DURHAM – Elaine Ruth Sandahl, age 90, died peacefully in her sleep on Dec 9, 2014, at The Forest at Duke. She was born in Milwaukee, WI, to the late David and Ruth Graper Carlson.
Elaine graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied English and Mathematics.
It was in Madison that Elaine met her husband of 51 years, Robert Abel Sandahl. An avid reader, Elaine was a math teacher and homemaker who enjoyed travel, bridge, music, golf and tennis, and gardening.
Elaine is survived by her daughter Lynn Remaklus and son-in-law Richard of Chapel Hill, and her cousin Karen Bailey of Palo Alto, CA. She is preceded in death by her husband.
The family would like to express its gratitude and appreciation for the excellent care and compassion shown to Elaine by The Forest at Duke Health and Wellness staff.
The family also wishes acknowledge the exceptional contributions to Elaine’s quality of life provided by her long-term companions Judy, Tracey, and Brenda.
Memorials may be directed to The Forest at Duke Life Enrichment Fund, 2701 Pickett Road, Durham, NC, 27705.
The Sandahl family is under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Durham. Online condolences www.hallwynne.com, Select Obituaries.