Carole Elder, 78, formerly of Trail and Shady Cove, Ore., passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at the Solari Hospice in Las Vegas, Nev. She was born March 9, 1935, in Idaho Falls, Idaho to her parents, Jim and Lila Larsen. Her mother later married Alfred Elder of Shady Cove, Ore.

Carole enjoyed gardening and traveling in her fifth wheel. She was a wonderful cook! She was a great mother, friend, sister, and wife, and loved by everyone that knew her. She will be greatly missed by all.

Carole will be remembered by her loving husband, Delvin Elder; sons, Mark and Joe Grillo; daughter, Christy Lundgren; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Elder and Debbie Miller; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Jim and Bill Elder; and granddaughter, Haley.

Relatives and friends are invited to a graveside service for Carole at 12 noon, Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Hartley Cemetery in Williams, Josephine County, Oregon. Family and friends will be gathering at David and Carmen Elder's home in Eagle Point, Oregon immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Carole's honor to Hospice.