Irene Elisha, 80

Theresa Irene Elisha, 80, homemaker and journalist, died March 10 in Grand Junction, Colo.

The Mass was March 15 at Holy Family Parish Florence Catholic Church with Father Steve Gronert officiating. Burial was at Burns Cemetery.

She was born April 29, 1922, to Edward and Lucy (Weber) Strotkamp in Burns. On June 2, 1956, she was married to Lowell Elisha, who predeceased her in 1980.

She is survived by six sons, Jerome Elisha of Kent, Wash., Kevin Elisha of Grand Junction, Colo., Arne Elisha of Longmont, Colo., Rodrick Elisha of Lakewood, Colo., Laurence Elisha of Billings, Mont., and Matthew Elisha of Arvada, Colo.; two daughters, Frieda Elisha-Hunter of Denver and Kateri Reeves of Idalia, Colo.; one brother, Herb Strotkamp of Burns; one sister, Marcella Gordon of Salina; and 12 grandchildren.

Memorials were established with Holy Family Parish Florence Catholic Church and International Multiple Myloma.

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