Mildred Jean 'Jeanie' Elkington
September 26, 1951 – September 28, 2021
Mildred Jean “Jeanie” Elkington of Moses Lake, Washington, a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend received her angel wings Sept. 28, 2021, two days after celebrating her 70th birthday.
She was born to Jim and Mary Beesley on Sept. 26, 1951, in Belle Fourche, South Dakota. She decided school wasn’t for her and completed the eighth grade. Shortly after she went to work at Watt’s Café. She went on to get her GED and completed the nursing assistant program and cared for others. She also worked making airbags for cars before eventually retiring due to disability. She often said her life was boring but she lived a life that was filled with love, laughter, and friendship.
Jeanie loved spending time with her family. She would make sure you were fed before going home. Her grandkids often would want her to make spaghetti. Her spaghetti recipe is the most prized possession among her grandchildren. She supported her children and grandchildren in their sporting events and their activities. She was their No. 1 fan.
She is survived by her daughters Melissa (Daniel) and Kandy (Emilio) both of Moses Lake; grandchildren Michael (Bailee) of Lewiston, Idaho, Dallas (Kjelsey) of Fairfield, Washington, Tyson of Moses Lake, Adrianna (Andy) of Cheney and Valerie of Seattle; and her great-grandchildren Dawson and Abilene of Fairfield. Thank you to Uncle David for being her support and to Joanna for helping her and caring for her so that she could stay in her home.
Her son Richard, along with her parents Jim and Mary and siblings Edward, Tom “Skip” and Pat, were waiting to welcome her home.
Memorial services will be held Oct. 23, 2021, at 11 a.m. at the Peninsula Community Church with Pastor Tad Stinson officiating. She will be laid to rest at Pine Slope Cemetery in Belle Fourche, Nov. 6, 2021, with a memorial service beforehand.
In lieu of flowers please donate to Shriners Hospital at www.lovetotherescue.org or by calling 1-844-739-0849, or Tunnel to Towers at t2t.org or by calling 1-718-987-1931 on her behalf.