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Elsie

Elsie M. (Englund) Lund

d. June 23, 2013

passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at Fir Acres Adult Family Home on Bainbridge Island, Washington.Elsie was born to Swedish immigrants Fred and Christina (Sahlin) Englund at the Swedish Hospital in Seattle on December 29, 1916 and went home to live on Bainbridge Island where she was a lifelong Islander. Elsie died on June 23, 2013 at Fir Acres Adult Family Home on Bainbridge Island.Elsie attended McDonald grade school and Bainbridge Island Junior and Senior High Schools and graduated in 1935. She went to Metropolitan Business College. She commuted to Seattle and worked for an insurance company until her marriage in 1939 to her high school sweetheart, Sverre M. Lund. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years on December 24, 1991. Her sister Elenore (John) Wilkins of SeaTac preceded her in death on March 19, 2012.Elsie worked in the Payroll Department at the Winslow Marine Railway and Shipbuilding Company, which later became Commercial Ship Repair, until her first child was born in 1946. She is survived by her two children: Joanne (David) Padgett of Bellevue and James (Janice) Lund of Sequim.Additionally, Elsie is survived by four granddaughters: Sherri (John) Eckert, Bainbridge Island, Stephanie (David) Junkin, Beaverton, Oregon, Ronda (Aaron) Barker, Huntington Beach, CA. and Krista (Jeff) Tracy, Bainbridge Island and a step-grandson Ryan (Paula) Padgett, Maui, HI. She is also survived by eight great grandchildren: Kathleen and Karaline Eckert, Easton and Garrett Junkin, Jacob, Ariel and Hailey Barker and Aiven Tracy. In addition, Elsie is survived by and had a very special relationship with her deceased sister's children: Fred, Karen and John.Elsie was a member of the Bainbridge Historical Society and Bainbridge Senior Center and the Amelia Hungerford Guild of the Children's Orthopedic Hospital. She enjoyed flower gardening, reading, knitting and playing a favorite card game, Hand and Foot with friends and family.In 1999, after her oldest granddaughter bought her Eagledale home, Elsie moved to the Madison Avenue Retirement Center where she lived for over twelve years. There she played Bingo and Dominoes, continued reading and enjoyed working two word puzzles from the paper every morning. She was a Mariner fan. And she was so happy to know her eight great grandchildren.The family would like to thank the caregivers at Fir Acres Adult Family Home for their kindness and care during Mom's 13 months at Fir Acres.At her request, there will be no services. Internment will be at the Historic Port Blakely Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to a charity of donor's choice. Please sign the online guest book for the family.

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