Elaine Evelyn Braley


Birth: April 28th, 1927
Death: March 13th, 2019
Age: 91 years
Residence:Freeland
Survived By: Elaine is survived by her children Clifford (Mary H.) Braley of Hope, Diane (Don) Grover of Midland, Carl Braley of Saginaw, Amy (Dave) Mallory of Hemlock; 10 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by brothers Theodore Lueders of Midland, Jerry Lueders of Clare and sister Louise (Ed) Holsinger of Mt. Clemens; her aunt and especially good friend, Arlene Press of Sanford.

 Elaine Evelyn (Lueders) Braley, 91 of Freeland, passed away peacefully at her home Wednesday, March 13, 2019. She was born April 28, 1927 in Homer Township, daughter of the late Herman and Hazel (LaVier) Lueders. Elaine married Clifford J. Braley on June 28, 1948 in Auburn, MI. They lived their entire married life of almost 64 years in Freeland where she remained after his passing in April 21, 2012. Elaine enjoyed her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren very much. She thoroughly enjoyed puzzles, crafting, sewing, cooking, baking and simple homemaking. During her married life they enjoyed camping, fishing, walking in the woods and travelling.

 

Elaine is survived by her children Clifford (Mary H.) Braley of Hope, Diane (Don) Grover of Midland, Carl Braley of Saginaw, Amy (Dave) Mallory of Hemlock; 10 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by brothers Theodore Lueders of Midland, Jerry Lueders of Clare and sister Louise (Ed) Holsinger of Mt. Clemens; her aunt and especially good friend, Arlene Press of Sanford. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers Melvin and Alfred, and sisters Rosemary Lueders, Bertha Grice and Betty Willwerth.

 

Funeral services will take place 1 p.m. Monday March 18, 2019 from the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Chapel, 1200 West Wheeler Street. Pastor Larry Moe will officiate with burial to follow in Midland Memorial Gardens. Elaine’s family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 12 noon until the time of services. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 



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