Sophia Marie McElfish

Sophia Marie McElfish “Marie,” age 91, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, at Ventura Post Acute in Ventura, Calif.

She was born Oct. 2, 1927, in Tullahoma, Tenn., to Jesse and Gertrude Walden. She married Frank McElfish on Jan. 21, 1947 in Las Vegas.

They lived in the Los Angeles area until 1960 when they moved to Ridgecrest. There, Marie mostly worked at home but also at the Bank of America.

Marie and Frank were married almost 50 years and enjoyed wonderful travel and adventures together. Years after Frank’s death, Marie was married to Raymond Page for almost 13 years. Marie enjoyed being with family and friends where there was always an abundance of laughter.

Marie had three children – Frank, Janet (deceased), and Karen, with an abundance of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A memorial service for Marie was held at the H.K. Holland Memorial Chapel, 216 S. Norma St., on Saturday, March 16, to celebrate her journey to be with the Lord.

— Submitted by the family of Sophia McElfish

Story First Published: 2019-03-22