The Edmond Sun

December 17, 2013

Rosalee Inez Elswick


EDMOND —     Rosalee Inez Dunham Elswick, age 93, passed from this life on December 16, 2013 at the Grace Living Center in Jenks, Okla. She was born September 3, 1920 in Nash, Okla., to James C and Hattie Tripp Dunham.  She graduated from Nash High School in May 1938 and married Delos Elswick  September 14, 1940 in Nash.

    Ms. Elswick was a member of Portland Avenue Baptist Church for more than 30 years, and later became a member of Henderson Hills Baptist Church before moving to Tulsa.

    She is preceded in death by her husband Delos; her two daughters, Julie Elswick and Susan Jane Elswick Sparks; two brothers, Cecil and Donis, and two sisters Mildred and Margery.

    Ms. Elswick is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, James Delos and Bobbie Elswick of Houston, Texas; grandchildren, Lauri and Glenn Leadley of Mesa, Ariz., Barry and Maria Elswick of  San Diego, Calif., Amy and Brian Anderson of  Rockford, Ill., Christie and Craig Smith of London, Ky., Melanie and Corey Elias of Tulsa, Okla.; Matthew and Carla Sparks of Dan Diego, Calif.; Julie and Jason Barnes of Tulsa, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

    Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at Matthew’s Funeral Home in Edmond, with Mr. George Carlton officiating. Interment will follow at New Home Cemetery, Nash Okla.

    In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 6218 S. Lewis Ave Suite 110, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74136.