Elaine  Kaufman

Obituary of Elaine Marjorie Kaufman

Elaine Marjorie, a woman of quiet strength and boundless generosity, peacefully bid adieu to the world on November 27th, 2023. Born on April 4th, 1925, on a serene rural farm in Minnesota, Elaine's journey through life was as diverse as the landscapes she traversed. From the rolling fields of Iowa to the enchanting deserts of New Mexico, and finally finding home in the majestic foothills of Colorado, Elaine's spirit was as resilient as the places she called home.

After graduating high school, Elaine who was self-proclaimed shy and timid embarked on an adventure traveling around the country. Elaine moved to Des Moines and found work in a defense plant. She adventurously moved to Florida with a friend chasing a boy only to arrive there and discover the boy was to be married to someone else. She eventually landed in Colorado only because her childhood friend Bunny and her arranged through letters to meet in Denver. Elaine would take flying lessons at Stapleton Airport when she could afford the $6 an hour lesson.  

In addition to raising five children, Elaine's tireless spirit led her to undertake a daily 25-mile odyssey to deliver newspapers to those living in the seclusion of the countryside. Her selflessness knew no bounds, and her willingness to go the extra mile - quite literally - was a testament to her character.

Later she would obtain a BA in nursing. Her compassionate heart led her to become a dedicated Registered Nurse, offering solace and care to those in their final days with a hospice. Her unrelenting dedication to her patients was a testament to her unwavering commitment to easing the suffering of others.

Elaine was a woman of few words, but her love for literature spoke volumes. An avid reader, she devoured up to 250 books per year, meticulously logging each title and the date it was consumed. Her insatiable thirst for knowledge and storytelling imbued her life with a rich tapestry of experiences and wisdom, which she passed on to her five beloved children.

Elaine's legacy is one of quiet fortitude, unwavering compassion, and an unyielding commitment to those she loved. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all those whose lives she touched with her warmth and grace.

As we bid farewell to Elaine, let us remember her as a beacon of strength, a paragon of selflessness, and a lover of stories. Her spirit will live on in the memories of those she touched, and her legacy will continue to inspire acts of kindness and compassion for generations to come.

Rest in peace, Elaine Kaufman. Your story lives on in the hearts of those who cherished you.

Elaine was survived by:


Samual Smith, Andrew Smith, Donald Kaufman, Kathryn Manzanares, Carolyn Kaufman Curry


Tandy, Stuart, Miles, Michael, Michelle, Sara, Krista, Julia

Great Grandchildren:

Angel, Ian, Karsten, Keegan, Mason, Colton, Jackson, Roman, Aria

Great Great Grandchildren:



In Lieu of Flowers donations may be made to Community Ministry - Food Pantry & Morehttps://comministry-denver.org/   


The Alzheimer's Association | Donate to Fight Alzheimer's Disease https://act.alz.org/site/Donation2?df_id=51079&51079.donation=form1&mfc_pref=T&utm_source=google&utm_medium=paidsearch&utm_campaign=giving_google&s_subsrc=giving_google&gad_source=1&gclid=CjwKCAiApaarBhB7EiwAYiMwqqlqrcJJ3GMNzRrtO1cg9JUREqqYHX54F0e5c0L4cZoxjYX75djLsxoC-mMQAvD_BwE 

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Memorial service

1:00 pm
Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Viegut Funeral Home
1616 N. Lincoln Ave.
Loveland , Colorado, United States


Following service at Viegut Reception Center
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