- January 2, 1928 - November 17, 2012
- Washington, Iowa
of Elsie's Passing
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“Dear Sue and Family,
I always loved your Mom. I still remember the time they went to cheer on our kids in Minnesota for the Regional Swim...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Pam Newberry - Williamsburg, IA
I am so sorry to hear of the death of your mom. Love and prayers for you and your family.
Jo Ellen Davis
2 of 22 | Posted by: Jo Ellen Viggers Davis - FL
“Elsie was a good friend of my Mother, Helen Owen. They played bridge together and attended many of the same social events. I remember her warm...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Sally Owen Ouellette - Urbandale, IA
“Bob, Steve, Sue & families:
My sincere condolences on Aunt Elsie's passing. She was truly a lovely woman. I have so many fond memories of her;...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Elaine (Brown) Bauer - Chicago
“Bob, Steve, Susie and families, So sorry to hear of Elsie's passing! Won't ever forget how much fun we had staying at her house when my little...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Jan Vacha Caldwell - cody, WY
“Bob, Sue, Dale, and Steve,Jenny and families,
It is with much regret we visited Elsie in the last few months and began
to realize her health...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Wayne & Doris Brown - Ames, , IA
So sorry to hear of your loss. I remember your mom from our time on swim team, always there helping with timing and paperwork.
Wanted you...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Peggy Llewellyn Neff - Columbia, MO
“We all send our sincere sympathy to you today as you bury our dear friend, Elsie. May happy memories of her carry you through this sorrowful time.
...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Tim and Kathy Patterson - IA
“Bob, Steve and Sue-
Although it has been a long time since I lived in Washington, I remember Elsie very fondly from my youth, especially the swim...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: Jeff Boshart - Charleston, IL
“I'll never forget Elsie's scalloped potatoes at the swim team banquets and potlucks.
10 of 22 | Posted by: Drew McAvoy - Cincinnati, OH
I extend comfort and peace to you during your loss. Elsie was such a good friend to my mother Pauline Crull. She always had a smile and...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Peggy Crull - Coralville, IA
“We were so sorry to get the news about Elsie this weekend while we were in Florida for a wedding. We just arrived home Monday night and are sorry...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Bryan & Linda Brown - Cincinnati, OH
“Elsie's legacy is her wonderful family. All will miss her friendly smile and ability to make everyone feel special when she was talking to them.
13 of 22 | Posted by: janet Caldwell - washington, IA
“I served with Elsie on the Washington County Extension Council for 4 years. I was always impressed for her passion about Iowa State University and...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Kathy Ebert - Washington, IA
“Steve, Susan, Bob and families,
As all our kids say, Elsie was so sweet. She was an amazing Aunt, always kind and positive....a pleasure to be...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Tannia & Bill Shewman - Talent, OR
“My thoughts and prayers are with the Huber and Spencer families as they go through this time of sorrow. Elsie was a kind and very friendly lady, I...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Lisa Buitendorp - Washington, IA
We are so sorry to hear the sad news. Thinking of you, Peg and John
17 of 22 | Posted by: Peg Harris - Washington, IA
“Sue and family -- so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I was so honored to tell her story for the Community Chest Honorary Membership. She...Read More »
18 of 22 | Posted by: Kitch Shatzer
“Elsie always greeted you with a smile on her face and was always so friendly. What a wonderful lady to have as a wife, mother, grandmother and sister...Read More »
19 of 22 | Posted by: Michelle Caldwell - Scottsdale, AZ
“During my practicum at the UP Home, I ran into Bob & Elsie many times on the campus and Elsie was always so warm and friendly with a quick smile. I...Read More »
20 of 22 | Posted by: Tari Reynolds - Ottumwa, IA
“Elsie was one of the first people I remember meeting when I moved to Washington. I remember being at her home when I met her daughter,
Sue, who has...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: Jan Gallagher - Washington, IA
“Elsie was one of the nicest people we've ever known. What a kind, gracious lady. Her smile and warmth will be greatly missed.
22 of 22 | Posted by: Ed & Brink Colby - Washington, IA
Elsie B. Huber, age 84, of Washington, Iowa, died Saturday, November 17, 2012, at the Washington County Hospital following a short illness.
Celebration of life services will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at the United Presbyterian Church with Rev. Bob Wollenberg officiating. Visitation will begin noon Tuesday at the Jones & Eden Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:30 Tuesday evening. Interment will take place at Elm Grove Cemetery in Washington, Iowa. Memorials have been established for the Washington Community Y or the Washington Community Theater. Online condolences may be sent for Elsie's family through the web at www.jonesfh.com
Elsie was born January 2, 1928 in Ames, Iowa to parents Charles Norman and Verna Eunice (Hughes) Brown. She graduated from Ames High School and received a degree in Home Economics from Iowa State University in 1949. On October 21, 1950, Elsie was united in marriage to Robert G. Huber at the Collegiate Presbyterian Church in Ames, Iowa.
Elsie worked at the Gas Service Company in Kansas City, Missouri from 1949 – 1950. Following their marriage, Elsie and Bob lived in Hampton, Illinois; Red Oak, Iowa; and Corning, Iowa before moving to Washington, Iowa in 1960. Elsie worked as an Abstractor at Day, Meeker and Bates Law Firm from 1972 until her retirement in 1995. She was a member of the United Presbyterian Church in Washington, Iowa, the YMCA and YWCA, the Washington Extension Council, the Iowa Land Title Association, P.E.O., Chapter OC, AAUW and the Washington Community Theater. Elsie taught Sunday School for many years and served as Sunday School Superintendent. She was active in Y-Wives, was a swim team coach for many years and taught lessons for the Red Cross swimming program. Elsie also served as a 4-H leader and helped establish the Washington County 4-H endowment. She helped with costuming for Theater Productions and was involved in the building of the Washington Community Theater. She was active in Community Chest and was honored as a Gold Feather Recipient in 2008.
She is survived by her husband, Robert G. Huber of Washington, Iowa; son, Steve Huber and wife Jennie of Bellingham, Washington; daughter, Sue Spencer and husband Dale of Washington, Iowa; five grandchildren: Andy Huber of Bellingham, Washington; Eric Huber and wife Tia of San Diego, California; Beth Spencer of Aurora, Colorado; Stuart Spencer and wife Erin of Johnston, Iowa; and Nick Spencer of Davenport, Iowa. Elsie is also survived by three brothers: Charles "Norman" Brown Jr. and wife Carolyn of Normal, Illinois; Wayne Brown and wife Doris of Ames, Iowa; and Keith Brown and wife Ruth of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and sister-in-law Ruth Brown.