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Elaine Rose Mustard

Nov. 6, 1920 - July 13, 2023

Elaine Rose Mustard, 102, of Colton, Washington, passed away July 13, 2023, at Carolstar Family Home in Pullman, Wash.

Elaine was born November 6, 1920, in Colton, Wash., to Jake & Rose (Strong) Kirpes. She grew up in Colton and attended Guardian Angel School and Colton High School. Elaine married Fred Hansen on Nov. 26, 1938, and following his death in 1943 she married Herman (Tom) Mustard in Colton on April 30, 1944.

In addition to raising her family and being a full time homemaker, Elaine worked at Washington State University in the Food Services department until her retirement in 1982. Elaine's family was most important to her. She loved to make cookies, cinnamon rolls, homemade caramels and freezer jams for the grandkids. Elaine also made many quilts for her family through the years. She was a very thoughtful person. Elaine sent many greeting cards for all occasions to family & friends until her eyesight became too bad for her to see. Elaine was a lifelong member of St. Gall Catholic Church, serving with the Alter Society throughout her life.

The family would like to thank Dr. Dennis Simpson for the many years he cared for our mom. We would also like to thank Nancy Kimani, Claire & Dennis at Carolstar Family home for their care of our mom this past month.

Elaine is survived by her three daughters Joan (Wes) Schatz of Bothell, Wash; Adele (Dave) Moneymaker of Uniontown, Wash .; Janice Chenette of Colton; two daughter-in-law's, Estel Mustard of Colton, and Judi Mustard of Spokane, Wash .; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; five and soon to be six great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was very proud to be a great-great-grandmother!

She was preceded in death by her husband Tom in 1983; two sons Marvin & Darrel Mustard; son-in-law Jerry Chenette and four brothers Eugene, Claude (infant), Clifford (WWII) and Wilfred Kirpes.

The Rosary/Vigil service will be held at 10:15 a.m. on Friday, August 4, 2023, at St. Gall Catholic Church in Colton. The Funeral Mass will follow at 11 a.m. A Luncheon will follow the Funeral Mass at the Colton Gunclub. Elaine will be laid to rest at St. Gall Catholic Cemetery with a private service at a later date.

Corbeill Funeral Home, Pullman, WA has been entrusted with arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the St. Gall Catholic Church Endowment Fund, the Colton-Uniontown EMS or to Friends of Hospice, PO Box 484, Pullman, WA 99163.

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