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Elsie Erma McNamara
June 5, 1933 ~ June 25, 2017 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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Elsie Erma McNamara passed to her eternal home on June 25, 2017, in Paso Robles, California where she had lived for the past 9 years. Elsie was born on June 5, 1933 in Kingsburg, California. She spent her youth and adult life in Hanford California. She attended local schools and graduated from Hanford High School Class of 1952. Elsie married Clement John McNamara in June of 1955. Together they raised three children: Kathleen, Timothy, and Patrick McNamara. Elsie was active in community activities. She was a member of several organizations, including but not limited to the Saint Brigid's Altar Society, the Catholic Daughters, Sacred Heart Hospital Auxiliary, Kings County 4-H club leader, the Historical Society, and the Hanford Homecoming Committee. She volunteered countless hours to raise funds for various causes including her favorite, Fort Roosevelt. She was a champion of children and served as an educator for the Parish CCD program. In addition to her many volunteer activities Elsie was also a hard-working woman. She was an employee at the Adobe Hacienda Restaurant, and Kings County Hospital, credit agent for Montgomery Wards, sales clerk for Sav-on-Shoes and a partner with her husband in the ownership of the Whitehurst-McNamara Funeral Home. Together, Elsie and Clem worked serving Kings County families for over 45 years. Elsie loved people and they loved her. She will be missed.
Elsie was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Grace Gonzales; her husband, Clement John McNamara; and her four brothers: Jess, Louie, Sal, and Ralph Gonzales. She is survived by her loving sister and brother, Connie Prophet of Visalia, California and David Gonzales of Hanford, California. She also leaves her three children: Kathleen and husband Michael of Paso Robles, California, Timothy and wife Rachel of Hanford, California, and Patrick of Paso Robles, California; her two grandsons, Joshua and Edmond; and numerous nieces and nephews, and grand- nieces and nephews. A visitation for Elsie will take place from 4:00 to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at Whitehurst McNamara Funeral Home, 100 W. Bush St. Hanford. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will take place at 7:00 pm, Wednesday, also at the funeral home.
Mass will be held at 9:00 am, Thursday, June 29, 2017, at St. Brigid Catholic Church with burial immediately following at Calvary Cemetery. Rest In Peace dear Elsie.
Visitation Whitehurst-McNamara Funeral Service Wednesday, June 28, 2017 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM 100 Bush St Hanford, California 93230
Rosary Whitehurst-McNamara Funeral Service Wednesday, June 28, 2017 7:00 PM 100 Bush St Hanford, California 93230
Funeral Mass St. Brigid Catholic Church Thursday, June 29, 2017 9:00 AM 1001 N. Douty Street Hanford, California 93230
Burial Calvary Cemetery Thursday, June 29, 2017 11680 S. 10th Ave Hanford, California 93230