Elaine Mary LaSalle

LaSalle, Elaine obit picFeb 1945 ~ Aug 2015

Elaine LaSalle, 70, of Modesto, passed away at Evergreen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after an extended illness. Elaine was born in Buffalo New York to Alex and Melva Hayes. Her family moved to California when she was young. She attended schools in Santa Rosa and later Turlock High School. She married Harold Francis LaSalle when she was 16 and they lived in San Francisco while their 3 children were born. They divorced in 1972 and Elaine moved back to Turlock. She worked for 25 years as a social worker with Stanislaus County, Howard Training Center, and Special Olympics. She worked with the handicapped to help them learn independent living skills. She was a member of Sacred Heart Parish, attended YLI, and helped teach catechism. Elaine’s daughter Cindy was preparing to become a nun when Elaine became ill and her daughter came home to care for her.

Elaine was preceded in death by her parents, her infant daughter Jeannette, and daughter Cindy LaSalle who passed away in 2009. She is survived by her two sons David LaSalle of Empire and Eric (Shannon) LaSalle of Livingston; grandchildren: Ashley LaSalle, Margarita LaSalle, Tyler LaSalle, and Johnny LaSalle; and siblings: Evlyn (Ed) Hart of Ceres, Linda (Rick) Mendosa of Turlock, Barbara Korbel of Rohnert Park, CA, Paul (Shirley) Vallot of Santa Rosa, CA and Nathan Vallot of Eureka.

Visitation will be at Allen Mortuary on Tuesday, August 25th from 3 to 6 pm with Rosary at 6 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Wednesday, Aug 26th at 12 pm. Burial will follow at Turlock Memorial Park.

Memorial gifts are suggested for Special Olympics of Northern California, 1401 Halyard Drive, West Sacramento, CA 95691.


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