Elisabeth Maria Schelvis
Elisabeth Maria Schelvis (1925-2017) passed away peacefully on July 24, 2017 after a battle with dementia. Elisabeth was born in Java, Indonesia on May 21, 1925 to Gerrit and Corlina Haak. She was one of eight children (having 3 brothers and 4 sisters). She is preceded in death by her late husband of 38 years, Cornelis Schelvis, of Wijk aan Zee, Holland. She is survived by her 3 sons: Gert (Debra) of Fernley, NV, Jody (Becky) of Lewisville, TX and Wally (Joy) of Lompoc, CA, 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Elisabeth was born in Poerworedjo, Java, Indonesia where her father worked in the oil industry. When the war broke out, her family was separated and placed in concentration camps. After the war, they were reunited and relocated to Holland where she met her husband Cornelis. Elisabeth was married on her birthday in 1953 and lived in Veenendaal where she started her family. In 1960, Elisabeth and her husband immigrated to the United States to Goleta, CA. Elisabeth had a career in the electronics manufacturing industry working for Ratel, Raytheon, Burroughs and retired from Delco Electronics in 1992. Elisabeth was a competitive tennis player for over 40 years. She enjoyed playing bridge and cheering for the UCSB women’s basketball team. Her favorite pastime was her vegetable and flower gardens. A special thanks to Dr. Elizabeth Kim, the staff at Fernley Assisted Living, and Hospice. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice or plant a flower or tree in Elisabeth’s memory.