Memorial service Friday for Elaine S. Breuninger, 1921-2017

Family and friends will gather Friday to remember Elaine S. Breuninger. Here’s the remembrance being shared with the community:

Elaine was born in Minneapolis to Easton and Amelia, both of whose parents immigrated from Norway. They moved to Washington, D.C. when her father became employed by the U.S. Government as an architect. In her mid-twenties, she came “out West,” met and married her husband Dave. She resided in West Seattle for sixty years.

She was 96 and died peacefully at the adult family home where she received tender loving care the past eight years.

Elaine enjoyed being a homemaker and she was very good at it. She was a talented piano player and singer.

A 45-year member of the Fauntleroy Church Choir, she often sang as a soloist. She was an active member of the Seattle Music Study Club for nearly thirty years. She will be remembered as a kind, gentle, and artistically gifted lady as well as a wonderful, giving mother. Her loving presence and quiet grace will be missed by all.

She is survived by four children, three grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Harold, and husband, Dave.

A memorial service will be held at Fauntleroy Church, UCC, 9140 California Avenue SW, on November 24th at 2 pm. Memorial gifts may be made to: Evergreen Health Foundation, 12040 NE 128h St, MS5, Kirkland, WA, 98034-3013; Fauntleroy Church, UCC (music program), 9140 California Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98136; Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation, P.O. Box 5371, Seattle, WA, 98145-5005.

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2 Replies to "Memorial service Friday for Elaine S. Breuninger, 1921-2017"

  • LINDA4747 November 22, 2017 (9:11 am)

    I grew up right next door to her, she was always smiling and laughing. We would open our kitchen door so we could enjoy her playing her organ. She is thought of often with a smile:) -The Antons

  • Marilyn Torvik November 23, 2017 (8:02 pm)

    The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Singers were so blessed to have Elaine, brought by her daughter Linda, as part of our group for all the years she was able to come. We loved hearing her sing, and occasionally she played the piano for us.  Her joyfilled smile really lit up the room. She is missed, and will always be remembered with love.

    Marilyn Torvik, for all of us Senior Singers 

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