Former Douglas resident Elsa Lundell Mahan, 85, died Thursday, March 20, 2003, in Seattle.
Mahan was born in Douglas on May 17, 1917. She graduated from Douglas High School in 1934, and the University of Alaska in 1939, where she met her husband of 55 years, Richard Mahan. They moved to "another island," Oahu, Hawaii, where they lived for 40 years before retiring to Seattle in 1992.
Her family said she lived her life happily and brought great love and support to her family and friends. They said, "We will miss her so."
She is preceded in death by her sisters, Violet O'Neill, Ruth Johnson, and Phyllis Eadie, her brother Harry Lundell, and her husband.
She is survived by her son Jim Mahan and daughter-in-law Annette Coggins of Juneau, her daughter Kathy Mahan and son-in-law Robert Raab of Seattle, and grandchildren Carly Raab, Ana Raab, and Kate Potter.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, April 2, at 2 p.m. at the Park Shore Chapel, 1630 43rd Avenue East in Seattle. Remembrances may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 64421, St. Paul, MN 55164-0421.