Hildur Maria Elzinga, age 89, died June 20, 1996 in Manhattan, Kansas.

She was born October 12, 1906 in Malmo, Sweden, the daughter of Adolf Fredrik and Maria (Nilsson) Ekberg. She moved from Sweden to the United States as a child. They first lived in Wisconsin for a short time before moving to Utah. She lived most of her life in Utah before moving to Manhattan in 1993. She became a citizen of the United States on July 29, 1919. Ms. Elzinga worked for the Zellerbach Paper Company for 43 years, first as secretary to Division Manager, and then for 25 years as a price-cost clerk. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She had worked with genealogy and family history and was a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir from 1929 until 1940. She enjoyed playing the piano and taking pictures. Ms. Elzinga was married to Johan J. Elzinga on May 29, 1930 in the Salt Lake Temple. They were later divorced.She is survived by her son, Richard Elzinga, and his wife, Agnes, of Manhattan; one sister, Esther O. Vatsend of Salt Lake City, Utah; one brother, Oscar F. Ekberg of Salt Lake City, Utah; five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 25, 11 a.m. at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services. Interment at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.

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