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Elouise Elizabeth Hayes Purswell

Elouise Elizabeth Hayes-Purswell, 93, peacefully passed away in her home in Apache Junction, AZ on November 12, 2014.

She was born on January 9, 1921 in Silsbee, TX to Christine Elizabeth Collins and Benjamin Harrison Hayes.  She was raised by her mother and her step-father Harry Houston Knight.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Robert Earl Purswell of Cleveland, TX.

She is survived by her three children, Beverly Purswell, Barney Purswell and Marilyn Musick, nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by her sister Earline deLeon and her husband Dr. Joe deLeon of  Mexico and their two children.  Elouise lived in TX, CO, OR and AZ.  She had her BA in music education and her MA in elementary education.  She taught school in CO and OR and ended her teaching career with 15 years of teaching in Crockett, TX.

After retirement she and her husband enjoyed traveling and living in their motorhome and spending time with their family.

She was an accomplished cook, pianist, and enjoyed traveling, hiking, trying her hand at billiards and an occasional tennis game.

There are no services planned and her ashes will be joined with her husband’s ashes.

Contributions may be left in her name to a charity of your choice.

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#1 Comment By James McLin On November 25, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Beverly, Barney, & Marilyn,
May your heart always remember your Mother’s love for you and how she nurtured you through your whole life as only a mother can do. Your love & honor for her made her life worth living every day. God Bless you. – James McLin

#2 Comment By Tracie Morrison On November 25, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Elouise was a great lady. I have several wonderful memories of time spent in her home, playing games, and enjoying her great cooking. I loved her green chili. She was a great role model in taking care of your self. Bev., Marilyn and Barney I am thinking of you and understand your loss.

#3 Comment By Lonnie & Carole Blake On December 15, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Beverly & Barney,

Our condolences go out to you. You are in our thoughts.

#4 Comment By Johnny & Judy Grimsley On December 15, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Johnny & Judy

#5 Comment By Mary Ann Macey On December 17, 2014 @ 12:00 am

I am sorry to hear about your mother——-I remember her so well from our high school days. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. Mary Ann