Freyda (La Velle) Elizondo, 90, formerly of the Struble and Maurice area and Salix, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, at her home at Pleasant View Care Center in Whiting.
The former Freyda T. DuVal was born July 21, 1914, near Sharps, the daughter of Robert and Bessie (Herring) DuVal. The family moved to Clearfield, where Freyda was raised along with her brothers, Bud, Roland, and Robert, Jr. (all now deceased), and sisters, Helen Cowell (also deceased) and Maxyne Tolsma of Le Mars. In the early 1930s, Freyda moved to Le Mars to assist her sister, Maxyne and family.
Freyda married R.J. "Romie" La Velle of the Struble-Maurice area in December 1940 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Struble. Romie and Freyda farmed the La Velle family farm and were proud and loving parents to two daughters, Elizabeth Ann La Velle Mogler and Mary Ellen La Velle Habben. Mr. La Velle died Jan. 31, 1957. Freyda married Tony Elizondo in April 1964 and they moved to Brown's Lake near Salix. Mr. Elizondo died in June 1970.
Freyda continued to make her home at Salix along with her daughter Mary Ellen and her children until severe declining health precipitated a move Feb. 19, 1999, to Pleasant View Care Center in Whiting.
Freyda's life is cherished by her family and friends for her unconditional love, caring and giving. Her memory is treasured by her daughter Elizabeth and husband Ken Mogler, the Mogler grandchildren, James and wife JoBeth, Amy, John, and Amanda and her fiancé Sam Chatham; and daughter Mary Ellen and the Habben grandchildren, Michele and husband Mike Mareau and Matthew Habben, and great granddaughter Jacque Mareau; her sister, Maxyne Tolsma; sister-in-law Catherine La Velle; and the very special family at Pleasant View Care Center.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Struble, with the Rev. William McCarthy presiding. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the church. The Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars is in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Matthew Habben, Richard Braun, Sr., Ken Mogler, John Mogler, James Mogler and Mike Mareau. Honorary pallbearers will be Michele Mareau, Jacque Mareau, Amy Mogler, JoBeth Mogler, Amanda Mogler and Sam Chatham.