springs; the staff called her the “entertainment queen,” as she participated in all the games, talked with other residents and visitors alike with interest.

Elsie was always busy, even when relaxing. Her gift of sharing made her as happy as the lucky recipients of her handiwork. She always had a project going on.

Embroidery was her favorite hobby; she also crocheted and made beautiful quilts from silk neckties. She loved to make jams and jellies. Family and friends were always remembered on special occasions with a card and handmade item. She will be remembered for her kindness and integrity.

Among those grateful to have shared her life are three sons and their wives: Robert and wife Velma, John and wife Betty, and Paul and wife Bivi; six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by the families of her three sisters, and her lifelong friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Annabelle, Wilma and Elizabeth,; and her husbands, Louis Williams and Frank Cerise.

, 95, a long-time resident of Yampa, Colo., died April 18, 2006, at the Doak Walker Care Center in Steamboat Springs, Colo.

She was born on May 19, 1910, in Masonville, Colo., to John C. and Margaret (Repensky) Gabriel. The family moved to Yampa in 1918, taking residence in the original schoolhouse. The family later added another house to the structure, where Elsie resided for nearly 90 years.

Elsie married Robert Louis Williams in 1931. They had three sons: James Robert, John Edward, and Paul Louis.

After Louis died, Elsie cooked for Yampa School until her retirement.

She married Frank L. Cerise in 1961.

Elsie was a devoted Christian whose faith sustained her through her life.

She loved both cooking and baking, having made herself a reputation with her delicious peanut butter pie.

Elsie was active in Yampa Bible Church, Order of the Eastern Star, Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary, and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Elsie’s pleasant demeanor was a favorite of the nursing home in Steamboat Springs; the staff called her the “entertainment queen,” as she participated in all the games, talked with other residents and visitors alike with interest.

Elsie was always busy, even when relaxing. Her gift of sharing made her as happy as the lucky recipients of her handiwork. She always had a project going on.

Embroidery was her favorite hobby; she also crocheted and made beautiful quilts from silk neckties. She loved to make jams and jellies. Family and friends were always remembered on special occasions with a card and handmade item. She will be remembered for her kindness and integrity.

Among those grateful to have shared her life are three sons and their wives: Robert and wife Velma, John and wife Betty, and Paul and wife Bivi; six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by the families of her three sisters, and her lifelong friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Annabelle, Wilma and Elizabeth,; and her husbands, Louis Williams and Frank Cerise.

, 95, a long-time resident of Yampa, Colo., died April 18, 2006, at the Doak Walker Care Center in Steamboat Springs, Colo.

She was born on May 19, 1910, in Masonville, Colo., to John C. and Margaret (Repensky) Gabriel. The family moved to Yampa in 1918, taking residence in the original schoolhouse. The family later added another house to the structure, where Elsie resided for nearly 90 years.

Elsie married Robert Louis Williams in 1931. They had three sons: James Robert, John Edward, and Paul Louis.

After Louis died, Elsie cooked for Yampa School until her retirement.

She married Frank L. Cerise in 1961.

Elsie was a devoted Christian whose faith sustained her through her life.

She loved both cooking and baking, having made herself a reputation with her delicious peanut butter pie.

Elsie was active in Yampa Bible Church, Order of the Eastern Star, Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary, and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Elsie’s pleasant demeanor was a favorite of the nursing home in Steamboat Springs; the staff called her the “entertainment queen,” as she participated in all the games, talked with other residents and visitors alike with interest.

Elsie was always busy, even when relaxing. Her gift of sharing made her as happy as the lucky recipients of her handiwork. She always had a project going on.

Embroidery was her favorite hobby; she also crocheted and made beautiful quilts from silk neckties. She loved to make jams and jellies. Family and friends were always remembered on special occasions with a card and handmade item. She will be remembered for her kindness and integrity.

Among those grateful to have shared her life are three sons and their wives: Robert and wife Velma, John and wife Betty, and Paul and wife Bivi; six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by the families of her three sisters, and her lifelong friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Annabelle, Wilma and Elizabeth,; and her husbands, Louis Williams and Frank Cerise.

, 95, a long-time resident of Yampa, Colo., died April 18, 2006, at the Doak Walker Care Center in Steamboat Springs, Colo.

She was born on May 19, 1910, in Masonville, Colo., to John C. and Margaret (Repensky) Gabriel. The family moved to Yampa in 1918, taking residence in the original schoolhouse. The family later added another house to the structure, where Elsie resided for nearly 90 years.

Elsie married Robert Louis Williams in 1931. They had three sons: James Robert, John Edward, and Paul Louis.

After Louis died, Elsie cooked for Yampa School until her retirement.

She married Frank L. Cerise in 1961.

Elsie was a devoted Christian whose faith sustained her through her life.

She loved both cooking and baking, having made herself a reputation with her delicious peanut butter pie.

Elsie was active in Yampa Bible Church, Order of the Eastern Star, Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary, and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Elsie’s pleasant demeanor was a favorite of the nursing home in Steamboat Springs; the staff called her the “entertainment queen,” as she participated in all the games, talked with other residents and visitors alike with interest.

Elsie was always busy, even when relaxing. Her gift of sharing made her as happy as the lucky recipients of her handiwork. She always had a project going on.

Embroidery was her favorite hobby; she also crocheted and made beautiful quilts from silk neckties. She loved to make jams and jellies. Family and friends were always remembered on special occasions with a card and handmade item. She will be remembered for her kindness and integrity.

Among those grateful to have shared her life are three sons and their wives: Robert and wife Velma, John and wife Betty, and Paul and wife Bivi; six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by the families of her three sisters, and her lifelong friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Annabelle, Wilma and Elizabeth,; and her husbands, Louis Williams and Frank Cerise.


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