Elise passed away Friday, April 18, 2003. She was born July 13, 1957, in Fort Smith. She attended Southside High School and the University of Arkansas, where she received a master's degree in guidance counseling. Elise spent her life as an advocate of children's education from her work as a teacher in Little Rock to counseling at Orr and Euper Lane schools in Fort Smith and service in the Euper Lane PTA. Presently, she was employed as director of Hobson Preschool of the First Presbyterian Church, having previously served on the school's board. A member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority, Elise was active in the local alumni club. She was also a member of the Junior League of Little Rock and PEO, Chapter BD in Fort Smith.
Elise loved her home, reading, traveling and outdoor activities with her family and friends. She is survived by a son, Robert T. Ross Jr.