Elisa C. Ransbottom

February 9, 1931 ~ April 21, 2021 (age 90)


Elisa C. Ransbottom, 90, of Lincoln City, Oregon, passed away peacefully on April 21, 2021 with her daughter, Sharon Clason and son-in-law, Greg Clason at her side. Elisa was born on February 9, 1931 in Bauang, La Union, Philippines to Valentin Caccam and Felisa Narcisa Cunanan.  She grew up in this area until she married her sweetheart, Forrest C. Ransbottom, a Staff Sergeant in the Air Force, on June 14, 1950 in the Philippines.

Being a military wife, Elisa lived in many states.  After retiring, Forrest and Elisa moved to El Sobrante, California where she lived for over 40 years before moving to be closer to her daughter in Oregon.

Elisa worked a variety of jobs during her life but the “job” she enjoyed most was being a wife, mother, grandmother and “GG”.  She loved to cook and it was delicious!  Never able to cook in small amounts, there was always enough to feed anyone who happened to visit that day.  She was famous for her fried chicken and a variety of Filipino foods.  She was independent and adventurous and you never knew when or where her next road trip would lead her.

Her smile was infectious.  She had an outgoing personality and the best sense of humor.  Her heart was big. Her family and friends knew they could count on Elisa for just about anything. 

Elisa is survived by her loving daughter, Sharon Clason (Greg) of Lincoln City, OR and grandchildren, David Ransbottom and Jennifer Ransbottom both of Richmond, Jared Sanders of Portland, OR, Bryanna Halligan of Kauai, HI and Korey Halligan of Ft. Collins, CO.  She also has three great grandchildren, Karl Redman, Aaliyah Calloway and Frank M. Calloway all of Richmond and her sister, Leticia Orante of American Canyon as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews and many other dear family members.

She was preceded in death by both parents, her husband, Forrest and her son, Carl, as well as her 4 brothers and an infant sister.

Her beautiful smile, love and laughter, as well as her cooking, will be missed by all who knew her.



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