October 11, 1923 ~ February 28, 2017
Born in: New Orleans, LA,
Resided in: Pueblo, CO
Yvette Elgart (née Abner) of Pueblo, Colo., died at the age of 93. She was born on October 11, 1923, in New Orleans, La. to Michael and Jessie Abner. She attended Centennial High and graduated in 1942. Yvette was married to Paul Elgart in 1948. Yvette worked at the family stores, House of Brides, Yard Stick, Michael's Men's Store, Smart Shop and Besse's Shop. She then worked at CF&I from 1967 to 1990 where she retired as secretary to the Controller. Yvette was a volunteer for El Pueblo Boys and Girls Ranch. She was an avid Bridge and Mah Jongg player for many years. Yvette was preceded in death by her husband, Paul; parents; sister, Tana Lipton; brother-in-law, Sid Elgart; and sister/brother-in-law, Eleanor and Oscar Epley; cousin, Bob Davine; and lifelong friend, Bonnie Borinsky. Survivors include daughters, Irene I. Elgart (Mickey Moore) and Candace E. Elgart. Also surviving are, sister, Mae Jane Carmel, Pueblo; sister-in-law, Jackie Elgart, Palm Springs, Calif.; cousins, Fred (Maxine) Davine, Jackie Davine. Yvette is also survived by grandchildren, Zachary (Robin) Elgart, Houston, Texas, Aaron Elgart, New York, N.Y., Greg (Connie) Moore, Amy (Brian) Thielemier, Chuck (Vickie) Moore; great-grandchildren, Nick, David, Tyler, Cooper, Alex, Megan and Sam, all of Pueblo. She is also survived by nieces and nephews, Geoff (Banba) Lipton, Robin Lipton, Allison Lipton (Jonathan Hughes), Steve (Jerri) Carmel, Mark (Mary) Carmel, Craig Carmel (Butch Curtis), Michael Elgart (Masha Vitali), Ron Elgart; great-nieces and nephews, Emma Lipton, Michael and Jeremy Lipton, Jeannette Carmel, Adam and Bryan Carmel, Brendon and Wyatt Curtis; and five great-great nieces. Also survived by life long friends, Melanie (Borinsky) Osterman, Cheri (Borinsky) Zanotelli, Barbi (Borinsky) Ianne, Anna Guerrero, Ginny and Ed Berry and Elaine and Severin Swensen. Many thanks to the entire staff of Chateau at Sharmar. Service, 2 p.m. Thursday, March 2, 2017, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment, B'Nai Jacob Cemetery. Reception to follow at Montgomery & Steward Banquet Hall. Family kindly requests no food or flowers. In Yvette's memory, you may make donations to Pueblo Community College Foundation, Yvette Elgart Scholarship Fund, 900 West Orman, AB 194, Pueblo, CO 81004. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com
There was never a time when we saw Yvette that she wasn’t gracious and upbeat. My daughter and I loved sitting with her and Irene at many family events throughout the years. I know she will be sorely missed by family members and friends who loved her. We send our deepest condolences to Irene, Mickey and other family members.
Irene, Mickey and Elgart Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking about you and keeping you all in our prayers at this sad time.
Helen and Gordon Murley
Dear Elgart Family,
I was sorry to read of Yvette’s passing in yesterday’s paper. I have fond memories of her. I’m sorry for your loss.
Irene and Candy, I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. She was the first friend my mom made at the Chateau. I enjoyed my weekly visits in the activities room and playing games with both mom and Yvette. The place just won’t be the same without her.
I was just this week thinking of your mother and wondering about her. My deep sympathy to each of you at this sad time. I knew your grandparents and purchased my wedding gown from House of Brides. Your mother came to the church to be sure everything was perfect. 25 years later my daughter wore that beautiful gown. I have such fond memories of all your family. They were quite special.
So sad to hear about Yvette. Just wanted you to know that I am there this afternoon in spirit.
Irene and Mickey, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family. I know you have many fond memories of Yvette. I always remember how she would give Mickey a hard time and he enjoyed every minute of it. I appreciate you both, you are always there for me and I want you to know that I am here for you. Blessings and comfort to you both and the family.
Dear Irene, Candace and family – we were so sorry to read of Yvette’s passing. Please know that although we cannot be there with you today, that we send all of our loving thoughts and prayers to you all.