Elaine was tough, her brother said, and needed to be in a profession full of male egos.   Courtesy of Kathleen Campbell

Elaine Mossberger Straub, a surgeon who lived in Inverness since the early ’70s, died on April 21 at age 83. Known for her independence, humor and adventurous spirit, Elaine traveled the world after she retired from her post as chief of outpatient surgery at Kaiser Terra Linda. Often she went on photo excursions, on her own or with groups . . .

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