New River, AZ – Elaine V. Shough passed away 2-7-2019 @ the age of 85. Born in Detroit, Michigan to Mildred and Ben Lupo. Elaine met her love – husband James R. Shough while attending Berkeley High School.
Elaine is predeceased by her parents, her husband James R. Shough, and two daughters Laura Shough & Julie West. She is survived by her daughter Cynthia (William) Rieber, and three sons James (Melinda) Shough, Glenn (Dana) Shough and John Shough respectively. Elaine is also survived by 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Elaine enjoyed a life-long passion of interior design and sales. Elaine & Jim loved the AZ outdoors moving from Tecumseh, Michigan to Phoenix, Arizona in 1976. Elaine & Jim retired on top of a hill in New River with amazing desert mountain views. She loved gardening, cooking, German Shepherd dogs, and western decor. Elaine valiantly battled bladder cancer, heart disease and kidney failure. Elaine died at home with family and her two loyal German Shepherd dogs: Beau and Bruno.
Viewing will be from 11:00 am-12:00 pm on Monday, February 25, 2019 at Hansen Mortuary, 8314 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85020. A graveside service will follow at 2:00pm at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix 85024, where Elaine will be buried with her husband James R. Shough – a Korean War Veteran.
Hansen Mortuary is assisting the family. Condolences may be expressed online at https://www.hansenmortuary.com.Print Obituary & Condolences