June 7, 1933 - June 16, 2021
Barbara Louise Elstad, 88, danced into the sunset on June 16, 2021 after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. She joins her husband Scott who she shared 65 years of her life, her beloved son-in-law, Denis Anderson and her parents and five siblings. She is survived by her children; Susan Anderson, Nancy Elstad, Scott Elstad and wife Kimbrough, and Sally Elstad and husband Dan Olley and her adored grandchildren; Paul Anderson, David Anderson and John Elstad and sister-in-law Gretchen Nelson and brother-in-law Dale Hubbard and a wonderful extended group of nieces and nephews and their children all of who she loved dearly. After growing up in Svea, Minnesota, she married and had the wonderful adventure of moving homes eleven times in 7 states before settling into her Houston home in 1970 where she lived until her passing. She was an exceptional hostess and loved entertaining, dancing, playing tennis, being school room and swim team mom, leading community activities and being a partner in an interior decorating company. She also loved being a mom, grandmother, a good friend, a spiritual member of her church and a dedicated volunteer at MD Anderson for over 25 years but above anything, Barb loved caring for others. She believed laughter made everything better and so took it on herself to spread laughter and joy wherever she went. Barb’s heart was filled with love for so many and was loved by so many. Her playful, adventurous, and occasionally mischievous, personality and warm heart made any stranger she met feel like they had a new best friend. The Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 26 at 2pm at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church; 2400 S. Wilcrest Dr, Houston, Tx. Reception to follow in the church hall. In lieu of floral remembrances, memorials may be made in Barb’s name to MD Anderson and Houston Hospice both in Houston, Tx.
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