Elaine Ann Walsh

August 27, 1942July 19, 2020

Elaine Ann Walsh of Plano, Texas passed away peacefully at the age of 77 on Sunday morning, July 19, 2020 at her home in Plano.

Elaine was born on August 27, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York, a daughter and only child of her father Herbert Burleigh and her mother Margaret (Smith) Burleigh. She graduated from Mitchell College of Long Island University with a degree in Psychology and worked at the Coast Guard Supply Center where she met her husband.

She married William Dwight Walsh on June 5, 1965 at Our Lady Of Angels Church in Brooklyn. They left Brooklyn in 1977 with their three children and moved to New Providence, New Jersy. In 1988 the family relocated to Plano where they have enjoyed the past 32 years. Elaine worked as a Travel Agent and loved traveling around the world with Bill and many friends. Her favorite trips included river cruises through Europe, vacations to the beach and a special trip to Ireland. She enjoyed spending time with her family including her grandchildren, playing cards, entertaining, cooking and dining with friends.

Elaine is survived by her husband of 55 years, Bill Walsh of Plano, Texas.

She is also survived by her daughter Laura Ladewig (husband Phil Ladewig) of Dallas, Texas, son Thomas (wife Michelle) Walsh of Austin, Texas, daughter-in-law Amy Walsh of Baltimore, Maryland and her seven grandchildren Mackenzie Walsh, Sean Walsh, Kelly Walsh, Abigail Ladewig, Paige Ladewig, Patrick Walsh and Marlowe Walsh.

Elaine is preceded in death by her parents and son: Brian Dwight Walsh who passed away in 2012.

A visitation will be held from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM on Monday, July 27, 2020, at the Ted Dickey West Funeral Home, located at 7990 President George Bush Turnpike, Dallas, Texas 75252.

An outdoor service will occur on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 11:15 AM at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, located at 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, Texas 75211.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Scottish Rite for Children Hospital.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Walsh family.

Ted Dickey West Funeral Home in Dallas, Texas has charge of arrangements.


  • Visitation

    Monday, July 27, 2020

  • Interment

    Tuesday, July 28, 2020


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James & Carolyn Browne

July 29, 2020

Just a few words and thoughts about our dear friend Elaine whom we have known from all the way back to the Sixties. Elaine was always self-assured, helpful and her great smile was always present. We will miss her (and we pray for Bill and the family to get through this and try to arrange their lives without her strong influence.)
We have enjoyed many vacations and get-togethers with Elaine and Bill (and Brian, Laura and Tom) over these many years mostly arranged by Elaine in her talented "Superwoman" way. We send our prayers and condolences to all the many people who will be missing her as much as we will.
Love, Carolyn & Jim

Patti Ann Ronan

July 28, 2020

So many memories of happy times with Aunt Elaine and Uncle Bill…in Brooklyn, Black Point, New Providence and finally Texas. I’m sorry it’s been so many years since we made it down. Prayers for Uncle Bill as well as Laura, Tom and your families. God Bless. (Photo is 1988 Hamptons with my dad & me.) -Patti Ann

Don Valentine

July 27, 2020

Thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort in the days ahead.

Bob and Sue OBrien

July 27, 2020

We are so sad to hear of Elaine’s passing. We enjoyed our time with Elaine in New Providence. Many good times at Soccerama.
Our middle son Rusty loved to sit with Elaine who was always so nice to him. We enjoyed our vacations together.
Fond memories. RIP
Sue and Bob OBrien

Lindsey Corley

July 27, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. It has been many years but I still remember what a great lady your mom was and the many fun times and laughs with her and your entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Robert Soudant

July 27, 2020

In 1961 while serving in the U.S. Coast Guard I first met Bill and shortly thereafter Elaine. Those were the days my friends, we thought they would never end. In 1965 Bill & Elaine where married on 6/5/65 (6565) and Mary Anne and I on 8/28/65. Then came the children, Black Point, the secret road, Elaine the ever gracious hostess and fantastic cook, and then one day we were raising adult children with grandchildren the same age as when we first met back in 1961. After 58 years the memories of the entire Walsh family and, of course Elaine are treasured and never to be forgotten. The picture is of Bill and Elaine in their very early 20s. Her smile never left her.

Kathy Gray

July 27, 2020

I worked with Elaine and we spoke daily when we were both in the office. I was able to see her a few days before she went to be with the Lord. Elaine was such a wonderful lady and was always very positive. We talked about family, politics, travel and food. May you rest in peace my dear friend. My thoughts and prayers to Bill and your children. Heaven has gained one fantastic lady!

Pat Andrade Evans

July 27, 2020

Met Elaine at work and immediately enjoyed speaking with her in the break room. I always remember her bringing her leftover pizza slices and a salad for lunch. Lovely lady to have known. My prayers to the family.

Ann McKeown

July 27, 2020

What a lovely lady Elaine was. She will be missed. Deepest sympathies to the Walsh and extended family.

Patricia Rausch

July 26, 2020

Elaine always had a smile on her face. She loved to laugh and reminisce about family. I spoke to her just 5 days before she passed. She was so happy and up beat. I wish I could say more but my heart hurts. Love you cuz💝 Rest in Gods Loving arms💖💖💖💖