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Elaine Dallas

Elaine Martin Dallas, a resident of Central, passed into eternal life early Monday morning, December 28, 2020, at her residence, with her daughter at her side. Elaine was 98.

Elaine was born October 26, 1922 in Central. She was the oldest of eleven children born to Joseph Abner Martin and Mary Ann Jenkins. Elaine attended schools in Central, Artesia, Pima, and Thatcher, later graduating from high school as the salutatorian in 1939 and from Gila Junior College (Eastern Arizona College) in 1941. She worked at the college, the courthouse in Safford and the REA Co-op in Pima. Elaine married Keith Dallas in August of 1947 and to their union was blessed with four children, Wayne (Roxanne), Robert, Yvonne and Vickie Winkel (Ron). Their family relocated to Denver, Colorado in 1957. Elaine worked for the State of Colorado for 21 years. Following her retirement, she and Keith purchased a home in Central where she has wintered since 1993. Elaine was known for crocheting, sewing, quilting, fiddling, family history, reading, bowling, her apple pie, and traveling with friends and family in her later years.

Elaine is survived by: her four children; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and her four siblings, Phil Martin (Kay), Marva Bryce (Carl), Russell (Ina) and Merna Hubbard (Edd). Elaine is preceded in death by: her husband, Keith; and her seven siblings, Lavell, Hoyt, Hugh, Alvin, Erma, Farrel and Gerald.

Funeral services for Elaine will be conducted Tuesday morning, January 5, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., at Vining Funeral Home’s “Chapel of the Valley” by Kyle Kempton. Concluding services will follow in the Central Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday morning, January 5, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m., also at the funeral home. Those who would like to attend the services via Facebook Live can join on Vining Funeral Home's Facebook page, www.facebook.com/viningfuneral, Tuesday morning, January 5, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. (MST). The family suggests please send donations in memory of Elaine Dallas be made to the Caruso Family Charities, 9138 West 6th Avenue, Lakewood, Colorado 80215, carusofamilycharities.org, or at https://www.gofundme.com/f/memory-of-elaine-dallas?qid=6540ba20fafa19ae90be7092970a4e9f.


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So blessed we were able to see her before she went back to Arizona. Having the 5 of us together was a very special day. 63 years of being neighbors and life long friends.

Monica Kamibayashi Nagai Jan 4 2021 12:00 AM

Elaine, thanks for being our neighbor in Denver for some 30 years! Love Tim and Terri

Terri Cooper Jan 4 2021 12:00 AM

So blessed we were able to see her before she went back to Arizona. Having the 5 of us together was a very special day. 63 years of being neighbors and life long friends.

Monica Kamibayashi Nagai Jan 4 2021 12:00 AM

Elaine, thanks for being our neighbor in Denver for some 30 years! Love Tim and Terri

Terri Cooper Jan 4 2021 12:00 AM

Elaine was like a second mother to me. There are a couple of women in my life that I admired and loved and Elaine was one of them. Her and my mother had a special friendship and our families were like family, the only family we had when living in Denver. I will always remember her kindness and how fun it was to visit with her and get good advice. She will be missed and loved always. Jill DeSpain Davis Barrett

Jill Davis Barrett Jan 2 2021 12:00 AM

Elaine was like a second mother to me. There are a couple of women in my life that I admired and loved and Elaine was one of them. Her and my mother had a special friendship and our families were like family, the only family we had when living in Denver. I will always remember her kindness and how fun it was to visit with her and get good advice. She will be missed and loved always. Jill DeSpain Davis Barrett

Jill Davis Barrett Jan 2 2021 12:00 AM

I love Elaine. She always made feel welcome & comfortable in her home. I loved talking with her. She taught me not to compare myself to others and like who I am! Ive always remembered that lesson and have told it in many lessons Ive taught! She will be missed!

Sandy Gale Jan 1 2021 12:00 AM

I love Elaine. She always made feel welcome & comfortable in her home. I loved talking with her. She taught me not to compare myself to others and like who I am! Ive always remembered that lesson and have told it in many lessons Ive taught! She will be missed!

Sandy Gale Jan 1 2021 12:00 AM

Aunt Elaines wonderful charm and incisive wit will certainly be missed! How she could keep the her brood of younger brothers in line will forever be a mystery. Oh, the reunion that must have happened when this angel came home! Elaine was perhaps the best (and only) source of discovering the truth behind the tall tales my father (Buck) and his fun-loving brothers would tell us cousins! Love you, and will miss you Aunt Elaine! -Farrel Martin

Farrel Martin Dec 31 2020 12:00 AM

Aunt Elaines wonderful charm and incisive wit will certainly be missed! How she could keep the her brood of younger brothers in line will forever be a mystery. Oh, the reunion that must have happened when this angel came home! Elaine was perhaps the best (and only) source of discovering the truth behind the tall tales my father (Buck) and his fun-loving brothers would tell us cousins! Love you, and will miss you Aunt Elaine! -Farrel Martin

Farrel Martin Dec 31 2020 12:00 AM

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