Elke Mueller-Gault, 57, a beloved wife, mother, sister, grammy, friend, and resident of Colorado Springs, Colorado passed away on November 1, 2017.

Elke was a vibrant and caring woman. She passed away at home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with brain cancer (Glioblastoma). Although her prognosis was dire, she battled on, lived her life and survived beyond expectations. She did not want the sympathy or tears of others—rather she lived every God-given day completely with a contagious smile and a radiant spirit.

She was born to Hubertus and Thea (Häusser) Müller on August 3, 1960 in Birkenfeld, Germany. She was raised in the small town of Hammelburg, a town she loved and considered home. Elke remained extremely close with her loving sister, her sister’s family, and all her extended family in Germany. Elke was educated as an accountant and spent her career ensuring the financial success of others.

She came to the United States after marrying a young serviceman, the father of her two daughters, Gerhard Hamilton. They explored various parts of the world, before firmly planting roots in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1994. Together they raised two amazing daughters.

Elke was married to Kevin Gault on September 2, 2007 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Together they enjoyed the blessings of the great outdoors, continued to travel through Europe, and vacationed on the open seas.

Her wonderful life and memory will continue to be cherished by her husband, Kevin; daughters: Jennifer Johnson (Jason) and Jessica Hamilton (Michael); step-sons: Dustin Gault and Cory Gault (Courtney); sister, Vera Tutschku (Uwe); grandchildren: Dylan, Mikey, Jaylene, Amare, Jeremih, Isaiah, and Jaxon; and numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, co-workers, friends, and her loyal dog, Riley. She was preceded in death by her parents.

God’s love radiated through Elke and was expressed by her accepting nature, optimistic attitude, and supportive demeanor towards others. She lived life passionately and fully dedicated herself to completing any task, nurturing her independent daughters, spoiling her grandchildren, and taking joy in making meaningful connections with all she met. The love she had for her family and friends was only exceeded by her bravery and iron-will, as she fervently fought her illness throughout her final months. With deepest respect for her wishes, Elke’s family will follow her request for cremation and a portion of her ashes will be interred with her parents in Germany.

A ceremony to celebrate her life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel, 1730 East Fountain Boulevard. A reception will follow at the Olympian Plaza Reception and Event Center, 975 South Union Boulevard. All are welcome.

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