Elsie Lea Vassur Summers
Elsie Lea Vassur Summers, age 92 of Avondale, AZ died July 30, 2018 in Phoenix, AZ. She was born January 31, 1926 in Poteale, OK to Lonnie and Ocie Vassaur. Elsie loved raising children. She raised her siblings when their mother died in childbirth. In 1941 she married Hulen Wayne “Pete” Summers in Tempe, AZ. Together they raised four children. Elsie worked as a cook for Avondale Elementary School and Agua Fria High School. Her loving care extended to her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Elsie is survived by her daughter, Margie Summers; son, Kenneth Summers; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Summers; son, Robert Summers; and daughter, Mary Summers.
A visitation will be held from 5:00 -7:00 pm on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ 85338. Burial will be at 10:00 am, Wednesday August 8, 2018 at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85024. Condolences for the family may be left at www.ThompsonFuneralChapel.com.