Virginia Elam (1942 - 2019)

  • "Working with Virginia at TRW was great. She took a chance..."
    - Bridget "Bird" Gannon
  • "My heart goes out to all of Ms. Elam's family. I know she..."
    - Carol Salyers
  • "Words can never express the sorrow I feel for the loss of..."
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  • "Virginia was a lovely lady, and we enjoyed her sweet and..."
    - Al & Janice Golly
Service Information
First Baptist Church
10915 Black Forest Rd
Colorado Springs, CO 80908
Memorial service
Thursday, Jun. 20, 2019
1:00 PM
First Baptist Church
10915 Black Forest Road
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Celebration of Life
Following Services
Black Forest Community Club
12530 Black Forest Road
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Obituary

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VIRGINIA ELAM
May 11, 1942
May 22, 2019
A Colorado Springs native, Virginia Elam was the daughter of Cleo Jent and Evelyn (Garner) Olguin, and she is survived by her husband, John Elam; and children Debbie McCarty, Frank Ross, and Dan Ross; Edward Elam, John Elam Jr, and Barry Keller; as well as many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and her beloved dog, Rascal. She is also survived by her brothers, Tom Jent and Robert Jent and Michael Jent; and her sisters, Jeannette Hartnett, Colleen Morton, and Patty Wilkey. She was preceded in death by her sister, Nancy Hall and brother, Earl Jent. She worked at Hewlett-Packard, TRW, Goodwill Industries as an electronics instructor for adults with disabilities, and Merit Real Estate. Her strawberry rhubarb pies and jams were perennial 1st and 2nd place ribbon winners at the State Fair and El Paso County Fair. Her flower gardens were perfect, and her cross-stitching was flawless. She was a devout Broncos fan and an avid traveler. Her love of life, love for her family, strength and resiliency in handling life's difficult situations, and optimistic view on life will be what family and friends remember most about her.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 20 at First Baptist Church, 10915 Black Forest Road. A celebration of life reception will follow immediately at the Black Forest Community Club, 12530 Black Forest Road.


Published in The Gazette on June 9, 2019
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