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Elisie May Gang


GANG, ELSIE MAY, 82, passed away on February 2, 2023, after complications from a fall. She was born on September 12, 1941, in Takoma Park, M.D., to Carl and Ruth Anderson. During her early years, Elsie May resided in South Lancaster, M.A., where she attended Browning Memorial Elementary School and later graduated from South Lancaster Academy.


Following her passion for nursing, she enrolled in the nursing program in Glendale, C.A., while her future husband, Eddie Gang, pursued dentistry at Loma Linda, C.A. They exchanged wedding vows on August 16, 1964, at the Portland, Maine, Adventist Church. In the same year, Elsie May graduated from the Glendale nursing school and worked for two years with the heart team at Loma Linda University. In 1966, after Eddie’s graduation, they moved to Alameda, C.A., where he was stationed at the USS Coast Guard base, serving in the U.S. Public Health Service. Their firstborn, Jeffrey Allen, currently serves as an Associate Professor of religion at Loma Linda University.


The majority of Elsie and Eddie’s life together was spent at Cedar Ledge Farm in New Jersey, where Eddie practiced dentistry and where their daughter, Carla Lynn, was born. Elsie May actively participated in various church activities, including running cooking schools, extending hospitality, leading Pathfinders, and serving as head deaconess for thirty years. In 2004, they tragically lost their daughter, Carla, due to a fatal cerebral hemorrhage. In 2010, Ed retired from his dental practice, and in 2016 they relocated to Hendersonville, N.C., becoming members of the Fletcher Church.


Elsie May is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Ed, their son, Jeff (Gina), and three cherished grandchildren: Madison, Braden, and McKenna. Elsie May Gang will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all those whose lives she touched through her kindness, dedication, and service.

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