Elsie Esther Lasley – December 19, 2011

Elsie Dubbs Lasley, 101, of Stratford died on Monday, December 19, 2011.
Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. at the Stratford Cemetery.  A celebration of life service will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Stratford with Reverend David Cary officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers at Stratford.
Elsie Dubbs Lasley was born November 10, 1910 in the Norfork Community north of Texhoma, Okla and left this life for her heavenly home December 19, 2011.  She was preceded in death by the love of her life Bill Lasley, her parents, John and Medora Dubbs, seven sisters, Ethel, Bessie, Grace, Myrtle, Maude, Gertie, and Ruth, and one brother, John.
She loved her life farming and ranching with Bill on the Lasley home place east of Stratford where they lived until moving to town in 1967. Elsie was an accomplished seamstress, quilter, China and Oil painter.  She became a member of the First United Methodist Church in Stratford in 1944 and was a faithful disciple of Christ, attending worship and Sunday School until moving into  Coldwater Manor  five years ago.
She is survived  by one daughter, Dixie McAdams, Pasadena, Texas, five grandchildren, Steve and Kay McAdams, Stratford, Ted and Colleen McAdams, Spring, Texas, Mark and Donna McAdams, LaPorte, Texas, Karan and Steve McElwee, Deer Park, Texas,  Wendye and Kinney Mire, Pflugerville, Texas; nine great grand children and seven great-great grandchildren, three nieces, Marcelle, Sutton, Glenda Ruth Berry, and Lorene LeGros,  and many  of Bill’s nieces, and nephews whom she has loved dearly.
Elise was the greatest, sweetest, kindest person and anyone who knew her would agree; we were so fortunate to have had her for 101 years and will treasure each of the years we have each spent with her.
A special thank you to all the friends in Stratford who have visited her, especially the nurses, aides and all the workers at Coldwater Manor, and Doctor Purl who made her life there so pleasant.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Elsie’s memory may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Stratford, Texas.

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