Sterling resident Elisa Louise Weathers died Nov. 7, 2009, from heart failure and Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. She was 58.
She was born June 20, 1951, to Bernard and Merle Mason in Washington. She worked as a licensed practical nurse at Rainier School in Washington, where she loved helping children. She moved to Juneau in 1963, and resided here until 1987, when she moved to Dexter, Ore. In 1990, she returned to Alaska and lived in Sterling. working at Fred Meyer Nutrition Center in Soldotna.
She was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses. She enjoyed reading, gardening, playing piano and tea cup collecting.
"Elisa will be remembered as always smiling," the family wrote.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Merle Mason.
She is survived by her husband of 22 years, Bruce Weathers, of Sterling; sister-in-law, Gail Weathers, of Marcola, Ore.; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Gordon and Clara Weathers, of Marcola, Ore.; father, Bernard Mason, of Juneau; sisters and brothers-in-law, Loretta and Julia Benegni and their family of Juneau, Evelyn and Glen Hager and their family of Puyallup, Wash., Bernice and William Chimelier and their family of Juneau, and Joan and Gary Baker and their family of Juneau; brothers and sisters-in-law, Nathan and Mary Mason and their family of Oregon, and Frank and Evon Mason and their family of Juneau; many nieces, nephews and dearly loved friends.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses on Polar Drive, off K-Beach Road in Soldotna. Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.