Elva Cheatum Stoltenberg
Elva Cheatum Stoltenberg
  • October 24, 1917 - September 2, 2017
  • Midland, Texas

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Elva Cheatum Stoltenberg, 99, wife of the late Harold Waite Stoltenberg of Midland, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, September 2, 2017.

Elva was born in Kingman, Kansas, on October 24, 1917, to Noah and Lola Cheatum. She was the daughter of a Kansas cattleman and one of seven children. Elva spent her youth in Kingman and graduated from Kingman High School in 1936. She continued her education at Kansas University, where she met and married her college sweetheart, Harold Stoltenberg, of Kinsley, Kansas on December 8, 1938 in Stanford, Texas. Harold worked as a Geologist for Phillips Petroleum Company which resulted in their transfer to Midland in 1943, where she has remained for the last 74 years.

Elva and Harold raised two daughters in Midland, Sue Anne and Lynne. She loved to cook and will be remembered for her wonderful pies. She enjoyed spending her time volunteering as a Candy Striper for the Midland Memorial Hospital, a Sunday school teacher at First Presbyterian Church, and as a stay at home Mom. She loved people and enjoyed life.

Elva is preceded in death by her beloved spouse, Harold; infant son, Stephen Stoltenberg; her parents, Noah and Lola Cheatum, and her siblings, Wilma Cheatum Biggs, Francis Cheatum, Lawrence Cheatum, James Cheatum, Bonnie Cheatum Kreibel, and Noah Cheatum, Jr.

She is survived by daughters, Sue Anne Stoltenberg Campbell and her husband, Richard W. Campbell, of Midland and Lynne Stoltenberg Ray and her husband, Charles Davis Ray, of Midland; grandson, Craig Campbell, and his wife, Kari Campbell of Boerne; granddaughter, Lisa Campbell Kidwell, and her husband Scott Kidwell of Midland; granddaughter, Debi Sport Moore and husband, Sean Moore of Midland; granddaughter, Sheri Sport Gilbert, and her husband, Michael Gilbert of New Orleans, Louisiana; granddaughter Cheryl Campbell Haggar and husband, Marc Haggar of Dallas; grandson, Ross Waite Sport, and wife, Tasha, of Greenwood; granddaughter, Anna-Margaret Ray Morris of Austin; 12 great grandsons, 10 great grand-daughters, and the family members of her siblings.

Living almost a century, Elva was able to bless many hearts. She was beloved by all, and will be sorely missed by her family and friends. Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 7, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Ellis Funeral Home in Midland. There will be a graveside service at Resthaven Memorial Park on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. with David Johnson officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to Hospice of Midland at 911 West Texas Avenue, Midland Texas 79701 or the charity of your choice.

The family of Elva Stoltenberg wishes to thank her caregivers who loved and cared for her for many years, and we loved them as part of our family: Teresa Zermeno, Diana Baeza, Eugenia Palazio, and Elisa Moreno; Dr. Shylesh Ganta; David Johnson, Associate Minister of First Baptist Church; and Hospice of Midland.

We honor her life and will miss her terribly.

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