Elsie Marie Baptista
Aug. 24, 1926 ~ Dec. 15, 2020
Elsie passed away peacefully at her son’s home surrounded by family. Elsie was born in Denair to August and Mary Fernandes. She attended Denair schools and in 1947 married the love of her life, David Baptista. They bought a ranch in Hughson where they raised their two children.
Elsie loved gardening and had hundreds of flowers. She had a green thumb and could plant a sick twig and turn it into a beautiful plant. We could always hear her whistling while she worked. Elsie was an avid bowler in various leagues in Turlock and Modesto.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband David; her sisters Aldean Ballard and infant Mary Fernandes, and toddler brother Albert Fernandes.
Elsie is survived by her son Jim (Anna) Baptista; daughter Linda (John) Folly; grandchildren David (Nancy) Folly, Allison (Roy) Rocha, Jeff (Stayce) Baptista, and David Baptista; great grandchildren Kennedy, Andrew, Mathew, Gabriel, Keira and Skyler; sisters Silvia (Benny) Souza and Alice (Les) Baptista.
Due to covid restrictions, a private burial will be held. A celebration of Elsie’s life will be held sometime in the future.
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