Elise Hawkinson

Elise was born in San Mateo, CA on June 6, 1926 to Fern and Egbert Alexander. She passed away on December 6, 2021at the Saratoga Retirement Community. Elise was raised in Burlingame, CA, graduated from Burlingame High School as Class Salutatorian, attended San Mateo Junior College and graduated from San Jose State College majoring in Elementary Education. She taught both kindergarten and elementary grades. 


Elise and husband Lawrence enjoyed traveling to some fifty four countries,  She loved music of all kinds. She sang in school and church choirs and faithfully listened to opera on Saturday mornings.


In later years, Elise developed memory problems and serious falls which limited her activities. She spent her last several years at the Saratoga Retirement Community Health Care Center where she received excellent and friendly care.


Elise leaves daughter Linda and husband Ken Napior of Foster City, CA as well as daughter Nancy and husband Jerry Oburst of Spokane, WA. Elise leaves three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, all of whom will certainly miss her also.


Elise will be buried at Cypress Lawn Cemetery in Colma, CA at 1 p.m., Monday, December 13. Officiating will be Pastor Steve Durand of Bridges Community Church, Los Altos, CA. 625 Magdalena Avenue, Los Altos, CA 94024