Elisa Magdaleno

August 15, 1930January 8, 2019

Elisa Magdaleno, 88, of Minatare, Nebraska passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 in Gothenburg, Nebraska. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 3pm at the Assembly of God Church in Minatare with Pastor Paul Munoz officiating. Burial will be at East Lawn Cemetery in Minatare following the service. Memories and condolences for the family may be shared at

Elisa Campos Magdaleno was born to Jose and Aurora Ojeda Campos in Van Horn, Texas, on August 15, 1930. She was the second of eight children. She married Ernesto Magdaleno on September 23, 1965, in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, and lived there until moving to Minatare, Nebraska, where they lived with their 3 children, Cynthia Meridith, Ernest Magdaleno (Janene), and Carlos Magdaleno (Angie). She loved her grandchildren: J.C. Meridith, Elisa Meridith, and great grandson, Deckard Meridith (Cynthia); Ernest III, Timothy, Perris, Raschelle (Ernest & Janene); and Ali and Carlos (Carlos & Angie). She is survived by 4 sisters and 1 brother: Hope Reyes (Jose), Virginia Yakel (Jim), Pauline Perez, Christina Magdaleno (Dave), Adolfo; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her older sister, Angelina; younger brother, Jose; her brothers-in-law, Raymond Brionez and Philip Perez; and 1 sister-in-law, Andrea Campos.

Elisa carried Christ in her heart throughout her life. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Minatare from 1979 - 2015, when she could no longer physically attend. She would want us to continue serving Jesus Christ and praying for each other. She served Him completely and happily and put Him first in everything in her life. Her faith serves as an example for us. The only thing second to Christ was her family, whom she cherished and loved. She would always remind us just how much she loved us every chance she got as she cooked our favorite meals for us. As we carry on, let us remember her with love and cherish the time we had with her. We know she’s with Christ now, can see, and is growing a beautiful garden of flowers, chiles, cucumbers, carrots, and spinach. She is now with her loved ones whom she missed so much. God bless you.


  • Memorial Service Sunday, January 13, 2019
  • Graveside Burial Sunday, January 13, 2019

Elisa Magdaleno

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Jack Gudgel

January 20, 2019

As a teacher for the Wednesday night Bible studies for several years, I came to know Elisa as a soft-spoken, sweet lady. I never heard her speak poorly of anyone. If she had opinions, she kept them to herself. Her love of family kept their names on her prayer list, and she was faithful to hold them before the Lord.

Elisa, I have many wonderful memories of you; you will be missed.