NLJ Staff


Feb. 28, 1929–April 25, 2021

Elsa Madaline Hayman, 92, passed away peacefully at home, Sunday, April 25, 2021, on the Feast of the Good Shepard.

Elsa was born Feb. 28, 1929, to Italian immigrants Dominic and Giovanna (Martineti) Trosello in Newcastle, Wyo. She was the middle of three children born into the Trosello family. She attended school in Newcastle, graduating in 1947. 

Elsa attended Barnes Business School in Denver, Colo. Upon her return, she met and married James Hayman on Nov. 30, 1950. To this union, five children were born.

Elsa was a lifelong member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church. She was very active in the Council of Catholic Women, teaching catechism, playing the organ, and taking care of the flowers.

Elsa is survived by her children, Kathryn “Kay” Thomas of Newcastle, Patrick (Vicky Jo) Hayman of Newcastle, Jamie (Tom) Farnsworth of Newcastle, William “Bill” (Vicki) Hayman of Newcastle, and Mary Jo (Dan) Meche of Dayton, Texas; 16 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband Jim, Elsa was preceded in death by her parents, brother Michael Trosello, and sister
Patricia Trosello.

Rosary was held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 28, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Newcastle. Mass of Christian Burial for Elsa Hayman was held at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 29, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church.  

Memorial contributions may be made to Corpus Christi Catholic Church.



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