Chapel of Memories

829 South Hancock, Colorado Springs, CO


Elaine Marie TENDETNIK

June 8, 1966September 9, 2019

Elaine Marie TENDETNIK was born on June 8, 1966 in Dearborn, MI and passed away on September 9, 2019.


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Elaine Marie TENDETNIK

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Randy Faulk Sr

September 13, 2019

Dear Elaine Marie Tendetnik,
Tho it’s was a very short season our families shared your kind, loving, genuine, sincere and loyal being you will never be forgotten. My entire family will always be grateful to your family for allowing us into your lives and standing with our son. I pray that you rest in heaven and your family finds comfort in the lords hands.
Sincerely Faulk Family

Kistala Jackson

September 10, 2019

With Deepest Sympathy
Words will not wipe away the tears and hugs may not ease the pain, but hold onto your memories because forever they will remain.
Our son had the pleasure and honor of having Elaine as his french teacher at the United States Air Force Academy and we thank her dearly. He is now minoring in french. She will be missed but Heaven has gained a beautiful Angel.

Brett Thuma

September 10, 2019

I am another of Elaine's cousins that is so taken aback by her sudden passing. I send my sincere condolences to Pavel and her children. Elaine and her parents Judy and Tony were very dear to me, and all of our family. Elaine seemed to excel at nearly everything she attempted, including being a kind and loving person. When you are in the presence of a princess you know it, yet she always kept it real and down to earth, which was refreshing. "How wonderful life is, while you're in the world."-Elton John (your song) comes to mind as I heard it on the radio around the time of her mother's funeral. Our world is a bit diminished now without Elaine, but we will all treasure the special memories of her while she was here, making our lives, and the world, a bit better in so many ways, and I will miss her dearly.

Colleen Mayros

September 10, 2019

Our family is overcome with sorrow hearing the news of Elaine’s passing. My husband Stephen was Elaine’s cousin. Elaine would come visit us when she was in town (Michigan) to visit her parents. When our two daughters were small they started referring to Elaine as “Princess Elaine”. Our girls thought Elaine was so beautiful and always dressed so nice with a sweet voice just like a princess.
Elaine was so dearly loved by her amazing mom and dad. No wonder they were so proud. Elaine accomplished so many things with an amazing career doing something she loved with traveling perks. Elaine was amazing...marathon runner and pianist too.
Our oldest daughter was given the name Elaine as her middle name...keeping Elaine’s grandmother’s name in the family through generations.
We are thinking of her family and want you to know how deeply sorry we are for your loss.

Noah Johnson

September 10, 2019

I am a student at the United States Air Force Academy. I have had the privilege, pleasure, and honor of learning many valuable lessons from her both in developing as a human being and in my French studies. She will be dearly missed by all who have met her.

Stephen Mayros

September 10, 2019

As a wee lad, I was so blessed to grow up near Elaine and her awesome parents. Her father, Tony, was an art teacher/professor which meant we did a lot of visiting and exploring during the summers. We had a pool and it was so fun to have Elaine and her parents over. Her mother, Judy, was so brilliant, kind, and compassionate. Together, her parents raised Elaine, with their love of art, education, and God. It was awesome to be around them! Elaine knew how to relate and engage anyone in conversation, from all walks of life. Her smile and sense of humor would make anyone feel comfortable and want to be in her presence. She always made me laugh as she would tease Judy! I will always remember Elaine as a kind, compassionate and brilliant person, who was not negatively judgmental. Just fun to be around! Terrific person and a special cousin.

Daniel Walker

September 10, 2019

I am a student here at the United States Air Force Academy and I am minoring in French. When I took french during my freshman year I debated continuing it because it was not clicking with me. My instructors spoke in french a lot so I never really understood what they were saying so it was hard to learn. Occasionally Mme T. would sub in and teach the class. It was when she was teaching that I learned the most. I decided to continue with it and she became my instructor for this year, and I was quite excited to actually learn. But aside from being a great instructor, she was also real, honest, and personable. She could relate to us, and she understood our lives and the issues that this institution has. I loved having her in my life, and she will be greatly missed!