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Elsie Maxine Caling
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Obituary for Elsie Maxine Caling

Elsie Maxine Caling, 87, passed away in Mount Vernon on Monday November 27, 2017. She was born in Blanchard, Washington to William and Dorothy Kruger on January 24, 1930, and was the third of their four girls.

She graduated from La Conner high school in 1948, and a year later married Bill Ishmael and together they had two children. In 1965, she married Wesley Caling, who preceded her in death in 2010.They had one child together.

Maxine loved her family more than anything, and worked very hard at making a home for them. She enjoyed reading all types of books, and was especially fond of Danielle Steele novels. She also loved embroidering beautiful pillowcases and dish towels for her family, doing lots of crossword puzzles that kept her mind sharp, and jigsaw puzzles as well. She always made everyone feel special and loved, and she will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her children, Richard Ishmael, Karen Hopp, and Wendi Storey, 6 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.

At her request, there will be no funeral services, but a memorial for her will be held by her family in the spring.

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