Published: Thursday, April 18th, 2013
Elnore Bernice Hartpence was born Oct. 4, 1921, to Alpha Emanuel Olsen and Lynn Hubbard.
She followed the teachings of the Baha'i faith. She was trained as an LPN and received a nursing degree from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. She raised her six children in Billings, Mont., where she worked at the Deaconess Hospital. She started with home health program of Billings in its infancy and went on take care of the elderly in their homes.
Elnore has been a rock, a pillar and a pillow to all of her family members. She looked for the good in everyone, opened her home up to strangers, fed those in need and remembered all those who came into her life. Many besides her own children called her mother and she was adored by all.
Elnore died April 10, 2013, at Custer (S.D.) Regional Hospital. She was 91.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Warfield; daughter, Thalia; and two grandchildren.
Elnore is survived by six children, William Hartpence, Charles Hartpence, Joeseph Hartpence, Lynelle Brown, Eunice Hartpence and Sylvia Morrison; 32 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren and counting.
A graveside service celebrating her life was held April 13 at the Custer Cemetery.
Written condolences may be made at www.mccolleyschapels.com.
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