Elsa E. Shopmyer

Burnt Hills - Elsa E. Shopmyer, 101 died peacefully with her family comforting her on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at the Pines in Glens Falls Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.


Elsa was born on November 17, 1916 in Schuylerville.  She was the daughter of the late Gustav and Anna (Berquist) Nordquist.   Elsa graduated from Nott Terrace High School and Emma Willard Business School.  She enjoyed a long and rewarding career as a teacher's aide at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake CSD.


Elsa was the beloved wife of the late Carl Shopmyer, who passed in 1994.  She was loving mother to Donald (Nancy) Shopmyer of Gulf Breeze, FL and Marilyn (Richard) Broome of Pilot Knob. A devoted grandmother to Hillary (David) Hamilton, Kristen (David) Cote, Heather (Brian) Usher and Lisa and Wendy Shopmyer. A caring great-grandmother of Owen and Avery Hamilton, Katelyn and Bryce Cote and Emory and Addison Usher. She was predeceased by her brother, William Nordquist.


Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Townley & Wheeler Funeral Home, 21 Midline Road, Ballston Lake, NY. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home and will conclude the day at 3p.m., with Rev. Gail Falsetti, Pastor at Burnt Hills United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be held in the spring at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Schuylerville.

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