Elsie Roberta Blythe (née Hodges) – 6 March 1924 – 6 July 2022
We celebrated Elsie’s life on 11 July 2022 at the Wesley Roskill Methodist Church, Auckland, New Zealand.
NZ Herald obituary
BLYTHE, Elsie Roberta (nee Hodges). Born in Dunedin, 6 March 1924, died in Auckland 6 July 2022. Daughter of Alfred and Jessie. Sister of Dora, Harold, Alan and Grace. Loved wife of Jack for 58 years. Loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother of Martin, Nady, Robin, Yee Ling, Julian, Adrienne; Ivan, Anne, Jessica, Marc, Holly, Charlie, Charlotte, Dan, Sadie, Nick, Kate, Cole; Roberta, John, Niamh, Rory; Helen, Roni, Tonati. Dynamic shorthand typist who enjoyed many years working for Radio Broadcasting at 4ZB in Dunedin and 2ZB in Wellington, longstanding member of Wesley Methodist Church and the Auckland Mandolinata Orchestra, and volunteer in the local community. Big fan of intellectual conversation, gardening, crosswords, travel, reading, and having an impish sense of humour. After a long life well-lived, Elsie will remain strong in our memories. A celebration of Elsie’s life will be held at Wesley Methodist Church, 276 Mount Albert Road, Mount Roskill, Auckland, on Monday, 11 July 2022, at 11am.
Davis Funeral Home – Mount Eden
400 Dominion Road
Mount Eden, Auckland
Obituary published by the New Zealand Herald, 9 July 2022
Funeral service programme
Funeral slide show
Click on the picture below to access the slides that were shown at Elsie’s funeral (you’ll need the password).
More about Elsie
Click on these dot points to see more about Elsie on this website:
- Elsie talking about her early memories
- A family tree diagram for Elsie’s father: Alfred George Hodges (1888-1969)
- A family tree diagram for Elsie’s mother: Jessie Roberta Whetton (1896-1990)
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