Elvira Sartor, formerly Puppo, a longtime resident of Mount Shasta, passed away Monday, October 8th at Marquis Shasta in Redding. She was 103 years old. She was born in Dunsmuir on August 5, 1915, to Giuseppe and Maria Puppo. Upon the deaths of her parents during the Spanish influenza epidemic of 1918, she and her brother Primo were taken to Campo, Italy, where they were raised by their grandmother.
Elvira returned to California in 1938 to reside with her brother. Shortly after that, she was introduced by a mutual friend to John Sartor, whom she soon married. They then settled in the Mt. Shasta area to raise their family. She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Mt. Shasta. She was active in the Altar Society and the Legion of Mary. Since she never learned to drive, she walked to church most mornings from her home. Elvira loved telling vivid stories of her life in Italy. She was also an excellent cook of Italian cuisine, and everyone enjoyed her meals.
Elvira is survived by her two sons, Albert (Judy) of Mount Shasta and Gino (Celia) of San Jose and two grand-daughters, Melissa Sartor (Randy Lambeth) and Teresa Romley (John). Another grand-daughter, Kathryn Sartor is deceased. She is also survived by her brother's children, Mario Puppo, Lillie Minsart, and Jordon Puppo and their families. Family was important to Elvira.
Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday, November 2nd at 11:00 AM at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Entombment will be at the Mount Shasta Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to be sent to the St. Vincent De Paul Society through St. Anthony Church.