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Charles "Chuck" Elsom

February 26, 1926 April 6, 2018
Charles "Chuck" Elsom
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Charles Maury “Chuck” Elsom, 92, of Hot Springs, passed away on April 6, 2018.

Chuck was born to the late Thomas and Lauretta (Christy) Elsom on February 26, 1926 in Casper, Wyoming. After graduating from high school in Gillette, WY, Chuck served in the United States Navy during World War II. He attended the University of Wyoming and the University of Alabama before graduating from Black Hills Teacher College. In 1956 he began a 32 year career with the American Red Cross.

Chuck met and married Helen Roberta Mahan in 1958 at Fort Smith, AR. Their family grew with the births of sons Kyle and Scott.

Chuck’s career with the Red Cross included 5 years based in Stuttgart, Germany where his work took him to military installations throughout Europe and the Middle East teaching first aid, water safety and small craft classes. His young family enjoyed this time as they were able to explore Europe together. After returning to the States, Chuck worked for the Lancaster County Red Cross in Lincoln, NE, where he retired in 1988. Football Saturday’s in Lincoln would find him working with his crew of first aid volunteers while sneaking a peek at his beloved Nebraska Corn - huskers.

Chuck is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Helen; his sons, Kyle (Sue) Elsom, of Le Claire, IA and Scott (Karen) Elsom, of Lenexa, KS; 5 grandchildren, Matthew, Renee and Danielle Elsom, Amber Matson and Cole Ferguson. His older brother, William was declared Missing in Action while serving as an Air Force pilot during the Korean conflict.

A memorial service will be 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home. The family will receive guests 30 minutes prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 213 Whittington Ave., Hot Springs, AR 71901, or Shriners Hospitals for Children.

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10:00 AM 4/11/2018 10:00:00 AM
Caruth-Hale Funeral Home

155 Section Line Road
Hot Springs, AR 71913

Caruth-Hale Funeral Home
155 Section Line Road Hot Springs 71913 AR
United States

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