Let the memory of Elaine be in our hearts forever
  • 95 years old
  • Born on January 18, 1920 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.
  • Passed away on January 20, 2015 in Humble, Texas, United States.

Please go to the "Her Life" tab above to read Elaine's Obituary Tribute.

At her passing, per her wishes, Elaine's mortal remains were donated to science. We now have her ashes and have scheduled a Funeral Mass and interment for Thursday, April 9, 2015. The Mass is 10:00 AM CDT at St. Martha Catholic Church, 4301 Woodridge Parkway, Porter, TX 77365, (281) 358-6637. Interment is scheduled at 12:30 PM at the Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77038, (281) 447-8686. And a reception for friends and family is scheduled at 2:30 PM hosted at the home of Patrick and Pamela Silverwise, 8211 Sports Haven Dr, Humble, TX 77346, (832) 439-2221.

Condolences, thoughts, favorite memories, stories, photos and videos of Elaine are welcome and may be expressed and shared on-line here (visit the Gallery and Stories Tabs above) or if mailed, send to Patrick Silverwise, PO Box 6747, Kingwood, TX 77325.

It is suggested that memorial donations in Elaine's memory be made to the Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org.

Posted by Michael Silverwise on 18th January 2019
Happy Birthday Mom. Stephen got very reflective when I told him that it was your birthday. He solemnly and respectfully turned his gaze upward, and said "happy birthday Grandma". We love you.
Posted by Michael Silverwise on 18th January 2018
Happy Birthday Mom!
Posted by Michael Silverwise on 4th April 2017
Hi mom, I came over to post a photo and ended up spending a half an hour listening to the relaxing piano music and reminiscing. Love you.
Posted by Greg Mead on 6th April 2015
I was told that Grandpa and Grandma Hoganson stressed the importance of keeping the family close. Aunt Elaine kept up her end of the bargain with frequent visits to the family homestead on south center with Frank and the kids. I’ll always remember the summer I spent in Dennison Texas with the Silverwise crew. There were many firsts, killing my first Tarantula with Tom in their garage, listening to Pat or Michael (?) play wipe-out on the drum set. Swimming at the public pool, where I’m pretty sure I had never seen so many black kids in one spot. I’ll never forget Aunt Elaine worked pretty hard on my lack of table manners. All in all, far to memories to recount. Our deepest condolences, Greg and Soony Mead.
Posted by Jim Heck on 6th April 2015
Thank you for the life story about my Aunt Elaine. Distance kept us from visiting so I never new what an interesting and rewarding life she lead. Of course, with all she did her biggest accomplishment was raising all those boys. All so different but all a reflection of her character, ambition and love of life. She did an amazing job. George Ann and I are so glad we were able to visit her at Patricks in 2012. Our deepest sympathy to all. Jim & George Ann
Posted by George Hoganson Jr on 4th April 2015
To the Silverwise family, my memories of Aunt Elaine are from our summers on the farm, family reunions, grandpa and grandma's wedding anniversaries and your family visits to Illinois. Happy times with Aunt Elaine always smiling and laughing. A great person and aunt. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Karen and George aka Hogie
Posted by Thelma Cummock on 30th March 2015
To Patrick and Pam, I only knew Elaine for the last few years of her life, but felt like I knew her for a lifetime. She was so kind, sweet, and funny. I will miss Elaine, but she will always be in my thoughts and in my heart. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to take care of her, and for treating me with such kindness. I know that she is with our kind and loving Father in Heaven, and that she was welcomed home with open arms. May God bless you and your family during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Love, Thelma.
Posted by Bobbi Mead on 30th March 2015
To my big sister Elaine's family - what a beautiful and loving sister. She always would come home to visit family every summer no matter where she & Frank & the boys lived. And when our Mother was widowed, she would come back to Marshalltown to take care of our Mother so that Jim& I could take a vacation. For Elaine, her family was the most important. I will miss her but her memory will always be with me. Sending my love - Bobbi
Posted by Michael Silverwise on 29th March 2015
My son, Elaine's grandson, Stephen wanted to add... HEYTAKI. This was the beginning of a greeting that the four of us would use on all of our phone correspondences.
Posted by Gloria Stryker on 26th March 2015
Patrick, no matter how old we are, losing your mother is one of the deepest sorrows a heart can know. Though there no words to ease your pain, remember that she is now in heaven, in God's loving arms where she is at peace. My prayers are with your and your family. Gloria, Stacy and Elizabeth.
Posted by Michael Silverwise on 29th January 2015
To my brothers; we all have a lifetime of shared and collective memories of mom and my wish to you is that those treasured experiences always nourish, inspire, comfort and stay with you until our last breath. I love you all.

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