Elsie V. Griffin, 100. Born July 15, 1912, and died Feb. 9, 2013. A petite lady with sparkling eyes and quick wit. She tells of her adventures growing up in Frederick, Okla. and life as a teenager in Boone. In the late 40s, she met her husband at a dance. Both worked at the Pueblo Army Depot. They had been married 50 years. She is survived by her sister, Ev Rhoades and numerous nieces and nephews including, Shirley, Jim and Linda. Preceded in death by her husband, Donald C. Griffin; mother, Flora Woods; father, Bedford Loftis; brother, Carlis Loftis; and sisters, Willie Boitz, Opal Engelbrecht, Babe Young and Marie Ross. A special thank you to the staff of Station Two at Life Care Center of Pueblo. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Wednesday at Roselawn Cemetery with the Rev. Marvin Ritterling officiating. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. To: Ev Rhoades, Shirley, Jim, & Linda, nieces and nephews:
    Please accept my condolences.
    I am very sorry about my dear and sweet Elsie (my roomate). Elsie was a very close friend. I miss her very much, she was a lot of wonderful company. Just knowing she was there, looking out for me, and me for her- She was a blessing. I will hold her in my heart forever-

    God Bless all of you-
    Jennie Cordova

  2. I just wanted the family to know how much of a honor it was to have known Elsie. My parents were her and Don’s neighbors on Beulah Ave and I pretty much grew up knowing how special Elsie was and the kindness she showed to our family. She was meticulous with her lawn and flower bed as well as their classic car but I think what I’ll remember most is that she treated me like her own. She will truly be missed and forever hold a special place in my heart!

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