1914 - 2011
Elsa Packard, 96, passed away Aug. 24, 2011 in Payson, Ariz. She was born Dec. 16, 1914 in Ohio to Samuel and Veronica Bloch.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Chuck Packard; parents, Samuel and Veronica Bloch; sisters, Johanna (Earl) Sroboda, Hilda (Harry) Packard and Alberta (Walter) Charboneau; brothers, Oscar (Ester) Bloch, Elmer (Alma) Bloch, Walter Bloch and Richard (Virginia) Bloch.
Mrs. Packard was a deeply loved wife, mother and grandmother with a strong faith in God. She will be missed greatly, but loved forever.
“For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to meet into the sun? And what is it to cease breathing but to free the breath from its restless tides that it may rise and expand. And seek God unencumbered? Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing. And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb. And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.” — Khalil Gibran
She is survived by daughter, Lois Metikos of Payson, Ariz., husband John, deceased; son, Phil (Kathy) Packard of Hot Springs, Ark.; brother, Albert (Marion) Bloch; grandchildren, Melia (Justin) Metikos of Gilbert, Ariz., Courtney (Xon) Post of Hot Springs, Ark., Megan Packard of Conway, Ark., Cameron (Katy) Packard of Conway, Ark.; and great-grandchildren, Charles Cameron and Henley Kale.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 31 at Messinger Payson Funeral Home, 901 S. Westerly Road. Interment will follow at Mountain Meadows Memorial Park.