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Elva Marie Tetzlaff Born
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Birth: May 3, 1922
Hamlin County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Jul. 24, 2012
Wagoner County
Oklahoma, USA

Elva M. Born, age 90 of Wagoner, formerly of Guymon, Oklahoma, passed this life on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 in Wagoner, Oklahoma. She was born in Hamlin County, South Dakota on May 3, 1922 to Fred and Lana (Woodhouse) Tetzlaff. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. Elva was a 1939 high school graduate in Thomas, S.D. and later furthered her education by attending business college in Omaha, Nebraska. She was employed as a civilian employee at the Ordinance Depot in Edgemont, South Dakota and later in California. Elva married Maynard Born on October 8, 1944 and they began their life in the Grover, South Dakota community. She was a full time homemaker, very active in church, school and community affairs. She worked part-time at the Watertown Regional Library for a couple of years. In 1967, her family moved to Guymon, Oklahoma where she was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and also the Mary Martha Circle. She was employed in several businesses on a part time basis, while caring for her family. She worked as a secretary for the Guidance Division of the Guymon Health Dept. for eight years, retiring in 1984. Maynard and Elva moved to Dogwood Creek in Muskogee, Oklahoma seven years ago where she resided until shortly before her death. She was a gifted quilter and enjoyed sharing her quilts with family and the Lutheran World Relief organization and charities. Elva was preceded in death by her father and mother Fred and Lana Tetzlaff, one son Leslie Born, husband Maynard, grandson Daniel Knowles, one brother Albert Tetzlaff and three other siblings in childhood. She is survived by her children Linda Born, Dennis Born and his wife Sandra of Wagoner, Larry Born and Ava of Topeka, Kansas, two brothers Robert Tetzlaff, Vernon Tetzlaff and his wife Loretta all of Hayti, S.D., four grandchildren: Christopher and Jeremy Born, Michelle Kahan and Melissa Born-Bowman, great grandchildren Michael Born, Mollie Born, Grace Born and Ari Kahan, numerous nieces, nephews other family members and friends. A private family memorial will be held to celebrate the life of Elva in Wagoner, Oklahoma. Arrangements are under the direction of Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory in Wagoner, OK. 
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  Maynard Carl Born (1917 - 2006)
Elmwood Cemetery Bennett Addition
Wagoner County
Oklahoma, USA
Created by: MillieBelle
Record added: Jul 24, 2012
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Elva Marie <i>Tetzlaff</i> Born
Added by: MillieBelle
Elva Marie <i>Tetzlaff</i> Born
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