Name:   Elva Marie (Rundquist) Fusaro

From:  The Great Falls Tribune, Great Falls, Montana
Date:  Wednesday, June 2, 2010

AUGUSTA - Elva "Sis" (Rundquist) Fusaro, 75, of Augusta, died of natural causes Saturday in Kalispell.

Her memorial service is 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Augusta Legion Hall. Johnson-Gloschat Funeral Home of Kalispell is in charge of arrangements.

Our loving mother and grandmother, Elva "Sis" Fusaro, died Saturday, May 29, 2010, surrounded by family and loved ones.  She was born Sept. 15, 1934, in Glasgow, Mont., to Ernest and Nina Rundquist. 

Sis, as she liked to be called, was a very caring, compassionate and giving person with a great sense of humor. She attended Flathead High School until her senior year and graduated from Brady High School in 1952. Upon completion of high school, she attended Spokane Business College, where she met her future husband of 49 years.

Sis and John Robert Fusaro were married Oct. 2, 1954, in Augusta, Mont. They moved to Westerly, R.I., where they had five children: Diana, Karen, Chrissy, Paula and Peter. They resided in Westerly until moving to Augusta in July 1969.

Sis was very active in the Augusta community and was a lifelong member of the Augusta American Legion Auxiliary. She was loved by many and will be missed by all.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Robert Fusaro; and brother Darold Rundquist.
She is survived by her brother, Keith Rundquist of Augusta; her children, Diana Fusaro of Nampa, Idaho, Karen Brunner and Chrissy Shires of Helena, Paula Foster (Chris) of Anderson, Calif., and Peter and Mary Fusaro of Kalispell; Tim Brunner of Power and Randy Shires of Helena; eight grandchildren, Lacey, Cassidy and Bailey Brunner, Randi Lee and Kaycee Shires, Zachary Williamson, and Ashley and John "Wiley" Fusaro.

Memorials may be sent to the John & Elva Fusaro Memorial Scholarship, 88 Grandview Dr., Kalispell, MT 59901.