Ida Elvin | 1918 - 2013 | Obituary

Ida  Elvin  
Share this obituary
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share in Email
Send condolences Express your condolences Express your condolences
Ida Elvin

Born: May 13, 1918
Died: February 01, 2013

Ida Elvin, 94, former longtime resident of Colfax Township, peacefully passed from this world on Friday, February 1, 2013, while residing in Chesaning Nursing Care Center in Chesaning, Michigan.
Ida was born Ida Carli on May 13, 1918, in Labelle, Pennsylvania, to Agostino and Mary Carli. The family moved to Michigan in 1930.
Ida first married Shirley Benjamin Bailey, of Ubly, Michigan, in 1936. Following the death of Shirley Benjamin Bailey Ida married Elwin Maxwell in 1941, in Washington Township of Sanilac County. Ida and Elwin owned, and operated, a farm there until his passing in 1963. Ida later married James Morgan, and following his passing, married Arnold William Elvin in August of 1971 in Bad Axe, Michigan. Together they lived on a farm in Colfax Township. Arnold Elvin predeceased her in 2006.
Ida was well known for her flowers that she proudly grew and her passion for cooking all types of dishes. Ida was also involved in ceramics, and for many years would be part of the daily group of friends that would meet at McDonalds.
Ida is survived by one daughter-in-law, Theresa Bailey, of St. Charles, MI, three grandchildren, Timothy, Daniel (Laura), and Deborah (Scott) Bailey. Ida is also survived by three great-grandchildren who were very precious to her, Jenna, Taylor, and Grayson. Ida is survived by one sister, Lillian Edmunds, of Adrian, MI.
Ida was predeceased by one son, Guy Bailey, and brothers and sisters, Rita, Robert, Guy, Inez, and Edward. Ida was also blessed to have many nephews and nieces who enjoyed her company over the years.
Ida will be at MacAlpine Funeral Home in Bad Axe where friends and family may pay their respects from 3-8 pm on Friday, February 8, and prior to a service which will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, Feb. 9, at the funeral home. Memorials may be offered to the donor’s choice. Condolences may be shared at

Send Private Condolences

Print Obituary View/Sign Guest Book

Create Memorial Website