Lorraine Lois Elberg

08/01/1931 — 03/23/2009

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Sanborn, ND

Lorraine Lois Elberg

Lorraine L Elberg

Lorraine L Elberg, loving wife, mother, grandmother and soon-to-be great-grandmother passed peacefully into the Lord's hands on Monday, March 23, 2009. Lorraine was born in Sanborn N.D. August 1, 1931 to Pete and Isabelle Jensen. Her childhood years were spent in Walnut Grove, Minnesota, she and her family then moved west to their final destination, Puyallup, WA.

She married Robert L. Elberg in 1949 and they moved to Richland, WA where they raised two sons and a daughter. She worked and later retired from Westinghouse. She enjoyed all things beautiful and was a marvelously talented -- seamstress, craftsperson, and gardener, as well as an ardent animal lover. Her generosity of spirit could be summed up -- "living means giving" and her giving of loving memories lives on. Her strength of character and deep devotion to family were unsurpassed.

She is survived by brothers - Earl Jensen and Lenard Jensen; her children - Robert Jensen, Gary Ann Elberg, Vicky Lauren Buck and four beloved grandchildren - Lindsay Nguyen, Molly Ann Elberg, Jared Buck and James Elberg.

She was laid to rest at Einan's Funeral Home in a private ceremony. We will carry her beautiful, loving and unique spirit with us always.

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  • Mom, Not a day passes that I don’t think of you and miss you so much. You were my best friend and you were always there for us. Every single thing that is good in me came from you. You will always be loved, never forgotten, cherished in our hearts forever.

    Vicky
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • We have been neighbors of Lorraine for many years and were saddened to learn of her passing. As a result of her illness, she has been living with her daughter and family the past few years and they have been so good to Lorraine. Her son Bob has been so good to keep us informed as to her condition.

    May she Rest in Peace.

    Marge and Jerry Yesberger

    Yesberer
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • We have lived next door to Lorraine for many years and have missed seeing her in the last couple of years.

    One memorie that I think of when thinking of Lorraine is of this cat that took up residents on the side of my garage in between our yards. Lorraine kept reminding me that it was my cat because it lives on my side of the fence. And I would argue it was her cat because she always fed it. She was always feeding strays. She had a good heart, soft spoken, and very kind. She will be missed. Your family continues to be in my heart and prayers. May your memories be sweet and everlasting.

    Vicky and Steve Phare
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • This message is for Bob Jensen, a former high school friend and classmate . . . I’m so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing! It sounds like she was a wonderful person, and I wish I’d known her. What a lovely tribute to her in the TCH!

    I lost my mother a year ago, too. We seem to be of that age where our parents are going and now we’re becoming the older generation!

    BTW, after getting my bachelors degree and almost going to law school, I got a masters in Library Science instead. I worked in the Richland library while we were in high school and loved it, so it was a natural thing for me, though I hadn’t seen it coming. I love being able to help people, and love reading, of course. What are you doing these days?

    Take really good care. May God bless you and your family.

    Marci Willison

    Marci Willison
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA, US