Elma passed away, peacefully on January 14, 2012 at the age of 83. Born in Burke, ID, on November 22, 1928, she was a resident of Tracy of 64 years.
Elma was a lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 1537 and a lifetime member of the VFW Children’s Home Society. Elma worked at the schools in Tracy for 30 years and was employed at Dicks newsstand. She was hardworking, honest and enjoyed reading and crocheting. She will be greatly missed and will leave behind many memories that will never be forgotten.
Elma is survived by her children Nancy and (Allen) Cossey of Tracy, Bruce and (Barbara) Wheat of Colfax, grandchildren Carol Creighton of Manteca, John and Tony Creighton also of Manteca, Marty and Becky of Illinois, Laura and Ewan O’Leary of Oregon, Chad and Stephanie Wheat of Utah, Brad and Mary Wheat of Ione, Danny and Emily Wheat of Reno, NV, her great grandchildren Michael and Matthew Kuhnlenz of Manteca, Ashley and Justin LaRue of Salida, Andrew and Nickolas Creighton of Manteca, Alexander and Brooke Creighton of Illinois Westley, Bethany, Warren and Isabella Wheat of Ione, Colton, Spencer and Jensen Wheat of Utah, Layla Wheat of Reno, NV, her sisters Barbara Giles of Fresno, Betty and (Bill) Denniston of Lodi.
She is preceded in death by 4 brothers.
Relatives and friends are invited to Elma’s Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2012 from 1:00 pm to 5:00pm at her daughter Nancy’s Cossey home.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Friday, January 20, 2012