Elsie Amacher passed away of natural causes on February 23, 2017 at the Willapa Harbor Care Center at the age of 100 years, 5 months. Elsie was born on September 13, 1916 in Bantry, North Dakota. She was one of 14 children born to Henry and Louise Griess Schapp. She recently celebrated her 100th birthday at the Willapa Methodist Church surrounded by many family members and friends. She came to Washington from North Dakota with a friend and settled in Aberdeen. She met Edwin Amacher in Raymond, and they married in 1946. He preceded her in death in 1996. She was a homemaker and for several years was a cook at the Department of Natural Resources in Menlo, and a cook at the Willapa Elementary School, where she was loved by students and staff alike. She was a member of the Willapa Methodist Church, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Order of the Eagles, Aerie #1631, and the Lewis-Pacific Swiss Society. She was active in the Ladies Aide of the Willapa Methodist Church for many years. She was a great cook and was especially known by her immediate family for her delicious wild blackberry pies. She loved to walk and was quick to tell anyone that she walked 3 miles a day until her early 90s. She is survived by a son, Gerald (Theresa) of East Raymond, a daughter, Peggy Amacher Kraft (Jim) of Mill Valley, California, a brother, Eugene Schapp (Ardell) of Jamestown, North Dakota, 5 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. There will be a family graveside service at The Fern Hill Cemetery in Menlo.
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