Elsie Padilla


Elsie Padilla left this journey of life in the comfort of her own home on July 4, 2019 in Delhi, CA at the age of 83. 

Elsie was one of 11 children, born on June 3, in Carlsbad, New Mexico to Eulojio and Felipa Parraz.  At the age of 19, she married her first love, Alfred Padilla, and together they raised 7 children in Watsonville, California, until moving to Delhi, CA in 1979.  She worked hard every day from the age of 8 until she retired.  She touched many lives with her devoted friendship and love and strength of which we all carry with us forever.  She was a great cook and no one left her kitchen hungry.  She loved Mariachi music, her garden, long drives to the beach or casino, and shopping, especially shoes and jewelry.  She always looked amazing for any occasion.  She will be forever loved and missed by all, especially her children & family.

She was preceded in death by her husband Alfred Padilla; sons Arthur Padilla, Andy Padilla; and her first grandson, Armando Padilla, who will meet her with love and spend their eternal life together. 

Funeral services were held Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Mehl’s Colonial Chapel, with burial following at Pioneer Cemetery.

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