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Obituary: Elouise Faye Bateman

July 7, 1952 - November 30, 2013

“We may have lost the beautiful free spirit of Elouise but our family has gained one unbelievable guardian angel”

Elouise Faye Bateman was born on July 7, 1952 to Teresa Thomas and James Smithhart.

She loved to express her creative side and was a talented artist who enjoyed painting, loved the outdoors; from camping in Tahoe to the ocean at Nantasket Beach in Massachusetts.

Elouise had a strong love for her family, her smile would light up any room she entered and she enjoyed life and tried to live it as fully as she could. She passed peacefully on Saturday Nov. 30, 2013 with her family at her side. Words cannot express how much she will be missed by all who knew her.

She was dedicated to her family and did everything in her power to make sure they were all happy and healthy.

Elouise was preceded in death by her parents Teresa and James, and her beloved brother Obie Smithhart. She is survived by her brother Douglas Smithhart and wife (sister) Linda Smithhart, sister Theresa, her three loving children Twyla (Mick), Shellice and Shane (Donna) Bateman, her four beautiful grandchildren Twyla, Terry, Amanda and Faith, whom she loved more than words can say.

Auntie El “Wow-Weez” was also survived by several nieces and nephews who loved her and will miss her greatly.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 from 2-4 p.m. at Inn by the Lake (Lakeview Room) 3300 Lake Tahoe Blvd. in South Lake Tahoe.

In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a donation to your favorite charity in Elouise Fay Bateman’s name.


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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Dec 6, 2013 01:12PM Published Jan 10, 2014 03:35PM Copyright 2014 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.