Elsie E. Little, 91, Scottsbluff
Elsie E.Little, 91, of Scottsbluff, passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at Golden Living Center in Scottsbluff. Her funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at the Zion Evangelical Church in Scottsbluff with Pastor Garry Schick officiating. Interment will follow in the Fairview Cemetery.
Memorials in her name may be made to the Zion Evangelical Church. Friends who wish may call at the Jolliffe Funeral Home in Scottsbluff on Monday from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a prayer service beginning at 7:00 p.m. Her Book of Memories may be viewed at www.jolliffefuneralhome.com where condolences may be left and candles lit in her memory.
Elsie was born December 12, 1920 to Fred and Katherine (Weinmeister) Goodschmidt in Sterling, Colorado. At an early age she moved to Minatare where she attended North Highland, Minatare Grade School and High School. Elsie then attended the North Platte School of Commerce and WNCC in Scottsbluff. Upon graduation from business school she went to work and Panhandle Co-Op.
On April 6, 1946, Elsie married Donald Little in Scottsbluff. To this union their children Dennis Little and Sharon (Little) Rahmig were born. Elsie quit working until the children were of school age. She then returned to work starting at Resler Trucking, then moved to Prucka Transportation, Western Nebraska Express (WNX), Dr. Ted Riddell, Dr. Allan Landers and Lockwood Corporation. After her husband Donald passed suddenly on April 1, 1969, Elsie went to work at Woodmen Accident and Life as a sales representative. She was a member of the Life Underwriters and Life Underwriters Training Council for 25 years, when she finally decided to retire. After retiring Elsie wanted to stay involved with people so she sold Avon for a little while and started volunteering at the Panhandle Co-Op/ Main Street Market gathering food for shut- ins.
Elsie was well known for her homemade pies and brought smiles to anyone who received one. She also loved gardening, working in her flower gardens, having coffee with the girls, and spending her spare time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren whom she adored.
She is survived by her son Dennis Little of Minatare, her daughter Sharon (Little) and Dick Rahmig of Gering, her grandchildren Dana (Little) Miller and her fiancée Aric Hubbard of Morrill, Chad Rahmig and fiancée Dianna Propp of Gering, Stephanie (Rahmig) and Marvin Lockman of Rapid City, SD, and Robert and Amber (DeWitt) Rahmig of Gering. She is also survived by great grandchildren R.J. Miller and Alex Hubbard of Morrill, Whitney Hubbard, Hayli Hubbard and Mara Hubbard, all of Morrill, Rustin Rahmig, Tegan Rahmig and Austin Rahmig, all of Gering, Cory Lockman and Marissa McFarland of Rapid City, SD, Kassadie Rahmig, Chance Rahmig, Lillianna Rahmig and Tarrin Rahmig, all of Gering and sister in law Frieda Goodschmidt of Gering.
Her parents, her husband, brother Harold Goodschmidt and sisters Helen Murray and Margaret Anderson preceded her in death.
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