Elisa Mosqueda (Gil) Munro, 87
July 30, 2020
Elisa Mosqueda (Gil) Munro, 87, of Lancaster, passed away on July 30, 2020, at Hospice and Community Care, Mount Joy, PA.
Born in San Antonio, TX she was the daughter of the late Jose Anacleto Gil and Maria de los Angeles (Mosqueda) Gil. She had nine siblings, Anthony Gil, Jose Anacleto Gil, Jr., Manuel Gil, Rita Corona, Frances Sivrian, Luis Gil, Helen Valdez, Trinidad Gonzalez, and Carlos Gil who predeceased her.
In 1958, Elisa moved to Lancaster, PA, and worked in the Darmstetter’s store where she met and eventually married the love of her life, Kenneth Getz Munro, on November 27, 1965. Elisa adored her three children and was the epitome of a multi-tasker. Always wanting to stay busy, she lived life exuberantly and with one more thing to get done. As a mother, she will be fondly remembered for her skills at sewing creative Halloween costumes, whipping up scrambled eggs with Fritos corn chips, and finding treasures at flea markets and auctions. As an ESL teacher’s aide with the Lancaster City School District, Elisa will also be remembered for her patience with and love for her students and her ability to speak to many in their primary Spanish language. And as a part-time cashier at Weis Markets for many years, she served her customers with efficiency and a smile. The additional spending money from this job she gleefully donated to support programs for older Pennsylvanians via lottery tickets.
Stopping to smell the flowers was never Elisa’s priority – for as soon as she finished one thing, she was on to the next. Quite ironic in practice though, because Elisa could get anything to grow. An avid gardener, she had the greenest thumb and doted over her beautiful flower gardens and various plantings almost as much as she doted on her family.
In 2013, Elisa and Ken moved to a senior living apartment in the Long Community at Highlands. She made many close friendships with her fellow residents, played innumerable card games, and finished many a jigsaw puzzle. Elisa was a devoted member for many years of Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church, Millersville, and most recently attended the Highland Presbyterian Church.
Elisa is survived by her husband, Ken; her three daughters, Karen Haas, wife of Benjamin Haas, Royersford, PA; Joyce Munro, wife of Wilson Farrell, Jr., Raleigh,NC; Kim Seibert, wife of Peter Seibert, Cody, WY; and seven wonderful grandchildren and step-grandchildren, Cate Farrell, Raleigh, NC; Mick Haas, Royersford, PA; Arianna Hondares, Lancaster, PA; Damian Hondares, Lititz, PA; Jane and Mary Seibert, Cody, WY; and Aimee Wilson, Garland, TX.
The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Lancaster General Hospital and the Hospice & Community Care Center for Elisa’s care and the residents at the Long Community at Highland for their friendship, support, and community.
In keeping with Elisa’s wishes, there will be no service. In place of funeral services, and to honor Elisa’s memory, we ask all who wish to participate to donate to the Millersville University Foundation to support the Munro Endowed Education Scholarship (a scholarship for non-traditional and/or first-generation students pursuing an undergraduate teaching degree), making checks payable to MU Foundation with Munro Endowed Education Scholarship in the check’s note line, being mailed to the Development Office, Millersville University, Box 1002, Millersville, PA 17551 or online https://www.millersville.edu/give/make-a-gift.php or to the American Cancer Society https://donate3.cancer.org/.
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Condolences to the Family
August 02, 2020
Dearest Ken and family,
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Elise. Our memories go back to Barton Dr. many years ago. Sending prayers and condolences to you and your family.
Thinking of you and sending many Blessings,
Romaine, Debbie and Darla the Wetzel’s
August 02, 2020
Hello Karen, Joyce and Kim,
The loss of your dearly beloved Mother has taken me by surprise. Please let Ken know how much we all admired and loved her sweet smile. She loved talking about her “girls” and how proud she was of each one of you. She was a blessing to all who knew her. George, John and Peter all remember her well. She made everyone the center of her attention, a true gift.Ken, we have introduced ( Pete’s sons) our grandsons to your books. Very entertaining! Warmest hugs,
The Stine Family.
August 02, 2020
Dear Ken and family,
Please accept my condolence for the passing of Elise. My memories of her are of an energetic woman, who loved her life (which included each of you). My memories of all of you are from our times spent together at St. Paul Lutheran church in Millersville. Elise would give kind and supportive suggestions on parenting to me when I was stymied.
Ken, I always enjoyed our small bits of discussion on elementary education. When I would see Elise at the check out she would share about a new “Sammy” book you were writing.
Kim, you were young when you baby sat my two children (Carie Lyn and Adam). Thank you for your patience and care for them when Barry and I would leave them in your care. They each have two children of their own.
Damien, I fondly remember you as a fun sixth grade student. One of the fun memories is when you dressed as a Greek god as part of our study on ancient Greece… (Zeus???). You were hysterical during the “tour” of our Greek “museum” at Fritz Elementary.
Thinking of you,
August 02, 2020
Ken: I remember meeting Elisa sometime ago at Hershey outlet with Kim and Jane. I recall her being a delightfulllady with a beautiful smile. May God be withyou and your family . Mary Lou and Ken Harms (Jane’ s Grandparents.)
August 01, 2020
Our condolences to Uncle Ken and my cousins Karen, Kim and Joyce. Aunt Elisa will be dearly missed. May she rest in peace.
Nancy Gil and Elvira Gil