Elaine Mabel Zeiler
Elaine Mabel Zeiler
  • September 23, 1926 - August 17, 2016
  • Pasco, Washington

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Elaine Mabel (Portch) Zeiler passed away in her sleep on August 17, 2016, at "From The Heart" Home in Pasco, WA. She was born on September 23, 1926 in Wilbur, WA. Elaine was raised on the family farm in the Sherman area (Lincoln County), WA. Later, the family moved into the town of Wilbur where Elaine attended Wilbur High School.
On June 9, 1946, Elaine was married to Vernie Zeiler from Odessa, WA., by Reverend Arthur A. Joda at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Wilbur. They farmed southeast of Odessa until September, 1969 when they moved to Lynnwood, WA. In September 1998, they moved to Kennewick, WA. Elaine remained at their home in Kennewick after Vernie's death in November 2006, until moving into the "From The Heart" home in April 2016.
Elaine is survived by three brothers, Dan Portch (Darlene) of Wilbur, Jim Portch (Louise) of Lynnwood, Dale Portch (JoAnn) of Wilbur; two sisters-in-law, Jackie Portch of Spokane and Ann Portch of Moses Lake; three children, son Gary Zeiler (Sandee) of Pasco, daughter Linda Proctor (Steve) of Kennewick, daughter Wanda Skoog (Jim) of Kennewick; eight grandchildren, Tiffany (Zeiler) Bailie, Stephen Donovan, Jeremy Donovan, Kelli Proctor, Sarah (Proctor) McDowell, Julie (Proctor) Grant, Ginger (Krell) Lancaster, Shaelynn (Rosanbalm) Nolan; fifteen great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Elaine was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond C. and Luella M. Portch; her husband Vernie Zeiler; sister Nora Miller; brothers Bill Portch, Jack Portch, Bob Portch and Raymond A. Portch; son-in-law Norman Krell; and grandson Jared Jacob Zeiler.
A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at the Parish of The Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 7409 W. Clearwater, Kennewick, WA. A private internment will take place at a later date in Odessa.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Chaplaincy Healthcare, 1480 Fowler Street, Richland, WA. 99358, or to a charity of your choice.
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