Elaine was born in Winner, to Lloyd and Emiline (Good) Wagner and baptized in the Church of Christ. She grew up in many different areas, attended numerous schools and helped with a lot of chores. In Oregon at the age of 12 she worked in the fields; hoeing mint and corn by hand, picking beans, carrots, beets, strawberries, potatoes, and string beans. She enjoyed hunting, trapping, and fishing. Some of the many jobs she had include: working at the 5 & Dime stores, running reels for movies, waiting tables, and washing dishes.
In 1955 she married Cecil Hight and to this union 6 children were born; Clifford, Glenda, Mary, John, Betsy, and Calvin. Wherever she lived she always made a home; even out of a 10 x 8 shack. She became a nurse in 1956 helping all of her children from bruises to cuts to broken bones and helping to sew dad’s wounds. She made it work with whatever she had at the time. Over the years, the family moved wherever there was work. She worked alongside Cecil and also had various jobs of her own.
She loved and adored her children, adopted children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed helping out mowing lawns, painting or riding along to doctor’s appointments or to get parts. She was up for anything, especially a game of cards and no matter how late it became. She was lovingly called GG by her kids and grandkids and she loved it. She never complained about anything and would stand up for her kids no matter what.
She enjoyed going on vacations when she was able as well as horse races and casino trips. Her door was always open and she welcomed everyone who entered. She never had a mean bone in her body but wasn’t afraid to voice her opinion.