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Amy Strain Elder

June 6, 1965 — April 4, 2024


Amy Strain Elder

Amy Strain Elder, a beloved wife, mother, sister, daughter, and friend, went to be with her Savior, Jesus Christ, on April 4, 2024, in Rangely CO, after her brave battle with Alzheimer’s. 

She was born on June 6, 1965, to her loving parents Jack Strain, and Kay Cudo.

After raising their families, and years apart from one another, on July 5, 2012, Amy found the love of her life, Marty Elder, and they were later married.  

Amy had many interests and hobbies; especially hiking with Marty and their dogs. She loved books and was an avid reader and writer. There wasn’t a time that she wouldn’t correct someone’s grammar, if it were wrong; she was known for that; her siblings often and affectionately, called her the “grammar nazi”! Amy had a special love for all animals, but most of all, her Sphinx cats. She cared for and nurtured to, each one of them individually, and developed a special bond with each of them. 

Amy’s faith was a cornerstone of her life. She found strength and comfort in the Lord. Her love for her Savior was truly something special. Amy was a beacon of God’s love in the world. Her life was a canvas of vibrant colors of her faith, hope, and love for her Savior. 

She was passionate about her family and loved them fiercely, being a mother and loving wife was always a priority to her. She loved creating lasting memories with each member of her family. Her husband, children, grandchildren, and siblings were her absolute world. Her love for her family never wavered, no matter the circumstances.

Amy leaves behind a legacy of love and kindness. She will forever be remembered for the love she shared with those around her.

Amy is survived by her devoted husband, Marty; cherished children, Derek Beatrice (Aly), Danielle Beatrice, Mandy Elder, Michael Elder (Nicole); adored sisters, Peri Brenner (Glen), Renee Collins (Tim), brothers, Craig Strain, Scott Strain (Brandi), Samm Cudo (Gayla), and Todd Cudo; 7 grandchildren, Emmy, Lucy, Kennedy, Espen, Easton, Emmett, and Ezryn; mother in law Jean Elder, many nieces and nephews; and an abundance of loving friends who adored her.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jack Strain; step-father, Chuck Cudo; mother, Kay Cudo; father-in-law, Jack Elder; and son, Martin Elder; as well as maternal and paternal grandparents. 

Funeral services will be held on April 27th at 11:00 a.m., at at the Rangely Christian Church.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer’s Association. 

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