Elaine M. Larson

Elaine M. Larson, 90, formerly of 156 Price Ave., West Ellicott, died Sunday Sept. 2, 2018, in the Lutheran Retirement Home.

An area resident all of her life, she was born May 29, 1928, in Jamestown, the daughter and youngest child of the late H. Samuel and Gerda Adolfson Samuelson.

She was a 1946 graduate of Jamestown High School.

Prior to her retirement she was employed by Blue Cross Blue Shield as an office worker and earlier had worked for Jamestown Mutual Insurance Company.

She was a past member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Falconer, Herman Kent Post American Legion Auxiliary, Lakewood Rod and Gun Club and the Viking Chorus.

In earlier years Elaine loved to play the piano and listen to classical music. She enjoyed cooking, baking, crocheting and made beautiful afghans for each member of her family. She loved having a house full of kids. She and Rennie always attended the sporting events and activities of their children and grandchildren. She loved her family most of all, and of course, her cat Annie.

The family would like to thank the staff of Hultquist Place and the Lutheran Home for their care and compassion in caring for our mother and grandmother.

Surviving are three daughters Becky (David) Holmstrom of Celoron, Christine (Tony) Sanfilippo of Busti and Janice (Tim) Covey) of Ashville; nine grandchildren: Michelle Hilton, Colleen Harrison, Daniel Delahoy, Dawn Delahoy, Tricia Pickett, Aileen Jones, Fletcher Larson, Brian Spencer and Jacob Covey; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Leslie Scowden in 1948; second husband, Reynold Larson in 2007; a son, Steve Larson in 2010; two brothers: Leonard Johnson and Ivar Samuelson; step-brother, Ragnar Johnson; and great-grandson, Travis Hilton

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Lind Funeral Home. The Rev. Rick Rohlin will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery.

Friends will be received from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and for one hour prior to the service Thursday in the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Chautauqua County Humane Society, 2825 Strunk Road, Jamestown, NY 14701 or Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care, 20 W. Fairmount Avenue, Lakewood, NY 14750.

You may leave words of condolence at www.lind funeralhome.com.