Dec 30 1933-May 28, 2022
Elaine Angela States Olveda, 88. Passed away on Sat, May 28, 2022, surrounded by her loving family.
Elaine Angela was born, along with her twin sister Lorranie Irene, on Dec 30, 1933 to Malvena May Pine Potter and Epsey Dayton Potter in Salmon, Idaho.
At the age of 6, her mother could no longer care for her and her sibblings. She was then separated from her older brother E. Vernon and younger sister Marietta. She and her twin had then moved to Chalis, Idaho to live with her Aunt and Uncle Lorin and Bessie Pine. Her Aunt and Uncle were then having their 4th child and could no longer care for her and her twin sister, then they were taken to the orphanage in Caldwell, Id. Elaine and her twin Lorranie were then adopted by Leonard and Delma States. At the age of 12 Lorranie went to live with the Glenn’s and Elanie went to live with Olive and Dee Hopkins.
Elaine at the age of 17 went to work on Robert States’ farm in Weiser, Id. She worked for him for 12 years. Over the years she fell in love with him and they were married On Feb 6, 1968.
Robert and Elaine had 3 children. One Son Richard States and twin girls Tammy and Pammy States. Robert continued to work in the fields and Elaine ran the produce stand, States Produce or the market as she called it. She also made and sold all her unquie little crafts. In the winter they sold Christmas trees. They attended the 7th day adventist church. In May 1996, Robert passed away. She continued to run “The market” until the end of the year and then passed it along to her son and his wife Rick and Kim States.
Elaine’s best friends introduced her to Juan Olveda. Juan and Elanie married in April 1997. They lived happily retired in Ontario, Oregon and then moved back to Weiser after a few years. Juan passed away in May 2014. Elaine then moved to Utah to Live with her daughter Pam.
Elaine enjoyed doing crafts, playing with her great grandkids, strawberry shakes and watching little house on the prairie.
Elaine was the most selfless person, she was always doing things for others and always wanted everyone else to have things while she would go without. She was known for making the Best Hot cakes (pancakes). She always encouraged you to be a good person. She had a very strong bond with God. She loved her children and grandchildren with her whole heart. She worked hard her whole life and was one tough lady. She beat breast cancer, many surgeries, a small stroke and covid 19. She fought hard in her final days. She made a positive and loving impact on everyone she met. She will be greatly missed.
Elaine is survived by her Children, Rick States, Tammy(Andy) Kramer, Pam Evans Step children Buster(Connie) States, Ron States, Marlo(Sharron) States, James Garcia, Larry(Shirley) Garcia, Ruth Olveda, Angie(Craig) Brown, Elena(Daniel) Clark.
Her Siblings, E. Vernon(Eelen) Potter, Marietta (Massey)
Grandchildren, Andrew Kramer, Lisa(Chris) Hummel, Anthony(Raeleen) Kramer, Zachary Evans, Mickey Kramer, Briana(Brayden) Billings, Nickilas Kramer, Tarra States, Miciah Kramer, Kelsey Kramer, Trista States, and Jaden States. Great-Grandchildren, Oliver Kramer, Xavier Kramer, Aulden Hummel, Brayleigh Billings, Kaidynce Kramer, Brecklynn Billings and Baby Boy Spry on the way.
Also numerous Step Grandchildren and Great grandchildren and many neices and nephews.
Proceed In death by her Mother, Malvena Potter, Father, Espey Potter, adopted parents Leonard States and Delma Strawn, Foster parents Olive and Dee Hopkins. Husband Robert States and Husband Juan Olveda and Twin sister Lorriane Glenn and Daughter in law Kimberly States.
Services will be held TBA
The family is raising money to help with funeral and medical costs. Please, if you are able to help with financial support to ease the burden on financial costs, here is the GoFundMe Location