Elaine, 84, peacefully passed away and began her journey to be with God on December 27, 2020, with love and family surrounding her.
Elaine’s steadfast love for the Lord was felt by all that knew her. She was always the first to pray and light a candle for those in need. She was kind, caring, generous, and loved the life she lived. “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain. When you get the choice to sit it out or dance. I hope you dance.” She will be fondly remembered and deeply missed by all that knew and loved her.
Elaine was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Bill. Their love for each other was inspiring and everlasting, and true love stories never have an ending.
Elaine is survived by her six beautiful children, Bill Jr. (Marsi), Brian (Gloria), Chris (Mindy), Garret, Maura Balda (Mark), and Melissa Ferris. Elaine’s greatest joy in life were her children and eight grandchildren (Erin, Dylan, Peyton, Alexis, Garret, Connor, Colter and Cole). Viewing and funeral mass will be held on Friday, January 8 at 10:00 am at Blessed Sacrament (11300 N 64th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85254). A Celebration of Life will be held immediately following at her home (3037 East Lupine Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85028). Elaine will be laid to rest with the love of her life at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona on January 11 (23029 N. Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix). In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Crosier Community (717 E Southern Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85040).
For those unable to attend the services, please join by going to Zoom.com and join meeting with Meeting ID 4805100500