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Elsa May Smith Beardsley
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Birth: Jul. 20, 1910
Death: Dec. 10, 2006

Elsa May Beardsley left this world to be with Jesus on the morning of December 10th, 2006. Elsa was born on July 20, 1910 in Melrose, Massachusetts, to Mary Marsh Smith and Erwin Kelsey Smith. She married Whitmore E. Beardsley in 1936 and together they combined a honeymoon and "Whit's" studies at Oxford Divinity School. While in England, they traveled extensively in England, Ireland, Scotland and Germany. As a Minister's wife, she first served in the Northampton Congregational Church, in Northampton, Massachusetts, founded in 1779 by the brother of Nathan Hale, the American patriot. From there she followed her husband to churches in Illinois, Connecticut, California, Rhode Island and Colorado. She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Wolcott and Clyde Smith and her husband, Whitmore, who passed away in 1998. She was a devoted member of PEO, Chapter BO, and Alpha Xi Delta, and numerous church related organizations. Elsa is survived by a son, John and a much beloved daughter-in-law Sandy, along with numerous cousins, nephews and in-laws, who will truly miss her wonderful smile, playful sense of humor and profound love of life. There are very few people on this earth who knew her, and don't have a wonderful memory of her. In addition to performing the many responsibilities for a minister's wife and mother, she touched the lives of countless people, not to mention the many other "sons" she "adopted" while raising her own. No kid in the neighborhood, or visitor, was ever turned away, and each visit to our house involved at least one good meal. As a mother she was a coach, team captain, mentor, playmate, teacher and friend. She always looked for the good in others, and everyone found it in her. A Memorial Service will be held at Vista Grande Baptist Church, 5680 Stetson Hills Blvd., Colorado Springs, Colorado 80917 on Saturday, December 30, 2006 at 1:00 P.M.  
Created by: Miss Moshpit
Record added: Dec 28, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 17192136
Elsa May <i>Smith</i> Beardsley
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 Added: Dec. 28, 2006

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