Resident of Los Altos
May 11, 1920-July 3, 2016
Elaine was born and raised in Ohio, daughter of Charles and Maude Jordan. In 1943 she married Ted Schauss, just before he shipped out to serve in the Army in WWII. After the war, they began a family, and moved to California in 1957 with children Steve and Martha, and Elaine’s father. In 1967 she joined the Sunset “family,” working in accounting and administration for Lane Publishing Company and the Lane family for over 40 years. Her tenacious love of life was based in appreciation of humor, fun, nature, and love of animals and family.