Elsie was married to Arthur “Ernie” Hayfield and lived in northern Idaho and Fairbanks, Alaska, traveling many places throughout their lives enjoying and seeing the country, experiencing many adventures and meeting a variety of friends and loved ones.
Sometimes going where no one had before, or probably where they should not have gone, but always having new experiences and stories to tell.
She was also the “story lady” at the Priest River Library for several years enjoying becoming the characters in the books and making the stories come alive.
She is now on her way to new adventures and was anticipating seeing and learning new things.
Friends and family will have Elsie with them always when thinking of hunting camp, moon watching, music, dance, storytelling, camp fires, road trips, flowers, northern lights, finding out how things work or what they are, Yukon, mud baths, snowmobiles, walking, Wii bowling, drawing (especially when signing notes), singing, laughing, cooking, and teaching each of us how to be the people we are.
Elsie joins her husband Ernie and brothers Ed and Cliff Lundt and is survived by her sisters Ruth Burdine and Ann Wallin; her daughters Nia Patton (Steve), Lea Lee, Renee VanNort (Pete); son Kirk Hayfield (Charmaine); 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
To view Elsie’s online memorial, please visit www.hennesseyfuneralhomes.com.
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