Ethel Elise Walvoord was born on September 9, 1900. She was first of three children born to John and Mary Walvoord.
On July 25, 1922 she married Rev. Edward Charles Raue, a widower, in Sheboygan. Edward was born August 16, 1889 in Eau Clair, Wisconsin. They met while Edward was an interim pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Sheboygan. Edward loved to go camping and was an avid fisherman. Ethel and Ed had two girls: Mary Ann and Emilie Jane.
Edward died March 12, 1973 at the age of eighty-three.
Ethel died on June 16, 1993 in Snohomish, Washington at the age of ninety-two.