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Elaine Marie Lundgren Duke Lainey. Born in 1930, Elaine was the third child of Ray and Ruth Lundgren, first generation immigrants from Sweden.

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1 Elaine Marie Lundgren Duke Lainey

2 Born in 1930, Elaine was the third child of Ray and Ruth Lundgren, first generation immigrants from Sweden.

3 With Mother and big sister Joanie, Bethany Beach, Michigan, 1931

4 Lainey always loved the beach.

5 The middle house was home South Wood Street, Chicago

6 1933

7 1939 Elaine, Joan and Richard

8 Elaine The Lundgrens

9 Little sister Doris and Elaine, Paddock Lake, Wisconsin

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11 Elaine, Joan and Doris, in the Swedish neighborhood of Foster Park in Chicago, 1945

12 Elaine’s father took a job transfer to Gulfport, Mississippi just as she finished high school. She met Pete Duke at the University of Southern Mississippi.

13 They were married on September 17, 1949

14 Elaine at 20 years old, 1950

15 February The beautiful new mother.

16 “I made that dress! The neckline was too low, so I added the lace.”

17 With Andy, 1952

18 Andy, Elaine, and Barbara 1955, Gulfport, Mississippi

19 Labor Day, Gulf Shores, Alabama, 1957

20 And then there were three…Barbara, Andy, Elaine and Chris, 1959

21 And Rusty makes four, 1963

22 25 th Wedding Anniversary, 1974

23 My son, the animal doctor! 1975

24 Lainey’s name change began in the late 1970’s. She felt too young to become “grandma,” so Justin and the seven grandchildren to follow called her Lainey. After a while, so did everyone else!

25 Thirty years later: “My grandson, the doctor.” Justin Duke, M.D. 2007

26 Lainey often sang in her church choir, because she loved to sing were Lainey’s Sweet Adelines years. Her rich alto voice enriched the chorus, and she sang with the quartet called Special Blend.

27 Sweet Adelines from Mobile visit Sweden, 1984

28 Elaine making Swedish skorpa with her mother and sister Joan, visiting from Chicago. 1981

29 Lainey could sew anything, knit anything, crochet anything. In her sewing room, 1985

30 With sister Joan at Dauphin Island, 1993

31 Lainey loved to dance with her perfect partner.

32 Elaine and Pete danced together for 54 years.

33 Lainey’s eight grandchildren filled three decades with adventures, large and small. With Emily, 1994 and 2006

34 Reading to Madison, 1988 Reading to Lauren, 2002

35 Cullan, Lainey and Jonathan, 2001

36 With grandson Robert at Disney World, 2004

37 The oldest and youngest women of the Duke clan, Lainey and Cate, 2010

38 Lucky at love, Lainey found a special friend in Bert Bertolotti. 2005

39 Belize, 2006 Lainey loved to travel. “If you want to put a smile on Elaine’s face, get out a suitcase,” Pete liked to tease.

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