Elva is survived by her long husband of 60 years, Harold Christensen; her children, Val Ranz, Kathy Emerson, Brenda Watermen and Tammy Christensen; her grandchildren, Erik Emerson, Amy Shelton, and Nick Dumas; her siblings, Jean Luff, Audrey Kuznicci, Beverly Patric, Betty Bugh and Gary Lucas; along with many other family members and friends.
She was born in Phoenix, Ariz. April 3rd, 1937 to Mary Woodrow Lucas. Her family later moved to Washington. She graduated from South Bend High School in 1954 and was crowned Homecoming Queen her senior year.
Harold and Elva's love for each other was overwhelming and unprecedented. They were married in South Bend at the 1st Baptist Church April 3rd, 1953 after meeting only three months earlier on a blind date (and they said it wouldn't last!). Their love and devotion for each other is a true testimony to us all.
After only a few weeks of marriage, Harold was shipped off to Korea to serve our country in the U.S. Army. Elva waited patiently for 18 months for her soldier, her love, to come home. Out of the Army, Harold and Elva started to build their lives, their dreams and their family. They moved to the Seattle area and resided here for over 50 years.
Elva loved her family dearly and her greatest pleasure was being a mom. She raised her four girls with a caring heart and had no bounds! She has a great love for life, for cookies, being a housewife, giggling her friends, and god.
A celebration of her beautiful life will be held at a casual Open House Potluck, April 6th, at the Northshore Senior Center located at 10201 E. Riverside Dr. Bothell, WA, 98011 from 12-4 p.m. Potluck (starts at noon), beverages and live music (and of course cookies!) will be available. Please bring your memories to share!