1931 - 2013
Elaine Geissel, born Aug. 30, 1931, passed away with family by her side on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. Elaine was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and nana.
Elaine met her husband Corky in Astoria, Ore. He gave her a ride on the back of his motorcycle and they have been in love ever since. They had three wonderful children: Clarice, Howard and Brian.
Corky’s career was spent serving his country in the U.S. Air Force. Upon retirement, he and Elaine moved to Phoenix, Ariz. Years later, they bought a piece of land in Payson, Ariz. and built their dream home. Above all else, Elaine treasured time spent with family and friends, with the four grandchildren of which she had been blessed, and with her special dog, Bubba. She also loved to go fishing.
The family would like to give a special thanks to the Banner Desert Adult ICU doctors and staff for their incredible work and support.
Elaine is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Marion “Corky” A. Geissel; children, Clarice Geissel-Rathers, Howard Geissel, and Brian Geissel; four grandchildren, Garrett Geissel, Heather Geissel, Wade Geissel and Genevieve Geissel; and brothers, Allen Murdock and Dick Witbeck; and sister, Ruth Stephenson. Her love will always remain in our hearts.
Services will be held at noon on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the LDS Church, 913 S. Ponderosa St., Payson, AZ 85541.