Elsie Caparoon


Memorial services for 81-year old Elsie Caparoon of Chadron, NE, are Friday, Sept 2, 2022  at 11:00 at the Chadron Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

A memorial has been established for the Seventh Day Adventist Church and donations may be sent in care of Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337.

Online condolences may be left at www.chamberlainchapel.com 

Elsie Maie (King) Caparoon was born on April 23, 1941, in Rushville, NE, to Kenneth and Virginia (Walgren) King. She passed away Sunday, August 21, 2022, in her home surrounded by her children.    

She grew up on a farm outside of Hay Springs, NE, and graduated from Hay Springs High School in 1959.   She then attended Chadron State College and received her teaching certificate. 

Elsie married the love of her life, Gordon Caparoon, in 1960, and they made their home in Chadron, raising 3 children there. Elsie and Gordon were married 51 years before his passing.

Elsie taught elementary school for several years, was a personal care-giver, and a dedicated Church worker. She enjoyed reading, flower gardening, bird-watching, sewing and all kinds of crafts – taking classes that included cake decorating and upholstering.

Elsie is survived by: Her daughters, Sharon (Norm) Austin of DePere, WI; Lori (Lance) Darrough of Lincoln, NE; Son, Gary Caparoon of Chadron; Brother Dennis (Kathie) King of Gordon, NE; Grandchildren Aubrey (Brady) Asher; Brady (Hailey) Darrough; Natalie Darrough, all of Lincoln, NE; Kade Moore; Karsen Stokely, both of Chadron; Nephew Jeff (Jenn) King and children; Niece Trina (Mike) Kuper and children.

Elsie was preceded in death by her father, mother, infant brother, husband, infant son, and 2 grand-daughters.

She loved her family dearly and we love and miss her.   

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