Homer Alaska - Obituaries

Story last updated at 3:10 PM on Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Elaine F. Elzig


Elaine F. Elzig

July 19, 1934-Aug. 31, 2011

Seldovia resident, Mrs. Elaine F. Elzig, 77, died Aug. 31, 2011, at her home in Seldovia after a short illness.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Elzig was born July 19, 1934, in Wisconsin, where she was raised. She married and traveled extensively with her Air Force husband, moving to Alaska in 1970. Elaine worked for the Anchorage School District while living in Anchorage and retired with her husband to Seldovia. Most of all she was a mother and homemaker, who loved spending time in her garden.

The family wrote, "She was the wife of Robert Elzig since 1956. She was a military wife who held down the fort with their three children. She loved gardening and picking berries. She was a wonderful grandmother. She grew up a farm girl in Wisconsin and was the sixth of seven children who is survived by three of her siblings. Elaine was a kind and generous person who had friends and family from all over. We will miss her greatly."

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Theresa Ann Elzig.

She is survived by her husband, Bob Elzig of Seldovia; son, Jerry Elzig of Seldovia; daughters Susan Elzig of Homer and Marlene Gilbert and her husband Mike of Henderson, Nev.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made in memory of Elaine to the Hospice of Homer, P.O. Box 4174 Homer, AK 99603.