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1924 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
ELSIE OSWEILER Elsie Mae (Mills) Osweiler passed away May 6, 2017, of natural causes at the age of 92, in Las Vegas. She was born July 9, 1924, in Dexter, N.M., to Barney and Francis Mills. She lived a long and productive life prior to going to her rest. She was preceded in death by her brother, Barney Mills Jr.; sister, Nadine Cogdill; first husband, Harold Smeby; her son, Kurt Smeby; grandson, Vance LaDuke; and nephew, Dean Cogdill. Elsie spent her younger years as a foster parent, giving a home to over 50 children from various walks of life. She was a friend to the homeless and she was charitable to all. At the age of 64, Elsie retired from her job with Nevada Power and married her longtime sweetheart, Leo Osweiler. Together, they travelled the world and especially enjoyed cruises. Elsie is survived by her husband, Leo Osweiler; sister, Leona Caffal; various foster children, including Bobbi LaDuke, Linda Thompson, Susan Carlson and Jolynn Hames; and grandchildren, Philip Smeby, Jessica Smeby, Emily Smeby, Aaron LaDuke, Courtney Clabeaux and Kazanna Hames-Groves. Elsie is also survived by several nieces and nephews; and great-grandchildren. No services are scheduled.
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