Elsie Domingues



Elsie Domingues, 80, a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, died in her sleep on Thursday, Jan. 11 in Las Vegas, Nev.

She was born in Clarksdale, Ariz., to Joe Thomas and Mabel Hood, the youngest of seven children.

Elsie met her husband, Frank Domingues, in Yosemite National Park. He preceded her in death in 1997. They were married for 41 years.

Elsie had eight children. The youngest,

Lisa Colvin, preceded her in death in 2008. Her surviving children are Yolanda Cheley, Serena Altman, Frank Domingues III, Angela Holdridge, Adrienne Telliano, Heidi McCann and Veronica Gebhart. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Elsie worked at Yosemite National Park for 24 years. She retired to Mariposa for some years and then moved to Las Vegas. She enjoyed the warm weather of Las Vegas.

She was God-fearing and a faithful servant to her faith. Elsie loved her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends. She will be greatly missed but not forgotten.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 5292 Highway 49 North in Mariposa. A gathering will be held following the service at 2:30 p.m. at the Midpines Hall, 6364 Highway 140 in Midpines. There will be food and fellowship at the gathering.

4 responses to “Elsie Domingues”

  1. Jerome Coates says:

    Please, may the family of Sister Donimgues accept our condolences. It is a great pleasure to serve Jehovah in this time of he.It is so encouraging that the next waking moment will bein the New World. What a blessing to have and what a blessing it will be to see her alive again. May we be faithful and continue to serve Jehovah as she did.

    Jerry and Carole Coates, Augusta, GA.

    • Serena Altman says:

      Thank you, Jerome and Carole, on behalf of my family, your words of encouragement, and comfort are very much appreciated.

      • Christina Varela - Realty Specialist Bureau of Indian Affairs says:

        Serena – I am looking for the children of Elsie Domingues. If you are the correct Serena please contact the Southern Paiute Agency (435)674-9720 ext. 4. We are trying to complete Elsie’s probate package.

  2. Ralph Adams says:

    My sincere condolences to your family. My apologies as I just stumbled across this tragic news today. I had the pleasure of spending the day in Yosemite with Elsie in 2008 as she showed me where she raised her family. She was warm and friendly to me though she was greatly saddened at the time as her precious daughter Lisa was losing her battle with cancer. A moment in time I will always treasure. Peace be with your entire family. Respectfully, Ralph

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