Elsie M. Miles Caldwell


July 27, 2019 — Elsie M. Miles Caldwell, 88, of Florence, passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus on July 14, 2019, in Coos Bay.

Elsie was born April 2, 1931, in Eugene and has lived in the Florence area for most of her life. 

She loved her church and the Siuslaw Pioneer Museum, for which she was very active. 

She also loved the Friday Night Hymn Sing, making quilts, writing and truly loved her family history. She touched many lives, whether it was through working in real estate for the past 32 years (the last 13 with TR Hunter), through her many activities or her famous pies that people enjoyed. 

Elsie will be truly missed. 

Survivors include her husband, Seth Caldwell; and her children: Michael Libby,  Twila Steiner and Barbara Johnson. 

She was preceded in death by her daughter Julia.

She is also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many other relatives and close friends.

A memorial celebration of Elsie’s life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Florence First Baptist Church at 1 p.m.

Burns’s Riverside Chapel Florence Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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