Elsie Edwards passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on August 14, 2019
She was born in Dawson, New Mexico to Jose & Alvina Rodriguez. She was raised by Jose & Lupe Rodriguez.
She was married to Edgar Edwards for a loving 51 years before he passed away. They had met while he was stationed at Camp Fort Carson. He a soldier and she a caregiver there. He proposed to her on the chapel steps. They married three months after they had met.
Elsie was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar; 3 sons, Joseph, David and Roy; daughter, Mary Catherine; a granddaughter, Anita; six sisters, Julia, Jessie, Tommy, Tillie, Erlinda, Vickie; and five brothers, Sammie, Sulley, Benny, Felix, and Ben.
She is survived by her daughter, Charlotte; daughter in law, Jane; 3 brothers, Johnny, Manuel, and Palook; 2 sisters, Josie and Maria; 9 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 9 great great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Elsie had a full life and enjoyed time with her beloved family. Her daughter who she referred to as “her Dolly” Charlotte was always running her to every family event they could possibly attend. Charlotte was her personal angel and made her life as comfortable and fulfilling as she could.
Elsie would always welcome anyone she met and would make them part of her family. She would ask anyone to just call her Grandma. She will always have a special place in everyone’s hearts.
With much love to our Mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and Aunt Lo.
A celebration of life will be held Tuesday August 20th at The Shrine of Remembrance 1730 East Fountain Boulevard, Colorado Springs, CO 80910. A viewing will be held from 10:00-11:00 AM. Service will begin at 11:00 AM, with a reception to follow at the Olympian Plaza Reception and Event Center, 975 S Union Blvd.
In lieu of flowers please donate to Abundant Hope Church 821 South Royer Street, Colorado Springs, Co 80903.